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Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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‘Game of Thrones’ finale defended by ‘Seinfeld’ star Jason Alexander

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Game of Thrones is done and dusted, wrapping up its polarising eighth and final season with an equally debated finale.

While many have criticised the final episode of the beloved HBO series, there are some who have jumped to defend it.

And if anyone knows a thing or two about polarising TV series finales, it’s the Seinfeld cast.

Star of the legendary sitcom Jason Alexander, better known as your ol’ pal George “Can’t-Stand-Ya” Constanza, has offered up kind words for the Game of Thrones crew…

Google severed Huawei’s access to key Android apps and services

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Be nervous if you’re a Huawei customer.

Google has reportedly stopped doing business with the Chinese tech company behind the P-series and Mate-series smartphones. Functionally, the revoked Android license means delayed Google updates and, for Huawei’s future devices, no access to apps like Gmail or the Play Store.

Google confirmed the report on Saturday evening. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a company spokesperson wrote in an email. Reuters first reported…

Google severed Huawei’s access to key Android apps and services

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Be nervous if you’re a Huawei customer.

Google has reportedly stopped doing business with the Chinese tech company behind the P-series and Mate-series smartphones. Functionally, the revoked Android license means delayed Google updates and, for Huawei’s future devices, no access to apps like Gmail or the Play Store.

Google confirmed the report on Saturday evening. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a company spokesperson wrote in an email. Reuters first reported…

Google severed Huawei’s access to key Android apps and services

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Be nervous if you’re a Huawei customer.

Google has reportedly stopped doing business with the Chinese tech company behind the P-series and Mate-series smartphones. Functionally, the revoked Android license means delayed Google updates and, for Huawei’s future devices, no access to apps like Gmail or the Play Store.

Google confirmed the report on Saturday evening. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a company spokesperson wrote in an email. Reuters first reported…

Twitter launches new search features to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines

As measles outbreaks in the United States and other countries continue to get worse, Twitter is introducing new search tools meant to help users find credible resources about vaccines. It will also stop auto-suggesting search terms that would lead users to misinformation about vaccines.

In a blog post, Twitter vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey wrote “at Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays…

Twitter joins the fight against anti-vaccine misinformation

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Twitter has become the latest social media company to address misinformation about vaccines on its platform. 

The company announced that it will redirect users to a “credible public health resource” when they search for specific terms associated with vaccines. 

“At Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays in disseminating important public health information,” Twitter’s VP of Trust and Safety, Del Harvey…

Twitter joins the fight against anti-vaccine misinformation

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Twitter has become the latest social media company to address misinformation about vaccines on its platform. 

The company announced that it will redirect users to a “credible public health resource” when they search for specific terms associated with vaccines. 

“At Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays in disseminating important public health information,” Twitter’s VP of Trust and Safety, Del Harvey…