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A lot more advertising is coming to Instagram, the New York Times reports, undoing the mostly ad-free experience that was one of the main things separating Instagram from the other major social networks. On Tuesday, Instagram announced plans to open its feed to all advertisers, which means you will soon be inundated with all sorts […]

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In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper is allowing a neglected wife’s attorney to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook, the Daily News reports. Ellanora Baidoo — whose name coincidentally rhymes with Baidu, the Chinese equivalent to Google — married Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku in a civil ceremony in 2009. According to […]

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A Michigan man has been arrested for posting violent threats against police officers on Facebook, including against Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who escaped charges for the death of Eric Garner last December. Alvaro Eduardo Guzman-Telles is being charged with charge of interstate transmission of threatening communications in federal court. According to the Detroit Free Press, […]

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You’re going to see fewer Clickbait-y headlines on Facebook. The social media company has followed through on its promise from the summer and announced on Tuesday that it’s giving users the option to report shared content as “false,” meaning that if a headline makes an exclamation and then fails to deliver, you can demote that […]

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Your grandma may still use that AOL account for email, but don’t be surprised if you see her sharing photos and memes on The Facebook sometime soon — if she isn’t already. According to a new survey on social media by the Pew Research Center, use of the social media platform is on the rise […]

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L.A.-based artist Matthew LaPenta is back at it again with his Facebook-trolling art, but this time he’s brought it directly to the source: posting up on the social media giant’s campus. In an homage to Orwell’s 1984 character, LaPenta has dedicated his latest piece to Facebook founder and fluent speaker of Chinese Mark Zuckerberg by […]

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As Russia’s Putin-lovers collectively wet themselves in glee over the president’s birthday, this particular thing stands out. Behold this “art exhibit” by Moscow politics student Mikhail Antonov who admins Putin’s Facebook appreciation page filled with user-submitted fan art and memes. “Here you can see how mythological events of ancient Greece can be applied to events in contemporary Russia,” he says in […]

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The Justice Department claims to have every right to impersonate a real person on Facebook and use photos from a seized cellphone to post them on the popular social networking site. Sondra Arquiett was arrested in 2010 for allegedly being part of a drug ring. She was accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was facing a […]

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Facebook released an “update on changes” they have been working on for the last three months. The internet empire faced a lot of criticism for their “emotional contagion” study when it was revealed that nearly 700,000 Facebook users had their feeds unethically and possibly illegally manipulated to contain more “positive” or “negative” posts without their knowledge. “Were unprepared for the […]

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This installation by Fra.Biancoshock in an exhibition at Norway’s Nuart street art festival is very timely, because Facebook is a fascist state. If that’s too blunt for you, the New Yorker just published a related item: Facebook has become a dream space of judgment—a place where people you may know only in the most casual way suddenly reveal […]

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