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Dealers remain on Instagram as it pushes drug searchers to treatment – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-12T20:28:50+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Social|

You don’t have to search too hard to find Xanax and Fentanyl dealers posting their phone numbers all over Instagram, but at least it’s starting to push people toward addiction recovery resources. Backlash led Instagram to perform a cursory blocking of exact drug name hashtag searches in April, which did little to solve

I watched HBO’s Tinder-shaming doc ‘Swiped’ so you don’t have to – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-12T08:10:29+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Social|

Have you ever wanted to see one of your “hate-reads” stretched out to feature-film length? If so, you’ll want to watch HBO’s new documentary, “Swiped,” which takes a depressing, trigger-inducing and damning look at online dating culture, and specifically Tinder’s outsized influence in the dating app business. The film evolved from journalist Nancy

Facebook Lite adds additional crisis response tools – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-10T19:06:50+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: Social|

Facebook Lite, the social network’s product for people in areas with low connectivity or limited internet, is making Community Help available to people in more than 100 countries. Facebook Lite uses less data, and installs and loads faster than the standard Facebook app. Facebook Lite also works on lower-end devices and slower internet

Her super-donor origin story – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-09T18:34:39+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Categories: Social|

Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerberg’s wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the world’s top philanthropists, she’s a dexterous empath determined to help. We’ve all heard Facebook’s dorm-room origin story, but Chan’s epiphany of impact came on a playground. In this touching interview this week at TechCrunch Disrupt

Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-07T06:52:19+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Social|

Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include access to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature, and scrolling through Twitter’s Explore section, the tweet said and a spokesperson confirmed.

Alex Jones and Infowars permanently suspended from Twitter and Periscope after new content violations – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-07T05:51:28+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Social|

Twitter has finally put an end to the ongoing controversy over how it has refused to completely shut down the accounts of Alex Jones and his online media site Infowars after a number of people complained about abusive content posted by both: it has finally banned both, on Twitter and its video platform

Yep, consumers are worried about their data – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-07T04:50:30+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Social|

Recent headlines at TechCrunch and elsewhere have been filled with news about data breaches, data misuse and other data-related scandals. But has that actually affected how consumers think about their personal data? A new report from Salesforce Research sheds some light on this question. In a survey of 6,723 individuals globally, Salesforce found

Twitter agrees to abuse-transparency reports, civil rights audit – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-06T06:11:52+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: Social|

A meek and quiet “no” was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s refrain as he responded to an onslaught of questions from House Energy Committee Republicans about whether his service shadowbans or is biased against conservatives. A few Democrats like Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) pointed out that the whole point of the hearing was to “work

Here’s Ashton Kutcher’s advice to Jack Dorsey – TechCrunch

By | 2018-09-06T05:09:41+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: Social|

It might feel like ancient internet history, but Ashton Kutcher was the first person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter back in 2009. Effie Epstein and Kutcher came to Disrupt to talk about their investment firm Sound Ventures. And Jordan Crook took a minute to ask Kutcher if he had any advice