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On Social Media, No Answers for Hate

On Social Media, No Answers for Hate Image Outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11 people on Saturday. After the shooting, anti-Semitic messages surged on Instagram.CreditCreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Sheera Frenkel, Mike Isaac and Kate Conger Oct. 29, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO ...

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Jon Ossoff Was the Congressional Candidate Social Media Built

Losing a political race is a messy thing. As Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign proved, fingers inevitably point in every direction, alternately blaming the candidate, the team, the message, and the opposition’s dirty tactics for the loss. It’s never as simple as any of these explanations. But Jon Ossoff’s defeat ...

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Newly discovered brain network offers clues to social cognition

Scientists call our ability to understand another person’s thoughts — to intuit their desires, read their intentions, and predict their behavior — theory of mind. It’s an essential human trait, one that is crucial to effective social interaction. But where did it come from? Working with rhesus macaque monkeys, researchers ...

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For Election Day Chatter, Twitter Ruled Social Media

By MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER November 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — At around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the East Coast, the first signs of presidential chatter started stirring on Twitter, then quickly began to mushroom. In the ensuing hours, Twitter’s 100 or so staff members working on the company’s Election Day efforts woke ...

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