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  1. Feds Have to Pay Woman $134K For Using Her Picture To Catfish Drug Dealers on Facebook

    Hank Schrader would NEVER. Wait... okay, he would.

    The practice of creating false identities to fool others on social media is so widespread that it even has its own hour-long reality drama on MTV, where duped Facebook users tearfully demand explanations from the impostors with which they'd fostered imaginary long-distance connections. But you know who we never expected to be found guilty of catfishing? Federal law enforcement.

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  2. Now You Can Tell Facebook When Your Friends Are Posting Fake News

    All the news that's fit to debunk.

    It happens all the time: you're browsing your Facebook feed when all of a sudden your mom's weird uncle posts a link saying that next week Obama's going to cancel all the gravity and we'll have to sign up for government-sponsored people-leashes to keep us at our desks. You could tell him that's the stupidest thing you've ever heard, but it'll make family reunions awkward. Now, Facebook will do it for you. Score one for not having to talk to other humans

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  3. How Well Does Your Computer Know You? Machines May Understand Us Better Than Our Friends or Family

    Time to embrace our robot overlords.

    According to Wu Youyou, lead author on a study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "the human-computer interactions depicted in science fiction films such as Her seem to be within our reach." Yay?

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  4. Penis-Shaped Play-Doh Toy Ruins Christmas for Uptight People Everywhere

    Since when is penis-making not Play-Doh 101?

    Play-doh had the hard job of doing some damage control on Facebook after what I can only assume was a cock-up in the design phase resulted in a plastic accessory looking less like the Cake Mountain icing maker it was supposed to be and more like a dil-doh.

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  5. Facebook Is Sorry That “Year in Review” Reminded You How Crappy 2014 Was

    Unless it was great, in which case they're not sorry at all.

    Let's all just be honest: 2014 was a crappy year. I mean, for me personally, it was actually great, but it was pretty terrible in general. It was so bad, in fact, that Facebook has had to apologize for its Year in Review app, because the auto-generated recaps have been reminding people of things they'd rather forget.

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  6. Facebook Stats Show Women Are the Most Vocal Walking Dead Fans

    Girls see more blood than boys.

    The Internet is a vast and wondrous place—and one where, not surprisingly, discourse is often dominated by men. But according to new Facebook statistics, women consistently generate the most "buzz" online for popular shows, even those for which they might not be considered the traditional target demographic.

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  7. Scientific Researchers Are Using Social Media All Wrong, Probably Should’ve Done More Research

    Well, they're using it for research and not cat videos, so...

    Hey, you know how every day a new study seems to pop up that analyzes social media data to form its conclusion? It turns out those little eggs of knowledge that the Twitter bird is laying might not be all they're cracked up to be.

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  8. This Gaming Journalist Fights Back Against The Trolls Who Threatened Her By Contacting Their Mothers

    "I'm telling MOM!"

    One video games journalist has found a rather clever way of calling out the harassers who find their way to her social media accounts. She goes to their families. She goes to their moms.

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  9. The Facebook “Gamer” Report Button Is Real, But It’s Not What You Think

    Unless you think it's about fake Farmville accounts. Then you nailed it.

    Well, technically it's real, but it's not some kind of dystopian crackdown on people who play video games participating in society. Images floating around of an option to report accounts for being "gamers" haven't been doctored, but don't take them out of context.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Tiny Samwell Tarly Funko Pop Is Coming!

    I just want to squeeze him!

    Look! Look at his little feet! And Peter Baelish's little goatee! And new versions of Sansa and Daenerys and Jon Snow! Everything is wonderful and nothing hurt -- except waiting for the next book and season, of course.

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