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Facebook adopted stronger measures against fake accounts as France's presidential election nears. These accounts are often the culprit behind the proliferation of fake news, which regularly dogged this year's campaign in France as it did in the U.S. last year.
General Mills and its Cheerios brand wanted to give away wildflower seeds to protect bee populations, but some on the web are describing the effort mere lip service.
Garnier wants you to make more of an effort to recycle those empty plastic bottles of shampoo and body wash, and it's enlisting a popular YouTuber and a college competition to spread the news.
Twitter says it's making “progress” on halting online abuse and harassment via an expansion of the mute feature. But critics say this Hail Mary pass came way too late.
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general public to exercise their right to vote.
Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya found himself the target of constant trolling on social media and even death threats for his pro-immigrant stance.
After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by its hosts, Airbnb will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge starting tomorrow, November 1.
Ben & Jerry’s latest cause is full alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, notwithstanding the calls for a boycott due to what opponents say is a “dangerous” campaign.
A Brooklyn-based boutique jeweler channeled a purchase by Ivanka Trump into donations for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other causes that oppose Donald Trump’s politics. The backlash on social media is still mounting at press time.
Shortly after it completed its test run in the city of Qinhuangdao, publications began to question the viability of China's futuristic 'straddling bus.'
Twitter established a policy on reporting abuse several years ago. But the trolling keeps getting uglier, and more prominent users are closing their accounts. The result is a long-term threat to Twitter's business viability.
The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights, as "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones became the target of relentless, racist and psychotic taunts on Twitter. After Twitter took action, some accused the company of limiting free speech.