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Yes. LONG: "You put up pictures of two women and decide which was the more attractive of the two, is that right?" ZUCKERBERG: "Congressman, that is an accurate description of the prank website that I made when I was a sophomore in college." Video: https://grabien.com/story.php?id=165963


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The Daily Mail, unsurprisingly, has provided a misleading 'clickbait' title for the article. The title doesn't match up with what details they actually say in the article (and which you cited) - your quote doesn't claim Facebook is involved in a third of UK divorces, it claims it is involved in a third of last year divorces that cited unreasonable behavior ...


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The experiment is published in the article "Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks" in PNAS. The authors state: The experiment manipulated the extent to which people (N = 689,003) were exposed to emotional expressions in their News Feed. [...] Two parallel experiments were conducted for positive and ...


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Found this post by a local councillor on the Colleyville Citizens Opposed To High Density Facebook group. I’ve had many text and emails asking me if there was a death in Colleyville due to a recent post. NO. There has not been any death in Colleyville related to covid. I tried looking up the posters name and address but have not had such luck with any info. ...


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The original account holder has now posted a confession that the identity (Sherry Michaels) and the story associated with it was a lie. They claimed it was some sort of political experiment. I would like to share some information regarding an earlier post from this account. I would like to begin by clarifying that indeed there is no Sherry Michaels and no ...


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Referring to the head of Facebook's US-based Security Infrastructure team Gregg Stefancik, User consent is needed for activating the smartphone's microphone for audio recognition. "First and foremost, the feature is opt-in for users," he said. "We're not doing it without the user consent." According to Stefancik, the app creates an "audio fingerprint" ...


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It's not entirely impossible that this group existed in some form. Lady Gaga left NYU in 2005, at which point there were already groups devoted to defaming people on Facebook. The details of the story as told to PRI by Lauren Bohn are impossible. Bohn writes: The page housed pictures of a pretty Norah Jones-esque young 18-year-old NYU student who sang and ...


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It is clearly not Pfizer's Facebook page. The URL is misspelt: Correct: https://www.facebook.com/Pfizer/ Incorrect: https://www.facebook.com/Pzifer/ The official page has a Blue Tick indicating it is verified. The fake page does not. The official page has the latest logo. The fake page has a logo that was replaced in 2009 (and oddly angled). The ...


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According to Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook Science Advances 09 Jan 2019: Vol. 5, no. 1: Some have gone so far as to assert that such content had a persuasive impact that could have affected the election outcome, although the best evidence suggests that these claims are farfetched [reference 2]. ...


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It didn't take me long to find a 2017 study to the contrary of the main effect... actually they found a weak one moderated by neuroticism, and so they pulled out the moral-panic yellow card (quoting from their discussion section): In the realm of video games, there is a warning sign that the scientific community is involved in creating the moral panic ...


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I could not find the report of the study by Syzygy and marketing intelligence firm Attest, although I wouldn't be surprised if the report has still been kept confidential by whoever commissioned the study. Market information that provides competitive benefits is part of the point of commissioning such studies (Forbes). Surveys and polls reporting the number ...


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No, it isn't. I'm not sure if there is a similar headline-to-story mismatch in the cited article (firewall at work), but for the question, the title does not match the claim. "a reason for a third of divorces last year in which unreasonable behavior was a factor" <> "one third of all." Most divorces do not fault a partner's ...


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Facebook admits that four outside entities (Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox, and Royal Bank of Canada) had read/write/delete access to Facebook users' messages. However, Facebook insists that: No third party was reading your private messages, or writing messages to your friends without your permission.


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