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The account tweeted the components of every possible scenario ahead of time, then retrospectively deleted all the ones inconsistent with reality. Many users have hinted that @FifNdhs has hidden his twitter profile before making it public. Luckily, since his tweets were visible to many viewers, twitter user Suresh Nakhua actually managed to screenshot a ...


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Yes, they do. They will also delete likes. However, the comments quoted and the general complaints on that video about dislikes going away are based on the claim that Gillette is either paying YouTube to delete dislikes, or that Gillette is doing it, itself. One reason why YouTube deletes some likes and dislikes is because people often use likes, dislikes, ...


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The reason that certain tweet content appears to do nothing is that Twitter is interpreting them as commands, according to this article: GET [username] - retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by that person. You can also use g [username] to get a user's latest Tweet. Examples: get goldman or g goldman. —Twitter SMS Commands The get ...


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YouTube itself says that it can remove dislikes. From Likes and Dislikes report: You may see like/dislike counts change as some may be marked invalid and periodically removed from the counts. Learn more about our Likes Policy. [outdated link]


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The name PZFeed Ebooks is suggestive that it is a bot running on some kind of Markov chain, which will tell the software what kinds of words are followed by other kinds of words. These are commonly found on Twitter with the "ebooks" suffix in honour of an early notorious one: Horse_ebooks. There is freely available software for making such bots. The idea ...


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It appears that Trump is indeed personally responsible for blocking his critics on Twitter, as opposed to a staffer or aide. This came up in oral arguments this past March concerning the continuing suit brought against Trump by several people who had been blocked by the president. Insider.com reports that the disclosure came from a attorney for the ...


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According to Snopes, this list was sold in the gift shop of the Holocaust Museum at one point, although it's no longer sold there (it was never an exhibit): Sarah Rose, who first shared the photograph on social media, confirmed to us that she took the picture in the museum’s gift shop. We reached out to the USHHM to confirm that it sold a poster showing “...


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The first image is legitimate. It is of a Paradise CA neighborhood after the Camp fire raged through the town (KTVU). The third image definitely is not of Paradise CA. This image was used three months prior to the Camp fire in support of a conspiracy theory regarding the use of directed energy weapons in these fires (conspiracy theorist). Addressing the ...


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Yes, they do. From Facebook's privacy page for ads: Everyone wants to know what their friends like. That's why we pair ads and friends—an easy way to find products and services you're interested in, based on what your friends share and like. Learn more about social ads. Here are the facts: Social ads show an advertiser's message alongside ...


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Yes, these appear to be accurate quotes. Lindsay Graham, from the Washington Post: Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate: “All I can say is that we’re bringing this to a close,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.). “They’ve had tons of time to do this. This has been a drive-...


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Yes, YouTube moderators can delete Likes and Dislikes. Cinema of Change tracked the responses to the Gillette video over a short period. With the help of YouTube’s API and Archive.fo’s screenshots of the video’s public numbers, we were able to test the claims of whether Gillette’s dislike and comment count were being subject to unusual moderator deletion....


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I find no evidence of this being real, but I cannot prove a negative. Tineye's first record of this image appeared on May 9, 2017. When I go to The Flat Earth Society's Facebook page, this post does not appear in the first half of 2017. Neither of these things is conclusive. Tineye is a reverse image search engine. Their image recognition algorithms allow ...


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If this story had happened in the past five years, it is reasonable to expect the story would have made the local papers. The major daily in Dayton, Ohio is the Dayton Daily News. The searchable archive of the Dayton Daily News goes back at least five years. Searching the site for tattoo fitzgerald returns a number of unrelated results, but, crucially, ...


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It's been previously documented that "glitches" can also alter the like/dislike ratio on a large scale, for example, a Justin Bieber video (including, bizarrely, adding dislikes to likes), so it's entirely possible: https://heavy.com/social/2013/05/youtube-glitch-removes-dislikes-adds-likes/ Given YouTube control the stats behind the scenes, they can ...


