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  • Danielle Abreu Feb 24

    You're Kitten Me? Cat's Shocking Reaction to Pregnancy Goes Viral

    A cat’s hilarious reaction to news that she’s expecting kittens has gone viral. Ulla, a 1-year-old tabby, was turned in to a shelter in Greenland after she was found on the street. Shelter board member Tone Frank told “Today” that after a few weeks the staff noticed Ulla was getting a “little chubby,” so they took her to the vet...

  • Instagram Nov 25, 2019

    Passengers Walk by Woman With Head Wedged Between Subway Doors

    A woman somehow got her head wedged in the subway doors at the last stop in the Bronx earlier this week — and once the video was posted on Instagram, it went viral as outraged New Yorkers blasted people who didn’t stop to help.

  • China Jun 4, 2019

    China Handles Tiananmen Anniversary With Usual Silence

    Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, a stark reminder that three decades later, the possibility of democratic change has all but evaporated. Extra checkpoints and street closures greeted tourists who showed up before 5 a.m. to watch...

  • Facebook Mar 31, 2019

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Zuckerberg said governments and regulators rather than private companies like Facebook should be more active in...

  • Twitter Mar 27, 2019

    Meghan McCain Is Totally Here For That ‘You Were at My Wedding, Denise' Clapback

    One Twitter user named Denise got a taste of her own medicine when she took to the social media site to air her grievances about “The View,” which McCain is a co-host on. In a scathing tweet, the critic said “The View” roundtable is full of ‘delusional mental midgets ricocheting ignorance and lack of emotional regulation.’

  • Facebook Mar 15, 2019

    Facebook Loses Longtime Product Chief as It Revamps Strategy

    Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn’t clear what future plans the executives have....
    Cox was in charge of Facebook’s apps including its flagship social media site, as well as Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. He joined 13 years ago and...

  • NBC Nov 20, 2018

    Facebook, Instagram Were Down for Some Users Tuesday Morning

    Facebook wasn’t working for some users Tuesday morning, the second big outage in about a week, and Instagram users were reporting issues as well. The outage appeared to hit around 8 a.m. ET. For some users, the Facebook page wouldn’t load and other functionality wasn’t working. The website outage-tracking site Downdetector reported a spike in reports of problems with Facebook...

  • NBC Nov 12, 2018

    Facebook Briefly Goes Down: ‘Something Went Wrong'

    Some Facebook users were reporting that the site was down for them on Monday. For those experiencing the outage, opening a page on the social media site revealed an error message reading, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” Facebook appeared to go down just 1 p.m. ET. Users...

  • Mexico Oct 30, 2018

    Support Pours in for Jewish Refugee Settlement Agency Singled Out by Synagogue Attack Suspect

    The Jewish refugee settlement agency targeted on social media by the man accused of attacking a Pittsburgh synagogue has received an outpouring of support this week, according to the group’s leaders.

  • NBC News Oct 29, 2018

    Gab Becomes Latest Focal Point in Battle Over Online Hate

    The social media site favored by a Pennsylvania man accused of gunning down 11 people at a synagogue on Saturday was inaccessible Monday, with Gab becoming the latest focal point in a battle over online hate speech and the platforms that host it. In an email Sunday, a GoDaddy spokesman said the company had given Gab 24 hours to find...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2018

    Lawsuit Accuses Facebook of Enabling Human Traffickers

    A human trafficking survivor from Texas sued Facebook this week, alleging the social media platform provides human traffickers an unrestricted way to “stalk, exploit, recruit, groom … and extort children into the sex trade.”

  • Facebook Jul 30, 2018

    Madonna to Celebrate 60th Birthday With Malawi Fundraiser

    Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.

  • NBC Jul 25, 2018

    Facebook's Watch Party Feature Lets Users View, Interact With Videos Together

    A new Facebook feature that debuts Wednesday will enable members of a group to watch and interact with the same video simultaneously. The tool, called Watch Party and inspired by the social media site’s live feature, enables members of a Facebook group to watch, comment and react to any public video on Facebook at the same time, the company said...

  • North Texas Jun 19, 2018

    North Texas Mother and Daughter Open Up About Kidney Transplant Streamed Live

    A North Texas mother and daughter spoke on Tuesday about their kidney transplant surgery that was streamed live on Facebook.

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Canada's Immigration Website Crashes on Election Night

    As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s path to victory looked more imminent on Election Night, the Canadian government’s immigration and citizenship website began to experience sporadic outages. An error message on the website stated, “there is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.” Meanwhile, Google searches for “How can I move to Canada”...

  • Facebook Mar 26, 2018

    Facebook Questioned About Pulling Android Call, Text Data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of contact names, telephone...

  • Facebook Mar 23, 2018

    Facebook: To Delete Or Not to Delete?

    As more details emerge about the data privacy scandal surrounding the Trump-connected firm Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, some users are revisiting the concept of leaving the social media site. The hashtag “Delete Facebook” is trending online as Americans vow to take a step back from the social network following reports of misuse of some 50 million profiles. NBC News’ Liz…

  • actor Mar 19, 2018

    Macaulay Culkin Slams Spacey, Franco and More During Live-Tweeting of the Oscars

    The actor called out Hollywood stars tied to sexual harassment allegations.

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All

    Facebook announced Thursday that it won’t be splitting the News Feed into two after all, CNBC reported. The social media site said it was ending testing of the change, which would have pushed publisher content onto a second feed away from posts by family and friends. “People don’t want two separate feeds,” Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, said in...

  • United States Aug 23, 2017

    Blocked: NASA Moon, Sun Accounts Squabble on Eclipse Day

    The moon didn’t just block the sun in the sky. NASA’s official Twitter account for the moon blocked its official account for the sun on the social media site to show that the eclipse wasn’t just meant for the outdoors. “HA HA HA I’ve blocked the Sun!” @NASAMoon tweeted with a screenshot of the blocked account. “Make way for the...

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