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Identify Fake News With the ‘Bad News’ Web Game

Last year we told you about Bad News, a web game that teaches you about misinformation by putting you in the role of a trolling media tycoon. Now, the game’s creators have evidence that the game works as a “vaccine” against misinformation—and they’ve created a simplified version for kids. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A Friendly Reminder That a Lot of Instagram Health Advice Is Garbage

There’s bullshit health advice everywhere, but you’d hope that when you follow someone on Insta who looks legit—lots of followers, blue checkmark, solid-looking advice on a blog—you’d get the good stuff. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of crap out there. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Doesn’t Detroit’s Courthouse Want You To Know?

As Jalopnik and Gizmodo Media Group’s Special Projects Desk discovered in a months-long investigation last year, subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation has all but turned Detroit’s 36th District Court into a debt collections agency, with one in eight civil cases filed there being a Credit Acceptance…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Hide ‘Trending Topics’ From Twitter and Facebook

“Trending topics” are bullshit, says Select All. These little modules on social media sites are swamps of banality and disinformation. This Wednesday, YouTube’s trending page included a conspiracy-theory video, which claims that the Stoneman Douglas High School students fighting for gun control are actually paid…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Deal With All the Bullshit on Social Media

Social media is a firehose of bullshit, because it’s a firehose of everything. Essential oils cure all diseases! Sharks are swimming on Houston’s freeways! Okay, not really. Here’s why we see so much garbage on social media and what to do about it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Friends’ Health Advice

There’s a lot of bad advice, bad science, and bad logic out there—and I’m sorry to report that some of it is probably coming from people you trust. Sharpen your pencils and take a seat—Bullshit​ Resistance​ ​School​ ​is in​ ​session. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Zynga Tries Charging Random Prices For DLC, Fails

Letty’s Sting Ray from The Fate of the Furious showed up as a premium microtransaction in CSR Racing 2 earlier this week. It cost $4.99 to unlock. Or $14.99. Or $34.99. According to Zynga, prices for the premium vehicle were set to random as part of a feature test. Really.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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