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How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online.

Research has shown kids can be duped by native advertising. Syda Productions/ShutterstockYoung people get a huge amount of their news from social media feeds, where false, exaggerated or sponsored content is often prevalent. With the right tools, caregivers can give kids the knowledge they need to assess credible ...

- The Conversation - UK

Sabah church causes sensation with Raya song .

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — A video depicting the band of a Catholic church in Keningau, Sabah playing a Hari Raya song after Sunday mass yesterday drew praises from viewers online. In a 27-second video posted on Facebook, the church band is seen...

- The Malay Mail - MY

There's an easter egg when you post or comment about Harry Potter on Facebook.

Facebook certainly didn't forget about Harry Potter's 20th anniversary. The social media giant quietly rolled out an easter egg in time for Jun. 26, the day J.K. Rowling first published Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 . SEE ALSO: We ranked the most dateable Harry Potter characters because the world needs to ...

- Mashable! - US

Gal Gadot ranked most popular actor on social media.

, Gal Gadot, the Israeli star of the film “Wonder Woman,” rose to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors list. She had been ranked No. 4 on the list for the past two weeks, which is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. The last...

- JTA - US

Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for original shows.

Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions -- $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to...

- Engadget - US

Robert Reich lists 11 facts to arm yourself with before arguing with a Trump supporter.

In a recent Facebook post, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich listed 11 key facts , compiled by reader Rosa Figueroa , to arm yourself with the next time you find yourself arguing with a Trump supporter. ImpeachDJTnow.com listed the facts, which read almost more like comic one-line...

- The Raw Story - US

Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerberg’s on tour.

There's been a lot of speculation around whether Mark Zuckerberg is or is not planning to run for office. From his nationwide tour to his rejection of atheism, there have been quite a few moments that could be interpreted as a lead-up to a presidenti...

- Engadget - US

Trump: Obama Not Leading Resistance.

In a rare twist, President Donald Trump passed on an opportunity Sunday to denounce former President Barack Obama as a leader of the "resistance," despite a Facebook post Thursday which criticized the Senate GOP healthcare bill."I don't think he's leading it," Trump told...

- Newsmax - US

Theme park nightmare takes a happy turn after one attendee falls 25 feet.

Is there any theme park horror story scarier than the one where someone falls out of a high-flying ride? That's exactly what happened at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, NY on Saturday , though the incident thankfully had a happy ending. As an unidentified teenage parkgoer dangled 25 feet above the ground, a crowd ...

- Mashable! - US

Gal Gadot hits No. 1 on Top Actors list.

, Gal Gadot, the star of the film “Wonder Woman,” landed at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors list. She had been ranked at No. 4 for the last two weeks on the list, which is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. The...

- JTA - US

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties.

MOSCOW " Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties.The Russian Embassy in Norway warned on its Facebook page Saturday that the move could "escalate tensions...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ecolines refuses to transport Ukrainians with biometric passports: 'We have own rules'

The Ecolines bus transportation service has refused to transport four Ukrainians with biometric passports heading for Bulgaria under the visa-free regime, according to their relative Olga Lenz, who posted photo proof on Facebook on Sunday, June 25.

- UNIAN - UA

Amitabh Bachchan faces trouble with Facebook

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he has been having trouble using Facebook as his official page does not load completely.More than 26 million people follow the 74-year-old actor on the social networking site."HELLO ! FaceBook ..! Wake up... my page does not open fully... been like this for days! Had to use this medium to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

City employee suspended for these two comments about a Muslim on Facebook

A city employee for Babylon, New York, has been suspended and is facing termination over two incendiary comments he made about a Muslim teenager on…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Build Spotify Playlists With Friends in Messenger

Sharing music with friends just got a lot easier with Spotify's Group Playlists for Facebook Messenger. The new feature lets users create collaborative playlists without leaving the chat app. Whether you're heading off The post Build Spotify Playlists With Friends in Messenger appeared first on Geek.com.

- Geek.com - US

3 important tips for bot builders

GUEST: In 2017, it's time for artificial intelligence to be part of your company's strategy. More than 10 million Amazon Echo devices have been sold in the U.S. alone, and 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger each month. Consumers are slowly starting to embrace the tens of thousands of third-party skills, chatbots, and ...

- VentureBeat - US

Facebook Releases New Report on Key Media Consumption Trends

Facebook has released a new research report which looks at how emerging tech is influencing user actions.

