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Facebook managed to screw up its ban on ‘dangerous’ individuals

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Facebook finally did it. After months and months of criticism, the social network finally decided to enforce its own rules and ban several far-right provocateurs and other public figures it considers “dangerous.”

The move affected InfoWars host Alex Jones (who was previously barred from Facebook, but had remained on Instagram), Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer among others, as well as groups and events associated with them. 

The bans should have been good news for Facebook critics, who…

Facebook managed to screw up its ban on ‘dangerous’ individuals

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Facebook finally did it. After months and months of criticism, the social network finally decided to enforce its own rules and ban several far-right provocateurs and other public figures it considers “dangerous.”

The move affected InfoWars host Alex Jones (who was previously barred from Facebook, but had remained on Instagram), Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer among others, as well as groups and events associated with them. 

The bans should have been good news for Facebook critics, who…

Facebook managed to screw up its ban on ‘dangerous’ individuals

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Facebook finally did it. After months and months of criticism, the social network finally decided to enforce its own rules and ban several far-right provocateurs and other public figures it considers “dangerous.”

The move affected InfoWars host Alex Jones (who was previously barred from Facebook, but had remained on Instagram), Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer among others, as well as groups and events associated with them. 

The bans should have been good news for Facebook critics, who…

Alex Trebek checks in about his health and is ready to keep hosting

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Six weeks after beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek informed fans he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he’s once again checked in with fans. He thanked everyone for all of their well-wishes and says he’s feeling pretty good. 

The video was posted Wednesday afternoon in coordination with the wrap-up of filming on the game show’s 35th (!) season. 

In the quick clip, Trebek says, “I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many…

Alex Trebek checks in about his health and is ready to keep hosting

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Six weeks after beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek informed fans he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he’s once again checked in with fans. He thanked everyone for all of their well-wishes and says he’s feeling pretty good. 

The video was posted Wednesday afternoon in coordination with the wrap-up of filming on the game show’s 35th (!) season. 

In the quick clip, Trebek says, “I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many…

The 10 weirdest ‘Game of Thrones’ brand tie-ins, ranked

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With Game of Thrones being the cultural juggernaut that it is, it’s hard for #brands to not want to join the partyThrones‘ nine years on the air have yielded all kinds of weird partnerships, so here are some of our favorites, new and old. Some are good and some are useless, but such is the game of brands.

10. Jewelry

Given the success of their stunning Harry Potter line, Alex and Ani’s

The 10 weirdest ‘Game of Thrones’ brand tie-ins, ranked

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With Game of Thrones being the cultural juggernaut that it is, it’s hard for #brands to not want to join the partyThrones‘ nine years on the air have yielded all kinds of weird partnerships, so here are some of our favorites, new and old. Some are good and some are useless, but such is the game of brands.

10. Jewelry

Given the success of their stunning Harry Potter line, Alex and Ani’s

Facebook’s handling of Alex Jones is a microcosm of its content policy problem

A revealing cluster of emails reviewed by Business Insider and Channel 4 News offers a glimpse at the fairly chaotic process of how Facebook decides which content crosses the line. In this instance, a group of executives at Facebook went hands-on in determining if an Instagram post by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones violated the platform’s community standards.

To make that determination, 20 Facebook and Instagram executives hashed it out over the Jones post, which depicted a mural…

These 10 Google Chrome extensions will make your life easier

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One of the best and worst things about Google Chrome is the amount of browser extensions you can find in the Chrome store. It’s the best because it gives users almost limitless ways to improve their Chrome experience, but also it’s the worst because you might not know how many great extensions you’re missing out on if you never look for them.

Chrome extensions can do everything, from totally reorganizing your email inbox to filtering out websites with adult content on them. Here’s a small…

These 10 Google Chrome extensions will make your life easier

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One of the best and worst things about Google Chrome is the amount of browser extensions you can find in the Chrome store. It’s the best because it gives users almost limitless ways to improve their Chrome experience, but also it’s the worst because you might not know how many great extensions you’re missing out on if you never look for them.

Chrome extensions can do everything, from totally reorganizing your email inbox to filtering out websites with adult content on them. Here’s a small…