YouTube Bravely Bans Nazis Hours After Throwing LGBT Users Under the Bigot Bus

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The best place online to lead us unsuspecting sheep from an innocent recipe video to either a defense of racialist pseudoscience or pushes pedophiles towards videos of kids has decided maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t want to be known for those things anymore. So it’s taking the most obvious step there is: banning…

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https://gizmodo.com/youtube-tries-to-rehabilitate-its-image-by-finally-bann-1835274573

Terry Pratchett Predicted the Rise of Nazis Online During an Interview with Bill Gates in 1995

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Most Americans weren’t online back in 1995, let alone getting most of their news from online sources. But the late fantasy author Terry Pratchett knew what was coming. And a newly unearthed GQ interview from 1995, with Bill Gates no less, reveals that Pratchett really could see the future.

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https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/terry-pratchett-predicted-the-rise-of-nazis-online-duri-1835120775

Amazon’s Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man,

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https://gizmodo.com/amazons-oil-addiction-black-holes-and-tiny-ancient-hu-1834037354

HUD Charges Facebook With Enabling Housing Discrimination

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday charged Facebook with discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. HUD says it believes the company was “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.”

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https://gizmodo.com/hud-charges-facebook-for-enabling-housing-discriminatio-1833632844

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a ‘Research’ App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

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Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, its vampiric psuedo-VPN that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. This time it’s worse—Facebook is targeting teens to install a similar app via third-party beta testing services, in possible violation of…

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https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-paying-teens-to-install-a-research-app-that-1832182370

Bird Box Is the First Great Monster Movie About This Poisonous Invention

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Have you watched the new Netflix movie Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock yet? It’s been divisive, with some people saying they love it and other people claiming that they hate it. But I absolutely loved it, and I have a theory about one of the most difficult questions of the entire movie: What are the monsters, exactly?

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https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/bird-box-is-the-first-great-monster-movie-about-this-po-1831318490