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Charlie Warzel

New York
Senior Technology Writer — BuzzFeed
Covers:  digital politics, future of journalism, online publishing, digital media

senior technology writer, @buzzfeednews. co-owner, Peggy.

Facebook Is Advising Trump Campaign On Trump TV — Before the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump went live on Facebook in what may have been the first dry run of Trump TV. The broadcast was watched by nearly 9 million people as of this writing and came together, in part, thanks to help from Facebook.

While You Were Watching The Debate, Trump Just Launched Trump TV — In the minutes before the third and final Presidential debate, Donald Trump went live on Facebook in what may have been the inaugural broadcast of a forthcoming Trump News Network. A little after 8:30 P.M., Trump's official Facebook page posted the link to the live video, offering up an alternative to the mainstream broadcast.

Anti-Defamation League Study Shows “Significant Uptick� In Anti-Semitic Twitter Abuse — Harassment and abuse on Twitter is rampant. In recent years, the platform has become a primary destination for trolls and hate groups. And as the election season reaches its final stretch, the social network can feel increasingly toxic to women and minority groups.

Meet The Trump Movement's Post-Truth, Post-Math Anti-Nate Silver — On March 9, 2016, Mitt Romney was sitting on one of Jimmy Kimmel's purple crushed-velvet chairs just trying to be a good sport. "This one's from a Trump supporter," Kimmel said as Romney accepted a stack of note cards full of PG-13 tweets calling the former Republican presidential nominee a loser.

Law Enforcement Tracked Activists Using Twitter, Facebook And Instagram Data — According to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union, law enforcement officials across the country used special feeds of raw data, including location information, from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to track and monitor racial protests. The ACLU claims the social data used by law enforcement was provided by Geofeedia, a social media monitoring company that provides information to hundreds of local police departments.

Twitter Says This ISIS Beheading Photo Doesn't Qualify As Abuse — "Kathleen" is an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter. Last Tuesday she took to Twitter to criticize the Trump campaign's Skittles refugee poster, calling it a "disgusting ad." Shortly after, @leslymill - who goes by the name Adorable Deplorable - replied, "i LOVE THE AD. Describes the complexity of the "PROBLEM perfectly."

90% Of The People Who Took BuzzFeed News’ Survey Say Twitter Didn't Do Anything When They Reported Abuse — That Twitter is plagued by harassment is a truism. Innumerable blog posts and stories have been written about the company's endless struggle against hate speech and the trolls who propagate it. Yet Twitter's reporting process for such behavior remains opaque, and countless people who've been targeted by it say reports they filed with Twitter were ignored or dismissed because they didn't meet the company's standards for harassment.

After Reporting Abuse, Many Twitter Users Hear Silence Or Worse — The first time Priyanka Singh suffered the wrath of Twitter's brutish underbelly, she cried herself to sleep. A 27-year-old from Delhi working in education publishing, Singh is also an atheist and an outspoken critic of India's casteism and rape culture - a choice she pays dearly for in her Twitter mentions.

I Let Facebook’s Algorithms Run My Life For Weeks — Facebook is lousy with opportunities for embarrassment. An offhanded political remark that silently - and completely unbeknownst to you - escalates tensions with an opinionated family member and preemptively ruins an upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. A glory-days photograph commemorating an regrettable decision to stay out well past last call.

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