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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, said the indictment laid bare how effectively Facebook could be turned against the country. Photo Russians used inflammatory posts and ads on Facebook ahead of the 2016 election. “Facebook built incredibly effective tools which let Russia profile citizens …

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As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In

Mr. Murphy was in an ideal bargaining position not only because he possesses a fecund imagination able to spin out one successful series after another, but because Apple and Amazon have lately proved themselves willing to spend their way into rivalries with the old-line movie studios and television networks. Photo …

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F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Sinclair’s chief executive, Chris Ripley, has called Mr. Pai’s relaxation of media ownership rules a “landmark” development for his company and the industry. A union of Sinclair and Tribune would create the nation’s biggest television broadcaster, reaching seven out of 10 American homes. The F.C.C. and Justice Department are widely …

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives

“Messenger is a much worse product than WeChat,” he said, referring to Facebook’s messaging app and Tencent’s ubiquitous app for chatting, social networking, making payments and other tasks. “Amazon in China is substantially worse than Taobao, JD and Tmall,” he said, referring to three leading Chinese e-commerce sites. And, he …

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You probably made more than Elon Musk last year

Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, is also among the lowest paid CEOs — by a lot. Musk earned $49,920 last year, Tesla said Thursday. That’s what an 80-hour work week on California’s minimum wage gets you ($10.50 an hour plus overtime). That’s less than the …

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157 new emoji coming to iOS, Android

New year, new emoji. The Unicode Consortium — a nonprofit that sets the global standard for emoji — announced on Wednesday 157 new emoji options would be coming later this year. The latest collection includes a cupcake, lobster, pirate flag and more expressive smiley faces. Emoji will soon have a …

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