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  1. Facebook Bans Revenge Porn, Clarifies Policies on Nudity and “Real Names”

    Like.

    Following in Twitter and Reddit's suit, Facebook announced last night that "images shared in revenge or without permissions from the people in the images" will be removed from the site.

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  2. Facebook Removes ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji in Response to User Petition

    TMS commenters' "feeling phat" suggestion is still not an option, but I'll keep you posted.

    In an apparent response to a user petition asking Facebook to remove the 'feeling fat' emoji and acknowledge that 'fat is not a feeling,' the company announced yesterday that it would be removing the controversial option from the site.

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  3. Apple, Disney, Facebook, Twitter, & Hundreds More Urge the Supreme Court to Uphold Marriage Equality

    Today in good news.

    The Supreme Court of the United States will soon hear a case on whether or not state-by-state anti-marriage equality laws are constitutional, which is likely to clear the way for nationwide legal acceptance that we should all be able to marry the person we choose. Now, a group of 379 companies, from tech and entertainment giants to other massive corporations, has written to the court to voice their support and lay out some hard, logistical reasons other than, "It's the right thing to do."

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  4. Facebook Users Petition for Removal of ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji

    Despite recently implementing new measures designed to protect the wellbeing of its members, Facebook is reportedly unsure whether it should remove an emoji that many users say promotes fat-shaming and body-negativity.

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  5. Facebook Adds New Suicide Prevention Tools and a Fill-in-the-Blank Gender Option

    In two separate posts this week, Facebook announced that the company will be increasing resources for members who may be contemplating self-harm or suicide, as well as adding a more free-form option for users to describe their gender identity.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Wear The First Chapter Of Harry Potter In Dress Form!

    But will it read to me in my third grade teacher's voice?

    Rooby Lane, you have indeed outdone yourself. Check out their Etsy page for even more literary goodness.

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  7. It’s So Cold That Kentucky Cops Put Out an Arrest Warrant For Frozen‘s Elsa

    ABOUT TIME.

    Normally I'd be all, "Aw, that's cute, look at this police department actually doing something fun and engaging with social media" But at the time of writing it is currently a higher temperature in McMurdo, Antartica than it is in New York City. So I am unironically with you, Harlan City Police Department. Incarceration is too good for this despicable traitor. Someone fetch Ilyn Payne!

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  8. You Can Now Appoint a Facebook “Heir” to Run Your Account After You Die

    Surprise! Mortality!

    Rather than continuing to freeze the accounts of deceased users, starting today Facebook is giving members the option to elect a "legacy contact" to handle their profile posthumously.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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