The inventor of the internet is building the next stage of the web

Instagram founders Kevin Systrom (right) and Mike Krieger (left) with Adam Mosseri (center), who will take over Facebook's photo sharing app.Image: Instagram Instagram has officially named a successor to outgoing CEO Kevin Systrom.  Adam Mosseri, who previously ran Facebook’s News Feed before moving to Instagram as VP of Product, will…

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Musk under investigation, Trump’s Chinese tariffs, Facebook’s fake-news victory: The week in tech news

Pages can now join Groups on Facebook.Image: Getty Images Your Facebook Page can now join members-only Facebook Groups. In a new setting update spotted by social media aficionado Matt Navarra, Facebook is now going to let Pages on the site interact with communities through Facebook Groups. 

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Ex-Facebook moderator sues company after she was diagnosed with PTSD

Facebook moderator Selena Scola reviewed "thousands of images, videos, and livestreamed broadcasts of graphic violence."Image: Richard James Mendoza/NurPhoto via Getty Images The mental toll of moderating unsettling content on the internet is well-noted, and now it’s the subject of a lawsuit against Facebook. Former content manager Selena Scola has lodged…

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Twitter turned Fox News’ coverage of the Manafort and Cohen trials into a hilarious meme

YouTube is the latest social platform to roll out time management tools.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is worried about your digital health. More specifically, your addiction to watching hours upon hours of YouTube videos.  The search engine giant’s video giant, YouTube — the second most trafficked website in the…

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Snapchat will open ‘Our Stories’ content to publishers like CNN, VICE, and more

Snap's new Our Stories partnerships play to its greatest strength: its content.Image: brittany herbert/mashable For all of Snapchat’s current woes, one of its greatest strengths continues to be its content.  Whether it’s music festivals, sporting events, catastrophic storms, or other breaking news events, Snapchat has set itself apart from its…

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Alex Jones deletes InfoWars tweets so he can stay on Twitter

Apparently this is what taking "the super high road" looks like.Image: Brian Blanco/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Belching human smokestack Alex Jones is scrubbing his Twitter accounts of their most overt violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.  On Thursday, CNN published a list of InfoWars and Jones tweets that contained fun content like individual…

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Facebook uncovers another coordinated plot and proves it will always be a target

Never gonna give you up.Image: SAUL LOEB/getty Here we go again. Facebook on Tuesday announced that it had once again detected and removed a coordinated group of so-called “inauthentic” accounts working to influence the U.S. political landscape. Despite the lessons learned from the disastrous Russian interference in the 2016 presidential…

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