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Essay: Fixation on Fake News Overshadows Waning Trust in Real Reporting

During the months I spent talking to partisan Facebook page operators for a magazine article this year, it became clear that while the ecosystem contained easily identifiable and intentional fabrication, it contained much, much more of something else. I recall ...

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Trump Adviser Takes Stake in China Ride-Sharing Company

Photo A woman in Shanghai placed an order at a station for the ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing. Credit Imaginechina/AP Images A hedge fund billionaire who was an economic adviser to President-elect Donald J. Trump during the campaign has taken a ...

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L.G.B.T. Gamers Huddle for a Postelection Reality Check

Slide Show Slide Show|6 Photos GaymerX Offers a ‘Safe Space’ for L.G.B.T. Gamers GaymerX Offers a ‘Safe Space’ for L.G.B.T. Gamers CreditDina Litovsky for The New York Times Matt Conn didn’t think much of it when he scheduled GaymerX East, ...

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I.R.S. Is Seeking Tax Evaders Who Use Bitcoin

SAN FRANCISCO — The Internal Revenue Service is on the hunt for people who used Bitcoin to evade taxes. The tax agency sent a broad request on Thursday to Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the United States, asking for ...

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Bits: Daily Report: The Fake News Precedent Outside the United States

The United States is a leader in internet technology. But it may well be a laggard when it comes to using internet technology for political mischief. The role that fake news stories on internet sites — Facebook, in particular — ...

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Tech Tip: Change Safari’s Search Engine Under the Hood

Q. When I type in web searches in the box at the top of the Safari program on my Mac, the browser always brings me Google results. Is there a way to use Bing without having to first go to ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: Silicon Valley Helped Create Trump, and That’s Bad for It

Photo Credit Matt Chase After the election of Donald J. Trump, technology companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have been called to account for magnifying the anger and misinformation of the voters who helped propel him to the presidency. Facebook ...

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Jay W. Forrester Dies at 98; a Pioneer in Computer Models

“Simulations of dynamic systems are now indispensable throughout the physical and social sciences,” said John Sterman, the Jay W. Forrester professor of management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. “Not just in management, but also, for example, in astrophysics, ...

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McDonald’s Introduces Screen Ordering and Table Service

Photo Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s chief executive, demonstrating how ordering is done at a self-service kiosk in New York on Thursday. Credit Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Welcome to McDonald’s! May I take your order — and bring it to your table? McDonald’s on ...

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Fake News on Facebook? In Foreign Elections, That’s Not New.

“They should have done this way earlier,” said Richard Heydarian, a political analyst in the Philippines, one of Facebook’s fastest-growing markets. “We already saw the warning signs of this years ago.” On Thursday, President Obama, speaking in Berlin and standing ...

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