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Last quarter, social media giant Facebook set a record: In one three-month period, its advertising revenue eclipsed the $10 billion mark.

“But none of that matters if our services are used in a way that doesn’t bring people closer together,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on their November earnings call.

 


You are suspended in an endless dark chamber as thousands of red, green, yellow and blue lights flicker across the air like tiny diamonds in the sky.

Or at least that's how it appears in the selfie you just posted on Instagram. Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" – mirror-lined rooms that seem to go on forever – is part of the latest art craze to take over social media. Immersive exhibits are driving people to museums in search of the perfect snapshot.

While investigating a spate of evening car break-ins in a neighborhood on the west side of Bexar County,  investigators from the Sheriff’s Office thought residents might have photos or surveillance camera footage that could help, but didn't have a quick way to request that information.

"So we went old school," Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said. "We literally sent my deputies from community policing door to door."

The New York Times released new guidelines which call for its reporters to avoid editorializing on social media. This comes as the paper defends itself from charges of bias from right-wing activists and President Trump.

The presidential election is long past, but online attacks aimed at shaping the U.S. information environment have kept right on coming.

This week brought a slate of fresh examples of ways in which users — some of them demonstrably Russian, others not — continue to try to use Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to jam a crowbar into existing American political divisions and wrench them further apart.

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