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We’re not fooling anyone with Facetune and ‘pretty’ filters

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


As Snapchat “pretty” filters and Facetune retouching rose in popularity over the last few years, it must’ve felt like your social media feeds turned into a modern reboot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Instagram used to be populated by normal (if carefully curated) pictures of your friends and family on vacation, a hike, or at a party. Then…

We’re not fooling anyone with Facetune and ‘pretty’ filters

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


As Snapchat “pretty” filters and Facetune retouching rose in popularity over the last few years, it must’ve felt like your social media feeds turned into a modern reboot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Instagram used to be populated by normal (if carefully curated) pictures of your friends and family on vacation, a hike, or at a party. Then…

Don’t worry, that 360-degree infinity pool on top of a skyscraper will have an exit

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Well, this is going to be one frightening view.

A 360-degree infinity pool has been planned for a skyscraper called Infinity London in well, London, and designers say it’s the only building in the world to have one.

The ambitious concept comes from Compass Pools, who are looking to build the 600,000-litre pool out of cast acrylic, rather than glass, on top of the 55-storey building.

OK, looking at the pictures, you’re probably wondering how you’d get in (or out). According to the design…

Whistleblower says Facebook’s algorithms generate extremist videos

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Facebook has an automation problem. 

A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default. The content in question, which reportedly was manufactured entirely by Facebook independent of any specific human, ranges from white supremacist pages to pages for Al-Qaida.

Yeah, it’s bad. 

According to the AP, Facebook’s tools “[scrape] employment information…

Whistleblower says Facebook’s algorithms generate extremist videos

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Facebook has an automation problem. 

A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default. The content in question, which reportedly was manufactured entirely by Facebook independent of any specific human, ranges from white supremacist pages to pages for Al-Qaida.

Yeah, it’s bad. 

According to the AP, Facebook’s tools “[scrape] employment information…

Whistleblower says Facebook’s algorithms generate extremist videos

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Facebook has an automation problem. 

A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default. The content in question, which reportedly was manufactured entirely by Facebook independent of any specific human, ranges from white supremacist pages to pages for Al-Qaida.

Yeah, it’s bad. 

According to the AP, Facebook’s tools “[scrape] employment information…

Whistleblower says Facebook’s algorithms generate extremist videos

TwitterFacebook

Facebook has an automation problem. 

A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default. The content in question, which reportedly was manufactured entirely by Facebook independent of any specific human, ranges from white supremacist pages to pages for Al-Qaida.

Yeah, it’s bad. 

According to the AP, Facebook’s tools “[scrape] employment information…

Whistleblower says Facebook’s algorithms generate extremist videos

TwitterFacebook

Facebook has an automation problem. 

A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default. The content in question, which reportedly was manufactured entirely by Facebook independent of any specific human, ranges from white supremacist pages to pages for Al-Qaida.

Yeah, it’s bad. 

According to the AP, Facebook’s tools “[scrape] employment information…

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ director promises design changes after fan backlash

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After Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog and got backlash from fans, director Jeff Fowler is promising changes. Read more…

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