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Social-media junkies make riskier decisions, study finds
A study on social media use released earlier this month found that people who spent excessive time on Facebook also made riskier decisions — performing as poorly in a famous psychological test as people dependent on substances such as cocaine or heroin.
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Democrats 'like' it: The secret to Ocasio-Cortez's social media success
WASHINGTON — Less than three weeks after being sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has more Twitter followers than Speaker Nancy Pelosi, more interactions than Barack Obama, one of C-SPAN's most ...
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Social Media Roundup: Facebook 10-Year Challenge, YouTube Bans Risky Videos, Private Tweets Bug
“Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media ...
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Avon apologizes for body shaming ‘dimples’ ad after social media backlash
Avon has offered an apology for its marketing campaign targeting cellulite after thousands of people called out the international beauty brand for “shaming” women. Jamil went on to call out the brand's campaign for its Naked Proof collection, which ...
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India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’
The Indian government has proposed new rules aiming to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation in the country on social media — and local civil liberties groups aren’t happy. Late last month, the Internet Freedom Foundation penned a statement ...
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Life in Balance: Social media promotes dangerous eating disorder trend, therapist warns
BOISE, Idaho — Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness because of the long term effects, and now social media is making this disturbing trend a growing movement. It sounds shocking. It’s called the pro-anorexia, or pro-ana, movement. “It’s ...
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The Social Media Platforms That Hit 100 Million Users Fastest
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has revealed that over 100 million Alexa-enabled units have been sold in the just more than four years since the digital voice assistant first launched, according to a Jan. 4 ...
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Indian Government Proposes Social Media Rules That Could Suppress Users' Speech
The Indian government is proposing new rules that aim to prevent the spread of misinformation on social media, sparking free speech concerns among local advocacy groups. The government has ...
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NFL playoffs 2019: Social media reacts to controversial no-call in final minutes of Saints-Rams matchup
The Saints were not happy with the referees during the final minutes of the fourth quarter in their NFC Championship matchup against the Rams on Sunday. With the score tied at 20 and the ball in the red zone, quarterback Drew Brees threw the ball down the ...
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How social media is negatively impacting Hall of Fame voting
Bill Ballou has covered baseball for the Telegram and Gazette for more than three decades, and in December, he explained why he was not voting for Yankees closer Mariano Rivera-- or anybody else, out of respect for Rivera. Ballou believes that the value of ...
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