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Social media platforms are lastly imitating the mini-governments they are

For years, companies such as Facebook and Twitter have taken a somewhat laissez-faire approach to moderating what’s posted to their platforms. Even in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which underlined the enormous influence these platforms can have on politics, economics, and online discourse, social networks have largely relied on piecemeal efforts to stop…

Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump

It’s a familiar story. A person in a position of power, usually a white man, is subject to social or professional sanction after someone draws attention to old, offensive comments on social media that few people noticed at the time. What makes the latest case unusual is that the white man is the president and…

No more going viral: why not apply social distancing to social media? | Leo Mirani

The dawn of the current era of weaponised misinformation can be dated with precision to September 2012. That was when Facebook started favouring posts by publishers and sending them enormous amounts of traffic. Over the next 12 months, Facebook referrals to Time magazine jumped 208%, to BuzzFeed 855% and to Bleacher Report more than 1,000%.…

Coronavirus Social: Mixed Reaction to Dexamethasone Preprint

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. RECOVERY researchers posted a preprint of their dexamethasone trial results on the MedRxiv server this week. The findings suggest the steroid reduces mortality among the sickest COVID-19 patients. But some readers on Twitter remain skeptical, saying clinicians need more data — and…

Coca Soda pop quits on social media advertising entirely

Coca Cola said Friday that it will be removing its millions of dollars in advertising from all social media platforms completely for the next 30 days. The company said the move is not part of the growing number of advertisers boycotting Facebook over its content moderation policies, but “time to reassess our advertising policies to…

Chris Paul on NBA Social Activism: ‘This Isn’t a Shut Up and Dribble Situation’

Paul Sancya/Associated PressOklahoma City Thunder point guard and NBPA President Chris Paul says people will continue to hear NBA players' voices amid the ongoing social justice movement as the league gears up for its restart July 30."You're going to continue to hear us," Paul told reporters Friday. "This isn't a 'shut up and dribble' situation."Fox…

India’s social inequalities shown in coronavirus care

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Pradeep Kumar’s wife was admitted to a government-run hospital in India’s capital for treatment of COVID-19, it took two days before she was able to see a doctor.“There are six other women in her room and everyone is frustrated,” he said outside New Delhi’s LNJP Hospital. “They’re behaving like they’re…

Social Network Users Argument Which Artist Owns The “Queen B” Title: Lil’ Kim, Beyoncé, Or Britney Spears

When it comes to who the reigning queen of entertainment is, most people would argue that Beyoncé takes the cake. This is why when pop’s beloved princess, Britney Spears, posted an image to her Instagram account declaring herself the “Queen B,” the response was a mixture of confusion, outrage, and a debate ensued. Others were…

3 Social Security Benefit Cuts That Are on the Table

Future retirees may very well see smaller checks! Warnings abound about impending Social Security benefit cuts if the program's finances aren't fixed in the coming years. While an automatic benefit cut could become necessary in 2035 when the program's trust fund runs dry, action on the part of lawmakers to fix this issue doesn't necessarily…

What Social Security could appear like in 2035

kate_sept2004 / Getty ImagesThe future of Social Security remains uncertain, forcing people to ask questions like, “Will Social Security run out?” According to the 2019 annual report from the board of trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, Social Security’s income is expected to exceed its…

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Covid-19 Is Speeding Up Human Improvement– Let’s Not Waste It

Back when we started WIRED magazine, it was all digital, all the time. In Silicon Valley, bodies were treated like the somewhat inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing things that needed to be fueled and occasionally rested so that they could support big heads that housed big ideas about the future. Human biology wasn’t exactly on our…

A Startup Is Testing the Subscription Model for Search Engines

In November 2017, Sridhar Ramaswamy—the head of Google's $95 billion advertising arm—left the company after a scandal concerning advertisements for major corporations found on YouTube videos that put children in questionable situations. Ramaswamy told The New York Times that shortly after that incident, he decided that he needed to do something different in his life—because…

The 7 Best Drones (2020 ): Budget, Toys, Expert Video

It's no exaggeration to say that drones have changed the way we view the world. They've taken once difficult and expensive moviemaking techniques and made them accessible to anyone. Videos that once required a camera crew, expensive cranes, and hours of filming can now be done in minutes by the best drones with the tap…

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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Squeeze Out a ‘Bendy Straw’ Cyst

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper tackles a cyst located right behind a patient’s ear.Dr. Lee uses a surgical punch tool to pop out a straw-like tube of contents from the cyst.The growth featured in this video is likely an epidermoid cyst, which is filled with wet dead skin cells and keratin.In a…

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Pop an ‘Applesauce-Filled’ Cyst

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes a big, irritated cyst that looks like it’s filled with applesauce.Once punctured, the cyst explodes and squirts yellowish, chunky contents all over Dr. Lee's gloves.The growth is likely an epidermoid cyst, which is filled with skin cells and keratin, and commonly occurs on the face, neck,…

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Dodge These Squirting Cyst That Have Disturbing Range

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper celebrates squirting cysts and blackheads with a cringeworthy compilation.The video shows Dr. Lee dodging pops that come squirting out in pretty shocking explosions.Released on July 4, the video is set to the sound of exploding fireworks, which is particularly fitting for the clips and the holiday.Want to…