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Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe Video We know that trolls on social media are trying to sow discord on contentious subjects like race, guns and abortion, but how do they do it? Here is a visual guide to their strategy.Published OnAug. 21, 2018CreditImage by Emma Cott/The New York ...

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A Chinese Pharmacist Found Out He Had Cancer. Then He Vanished.

A Chinese Pharmacist Found Out He Had Cancer. Then He Vanished. Image Liao Mandong and her husband, Tang Chunwu, in Zhangjiajie, China, looking for their son, Tang Gongwei, a pharmacist who disappeared after learning he had stomach cancer. Millions in China cannot afford treatments for serious illnesses, and insurance coverage ...

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Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over.

Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over. Image Tourists at the Parthenon in Athens. Tourism in Greece has spiked in recent years, creating jobs and economic growth.CreditEirini Vourloumis for The New York Times By Liz Alderman Aug. 19, 2018 ATHENS — When Dimitris Zafiriou landed a coveted ...

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Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race Image Boyd Trueman grinds down some welds at Curbtender, which makes garbage trucks, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The unemployment rate in Iowa is one of the lowest in the country.CreditScott Morgan for The New York Times By Natalie Kitroeff and ...

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‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye Image Government officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.CreditRichard Drew/Associated Press By Natasha Singer Aug. 16, 2018 Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers ...

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Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No

Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No Image A California agency has proposed a rule declaring that not only does coffee pose no significant risk of cancer, it may actually have health benefits.CreditCaitlin Ochs for The New York Times By Tiffany Hsu Aug. 15, 2018 In every cup ...

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Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets

DealBook Business and Policy Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets Image Some members of Tesla’s board of directors are said to have sent a stern message to the chief executive Elon Musk: Stop tweeting.CreditJoshua Lott/Getty Images By Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Kate Kelly and Neal E. ...

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Elon Musk’s Tweet on Taking Tesla Private Surprised Even Its Board

DealBook Business and Policy Elon Musk’s Tweet on Taking Tesla Private Surprised Even Its Board Image Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said he discussed taking the carmaker private with representatives of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.CreditJoshua Lott/Getty Images By Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Neal E. Boudette, Landon Thomas Jr. and Kate Kelly ...

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