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Facebook finally lets everyone search for old posts

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Facebook is finally updating its search to let users find posts they've seen before.
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FactChecking Trump's Tweetstorm

FactChecking Trump's Tweetstorm | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
After FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired, the president made several false and misleading claims about the Russia investigation in a series of tweets.
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Russia Didn’t Abuse Facebook—It Simply Used It As Intended

Russia Didn’t Abuse Facebook—It Simply Used It As Intended | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Opinion: When ISIS uses Twitter to recruit or a landlord uses Airbnb to discriminate, that’s not exploiting the platforms' glitches—that’s using their features.
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WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water | Environment | The Guardian

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water | Environment | The Guardian | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water
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Celebrities’ endorsement earnings on social media - Daily chart

Celebrities’ endorsement earnings on social media - Daily chart | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
HAVING just received a fancy new watch from TAG Heuer, Cristiano Ronaldo, a footballer, posts a photo of himself, wrist aloft, to his Instagram account. He dutifully thanks them for their “kind gift” and signs off the post with the company’s advertising slogan #dontcrackunderpressure.
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Teen Gets $16,000 Scholarship Thanks To Photo Of Her Helping Disabled Customer

Teen Gets $16,000 Scholarship Thanks To Photo Of Her Helping Disabled Customer | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
A kind-hearted teen, who dreamt of going to college, is one step closer to her goal thanks to a photo of her helping a disabled customer.
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Robert Reich: The Erosion Of Common Good In Trump's America

Robert Reich: The Erosion Of Common Good In Trump's America | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
We’re living in a jungle where only the most unscrupulous get ahead.
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Because as a Preposition | Grammar Girl

Because as a Preposition | Grammar Girl | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Neal Whitman of the Literal Minded blog noticed that kids are using because like a preposition in sentences such as I didn't finish my homework because Skyrim. Here's why.
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U.N. issues blank statement on Syria, says it has run out of words | Reuters

U.N. issues blank statement on Syria, says it has run out of words | Reuters | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
The U.N. children's fund UNICEF issued a blank "statement" on Tuesday to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighboring Damascus.
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Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee to step down by month’s end - The

Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee to step down by month’s end - The | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Taylor Weyeneth, whose only professional experience after college and before becoming a political appointee was working on the Trump campaign, was appointed deputy chief of staff at age 23.
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We've got no idea how much our world is changing. This is how far we've come

We've got no idea how much our world is changing. This is how far we've come | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Data suggests that our perception of changes in the world - for the better - is very different to reality.
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Women, men and the whole damn thing

Women, men and the whole damn thing | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Call it the Harvey Weinstein Effect: the wave of white-hot anger about predatory men that’s smashing reputations around the globe. What happens now?
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"No one is born a rapist, a sexual abuser or a porn addict; even the creepiest, sleaziest and most dangerous of these men began as sweet little boys. Something had to happen to make them into abusers."

What happened, according to northern NSW-based Dr Arne Rubinstein, founding chief executive of The Making of Men (both an organisation and bestselling book), was that so many boys never actually grew up. Their bodies did, but their minds didn't. 

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If you ask a lot of women if they know any men who are still doing the boy psychology stuff, the majority will actually say, 'Yeah, I married him.' 

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We've all grown up with the clichés that boys don't cry. They don't show fear. They keep a stiff upper lip. They suck it up, lest they be labelled a "girl" or a "pussy". All these stock phrases that shame the idea of being soft, compassionate or kind-hearted. And what replaces this, as John Bell observed, is "a strutting of male power" 

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"Add extra testosterone, unrelenting sexual advertising and media images, and boyhood training to be aggressive to get what you want, and we can start to understand how sex for men has become so fraught, so distorted, so unhealthy, so compulsive, so desperate. "Men are [taught] to be in charge, to hold all reins of power, to feel superior to women, to expect women to serve men in exchange for protection and security. The conditioning includes learning to not show feelings other than anger or toughness ... 
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Here are all 150+ new emoji coming in 2018

Here are all 150+ new emoji coming in 2018 | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Emoji just got hairier.
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How Icelandic Men Have Been Responding To Anti-Toxic Masculinity Campaign

How Icelandic Men Have Been Responding To Anti-Toxic Masculinity Campaign | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
The Icelandic campaign to fight toxic masculinity has received a lively response from men recounting times gender norms hindered or harmed them in their daily lives.
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Unilever moves headquarters to Rotterdam after almost 100 years in London

Unilever has announced that it will be moving its legal headquarters to Rotterdam, dealing a sharp blow to Britain’s status as a European business hub ahead of Brexit. 
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'Enough': US students come together in spectacular walkout to end gun violence | US news | The Guardian

'Enough': US students come together in spectacular walkout to end gun violence | US news | The Guardian | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
About 3,000 schools across America protest in unprecedented expression of mourning and a demand for action
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Trump Ousts Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson

Trump Ousts Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Trump regularly undermined Tillerson's diplomatic efforts.
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Comedian raises £80,000 from men demanding to know when International Men's Day is

Comedian raises £80,000 from men demanding to know when International Men's Day is | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Richard Herring is using International Women's Day to raise money for charity - by educating people on social media about International Men's Day. The comedian is spending the day telling men that this day exists and raising money for domestic abuse victims through Refuge. Refuge helps more than 4,500 women and children every day fight against trafficking, stalking, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and violence.
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Russia 'compromised' seven US states prior to 2016 election, say intelligence officials

Russia 'compromised' seven US states prior to 2016 election, say intelligence officials | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Voting registration systems or their websites were “compromised” by Russian-backed operatives in seven US states ahead of Donald Trump, American intelligence officials have revealed.  But while the states were informed of security breaches, but were not told who was behind them. 
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'Meet me at McDonald's' haircut banned in Norfolk school

'Meet me at McDonald's' haircut banned in Norfolk school | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
A secondary school in Norfolk has banned pupils from donning a popular haircut known as the “Meet me at McDonald’s”. The trendy, 80s-inspired hairstyle typically features short sides with a floppy, tousled mop of hair on top; the origins of its quippy name remain unknown. Great Yarmouth Charter Academy issued a letter to parents before half term threatening to send their children home if they turned up sporting the “high-top hairstyle”.
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Americans advance a lot of theories for why they have so many more gun deaths than other countries do. The answer is lying in plain sight.
Levin Chin's insight:
“Rather, they found, in data that has since been repeatedly confirmed, that American crime is simply more lethal. A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.”
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This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt | Opinion | The Guardian

This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt | Opinion | The Guardian | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Many Americans are justifiably frightened by what is happening to our country. But protecting our constitution requires more than just outrage
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A Ruling Over Embedded Tweets Could Change Online Publishing

A Ruling Over Embedded Tweets Could Change Online Publishing | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
A federal judge from New York ruled that embedding a tweet containing an image in a webpage could be considered copyright infringement.
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Woman 'Dragged' From West Virginia Hearing After Listing Lawmakers' Oil And Gas Donors

Woman 'Dragged' From West Virginia Hearing After Listing Lawmakers' Oil And Gas Donors | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
"Let that guilt about who you’re really working for inform your votes; don’t let the corporate money do it.”
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Rwanda, A Success Story Of Women Empowerment

Rwanda, A Success Story Of Women Empowerment | levin's linkblog: Modern Society Channel | Scoop.it
Two decades after the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people in 100 days, the great untold story of Rwanda's rise is how women rebuil
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