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Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service.

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Man sentenced to 244 years for rape of baby daughter

His 38-day-old daughter suffered 45 broken bones and other injuries in the sexual assault

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Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist

Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell ...

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Facebook to ban false information about voting requirements ahead of U.S. midterms

Facebook Inc. will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of ...

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Myanmar’s Military Said to Be Behind Facebook Campaign That Fueled Genocide

With fake pages and sham accounts, the military targeted the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, said former military officials, researchers and ...

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Trump's master class in deception and denial

Michael D'Antonio writes that Trump delivered all the tired lines about "fake news" and the "very unfair" investigation into Russian election meddling. Once again, he complained about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and bragged that "I'm president ...

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The Stone: How to Fix Fake News

Technology has given rise to an age of misinformation. But philosophy, and a closer look at our own social behavior, could help eliminate it.

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Apple donates 1,000 watches to eating disorder study

The use of Apple Watches in medical studies now includes research into eating disorders. Apple is donating 1,000 smartwatches to a University of North Carolina study (the Binge Eating Genetics Initiative, or BEGIN) that will help understand bulimia n...

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Fish: The Final Frontier in Fake Meat

Burgers, chicken and hot dogs dominate the fast-growing, $684-million market for plant-based meat alternatives. And now, upstart companies are ...

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Global Warming to Leave Us Crying in Our Costlier Beer

A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer. The international study says bouts of extreme heat waves and ...

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Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' releases DNA test

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage, a smackdown of President Donald Trump's ridicule of her as "fake Pocahontas" while she signals a possible 2020 presidential run.

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World Oil Prices Help Vietnam Expand an Already Fast-Growing Economy

An increase in world oil prices is helping Vietnam earn money that will quicken its already fast economic growth and may help the country build new infrastructure. The only red light: higher fuel prices among Vietnam's consumers. Vietnam, though not a major oil-producing nation like much of the Middle East, has counted energy-related commodities ...

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Faith Salie brings you BREAKING NEWS!

This just in! Contributor Faith Salie has a late-breaking message on the fake urgency of 24-hour cable news channels that hype everything as a breaking news story.

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BREAKING NEWS! Faith Salie has something to say about "Breaking News"

When 24-hour news channels label EVERY story as supremely important, the fake urgency actually discredits journalism

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What Do You Do When You Are Anonymously Accused of Rape?

The writer Stephen Elliott is suing Moira Donegan, the creator of the Media Men list.

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Well, at least you’ve got to admire Tilda Swinton’s balls | Lucy Siegle

Her makeover for the film Suspiria was pretty convincing, but there are lessons to be learned from her transformationThe chameleon actor has done it again. It turns out Tilda Swinton does play the elderly male character Dr Josef Klemperer in the remake of supernatural thriller Suspiria after all. This despite the fact that the film-makers had ...

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Therapists take their practice from the office to the farm

Along with providing companionship, pet ownership has long been known to have other benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control, studies have shown that having a pet can increase fitness, lower stress, and even improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Animals are now playing another important role in medicine: providing an avenue ...

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Fake news or chilling message? Journalist's disappearance divides Saudis

Some Saudis are treating Turkish allegations that prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in their country's consulate in Istanbul as fake news.

Engadget /
Fake Flash updates upgrade software, but install crypto-mining malware

According to cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, it discovered a fake Flash updater that has been duping conscientious computer users ...

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Faith Salie has something to say about "Breaking News"

When 24-hour news channels label EVERY story as supremely important, the fake urgency actually discredits journalism

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Lawsuit: SolarCity employees created fake sales records that boosted the company's value

Three ex-SolarCity workers allege the company fired them after they told managers that other employees created fake sales records, boosting the ...

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Nobel literature award body asks scandal-hit member to quit

The body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has asked the wife of the man at the center of a rape scandal to quit the Swedish Academy as it ...

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Germany: Extradite Bulgarian killing suspect

A court in Germany has ordered the extradition of a Bulgarian man who was detained earlier this week on suspicion of the rape and murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoriya Marinova.

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Man accused of raping and killing journalist to be extradited

A court in Germany has ordered the extradition of a Bulgarian man who was detained earlier this week on suspicion of the rape and murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoriya Marinova.

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Suspect admits attack on Bulgarian journalist, but denies rape

And German prosecutors say the 21-year-old suspect told them he never meant to kill TV reporter Viktoria Marinova

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