- Social Media Today - US

Here's how Google Maps knows when there is traffic

Google Maps is a very useful tool for navigating your way around the world and getting to your destination as quickly as possible. One way it accomplishes this is by predicting traffic and calculating the fastest route. But how is Google able to accurately monitor all of these cars? The answer may creep you out. Follow Tech ...

- Business Insider - US

Philando Castile's killers secretly tried to order Facebook to let them spy on Castile's girlfriend

After shooting Philando Castile dead during a traffic stop -- a killing that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds -- the police obtained a secret warrant for Reynolds's Facebook account, including her private messages and deleted messages, accompanied by a gag order that banned Facebook ...

- Boing Boing - US

Parents of sick children begin hunger strike

'We are hunger striking because we completely lost faith in health system,' wrote one parent on Facebook page.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Associated Press: Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties. The Russian Embassy in Norway warned on its Facebook page Saturday that the move could “escalate tensions and lead to destabilization of the situation in the northern region.” It said “this step ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Czech Republic nuclear power station hosts bikini contest to choose interns

A Czech nuclear power plant decided a bikini contest would be a good way to choose its next round of interns. Facebook users were asked to rate school graduates who posed inside a cooling tower.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Donald Trump Video Puts “Minors” To Work, And 'Galaxy Quest' Gets Last Laugh

No one really thinks the Trump Administration wants to send kids to the factories and sweatshops, but last night's Minorgate was good for more than a few social media laughs anyway. In case you missed it, a now-deleted video posted on the president's official Facebook page included a clip of Donald Trump's speech from ...

- Deadline.com - US

Facebook Is Telling Your Friends Where You Are at All Times. Here's How to Stop It

Snapchat isn't the first app that allows users to track friends' locations.

- TIME Magazine - US

Pinterest is pushing its visual search engine for the real world — and it could upend the advertising business

While Google and Facebook still dominate the beach at the Cannes advertising festival and Snapchat has a pop-up Ferris wheel, Pinterest's presence is noticeably more pronounced this year. For the first time, the company has built a makeshift villa on the sea. And the company seems to have a clear message for marketers ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

RFE/RL: Ukraine says 2 soldiers killed despite cease-fire

The Ukrainian military has said that two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the eastern part of the country despite a cease-fire that began on June 23. In a statement posted on Facebook on June 24, the military accused antigovernment rebels of firing artillery rounds in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Germany Cracks Down On Illegal Speech On Social Media.

ArmoredDragon writes: German police have raided 36 homes of people accused of using illegal speech on Facebook and Twitter. Much of it was aimed at political speech. According to the article, "Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose ...

- Slashdot - US

Judge tells ZeniMax and Oculus to end their legal battle

One of the biggest stories of 2017 for the VR industry is also one of its longest. The year started out with ZeniMax Media taking Facebook-owned Oculus to court over an alleged theft of technology. A jury eventually ruled that Oculus must pay ZeniMax $500 million, but that wasn't the end of things — ZeniMax 

- VentureBeat - US

3 important tips for bot builders

GUEST: In 2017, it's time for artificial intelligence to be part of your company's strategy. More than 10 million Amazon Echo devices have been sold in the US alone and 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger each month. Consumers are slowly starting to embrace the tens of thousands of third-party skills, chatbots and ...

- VentureBeat - US

Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed Despite Cease-Fire

The Ukrainian military has said that two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the eastern part of the country despite a cease-fire that began Friday. In a statement posted on Facebook on Saturday, the military accused anti-government rebels of firing artillery rounds in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The statement ...

- Voice of America - US

Facebook Messenger — Everything you need to know!

Facebook Messenger is a great way to connect with friends, chat with family, send photos, have group chats, and so, so much more. Here's everything you need to know about Facebook Messenger! If you're someone who uses the Facebook mobile app constantly on your iPhone, then the natural peanut butter to that jelly would be ...

- TiPb - US

This Extremely Hot Doctor Posted On Facebook Asking For A Roommate And The Internet Lost Its Damn Mind

BRB, flying to New York for a flu shot. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Tech shares lead US stocks; retailers lag

Alphabet, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix among major contributors The post Tech shares lead US stocks; retailers lag appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing. Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it's become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, when publishers rely on ...

