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UK’s Channel 4 Exposes CEO Of Trump Consultant Cambridge Analytica: “We’re Used To Operating In The Shadows”

A four-month undercover investigation into Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm hired by the Donald Trump campaign in 2016, aired tonight on the UK’s Channel 4, exposing the methods of the firm and its executives. Watch the full video below. Facebook suspended the company over the weekend after two blockbuster reports in The New York Times and the UK’s Observer revealed that as many as 50 million Facebook users might have had personal data used without permission… Read


Facebook Stock Plunges On Campaign News, Dragging Wall Street With It


UPDATED to reflect closing price. Facebook stock plunged nearly 7% today, dragging all U.S. stocks lower, after news of the company’s involvement in the use of 50 million users’ personal data by 2016 election consultants. Shares dropped $12.53 to finish at $172.56, their lowest level since last October. The social network’s slump was blamed for pulling the Nasdaq down nearly 2% for the day, while the less tech-heavy Dow 30 and S&P 500 also surrendered 1% apiece in a glum… Read


Trump-Linked Cambridge Analytica Stole Data From 50M Facebook Users And “Targeted Their Inner Demons” – Report

UPDATED with Cambridge Analytica repsponse: Cambridge Analytica has gone on a Twitter blitz in response to allegations it manipulated purloined Facebook user data while working as a consultant to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Eight of the tweets went out in a single storm; others were responses to individual queries from journalists and others. Among other claims, the company said it did not harvest data from Facebook and is in compliance with the social… Read


‘Scandal’ Wraps Production Of Series Finale In A Blaze Of Social-Media Glory

As Scandal finished production of its series finale last night, the ABC series kicked up some more of its trademark social-media dust. In the wee hours of this morning, creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted, “And that’s a wrap on #scandal. A lot of tears. A lot of love. Forever grateful for every second.” She followed that with a tweet showing a picture of the show’s Truman Balcony set, and added thanks to the cast and crew. The finale of the show’s seventh and final series will… Read


Snap Inc. Stock Falls After Rihanna Rips An Ad For Trivializing Domestic Abuse

Shares in Snapchat parent Snap Inc. tumbled today after pop star Rihanna ripped an ad on the platform for trivializing domestic abuse. The company’s stock closed at $17.20, down nearly 4% for the day. It has experienced volatility lately after a new version of the social media platform met with customer protests. The ad, for a game called Would You Rather, asked if people would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.” The singer was concerned that the ad, which has… Read


Wikipedia: “We Were Not Given Advance Notice” Of YouTube’s SXSW Announcement

When YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki unveiled the company’s latest initiative to combat misinformation on the platform at SXSW, it didn’t clue in one of the third parties that would help in the myth-busting — Wikipedia. Wojcicki said YouTube would display “information clues” from independent sources, including Wikipedia, to provide facts around widely accepted events, like the moon landing, and debunk conspiracy theories. Some news outlets characterized the announcement as a… Read


Celebrities Support Students On National School Walkout Day: Kerry Washington, Chris Evans, Miley Cyrus Praise Marchers

Refresh for updates… Hollywood sent its support to the tens of thousands of student marchers protesting gun violence today as the National School Walkout continues. “The young people of this generation give me so much hope,” tweeted Captain America‘s Chris Evans, while Scandal‘s Kerry Washington sent a simple, “Dear Students, I stand with you. I support you.” The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg even joined some of the marchers in New York City. Here is a sampling of the tweets… Read


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Trailer: First Look At Harry Potter Prequel Sequel

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second film in the Harry Potter prequel series, has just been released, and Warner Bros. has mobilized an army of wizards to celebrate. The #WandsReady movement is described as a global social activation mobilizing Wizarding World fans, who are encouraged to post a photo of themselves with their own wand or use the #WandsReady photo uploader on, which will allow creation of  a… Read


CBS Debuts Six-Episode James Corden Show Made Exclusively For Snapchat

CBS Interactive and The Late Late Show With James Corden have posted the first episode of the new Snapchat show, James Corden’s Next James Corden, on the social media platform. (See trailer below.) Produced exclusively for Snapchat, new episodes of the six-episode series will be released on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6AM ET on Snapchat's Discover page. Previously aired episodes will be available using Snapchat's search feature. Next takes Corden from late night to the… Read


Facebook Steps Up To Plate With MLB Streaming Deal

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Facebook Watch and Major League Baseball have reached a deal that will see 25 weekday games — one a week — streamed exclusively and live worldwide on the social media giant during the 2018 season. It’s the first major sports deal for Facebook, and will also mark the league’s first digital-only national broadcasts. The 25 games, all day games, will be distributed through the MLB Live show Page, excluding select international markets. The games will be produced by MLB… Read


International Women’s Day: Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes Among Celebrities Tweeting Wishes

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Hollywood celebrities, D.C. pundits and politicians are tweeting their messages and hopes. Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda, Paul McCartney and Shonda Rhimes are among those wishing for a successful and happy day. “We are beautiful,” writes actress Heather Graham, “we are strong, we are powerful everyday!” Here is a sampling. The Pantherpuff Girls are here for Read


Donald Trump Gloats Over Oscar Ratings, Jimmy Kimmel Gloats Right Back – Update

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President Donald Trump has the whole Oscar-ratings thing figured out: No stars, low ratings. And Jimmy Kimmel has offered an appropriate show of gratitude. “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY,” Kimmel responded to Trump’s earlier tweet. Along with tweets about DACA, North Korea and a parsing of the difference between chaos and energy, Trump couldn’t resist taking a swipe at those Hollywood elites by gloating about the ratings for Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards… Read