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Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers Image Twitter plans to start removing questionable accounts from users’ follower numbers on Thursday, reducing the total follower count on the platform by about 6 percent.CreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press By Nicholas Confessore and Gabriel J.X. Dance July 11, 2018 Twitter will begin ...

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‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen

Advertisement BRUSSELS — President Trump routinely invokes the phrase “fake news” as a rhetorical tool to undermine opponents, rally his political base and try to discredit a mainstream American media that is aggressively investigating his presidency. But he isn’t the only leader enamored with the phrase. Following Mr. Trump’s example, ...

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‘Fake fin’ discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species

An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but then dismissed and consigned to museum storerooms across the country has been re-examined and found to be a new species. In 1979, after inspecting several ichthyosaurs from the UK, palaeontologist Dr Robert Appleby announced a new type of ichthyosaur called Protoichthyosaurus. He ...

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Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

MOSCOW — The country does not exist, so it has neither an army nor any real citizens, though it has acquired a feisty following of would-be patriots online. Starting on Thursday, however, the fictional state, Veishnoriya, a distillation of the Kremlin’s darkest fears about the West, becomes the target of ...

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