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The claim that is posted in the image seems to be an altered version of the claim that "82% of Women in the U.S. who make $100K+, Did it Through Direct Sales" I was unable to find a claim that matched your image word for word, but I was able to find [1], [2], [3], and [4] using the very similar phrasing that I quoted. From searching the internet for a ...


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This question has already been addressed by: Snopes [the claim is] erroneous, an expression of the mistaken belief that the use of some simple legal talisman — knowing enough to ask the right question or post a pertinent disclaimer — will immunize one from some undesirable legal consequence. The law just doesn't work that way. [...] the basic premise ...


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TL;DR RSPH did not claim 63% of Instagram users are 'miserable'. The Economist claimed an "activity-tracking app" collected data that showed 63% of Instagram users are "sad with the amount of time they spend on each app." It is incorrect to say 63% of Instagram users are "miserable". Both links in the question cite a Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) ...


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The Smoking Gun suggests that this is a piece of fake news which originates with the following image. As seen above, the photo appears legitimate. In fact, it first surfaced online about 18 months ago as part of a “Worst Tattoo of the Day” post on the blog I Am Bored. [...] A review of court indices, of course, shows no such civil complaint has ever ...


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As is often the case, Snopes has already looked at this. A large march in Poland did take place on 11th November 2015, but it was well reported in mainstream media. Numbers were less than 150,000 and not all were protesting Muslim immigration. Reports on the attendance at the march vary, with organizers claiming 50,000, and police 25,000. The march was ...


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According to an Australian news site the assistant coach Ekkapol Chantawong was a novice monk who began coaching the team after leaving the monastery he had lived in since the age of twelve. The site states: Weak from malnutrition after denying himself food, the former monk novice has kept the trapped boys calm in their subterranean prison by teaching ...


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I found a more in-depth article on theglobeandmail.com. It takes a critical and researched approach over the issue, which is consistent to the type of answers needed in such cases. Some highlights from the article (in case the link breaks after a while): A new moral panic is working its way across Europe and will no doubt be seized on by North ...


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No, this health threat is not supported by peer-review studies. Noted skeptic, journalist, GP and researcher, Dr Ben Goldacre has complained in The Guardian that Prof Greenfield's claims have not been published anywhere in a way where they can receive proper scientific scrutiny. [Emphasis mine.] This week Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of ...


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In 2009 Greenland had 52,000 internet users, which are over 90% of the population. Greenland is connected via fiber-optic to Canada and Iceland. Now, is 45-50% reach in case Facebook accounts something impressive? It isn't. Facebook's global average reach of active users is 44.5%. What special problems have they to solve (cold, snowstorm, bad ...


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The image is really from MSNBC. Specifically, it's from the The 11th Hour with Brian Williams 9/20/2018 (at 11:47 ET, as can be seen in the image). You can also read the transcript here on MSNBC's website: Eugene, I want to read you some quotes that are present day members of the Senate about Dr. Ford. Senator Graham, “I'll listen to the lady, but we're ...


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** EDITED to reflect edits to the question and discussion in comments. ** Everything in the article seems credible, and doesn't seem to contradict other sources. It does seem guilty of sensationalising the subject because there doesn't seem to be any unique link here - you can could equally draw similarities with love, food, sex, sports or many other things....


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Her tweets are now protected so it's hard to say. However I think I found the preceding and subsequent tweet by her counterpart, the German "management consultant and economist" Bastian van Rieth. The dates work and the conversation flows -- the tweet you present can still have been manipulated though. @Frances_Coppola Neither can a lot of people here - ...


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No, there’s no change in the policies, neither in data use nor privacy: Fact Check Copyright Meme Spreading on Facebook There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users' information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and ...


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From what I could find it appears to be part urban legend, part social media game, part a teen fad that probably got blown out of proportion by more traditional media. It appears that the game involves filming dangerous stunts that get progressively more dangerous and supposingly end with suicide. The reporting I found however cast a doubt on how many ...


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Yes, this is confirmed by YouTube Help Center. Subscriptions are an important part of your YouTube experience. If there are specific channels that you like, subscribe to them. Once you do, any videos that channel publishes will show up in your Subscriptions feed. This makes it simple to keep up with the content you care about. Reference: ...


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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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