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The Shift: Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too

In the wake of the 2016 election, Instagram — known as the home of preening influencers, artfully arranged grain bowls and Icelandic vacation photos — somehow escaped much of the scrutiny of other social networks. But two new reports suggest that may have been a mistake. The reports, conducted by …

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Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say

SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts, it did not disclose how many people watched the videos on its site that were created by Russian trolls. Facebook did not release the comments that its users made when they viewed …

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The Shift: Social Media’s Forever War

Social networks, after all, are not extensions of the United States government. They are owned by corporations seeking to maximize their growth and profitability, and many of them operate mostly outside the United States. (It’s useful to periodically recall that fewer than 10 percent of Facebook’s users are American.) The …

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After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan

PARIS — Last Saturday, Thomas Mirallès donned a yellow vest in his hometown in southern France and headed out to protest President Emmanuel Macron and high taxes. Afterward, he and other demonstrators around the country returned home, just as they had done every weekend for the past month. But though …

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Dans les écoles françaises, la leçon du jour : à quel tweet se fier ?

VAULX-EN-VELIN, France — Ce mercredi-là au collège Henri Barbusse, près de Lyon, les adolescents de la 3ème G s’apprêtent à assister à un cours un peu particulier. Au tableau sont affichés cinq tweets. La question posée aux élèves : lesquels sont fiables, lesquels sont suspects? Rapidement, ils portent leur attention …

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In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?

“The younger you start, the better,” said Serge Barbet, who heads Clemi, the main program within the Education Ministry coordinating the effort. “That’s why we’ve been pushing for more media education in recent years. It’s become a vital need and a threat.” France saw the need for expanded media and …

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The Shift: Is Tech Too Easy to Use?

“The internet’s lack of friction made it great, but now our devotion to minimizing friction is perhaps the internet’s weakest link for security,” Justin Kosslyn, a product manager at Jigsaw, wrote last month in an essay for the technology site Motherboard. Over the past several weeks, I’ve spoken to more …

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Google Hearing to Preview Democrats’ Strategy on Big Tech

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Google executives worked arm in arm for years, particularly during the Obama administration. But when Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, testifies before Congress on Tuesday, some of the toughest questioning is likely to come from Democrats. The hearing will provide an early glimpse of how Democrats …

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Myanmar Dispatch: A General Kicked Off Facebook Can Still Glorify Military at Grandiose Museum

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — In the colossal museum built by Myanmar’s military to honor itself, the general barred from Facebook has his face up everywhere. His portrait graces the cavernous entrance hall of the museum, with its soaring ceilings and marble floors. In an exhibition recounting Myanmar’s martial history, his photo …

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How Facebook’s P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech

SAN FRANCISCO — When Tim Miller, a longtime Republican political operative, moved to the Bay Area last year to set up a public relations shop, he brought with him tradecraft more typical of Washington than Silicon Valley. He was well versed in opposition research — the pursuit of damaging intelligence …

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