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Leaked Documents Confirm Facebook Deciding Which News Stories Trend

Mere days after Tom Stocky, the company’s Trending News manager, rejected reports that his subordinates “artificially inject” items into its list of trending news stories, a leak of internal guidelines published in The Guardian show that the company does exactly that.

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Facebook Denies Reports of Bias Against Conservative News

Facebook has issued a lengthy denial of reports that its news curation team discriminates against conservative news stories in its “trending news” feature, which is supposed to provide users with a list of the most popular news stories across the social network.

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Five Ways to Succeed on Twitter

This is the second in a two-part series on how to navigate the confusing set of rules and norms that govern Twitter, a platform that is plummeting to its doom faster than an obese lemming.

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Five Ways to Get Banned from Twitter

Twitter is notoriously opaque about why it punishes its users. Often, suspended users will get a message informing them they have been banned for violating the site’s terms of service, without being told specifically what they did. Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has yet to be told why his “verified” status was removed.