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Honest Trailers’ Take on The Social Network Deserves a Million Likes

Honest Trailers takes on The Social Network, that one movie that the world couldn't seem to get enough of, just like the social network that lies at the heart of the movie: Facebook.

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Mark Zuckerberg Whitesplains Diversity to Black College Students in North Carolina

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been on a tour of all 50 U.S. states to reach out to folks outside of Silicon Valley and learn a little more about what their lives are like —and how they feel about things like community and tech, presumably to make Facebook better at serving them. However, at a recent stop at a university in North Carolina, a discussion about diversity became uncomfortable to watch.

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Secret U.S. Marine Facebook Page Shared Nude Photos of Female Colleagues Without Their Consent

The U.S. military has a long history of misogyny, sexual assault, and gender inequality within its ranks, and it seems that this type of behavior and disregard for its female members extends to life outside the armed forces, too. Today, we learned that many Marines are semper fi to misogyny as we learned about a Facebook group where male Marines, both current and retired, posted and shared nude images of female colleagues.

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Save Yourselves: Facebook Launches Initiative to Combat Fake News Ahead of French Election

As France heads into its own presidential election, Facebook and Google redouble their efforts to combat fake news.

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Nearly 100 of U.S.’s Biggest Companies (Facebook, Google, More) Filed a Court Motion Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

How's that whole "businessman president" thing going?

One of Donald Trump's key redeeming points was supposed to be that he could run our country like a business, whatever that vague nonsense means, but our actual business leaders are extremely unhappy with what he's doing so far—an impressive feat at just over two weeks in office.

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Things We Saw Today: Free Nazi-Punching Film Festival in Brooklyn Tomorrow

Punch will also be served. The drink kind, not the fist kind. Unless you're a Nazi.

Sit back, relax, and watch some Nazi-punching.

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Things We Saw Today: Patton Chen’s Figure Skating Recreations of Yuri!!! on Ice Routines

Patton Chen, a Chinese figure skater and a big fan of the anime Yuri!!! On Ice, has been recreating routines from the show and putting them on his YouTube channel.

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The Horrific Facebook Live Assault Had Nothing to Do With #BlackLivesMatter, and Saying It Did Only Undermines the Tragedy

Equating the two dangerous. It's also a complete disservice, not just to the Black Lives Matter movement, but to the victim of this horrible tragedy. It robs him of his humanity and turns him into propaganda.

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Here’s How Stranger Things Brought the Demogorgon to Life Because You Don’t Need Sleep in 2017

Now that we're inching closer to season two (an official return date still unknown), the team behind the show is giving you a closer look at what it takes to bring the monster to life.

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The Pantsuit Nation Facebook Group Is Becoming a Book, and a Lot of People Are Really Pissed Off

There's definitely a problem, but what exactly is it?

You want to create a group where feminism is the conversation? Awesome! You've found a way to make money off of that idea without taking anyone's ideas and words without permission? Right on! But the blatant lack of interest in anyone who wants more, or to feel included in this project that is supposed to be based entirely in inclusion—well, it's hard to feel good about giving them money for that, isn't it?

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Full Frontal Interviews a Self-Described “Fake News Provider” About Satirizing the News

We've all heard the uproar about "fake news" affecting voters' choices ever since the election, and the conversation about who bears responsibility for disseminating inaccurate news has begun.

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Facebook Internet Drone Crash Is Under Investigation by National Transportation Safety Board

Facebook is still hard at work trying to bring the Internet—and Facebook—to everyone around the world, and their latest plan involves solar powered drones that would fly around on their own to carry signals to remote locations. You may have seen an ad from Facebook talking up the drone's abilities, but after its test flight ended in a crash over the summer, it's now under investigation for safety concerns.

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Mark Zuckerberg Outlines What Facebook Is Doing to Combat the Fake News Problem It Supposedly Doesn’t Have

Shortly after 2016's presidential election, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg denied that "fake news," a.k.a. "propaganda," had any effect on the election. Then, in a big show of bipartisan togetherness, we all had a solid laugh at the idea that patently false and misleading content doesn't regularly make the rounds on Facebook, and now they're doing something about it.

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Monday Cute: The Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Facebook Page Is Purest, Kindest Site on the Internet

The Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in Mount Juliet, Tennessee is a pure gem.

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Facebook Users Shared More Fake News Than Real News In the Run-Up to the U.S. Election

People just love sharing fake news stories. And, according to this study, people shared even more fake news stories than real ones on Facebook in the three months before the U.S. election.

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Facebook Says They Never Had Any Way to Shut Down Fake News Stories. Maybe They Should.

Post-election, a whole lot of people and organizations have been shouting "not it!" when it comes to taking blame for a Trump presidency. Facebook, for example, continues to claim there's nothing they could have done to facilitate more accurate news feed curation during the election. Really? Nothing? ... Really?

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Things We Saw Today: The Nutella Burger is Real

Thanks to McDonald's in Italy, we can now confirm the existence of a Nutella burger. Dubbed the "Sweety con Nutella", this sweet treat is meat-free (thank goodness) and consists of the delish hazelnut spread piped in between two buns.

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Zuckerberg Says Idea That Fake News on Facebook Influenced Election Is “Crazy,” and Yet Here We Are

Definitely-not-a-media-company Facebook pretty much has a stranglehold on Internet news, as the social media giant is the primary way in which a large portion of the population experiences the Internet. That means things generally get pretty heated around election time, but Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think the inaccurate "news" that regularly circulates the platform could possibly have affected the 2016 presidential election.

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Unboxing Rogue One Goodies From the Star Wars Hasbro Team

What's in the box?

Receiving gifts is always great. Walking into the office and finding a mysterious box labeled "Rogue One?" There are no words. The awesome team at Hasbro sent a ton of Star Wars goodies and I got to unveil them on Facebook.

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Facebook Live Chat: A Conversation With Supernatural’s Rob Benedict

Join us!

Head over to our Facebook at 10:30 a.m. ET for a live chat with Rob Benedict, who played Chuck Shurley / God / Carver Edlund in Supernatural, about his new show, Kings of Con.

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