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Knowledge bocconi: A new tool detects emotions in Italian social media posts

"Troppo contenta del mio nuovo X-Corp Xd817!" ("Too satisfied of my new X-Corp Xd817!"). Happy outlier or general opinion of X-Corp's Italian customer base?

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Cancel Instagram for kids: It 'preys' on children's fear of missing out, advocates say to Zuckerberg

Nearly 100 worldwide experts and advocates are urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to ditch plans to create an Instagram for kids, claiming such a platform will exploit kids' overall well-being.

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Google goes international with vaccine-finding feature

Google on Thursday went international with tools designed to help people find COVID-19 vaccination locations, as the US internet titan ramps up efforts to fight the pandemic.

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Twitter unveils algorithmic fairness initiative

Twitter said Wednesday it was launching an initiative on "responsible machine learning" that will include reviews of algorithmic fairness on the social media platform.

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DuckDuckGo can now block the Google Chrome tracking method, FLoC

In an attempt to better track users and predict their search habits, Google Chrome has developed FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts). FLoC provides visibility into user data to any website that desires this information.

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Facebook users can appeal harmful content to oversight board

Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Tuesday that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they think the company shouldn't have allowed to stay on its platforms.