On Wednesday, one week after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Facebook and YouTube vowed to crack down on the trolls.
Thousands of posts and videos had popped up on the sites, falsely claiming that survivors of the shooting were paid actors or part of various conspiracy theories. Facebook called the posts “abhorrent.” YouTube, which is owned by Google, said it needed to do better. Both promised to remove the content.
The companies have since aggressively pulled down many posts and videos and reduced the visibility of others. Yet on Friday, spot searches of the sites revealed that the noxious content was far from eradicated.
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I was blown away with this fantastic video by the Verge on AR and VR. Watch it above!
Machine learning is a revolution that's being augmented by the second. Find out how we can learn to make ML "work for everyone".
Ever wondered how Google's sprawling search engine works? Watch to find out!
Tech can change lives. Watch the vide above to see how it changed Saroo Brierley's.
Interested in interning for Google? Give the video above a watch to find out more.
Even though this video was created three years ago, it's still very relevant. Give this interview by the Verge a watch!
Fun video by Vox on how Snapchat filters actually work!
Really great video I saw today. Speaks to why we need more diversity in technology – so we're thinking of all our consumers!
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The government should require social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to use a similar open application programming interface. This would make it possible for third parties to build software to monitor and report on the effects of social media algorithms. (This idea has been proposed by Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian Google employee who helped organize the Tahrir Square uprising in 2011.)
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