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Nasty YouTube Death Threat Hoax Has A Happy Ending

It’s a sad truth of living on the internet that there’s usually someone out there more than happy to make your life a living hell. As public-facing figures, the couple behind popular YouTube gaming channel Girlfriend Reviews know this all too well, but they recently endured intimidation of a different sort when a…Read more… Continue […]

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Twitch Isn’t Overwhelmed With Far-Right Extremists, But It Does Have A Big Misinformation Problem

Twitch’s relationship with misinformation is complicated. In 2020, platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter grappled with their outsized roles in the creation and cultivation of conspiracy movements like QAnon. Misinformation troubled Twitch in a different way, but the platform emerged curiously un-plagued by…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch Isn’t Overwhelmed With Far-Right Extremists, But It Does Have A Big Misinformation Problem

Twitch’s relationship with misinformation is complicated. In 2020, platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter grappled with their outsized roles in the creation and cultivation of conspiracy movements like QAnon. Misinformation troubled Twitch in a different way, but the platform emerged curiously un-plagued by…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How Plague Inc Evolved Once A Real Global Pandemic Came Along

Somehow, horrifyingly, it has been nearly a full year since most of us went into lockdown to wait out covid-19. And while there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a slowly, confusingly distributed vaccine, we’re still in the thick of it. On this week’s episode of the Splitscreen […]

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When QAnon Blows Up Your Friend Group

My ex was the first person to tell me about Q. This was near the end of 2016, and we were in the beginning stages of our relationship. I took it as us having the same, passive interest in conspiracy theories. The kind of interest where you go, “LOL sounds like a Dan Brown novel!” […]

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When QAnon Blows Up Your Friend Group

My ex was the first person to tell me about Q. This was near the end of 2016, and we were in the beginning stages of our relationship. I took it as us having the same, passive interest in conspiracy theories. The kind of interest where you go, “LOL sounds like a Dan Brown novel!” […]

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Make Sure That New App You’re Tweeting About Is Real

Our timeline transitioned into an episode of Black Mirror so gradually, we didn’t even notice (well, maybe some of us noticed). But the new reality will start getting harder to deny when companies just start straight up ripping off episodes of that darkly satirical, five-minutes-into-the-future Netflix series. Case… Read more…

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Make Sure That New App You’re Tweeting About Is Real

Our timeline transitioned into an episode of Black Mirror so gradually, we didn’t even notice (well, maybe some of us noticed). But the new reality will start getting harder to deny when companies just start straight up ripping off episodes of that darkly satirical, five-minutes-into-the-future Netflix series. Case…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Kanye West tweets and then deletes announcement for new album ‘DONDA’

Kanye West is releasing a new album this week, at least according to a since deleted tweet by the rapper turned supposed presidential candidate. The impromptu album is titled DONDA, after West’s latest single, and is slated for a July 24 street date. Kanye’s deleted album announcement: DONDA pic.twitter.com/gn538VM7vg— Watching the Throne (@KanyePodcast) July 18, […]

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How to Teach Kids the Difference Between Facts and Opinions

The difference between a fact and an opinion is, well, topical these days. And it’s become increasingly apparent in recent years that it’s a tough concept even for some adults—let alone kids—to grasp. So regardless of when, or if, your child’s school decides to address the difference, it’s a good idea for parents to…Read more… […]

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How to Spot Fake News on Social Media

The news keeps getting more upsetting: there are bushfires in Australia, earthquakes in Puerto Rico and a powderkeg situation in Iran, and that’s just been the past few days. With the deluge of terrifying world events, it’s easy to find yourself scanning social media and panicking. Words like “BREAKING” (especially in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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Cowardly Republican Mark Harris Trips Fire Alarm Fleeing From Reporters

Last month, the North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously refused to certify the election of Republican Congressman-elect Mark Harris, who beat his Democratic opponent, Dan McCready, by about 900 votes. Harris, the only representative not to be seated when the new Congress convened …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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