On Thursday, Google did something about the problem: The company updated its browser, Google Chrome, so that it bans such ads by default on mobile devices and desktop computers. The change will probably improve the average person’s internet day — and give the tech giant an even greater role in shaping the web. The update to Chrome, first announced last year, is not a universal ad-blocker, the company insisted, but a filter.
For the most part, the update has been embraced by the industry. After all, it seems like a win for publishers, quality advertisers and users alike. But Google did not become the creator of the world’s most popular browser and a dominant advertising force by running its business in a manner that did not serve its own interests. With the Chrome update, the company hopes to come out ahead by lessening the temptation of web users to install more comprehensive ad-blocking software.
The guy who managed to break YouTube’s Trending list with a Parkland “crisis actor” video wasn’t an Infowars host or a scheming politics vlogger. He was just a 51-year-old guy named Mike who reuploaded a video he saw in a conspiracy forum thread https://nyti.ms/2CdD5Nh?amp=1
@bluechoochoo I think they'd probably prefer that too, and maybe did see it that way for a while? but bent to various forms of outside pressure + were less able to quickly deal than they thought. a big spam problem takes years to solve, and that's w/o politics
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".