- TechCrunch - US

'Do you have a pulse?': Couple accidentally streamed heroin overdose on Facebook Live

Warning: this story contains video you might find disturbing. BOSTON – A Facebook Live video from Dorchester shows a couple in a car shooting up and the life and death struggle that follows. Watch the video Posted on Wednesday just before 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester, a man walks up to confront a couple ...

- The Raw Story - US

Zuckerberg's Campaign Tour 2020 Pulls Over to Explain What a Truckstop Is

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still on his listening tour/presidential campaign test run and he's been very busy the last few days. Just moments ago he showed up in Omaha to visit the Pride Festival. But Friday's late-day stop to speak with truckers in Iowa has to be one of the most illuminating moments from this…

- Gizmodo - US

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

The Russian Embassy in Norway warned on its Facebook page Saturday that the move could "escalate tensions and lead to destabilization of the situation in the northern region." 

- Zee News - IN

Trump Facebook Vid Promises to Put 'Minors' Back to Work –– And Social Media Has a Field Day

President Trump's official Facebook page posted a bunch of highlight clips from his big rally this week, with one rather awkward typo...

- Mediaite - US

Professor says North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier, now dead, 'got exactly what he deserved'

Kathy Dettwyler said on Facebook page that Warmbier was 'typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males'

- National Post - CA

Mark Zuckerberg is still the only one using Facebook Stories and he really likes Iowa

Everyone's best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he's having a great time in Iowa. Zuckerberg used Facebook stories,that product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn't quite caught on yet,to document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO traveled to Iowa as part of his 2017 ...

- Mashable! - US

Woman kicked out of own apartment pool for high leg, one piece swimsuit

A sincere question: is there anything women are allowed to wear in the summer? The latest example of a ludicrous "dress code violation" comes from Tennessee, where 20-year-old Tori Jenkins was allegedly asked to leave the pool at her own apartment complex for wearing the below swimsuit. SEE ALSO: Woman kicked out of a mall ...

- Mashable! - US

Authorities: Mom was on Facebook while baby drowned in bathtub

A mother whose baby drowned in a running bathtub while she was on Facebook Messenger now faces a charge in the child's death.         

- USA TODAY - US

With Facebook banned, Kashmir's youth reach out via Kashbook

Tech-savvy teens develop alternative social networking platforms for the Valley

- The Hindu - IN

Social media frenzy for memes has left another one shamed in Kerala

The social media frenzy for instant memes has left another one shamed, this time in Kerala. An image of a man lying down on the seat of a Kochi Metro coach started doing the Facebook rounds on Friday. Soon, it was widely shared with comments on how the "drunk" man was causing shame to Kerala, barely a week after the state's ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing. Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it's become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, when publishers rely ...

- TechCrunch - US

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron team up to jab Trump

Former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with new French President Emmanuel Macron to take a swipe at President Trump on environmental issues Friday. I was truly honored to meet with President @EmmanuelMacron about how we can work together for a clean energy future. He's a great leader. ...

- The Week - US

What it's like to work as a 'budtender' in the legal marijuana industry

Adam Vance Photo and Facebook/Barbary Coast CollectiveCoffee shops have baristas. Bars have bartenders. And marijuana retailers have "budtenders." An estimated 30,000 Americans work in legal marijuana dispensaries, with a significant portion of those retail employees assisting customers at point of sale. Budtenders have an ...

- Business Insider - US

Hackers and governments can see you through your phone's camera — here's how to protect yourself

Most people know that computers can have malware, but did you know your cell phone is also vulnerable? Kevin Mitnick, notorious hacker and author of the book "The Art of Invisibility," explains two easy ways that someone might hack into your phone. Whether it's a jealous spouse, the CIA, or a nation state, here's how they ...

- Business Insider - US

WHOLE FOODS CEO: We focused on employees at the 'expense of our customers'

Whole Foods/Facebook Over the years, critics of Whole Foods sardonically coined the nickname "Whole Paycheck," highlighting the steep prices of its high-end, organic fare. After the company's merger with Amazon, it seems Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is intent on improving its relationship with customers. In a town-hall ...

- Business Insider - US

Amazon is radically changing how we shop for clothing

Facebook/Amazon FashionThis week Amazon took a major step toward becoming a bigger presence in your wardrobe, and we're only just beginning to understand what the ramifications for the retail industry at large will be. The new Prime Wardrobe program, which lets Amazon Prime customers try on clothing at home over a period of ...

- Business Insider - US

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