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6 notable people who were trolled off Twitter

One of Twitter's most famous trolls, Milo Yiannopoulos, bit the dust this week when Twitter permanently suspended his account.  The conservative pundit and Breitbart editor, known for railing against "political correctness" and feminism,...Show More Summary

#SendForgivenessViral proposes new approach to online outrage

It's 2016 and the world is full of controversy. From Brexit to Kim vs Taylor — and where there is controversy, outrage follows suit. Australian journalist and television presenter Waleed Aly used his platform on panel show The Project...Show More Summary

The brave life of murdered Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch

Pakistani social media star and poster child for female empowerment, Qandeel Baloch, paid the ultimate price for being a modern woman.  Baloch — who is sometimes compared to Kim Kardashian — was murdered Friday by her brother in an honour...Show More Summary

Twitter just made it a lot easier to get verified

It will soon be a lot easier to get that coveted blue checkmark next to your name on Twitter. The company will soon have an official way for users to request a verified account via an online application, marking the first time Twitter...Show More Summary

Indian sexual assault survivors break taboos by using Snapchat filters to tell their stories

Snapchat filters are popular for their funny and absurdist nature. Yet, a mobile journalism project in India has demonstrated how the app can be a powerful and unconventional storytelling tool as well.   SEE ALSO: What your favoriteShow More Summary

This book nerd's tweet to a bookstore's official Twitter account ended in a love story

LONDON — The people behind corporate Twitter accounts are a mystery to us all. Witty, creative and enigmatic, they are the unsung heroes of the social media world.  But, one woman's tweet to bookstore Waterstones' official Twitter account...Show More Summary

Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch's brother confesses to killing her for "honour"

A day after Pakistani model, actress and social media star Qandeel Baloch was killed, her brother admitted to strangling her in their family home in the city of Multan. As Baloch's death sparked a fresh debate on honour killings in the...Show More Summary

Facebook reportedly blocked in Armenia during unrest in the capital

Facebook appeared to be blocked in Armenia Sunday, according to locals on Twitter. Only one day after Twitter was throttled in Turkey during an ill-fated coup attempt, social media again seemed to become a target during unrest in Armenia's capital, Yerevan. Show More Summary

Twitter data shows the world is making boring emoji choices

Bad news, world: Your emoji choices are truly bland. In celebration of World Emoji Day Sunday — held annually on July 17 because that's the date shown on the emoji calendar, geddit? — Twitter has released the most tweeted emoji globally from mid-2015 to mid-2016. Show More Summary

Are you a Turkish president in hiding during a coup? There’s an app for that

LONDON —  The president's address to a distraught nation in the midst of a surprise military coup was being interrupted, not by gunshots or protestors, but an incoming call.  On Saturday at half-past-midnight, Nuh Yilmaz, press officer for Turkey's national intelligence agency, called CNN Türk anchor Hande Firat on her mobile phone. Show More Summary

Pakistani social media star strangled by brother in apparent 'honor killing'

Pakistani fashion model Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday. Her parents told police one of...Show More Summary

Facebook's Instant Articles are now on Messenger

Facebook is expanding its Instant Articles format. The feature, previously limited to the main Facebook app, is now compatible with the Android version of Messenger and will be on iOS soon.  SEE ALSO: Dear Facebook, you're a media company now. Show More Summary

Facebook diversity report shows slow progress, major challenges

Facebook is considered an industry leader when it comes to championing a diverse workforce.  Yet despite its focused efforts to increase the number of women and people of color it employs, the social media company made little progress...Show More Summary

Inside the data center where Facebook trains and tests its apps

PRINEVILLE, Oregon — Tucked deep in a Facebook data center, amid hundreds of humming server racks, nearly 2,000 smartphones are running some some version of a Facebook app. Some are scrolling through the News Feed, Facebook's notoriously algorithmic and somehow always-controversial stream of updates from its users. Show More Summary

A non-gamer's best guesses as to what Pokémon Go actually is

I'm a 37-year-old man with a 17-month-old little boy, and I am increasingly out of touch with video games. But since I work at Mashable, where I am the science editor, I am surrounded by people who do play video games, and who are obsessing...Show More Summary

How to use Snapchat Memories

Snapchat is rolling out its biggest change yet: Memories, a feature that allows users to easily save and share old photos with the app for the first time. It not only promises to overhaul the way many people share Snapchat photos, but...Show More Summary

How the world celebrated Social Media Day 2016

We tweeted, we snapped, we Facebook-ed, and we have the instas to prove it! From east to west, the world came together both online and IRL to celebrate the 7th annual Social Media Day. Launched by Mashable in 2010,  #SMDay  recognizes...Show More Summary

Facebook confronts the grisly reality of live video with the shooting of Philando Castile

Facebook is facing new questions about its policies for live video after footage showing the aftermath of a police shooting in Minnesota was briefly removed. The video was recorded in the minutes immediately following the shooting of Philando Castile, who was killed by police during a traffic stop. Show More Summary

Indian government steps up efforts to check online trolling against women

India's women and child development ministry has announced that it will take strict action against those trolling and posting abusive remarks against women online.   SEE ALSO: Internet troll pleads guilty to posting sexist, derogatory...Show More Summary

Snapchat may be outgrowing its disappearing photos

Snapchat is taking its biggest step back yet from the disappearing messages that made it famous — and it may not be a bad thing. Snapchat revealed a new feature Wednesday called Memories, which will allow users to more easily save their...Show More Summary

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