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How to quit your tech: a beginner’s guide to divorcing your phone

Stuck on your screen? We asked six very busy people to attempt a digital detox – here’s how you can, too.
Photograph: David Vintiner for the Guardian
via How to quit your tech: a beginner’s guide to divorcing your phone | Technology | The Guardian.

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Obama Warns Social Media Risks Splintering Society

“All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the Internet,” he said.
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via Obama Warns Social Media Risks Splintering Society | HuffPost.

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Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better
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Source: The Guardian

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Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: ‘The system is failing’

The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news.
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Source: The Guardian

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Beware: this Russian cyber warfare threatens every democracy

Kremlin-inspired interference is about much more than skewed elections. It’s the world of mind control imagined by George Orwell.

Photograph: Andrew Harnik

Source: The Guardian

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‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing

Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data.

Source: The Guardian 

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report.

Source: The Guardian

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Angry Al Franken hammers Facebook lawyer at hearing over Russian ads

Senator clashes with Colin Stretch over how tech giants apparently missed posts coming from Russia: ‘How could you not connect the dots?’

Source: The Guardian

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