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After a deadly weekend of mass shootings, the President visited the two affected cities Wednesday.

Self-described "Assistant to President @realDonaldTrump, Director of Social Media" Dan Scavino Jr. decided to use the trip to Dayton, Ohio as a chance to take a dig at Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley who held a press conference after the President's visit.

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The Trump administration's tacit acceptance of violent rhetoric has reached a new low: they're declining to join New Zealand and France in a commitment to fight online terrorism.

The Christchurch Call for Action, named after the March 15 mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, encourages tech companies to work together to step up their efforts to keep terrorism off social media. The Christchurch massacre was livestreamed on Facebook, and viewed and reposted by millions before Facebook was able to block it.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Seven CEOs of the country’s largest banks were called to testify a decade after the global financial crisis. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed on Sunday that she quit Facebook because of the tech giant's monopoly on content and deleterious effects on mental health.

“I personally gave up, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook, and Facebook was my primary digital organizing tool for a very long time,” the 29-year-old freshman lawmaker in an interview with Yahoo's Skullduggery podcast.

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First Lady Melania Bush gives an exclusive interview during her African tour in October 2018. (ABC News)

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Melania Trump—third wife of President Donald Trump—revealed why she began her "Be Best" campaign to address cyber bullying. ABC News filmed the interview in Africa during her first solo international trip as First Lady.

Contrary to the assumptions of many, the FLOTUS' pet project did not arise from problems she saw with children being bullied on social media. Social media bullying contributes to the suicides of children throughout the United States.

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In an interview with Mark Hamill at his Malibou, California home, Jonathan Capehart for The Washington Post spoke to the iconic actor about Star Wars, as expected, and politics which might be unexpected.

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One of the buzzwords in the American psyche since the election of Donald Trump has been “fake news.” Pretty much any report that contains facts that paint Trump and his administration in an unflattering light is later tweeted out by POTUS as “fake,” a convenient way to discredit journalists and take media scrutiny off himself.

But what exactly is fake news? According to a group of scientists who published their thoughts in response to a new study in the journal Science, it is “fabricated information that mimics news media content in form but not in organizational process or intent.” They add that fake news outlets often lack editorial processes that safeguard accuracy and credibility.

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If you’re still among the many that haven’t let Facebook’s latest controversy deter you from using its services, you may be intrigued or possibly alarmed to learn that your political views are among the many things it records.

Recently, Facebook came under fire when a connection was made between the use of profile data by a political data analytics firm and the network’s lax privacy policy regarding third-party applications. In 2015, Cambridge Analytica (CA), which worked closely with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was found to have harvested data from millions of users to create targeted marketing. Though it was against Facebook’s policy to use that data for marketing purposes, CA’s acquisition of said information fell within terms that were in place at that time. What followed the revelation was a rash of users that deleted their Facebook.

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