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Facebook is an addictive platform that should be regulated like the cigarette industry, suggested Salesforce CEO and billionaire Marc Benioff earlier this week. But Facebook actually does care about the news industry and well-being of journalists. At least, that’s what its latest philanthropic decision might suggest. On Friday, Facebook announced…

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REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Facebook today announced major changes to their ‘newsfeed’ which 2 billion people use monthly. Now, Facebook plans to begin asking each user to rank their trust in various news organizations. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg today said the social media platform will prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on your…

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Reuters, Aug. 2017 Stephen K. Bannon is departing his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company is said to be announcing on Tuesday. His departure was forced by financial backer Rebekah Mercer, who was displeased with the quotes attributed to Bannon in Michael Wolff’s controversial new book. In…

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When Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with a Russian ambassador, it brought Robert Mueller’s investigation right into Trump’s innermost circle. We don’t know what’s next in the election meddling probe, but the vice grip on Flynn is tight. Trump…

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Longtime Boing Boing friend Adam Savage is best known as the guy behind tested.com and the co-star of TV’s beloved ‘Mythbusters.’ He’s also a Boing Boing TV guest and fellow nerd traveler we’ve admired since our ‘zine days. Adam is teaming up with YouTube star Michael Stevens (Vsauce) for ‘Brain…

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