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Facebook Fight Over a Guy Led to Teen Mom’s Deadly Stabbing

Facebook Fight Over a Guy Led to Teen Mom’s Deadly Stabbing

A year-long feud conducted primarily over Facebook Messenger infiltrated “real life” this week, when the bad blood from that cyber-war boiled over and left an 18-year-old Pennsylvania mother dead. The victim, Kayla VanWert, had been fighting with 16-year-old Cathleen Boyer over Jorge DeJesus, the father of VanWert’s one-year-old daughter. According to reports, it all went down on Sunday night in an alley near the Scranton home of Roxanne Draper, …

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Facebook Apologizes for Rejecting Photo of Plus Sized Model

Facebook Apologizes for Rejecting Photo of Plus Size Model

The Australian feminist group Cherez la Femme was outraged after Facebook refused to allow the group to advertise an event on the Social Networking site because their ad featured a plus sized model. The advertisement, meant to promote a “feminism and fat” panel discussion organised by Cherchez La Femme, showcased Tess Holliday, a tattooed, size 24 “body positive activist.” Facebook did not take down …

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Mark Zuckerberg Reprimands Facebook staff For Erasing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Slogan

Mark Zuckerberg Reprimands Facebook staff For Erasing 'Black Lives Matter' Slogan

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is responding forcefully after incidents in which employees crossed out “Black Lives Matter” and wrote “All Lives Matter” on the walls of the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., campus. Facebook, whose staff is 2% black, is investigating the racially charged incidents in which the movement’s slogan was defaced. Those actions have been a “deeply hurtful and …

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Facebook Launches Five New Reactions Buttons Including Angry, Wow and Sad

Facebook Launches Five New Reactions Buttons Including Angry, Wow and Sad

Facebook is now letting its billion-plus users express more than just a “like” on posts — with five new emojis for love, sadness, anger, “wow” and “haha.” Absent from the list: a “dislike” button, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company didn’t just want to add what would amount to a “down-vote” option. The social giant’s global rollout of the …

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Here’s How the US Presidential Race Would Pan Out if Facebook Likes Were Votes

Here’s How the US Presidential Race Would Pan Out if Facebook Likes Were Votes

Have you ever wondered who might win the US presidential election if we could vote through Facebook? Well, to help visualize what that might result in, Facebook has teamed up with FiveThirtyEight to create an interactive map of the US, showing the number of Likes each candidate has gathered across the country. Facebook isn’t a polling company so the results provide little insight into …

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