As many as 48 million Twitter accounts aren’t people, says study

A big chunk of those “likes,” “retweets,” and “followers” lighting up your Twitter (TWTR)account may not be coming from human hands. According to new research from the University of Southern California, up to 15 percent of Twitter accounts are in fact bots rather than people. The research could be troubling news for Twitter, which has struggled to grow its user […]

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Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only because millions of people had voted illegally, leveling the baseless claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts voicing anger about a three-state recount push. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won […]

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Millions of people have voted, and Democrats are showing strong signs in key states

The millions of votes already cast in the presidential election show promising signs for Hillary Clinton, with Democrats registering a strong performance in key states such as Florida and Colorado. But the early votes reveal bright spots for Donald Trump in the Midwest, potentially signaling a significant shift in the parties’ geographic bases that could linger past the election. At […]

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Here’s what people are using social media for at work

Workers at Facebook’s Austin, Texas, office are probably not typical when it comes to using social media at work. Image source: Facebook. While some companies have taken steps to ban the use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites from the workplace, many have have not. In some cases that leads to positive uses of the services — crowd-sourcing answers, […]

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Clinton: Trump wanted to profit off ‘people’s misery’

Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton ripped into Donald Trump on Tuesday night for the presumptive GOP nominee’s past remarks indicating he looked forward to the housing market crash in 2008. “Donald Trump thought he could make money off of people’s misery,” Clinton said to boos during a rally in Riverside, Calif., where she unloaded on the outspoken businessman’s recently unearthed comments. “He […]

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