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The digital war against Isis is being lost. What should be done? | Haroon K Ullah

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The digital war against Isis is being lost. What should be done? | Haroon K Ullah

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Islamic States web success has come through preying on young adherents annoyances, writes Haroon K Ullah, chief strategy policeman for the US governments Broadcasting Board of Governors

If the west( or rather western-backed militias) has won the ground war against Islamic State, then we

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Michael Jackson’s nephews suing Radar Online for $100 m over abuse accusations

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Michael Jackson’s nephews suing Radar Online for $100 m over abuse accusations

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Gossip site wrote multiple narratives alleging sexual abuse and quoth a report that the pop starring employed sexy photos of his own nephews to excite young boys

Michael Jacksons nephews are suing a celebrity rumor site that published narratives alleging they were sexually abused

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Facebook and Google promote politicized fake news about Las Vegas shooter

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Facebook and Google promote politicized fake news about Las Vegas shooter

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The spread of rightwing blogs, claiming the shooter was an anti-Trump liberal, on to mainstream platforms is the latest example of hyper-partisan trolling after a tragedy

Facebook and Google promoted false news narratives claiming that the shooter who killed more than 50 people in

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ESPN fires analyst Curt Schilling after Facebook post on transgender people

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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher reposted an image and said a man is a man, referring to statutes in several states that restrict bathroom access based on gender

ESPN has announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt

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Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by ‘ransomware’ malvertising

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Adverts hijacked by malicious campaign that demands payment in bitcoin to unlock user computers

A number of major news websites have ensure adverts hijacked by a malicious campaign that attempts to install ransomware on users computers, according to a warning from security researchers Malwarebytes.
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Snapchat is removing city-based tales

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Snapchat is removing its local stories .Image: snapchat
Snapchat is removing local stories, the 24/7 city-based feeds, from the app. The decision entails laying off about 15 people, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
A small number of Local Story curator positions were

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White House says ESPN anchor Jemele Hill should be fired for Trump attack

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White House says ESPN anchor Jemele Hill should be fired for Trump attack

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Colin Kaepernick and the White House press machine are the latest to speak out after ESPN anchor Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a white supremacist

Former San Francisco 49 ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the White House press machine are the latest to speak

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Elena Ferrante and the trouble with anonymity

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Elena Ferrante and the trouble with anonymity

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The supposed exposure of the much-feted novelists true identity has caused a lot of outrage the coming week. From Jane Austen to Banksy, countless artists have tried to stay in the darkness, but it merely makes people want to know more

Some all-too-anonymous writers

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Trump ally Peter Thiel risks political backlash, tells Gawker founder

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Trump ally Peter Thiel risks political backlash, tells Gawker founder

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At SXSW event, Nick Denton tells billionaires such as Thiel, who bankrolled Hulk Hogan suit that derailed Gawker, pose particular danger to press freedom

The billionaire Peter Thiel has induced himself vulnerable to a political backlash, according to Nick Denton, the founder and former

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Twitter claims to be the best but investors aren’t find results

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Image: Drew Angerer, Getty Images
Twitter has become a new host for live video, and simultaneously more of the world is cozying up to the tiny screen.
Still, Twitter’s worst enemy, Wall street, is not impressed.
The microblogging site

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