How to fix it when sites show you the wrong ads and recommendations

“You might also like…”This mantra is spread all over the internet, because services are always recommending things to you: songs, books, articles, movies, boots … even bed frames. Ads and suggestions seem to follow you everywhere. On social media, algorithms control even the news and updates you see on your screen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/02/how-to-fix-it-when-sites-show-wrong-ads-and-recommendations.html

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Tech titans join forces to battle online terrorist content

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have joined forces in an attempt to curb the spread of terrorist content on the Internet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/06/tech-titans-join-forces-to-battle-online-terrorist-content.html

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This app is giving away $1 million to young voters

VotePlz is trying to make it easier for millennials to register to vote and spread the word to their friends. CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall sits down with the app’s co-creator Erika Reinhardt.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/INeLljXxsM0/voteplz-app-register-to-vote-cnnmoney.cnn

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Facebook, Twitter join left-wing news orgs to 'improve the news'

Facebook and Twitter are tired of people using their social media platforms to spread what they believe is false information and low-quality news, so they’ve joined with a number of global news organizations to “improve” the quality of the news content they offer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/14/facebook-twitter-join-left-wing-news-orgs-to-improve-news.html

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The EPA, Social Media and Politics


Before the Internet, messages were spread by television and newspaper ads and highway billboards. Today that is done through social media. Virtually everyone knows about it, and many people use it. Does it make any sense that a U.S. government agency could violate any laws for using social media to carry out its mission? Doesn’t make sense to me. However, last month, the GAO ruled that the EPA violated federal law and took part in covert propaganda to solicit support for a rule aimed at protecting streams and surface waters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82939.html?rss=1

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Apple Watch stars in Elle Australia magazine's styling section

Apple’s upcoming wearable made its Down Under debut this week in a spread for Elle Australia, with the magazine’s senior fashion editor helping fashionistas with tips for styling the Apple Watch for the weekend, at work, or at an after-hours cocktail party.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/44b31ecd/sc/23/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A30C230Capple0Ewatch0Estars0Ein0Eelle0Eaustralia0Emagazines0Estyling0Esection/story01.htm

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Twitter trying to block gruesome images of Foley killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/20/twitter-trying-to-block-gruesome-images-foley-killing/

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