National borders don't stop in the physical world – they're in cyberspace too

Virtual borders have also been subtly dividing the world

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To the globalists' dismay, recent years have seen the strengthening of national borders. State sovereignty rages on with each vehicle returned and each visa revoked.

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Facebook is free, but should it count toward GDP anyway?

How much are free online goods worth to people, anyway? Researcher attempt to find an answer.

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For several decades, gross domestic product (GDP), a sum of the value of purchased goods, has been a ubiquitous yardstick of economic activity.

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Facebook is considering removing 'like' counts

Could this be a new trend in the social media landscape?

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  • Facebook is considering hiding its "likes" tally, but hasn't offered any concrete details.
  • Hiding likes is a feature that Facebook-owned Instagram has already begun testing in a number of different countries.
  • The company is motivated by their concern for people's mental health, as well as a drive to increase meaningful usage of their sites.
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Too many people think satirical news is real

Americans' inability to agree on what is true and what is false is a problem for democracy.


In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent.

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YouTube fined $170 million for harvesting data from children

But some say the settlement is a slap on the wrist.

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  • The Federal Trade Commission and New York's attorney general reached an agreement with Google in which YouTube must pay a fine and bolster protections for children's privacy on its platform.
  • Now, YouTube creators who created child-directed content will have to designate videos as such, and personalized ads will no longer be allowed on such content.
  • YouTube said these changes will take place in about four months.
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