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Twitter is finally breaking its silence on why Rose McGowan was temporarily suspended from its platform. The actress — who has been vocal about Harvey Weinstein amid dozens of other women alleging he sexual harassed and assaulted them — announced on Instagram Wednesday night that Twitter suspended her account for 12 hours for violating the […]

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It’s high time girls around the world got some extra recognition, and Facebook is working to help make that happen. Facebook has created a special profile picture frame in honor of Oct. 11, which marks International Day of the Girl — a day meant to inspire people to work toward advancing the rights and future […]

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Mark Zuckerberg has apologized, in a Facebook comment, for his recent virtual reality tour of Puerto Rico.  The Facebook CEO used the VR session to discuss Facebook’s relief efforts for Puerto Rico, which is recovering from Hurricane Maria, but his smiling avatar superimposed over the island’s ravaged streets did not sit well with everyone.  SEE […]

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Australia might have a lot of sharks, but we try not to mess with them. Not so for Melissa Hatheier from Sydney, Australia, who picked up a one-metre shark from a rock pool and placed it back into the ocean. SEE ALSO: Save animals from drowning in your pool with the help of this tiny […]

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Hurricane Nate is here. The storm made its second landfall outside of Biloxi, Mississippi on Sunday morning. It’s the first hurricane to do so in that state since Hurricane Katrina, the Associated Press reports.  SEE ALSO: How to prepare for natural disasters Nate landed at the mouth of the Mississippi River with 85 mph winds […]

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Facebook and Apple have teamed up to bring a new, emoji-filled music recommendation feature to Facebook Messenger. The Facebook messaging app was updated this week with an Apple Music bot that can recommend songs and playlists based on emoji. SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11 The new bot surfaces music recommendations based on […]

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Russian soldiers may soon be saying goodbye to their Snapchats.  According to the BBC, the Russian Ministry of Defense, which manages and regulates Russia’s armed forces, has drafted a law that would ban soldiers and military personnel from posting on social media. The ban is expected to take effect in January 2018.  The ban comes, […]

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In the latest update for Instagram, the app rolled out a polling feature in its Snapchat clone, which allows a user to ask their followers to vote between two choices. While polls aren’t groundbreaking on social media, (Twitter rolled out polls in 2015), there is one thing different about Instagram polls that you should probably […]

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Anyone who’s experienced catcalling knows how uncomfortable the experience can be — but one woman has found a way to bring more attention to it.  Last month, Noa Jansma, a 20 year old from Amsterdam, ran a social experiment where she takes selfies with her catcallers and exposes them on an Instagram account she created, […]

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There’s a dark side to animal selfies.  Although most people aren’t interested in harming wild critters, the watchdog organization World Animal Protection says that Instagram selfies taken with animals are contributing to eco-tourism companies who poach wild animals (including sloths and crocodiles) for selfie opportunities and confine them in appalling places, like broken refrigerators.  SEE […]

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Accidentally posting personal stuff onto a work page is every social media manager’s worst nightmare. This time, after the last few days, it came as a moment of relief. On Monday, an NPR staffer’s accidental Facebook post went viral, amassing more than 20,000 reactions at the time of writing. It concerned none other than a […]

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It’s a sad state of affairs when it has become routine to see hoaxes and fake news doing the rounds during big breaking news stories. And the latest shooting in Las Vegas is no exception.  SEE ALSO: Never believe any breaking report on Twitter naming this comedian as the attacker One particular type of trolling […]

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