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The Saga of 'Pizzagate': The Fake Story That Shows How Conspiracy Theories Spread

BBC Trending reports:

No victim has come forward. There’s no investigation. And physical evidence? That doesn’t exist either.

But thousands of people are convinced that a paedophilia ring involving people at the highest levels of the Democratic Party is operating out of a Washington pizza restaurant. 37 more words

USA

Today's Top Tweet - How widespread is cowardly stalking?

Assistant DA arrested for wiretapping to spy on NYPD 'love interest' https://t.co/VmUUlyKE7K – cowardly stalking more widespread than this.?

— Earthpages.org (@earthpages) November 29, 2016…

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Society

A few simple tips to protect your privacy online

We all know we’re being tracked when we’re on the web, but what can we do about it?

Tip 1: install the Privacy Badger extension… 424 more words

Technology

Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs

Nafeez Ahmed reports for Motherboard:

A global conference of senior military and intelligence officials taking place in London revealed how governments increasingly view social media as “a new front in warfare” and a tool for the Armed Forces. 111 more words

Surveillance

How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News

Gideon Resnick reports for The Daily Beast:

President-elect Donald Trump has credited the strength of his political movement, in part, to his immense reach on social-media platforms. 130 more words

USA