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Facebook swings at Twitter with Breaking News label

Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitter the default home for this content, but that position has weakened since Twitter implemented its own relevancy algorithm that brings up old tweets. Facebook isn’t ready to make ...

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Facebook is creating a news section in Watch to feature breaking news

Facebook is going to create a new news section in its video streaming platform Facebook Watch to feature breaking news stories. The move, which Campbell Brown, the company’s year-old head of news partnerships, announced onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, is part of a broader evolution of Facebook’s news strategy. Facebook launched the Watch platform in August ...

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Breaking point? Turkey demands ‘concrete steps’ from US while Washington wavers

Strained relations between Turkey and the US seem to have reached a critical point. Ankara is seeking clarity from the US, threatening to ‘break’ ties. Washington meanwhile continues to hide behind vague statements. US actions are the reason for the “missing trust” between the two NATO allies, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists on Monday. He went on to ...

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Have Boris Johnson’s Libya friends gone rogue, or is UK complicit in breaking intl rules?

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson beamed at the cameras as he shook hands with officers from the Libyan Coastguard near Tripoli last summer. He was examining new British-taxpayer-funded boats. Months later, the façade around the newfound friendship has fallen, and the trip to Tripoli looks more like a desperate attempt to disguise diplomatic disasters. On the August 2017 trip, Johnson ...

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‘Breaking news’ about Trump not being a ‘feminist’ triggers fierce mockery

British journalist Piers Morgan, who revealed Donald Trump confessed to him that he is not a feminist, has drawn a barrage of ridicule. Netizens responded to the ‘sensation’ with an almighty ‘no sh*t!’ “No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far,” US President Trump said during a soon-to-be-aired interview with ...

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‘Record breaking’ rainbow sparks online search for pictures (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 22:29 A meteorological expert is seeking to enter the Guinness World Records after filming what he believes to be the longest lasting rainbow on record. The colorful phenomenon, the result of light refraction off water droplets, was filmed for nearly 9 hours in Taipei, Taiwan. A timelapse video shows how the radiant rainbow dimmed and ...

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Bitcoin sets new record breaking through $13,000 barrier

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 10:35 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 10:53 The price of bitcoin has surged to a new all-time high of $ 13,000 on Wednesday. The world’s first cryptocurrency has nearly doubled in price over the past month. Bitcoin has set several records in recent days. Last week, the digital currency hit both the $ 10,000 and ...

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MMA fighter KOs opponent with vicious head kick despite breaking own arm mid-fight

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 19:13 This is the moment English MMA fighter Brendan Loughnane knocked out his opponent with a vicious head kick at ACB 75 in Stuttgart, Germany, last weekend – despite breaking his arm mid-fight. Loughnane, a 27-year-old Manchester native who was taking part in his third fight under the banner of Russian MMA promotion ACB (Absolute ...

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Bitcoin keeps breaking records & ignoring the haters

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 09:56 It seems as if bitcoin does not know how to slow down. Despite all the bearish forecasts and worries over a potential bubble, the world’s leading cryptocurrency broke through another all-time high, rallying from the previous weekend’s declines. On Sunday, the price of bitcoin climbed above $ 8,100, having crossed the $ 8,000 threshold ...

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Breaking news! Russia funded Russian elections – BuzzFeed ‘secret finding’

BuzzFeed’s latest “explosive” scoop on “secret” Russian financing of a 2016 election turned out to be an instant hit by burying a key detail: it was a Russian election. On Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments ‘To Finance Election Campaign of 2016’”. The 959-word article opens with the revelation that during August ...

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