Facebook removes more pages in Philippines for misleading activity

Facebook removes more pages in Philippines for misleading activity

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Facebook has continued its crackdown on coordinated misinformation in the Philippines.

The social media giant said on Friday it had taken down more than 200 pages, groups, and accounts in the country, which it said misled others about who they were and what they were doing.

“We’re taking down these Pages and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement online.

“In this case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action.” Read more…

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The small corner of Instagram dedicated to temporary wallpaper is uncommonly magical

The small corner of Instagram dedicated to temporary wallpaper is uncommonly magical

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This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter.


When I was in middle school I begged my mom to let me redecorate my room. I wanted light blue walls, realistic-looking clouds painted on the ceiling, and adhesive glow-in-the-dark star decals scattered around so that when I went to sleep at night it would feel like I was looking up at the sky.

My design plans were admittedly a bit ambitious —  I only ended up with the blue walls. But I did have a formative conversation with my mom about wallpaper along the way. Read more…

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A tweet depicting bagels sliced like loaves of bread is causing people to freak out

A tweet depicting bagels sliced like loaves of bread is causing people to freak out

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The conventional wisdom is that bagels should be sliced in half horizontally, then eaten. Even popular bagel practices like toasting and the bagel sandwich are up for debate. This is why so many people on Twitter found the following tweet so disturbing.

Today I introduced my coworkers to the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced. It was a hit! pic.twitter.com/XNGbljtpYz

— Alek Krautmann (@AlekKrautmann) March 26, 2019

This bagel spread — which appears to be from bagel crime purveyor Panera Bread — is essentially many pieces of bread made of bagel flesh. They still taste good, probably, because they are made of bagel, which is a good substance. Read more…

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Twitter warns users about falling for birthday changing prank

Twitter warns users about falling for birthday changing prank

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A prank is making the rounds on Twitter, and it’s seemingly locking people out of their accounts.

The trick gets people to change their birthday on the social media platform to 2007, which would purportedly unlock new colour schemes.

Some of the prank posts have thousands of retweets.

damn changing your birth year to 2007 makes your twitter feed all colourful we been missin out

— 44 (@s_rxii) March 25, 2019

Since its cb season I’m going to be nice to antis. to prove my good intentions I’m going to tell you a secret, if you change your twitter age to 2007 you can get a rainbow mode. Fellow armys please be nice & don’t do it or the glitch will be gone, be considerated.

— 𝔇𝔯𝔢𝔞♚⚕ (@buteracypher) March 25, 2019 Read more…

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Finally, a real fashion moment at an Apple event

Finally, a real fashion moment at an Apple event

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Apple events are not traditionally hubs for bold style, so thank god for Wyatt Mitchell.

Mitchell, who is the company’s director of app design, stepped onstage at Monday’s Apple event in Cupertino wearing a white workwear-inspired jumpsuit and Off-White x Converse sneakers. In a world of Silicon Valley vests, uniform dressing, and low-key button downs, it was a rare men’s fashion moment — so of course Twitter noticed.

This guys jumpsuit is my #AppleEvent highlight so far pic.twitter.com/Z8bIkEKrJK

— Matt Noble (@noblematt) March 25, 2019

Wyatt in an all white jumpsuit like he just came from a racetrack or is about to fly to the moon #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/j9cBFafwKu

— Adam Al Jabry (@AdamAljabry) March 25, 2019 Read more…

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Hashtag about a world without Twitter is trending… on Twitter

Hashtag about a world without Twitter is trending… on Twitter

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If we’re being honest, tweeting about what the world would be like without Twitter is peak 2019. And, yet, here we are, with #InAWorldWithoutTwitter trending on an early Spring Saturday.

The tweets are a mix of genuine and jokes yet most of them all hold a grain of truth in them and reveal the best and worst of Twitter as a platform.

#InAWorldWithNoTwitter we’d have no covfefe
No hamberders
No smocking guns
No unpresidented
No Scott Free
No wire tapp
No Melanie
No Councel

But we’d still have Tim Applepic.twitter.com/aDz8B4k5Qz

— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 23, 2019

People would use there, there or they’re incorrectly their entire lives#InAWorldWithNoTwitter

— Jesse Lifson (@DoYouEvenLIf) March 23, 2019 Read more…

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