YouTube’s New Moderators Mistakenly Pull Right-Wing Channels

YouTube’s new moderators, brought in to spot fake, misleading and extreme videos, stumbled in one of their first major tests, mistakenly removing some clips and channels in the midst of a nationwide debate on gun control. The Google division said in December it would assign more than 10,000 people to…

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We’d like to introduce you to Russian senator Valentina Petrenko’s hair

Image: Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS/Getty Images Who is Valentina Petrenko? She is a Russian senator. She represents the Republic of Khakassia. She is the chair of Russia’s Committee on Social Policy. And she is the owner of the most fascinating hair international politics has to offer. Every few months, Twitter rediscovers Petrenko’s…

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‘Hunger Games’ gave today’s teens the best blueprint for defeating the NRA

Peeta and Katniss: Playing the media game in 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'Image: lionsgate Inside the Capitol, the political elite have become immune to the regular killings splashed across their screens. They’ve rationalized it as the price they have to pay for their way of life. But a handful of teenage…

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Last good person in America Dolly Parton donates her 100 millionth book

Image: Kevork Djansezian/WireImage Between rebuilding Tennessee and making my Spotify playlists so damn good, Dolly Parton has become the unofficial Queen of Good Works. Today, the country music star heads to Washington to deliver her 100 millionth book donation from her Imagination Library to the Library of Congress. Founded by…

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Gerber announces first-ever spokesbaby with Down syndrome

Gerber is making history with its 2018 spokesbaby. On Wednesday the company announced that the winner of its annual Gerber Baby Photo Search is Lucas Warren, a one-year-old from Dalton, Georgia.  Warren is the first baby with Down syndrome to join the Gerber Family since the Gerber Baby contest began…

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