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Parents: don’t panic about Momo worry about YouTube Kids instead | Keza MacDonald

One is a viral hoax. The other is rife with distressing and disturbing content, says Keza MacDonald, the Keeper video games editor I firstly been hearing Momo in my local parents’ WhatsApp group. Someone had screenshotted a Facebook post about a creepy puppet that supposedly appeared in unsuspecting children’s phone contents and spliced into YouTube videos, dispensing the recommendations on self-harm and violent acts. I reacted with mistrust: this would…

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What’s the Value of a Facebook Cryptocoin?

Just before the Civil War, and long before the Federal Reserve, the United States had 8, 000 kinds of fund. It was a chaotic, mystifying time to buy your groceries. Private banks issued mentions with the promise of backing in amber and silver, but their actual appreciate was anybody’s guess. Soon other companies–drug stores, coal mines, and of course railroads, the wealthy connectors of their day–jumped into the fray. What’s…

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Lynne Patton: Trump Doesnt See Color, Tlaibs Behavior Is More Racist

Longtime Trumpworld Rep. Mark Meadows during Michael Cohen’s House oversight committee hearing. ” I said it before, I say it again ,” said Patton, a regional executive in New York and New Jersey for the Department of Housing and Urban planning, told Fox& Friends .” The chairperson does not realize colour, race, credo, belief. What he watches is success and los .” ” So to me that is what makes…

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Viral ‘Momo challenge’ is a malicious hoax, say charities

Groups say no evidence yet of self-harm from cult, but ensuing hysteria poses a risk It is the most talked about viral scare narrative of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks- but experts and benevolences have warned that the “Momo challenge” is nothing but a” moral anxiety” spread by adults. Warnings about the supposed Momo challenge suggest that children are being encouraged to kill themselves…

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Facebook Will Crack Down on Anti-Vaccine Content

As Clark County, Washington, combats an ongoing measles outbreak, Facebook declared Thursday that it’s decreasing the reach of anti-vaccine information on its platform. It will no longer allow it to be promoted through ads or recommendations, and will make it less prominent in search results. The social network will not take down anti-vaccine posts wholly, nonetheless. The corporation also said it was exploring ways to give users more context about…

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Trumps plan to lower drug costs is a bait-and-switch that leaves seniors paying more.

Images Money/ Flickr On Thursday, January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services( HHS) is presided over by Secretary Alex Azar, heralded a recommendation that will have the most difficult impact on the American healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act extended in 2010. The Trump Administration aims to lower medication costs for recipients of Medicare and other government programs by banning narcotic manufacturers from paying rebates to pharmacy…

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Momo challenge: The anatomy of a hoax

What is ‘momo’? Earlier this week, versions of the momo tale ran viral on social media. They attracted hundreds of thousands of shares and was instrumental in news article reporting the tale. According to the false narrative, infants are contacted on WhatsApp by an account claiming to be momo. They are supposedly encouraged to save the specific characteristics as a contact and then asked to carry out challenges as well…

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Crypto Fans Flee Coinbase After It Hired Hackers for Dictators

Cryptocurrency devotees importance privacy. They are distrustful of governments. They’re paranoid about possible hacks. So cryptocurrency consumers were not impressed when Coinbase, a major cryptocurrency exchange, partnered with former the representatives of a notorious hacking corporation that sells spyware to oppressive governments. Now some users are fleeing. “# DeleteCoinbase before they delete you ,” @btc, a major bitcoin Twitter account another user wrote above a screenshot of his deleted account….

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When The Commander in Chief Is Unfit, Whats a General to Do? Jim Mattis Resignation Was Just a Beginning.

In illumination of the The Letter Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was deep into a dark period of the soul that he had long met coming when, on December 19, 2018, he received a call on his private telephone. Mattis checked the identification, recognized a pal and answered the call. ” Jim, say it isn’t so ,” said William Cohen, himself a former Defense Secretary, and before that a Republican Senator…

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Co-parenting app raises privacy questions when courts get involved

CoParenter is a logistics and communication app for custody arrangements. Image: Vicky Leta/ Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of- and deal with- the kids in their own lives. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Legally mandated app utilization is officially now a thing. Say hello…

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Jeff Bezos exposing the Enquirer’s attempt to blackmail him was good and right. But everything else about the story is so, so wrong.

Apparently 2019 is on a mission to outperform the past two years on the “How is this real life? ” front. If you’ve missed the big report this week, the National Enquirer tried to blackmail and gouge Jeff Bezos with embarrassing photos, but Bezos published their menacesin a blog post instead. But that’s genuinely not the whole story, because that’s simply not absurd enough for this day and age. The…

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The Mystery Of The Cryptocurrency CEOs Death Just Got Murkier

At the beginning of February, it was reported that the Ceo of cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotten, died in India in December. The report was widely reported under for one particular reason, he was the only person to have the passphrase to the virtual money comprises of 115, 000 clients, likening to an expected total of $137 million in cryptocurrency. Right after the news was proclaimed, many initiated to is…

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Black women are fed up with Khloe Kardashian’s tweets about Jordyn Woods

The internet on Friday was awash with reactions to the very public exchange between Khloe Kardashian and Jordyn Woods. The dominating attitude was in defence of Woods, and Black women on Twitter especially didn’t hold back criticism of Kardashian. In an interview on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk on Friday, Woods defended was pointed out that with Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend,. Timbers admitted to being drunkard at a party with Thompson…

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Meet ‘Dissenter’: A far-right ‘comment section’ for hating on journalists

Have you ever disliked columnists so much that you wanted to create an online noting structure just so you are able complain about them behind their backs? Well, we have good news for you. If you’re a card-carrying member of the far-right, you can now shout into the void with Gab‘s brand-new social media platform Dissenter, the self-described” comment area of the internet .” It’s basically StumbleUpon for people who…

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