Psychology Around the Net: July 21, 2018

Whether you read this with your Saturday morning coffee or while winding down after a busy weekend, you definitely want to make some time to catch up on the latest in this week’s mental health news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at the so-called “narcissism epidemic” of Western culture, whether or […]

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Russian ‘Flash Mob’ Urges U.S. to Free Maria Butina

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has begun a social media campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, whom American prosecutors accused this week of acting as a covert Russian agent. Federal prosecutors say that Ms. Butina, 29, attempted to infiltrate political organizations and influence politicians while living in Washington on a student visa. Russia has denied […]

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Taking Responsibility: Mark Zuckerberg Has Announced That Any Articles Posted On Facebook Will Now Go Through Strict Vetting To Make Sure They Align With The Company’s Tireless Commitment To Generating Massive Amounts Of Revenue

Mark Zuckerberg faced enormous public backlash this week after he defended Holocaust deniers’ right to disseminate their views on Facebook, but this morning he stepped up to allay Facebook users’ concerns in a big way: Zuckerberg announced that from now on, Facebook will rigorously vet the articles posted on its site to ensure that they […]

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State of the Art: What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

In Mr. Darcy’s telling, Facebook officials seemed taken aback by the question. John Hegeman, Facebook’s head of News Feed, stumbled through an answer about how “just being false doesn’t violate the community standards,” and how Infowars was a publisher with a “different point of view.” Later, the social network argued that banning organizations that repeatedly […]

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