Facebook says it’s blocked millions of ads trying to ‘obstruct voting’ in U.S. election

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With the U.S. presidential election just weeks away, voter suppression efforts are in full-swing on social media. Among the prime targets for voter suppression attempts: The world’s largest social network, Facebook, and its sister platform, Instagram. In an interview published on Sunday, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs and Communications Nick […]

Twitter is so shocked at the sight of a TV news host doing her job, the clip went viral

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After four years of Donald Trump, it’s easy for a U.S. resident to believe that TV news reporters aren’t permitted to ask tough questions or push back when given inadequate answers. So it can be quite jarring in 2020 to see such things happen in a live interview. That’s why […]

The case for shaming influencers for not social distancing

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Shaming people on TikTok carries a special flavor of vicious righteousness.  Angry at the apparent lack of mask-wearing and social distancing amid rising COVID cases in the United States, irate TikTok users are flaming a Los Angeles salon through snarky videos and negative Yelp reviews. But intense public shaming, regardless […]

Adele returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as host, with musical guest H.E.R.

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British singer and number one breakup songwriter of the century Adele will return to the Saturday Night Live stage on Oct. 24. Not as a musical guest, but as the episode’s host.  A tweet from her Twitter account confirmed her hosting duties and announced that the musical guest for the […]

The San Francisco Zoo’s stolen lemur saga gets a weird, happy ending

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Every week in 2020 has felt like a horrible involuntary adventure, but Maki the ring-tailed lemur’s experience being lemur-napped from the San Francisco Zoo, becoming the subject of a citywide missing primate initiative, escaping from his captors, and finally seeking refuse at a church before being returned to the zoo […]

A stolen Supreme Court seat drives a day of Women’s March protests

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“His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with woman voting. Period.” That was Women’s March executive director Rachel O’Leary Carmona speaking on Saturday in Washington, D.C. to kick off a day of protest. It was almost four years ago now, just a day after Donald […]

Turns out Twinkies do not last forever and may produce scientifically confusing mold

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The urban legend that Hostess Twinkies last forever if left unopened is one of the more pervasive food myths surrounding preservatives, shelf life, and snacks that might survive the apocalypse.  It is also patently untrue. While a Twinkie may still be edible a few days (or weeks, if you’re brave) […]

Issa Rae simply can’t find Canadian national treasure Drake on ‘SNL’

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In Saturday Night Live‘s telling, a Canadian news show in Montreal is very concerned with figuring out where Drake is hanging out. He’s the subject that dominates most of the five and a half minutes in this sketch. Guest host Issa Rae is the news correspondent covering Drake Watch, but […]

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