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Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

Photo: Chris Delmas/AFP (Getty Images) The s0-called GameStonks saga had some help from automated bots hyping up “meme” stocks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media reviewed by Reuters. Users on the Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets teamed up last month to trigger a massive short squeeze of …

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Reddit celebrated WallStreetBets in a five-second Super Bowl ad

Reddit celebrated WallStreetBets in a five-second Super Bowl ad

Reddit has aired its first Super Bowl spot celebrating the famous /WallStreetBets subreddit, though you might have missed it while reaching for a snack. It flashed on the screen for just five seconds, showing Reddit’s famous orange-and-white logo, along with a message. “If you’re reading this, it means our bets paid off. One thing we …

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Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) Google temporarily yanked Element’s Android chat app from the Play Store this week for allegedly hosting abusive content. The decision’s particularly baffling given that Element is only a client for the federated chat protocol Matrix and not a service in and of itself. Meaning that Element can (and does) moderate …

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Google Deletes 100,000 Negative Reviews of Robinhood App From Angry Users

Google Deletes 100,000 Negative Reviews of Robinhood App From Angry Users

Photo: Patrick Sison (AP) Google removed at least 100,000 negative reviews of the stock trading app Robinhood from the Google Play app store after angry users sent a flood of critical reviews that caused the app’s rating to plummet on Thursday. The app’s rating went from roughly four stars out of five on Wednesday to …

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A Subreddit Managed To Drive GameStop’s Share Prices Up By 1,700%

A Subreddit Managed To Drive GameStop’s Share Prices Up By 1,700%

Reddit is a place where people go to to discuss all kinds of things, whether it be about movies, video games, anime, business, DIY tips, and so on. It is also home to subreddits for investors who are interested in getting into the game, with users sharing tips and advice with each other. Advertising However, …

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San Francisco Prepares For Potential Pro-Trump Protest at Twitter HQ on Monday

San Francisco Prepares For Potential Pro-Trump Protest at Twitter HQ on Monday

Photo: Jeff Chiu (AP) San Francisco police are preparing for a potential pro-Trump protest at Twitter’s headquarters on Monday morning, despite the fact that most Twitter employees are currently working from home due to the covid-19 pandemic. The protest, which is being organized online at the website TheDonald.win and in private Facebook groups, was sparked …

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Far-Right Reddit Clone Voat Has Shut Down, for Real This Time

Far-Right Reddit Clone Voat Has Shut Down, for Real This Time

Voat is apparently dead, for real this time.Screenshot: Gizmodo (Voat) Voat, the abhorrent Reddit clone that became a home for toxic communities and conspiracy theories like QAnon, has shut down. Although the site has claimed to be closing before, this time it appears to be legit. When you type in its address in your browser, …

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Reddit Reveals Daily Active User Count For The First Time Ever

Reddit Reveals Daily Active User Count For The First Time Ever

One of the reasons why Reddit is as popular as it is is because it kind of solved the problem with internet forums. With internet forums, you’d have to go to various websites and try to find the one that’s suited to your needs and topics, and it might be hard to try and keep …

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