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Shiba Inu dog: Yes, fidget spinners 'are' evil

It turns out that dogs (of course) know that fidget spinners are the work of the devil, and one brave Shiba Inu had no problem making her feelings known in a video posted on Instagram this week.  SEE ALSO: Shiba Inu Cashier Wants toShow More Summary

White House staff wants to vet Trump's tweets —good luck with that

President Donald Trump's tweets cause crises so often we're all just like, "Oh hey, there goes Donny T again, haha," as some company he doesn't like takes a stock hit or he suggests that maybe he records people who come to the Oval Office. Show More Summary

The only app on Donald Trump's iPhone is Twitter

Maybe this is one of those things we shouldn't be so surprised about but — President Donald Trump reportedly has a phone dedicated solely to tweeting. SEE ALSO: The real losers in Trump's NASA budget are kids and the Earth Yep, you read the right. Show More Summary

People are sharing their amazing love stories after Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling

In a landmark development on Wednesday (May 24), Taiwan's top court issued a ruling that would pave the way for the island to become the first territory in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.  10 of the top court's 14 judges voted to rule that marriage should not be restricted to a man and a woman. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling slams Fox contributor in the wake of the Manchester attack

Tributes and vigils have been taking place across the world in the days following Monday's bomb attack in Manchester.  The Eiffel Tower went dark on Tuesday to honour the victims. This is something that's been done before in the wake of previous terror attacks. Show More Summary

Sean Hannity is desperate for your retweets

For a moment, it seemed like the Sean Hannity conspiracy train had come to a halt.  The Fox News host announced on his show Tuesday night that he would stop talking about the debunked claim that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich had leaked...Show More Summary

Want to score a second date? Order the fried chicken and a bloody Mary

Just when you thought fried chicken couldn't get any better, it turns out it's the ideal first date food. Seriously, this is the best dating news we've had in a long time. It comes from a newly released survey from the dating app Hinge. Show More Summary

People are pretending to have 'missing friends' after the Manchester attack

Social media trolls are spreading fake pictures of "missing friends" in an apparent bid to attract retweets in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people.  An image of 12-year-old Australian girl was used on Twitter...Show More Summary

Ariana Grande shares heartbreaking message on social media after tragic concert

The pain was apparent in Ariana Grande's words early Tuesday morning.  Only a few hours after an explosion rocked her concert in Manchester, England, Grande reached out to fans with a heartfelt message on Twitter.  Here's her tweet, sent out just before 4 a.m. Show More Summary

Despite Facebook's push, AI isn't ready to moderate disturbing content

Artificial intelligence is the way of the future. When it comes to Facebook's content moderation, however, we are still very much in the present. The almost 2 billion-user strong social media giant is working at a furious pace to change...Show More Summary

Trump and Netanyahu didn't want this selfie, but it happened anyway

The might of two world leaders was not enough to withstand the desperate need for an instantly viral selfie.  United States President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were walking along at the Ben Gurion Airport...Show More Summary

Facebook vs. the internet cesspool: The ugly fight of our ugly times

Where platforms, social technology, and the internet at large are concerned, over its brief history, Facebook's been the exception to so, so many rules.  Except for one. "There’s no silver bullet for abuse. It’s just a constant area of focus. Show More Summary

The Church of Satan wants nothing to do with that orb Trump touched

The Church of Satan would like to clarify that United States President Donald Trump, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud did not take part in a Satanic ritual over the weekend.  Just...Show More Summary

Facebook's been making it up all along and we're left holding the bag

On Sunday afternoon we learned about Facebook’s internal content moderation rules from a massive leak by The Guardian. It confirmed what a lot of people had long suspected: Facebook is making it up as they go along and we’re the collateral...Show More Summary

Secret Facebook documents reveal how site battles violent content

Facebook's closely guarded, secret guidelines for monitoring violence, hate speech, and revenge porn have been revealed for the first time after an investigation by the Guardian and they show the extremely fuzzy and imperfect line between...Show More Summary

How to protect yourself when social media is harming your self-esteem

Social media can help us feel more connected to our friends, even when we're far away. But, for many of us, the culture of of oversharing and #humblebragging can have a serious impact on our self-esteem. SEE ALSO: One social networkShow More Summary

These smart sprinkler systems will change your lawn (and maybe your life)

There are many frontiers in the quest to add intelligence to our homes — even on the outside. You may be blessed with a small yard, as I am. Lawns require a lot of attention, much of which I am not willing to give. I hate yard work and hate every-other-day watering most of all. Show More Summary

Anderson Cooper DGAF, literally talks about Trump taking a dump on his desk

We've all marveled at Anderson Cooper's brutal eye roll. But now he's slinging some serious... well, you'll see.  On Friday, the Coop was talking with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord. The topic, naturally, was the news that Donald...Show More Summary

A Russian embassy is promoting a right-wing murder conspiracy

Russia's embassy in the United Kingdom is boosting a right-wing conspiracy theory. Perhaps we shouldn't be so surprised.  SEE ALSO: The alt-right unearths an ugly conspiracy theory to distract from Trump's Russia meltdown The socialShow More Summary

There are now more people on this Chinese platform than on Twitter

You've probably never heard of this platform, but it's already surpassed Twitter in terms of users.  According to Weibo's first quarter results, it has a whopping 340 million active monthly users, a 30% increase from its previous year.  SEE...Show More Summary

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