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Research finds TikTok actually favors Republicans, not Democrats
Mehreen Kasana
Researchers analyzed 8,000 TikToks posted between October 2019 and February 2020 and found a distinct favoring for Republican-flavored fare.
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An Instagram 'bug' worked in Trump's favor and at Biden's expense
Mehreen Kasana
While vexing for the Democratic presidential hopeful, it further rubbished claims by the right that the platform favors liberals.
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Twitter, Facebook remove video of Trump spreading medical misinformation
Ryan Houlihan
Amid boycotts and calls for government regulation, Twitter and Facebook have finally taken action to moderate their platforms.
Finally
The real reason Trump is obsessed with TikTok has nothing to do with security
Ryan Houlihan
"Nobody likes me." The president is ruining US-China relations because teenagers don’t think he’s cool.
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Revel scooters were never safe for the average person, and the company knows it
Ian Servantes
Two deaths in NYC and this writer’s own accident draw scrutiny toward the ease of access.
Dangerous Ride
OnePlus’s impressive mid-range phone / The North Face’s amazing waterproof tech
Input Staff
On this episode, we’ve got reviews of a great new smartphone and an incredible waterproof jacket.
Input/Output
Researchers will use Apple Watch to track signs of depression
Mehreen Kasana
The study is a collaboration between UCLA and Apple.
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Pepper robots can now call you out for not wearing a mask in public
Mehreen Kasana
Since people won't listen to doctors, SoftBank Robotics Europe is sending Pepper on a public health mission.
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Porn-reposting site Thothub is being sued by an OnlyFans creator for stealing her work
Mehreen Kasana
Virtual sex work is already a competitive market. COVID-19 has made it even tougher.
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Twitter gives me panic attacks every time a celebrity trends. Please stop.
J. Fergus
This is far too much unnecessary grief.
Context is King
How to hide from drone surveillance according to an expert
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick
From disguises and umbrellas to reflective material, these are the most affordable and totally legal ways to hide from a drone.
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Super Nintendo World sneak peek / Instagram’s delightfully dumb new meme
Input Staff
On this very fun episode, we’ve got stories about an amusement park and a mindless meme.
Input/Output
Microsoft confirms it wants TikTok, Trump gives it 45 days for deal
Cheyenne MacDonald
The company thanked Trump for his 'personal involvement' in the decision and said it will be complete by Sept. 15.
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Nikon South Africa releases tone-deaf, whitewashed influencer campaign
Craig Wilson
The company intended to show off its new mirrorless Z 50 camera. It showed off its lack of diversity and sensitivity instead.
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This artist was social distancing way before COVID-19 hit
Mehreen Kasana
Vincent Tanguy's artwork may not be a prophecy but it certainly feels like an eerie coincidence.
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Tomorrow 200: Trash Panda
Ryan Houlihan
Pop the champagne, it's the 200th episode of Tomorrow!
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Facebook and Google have to pay Australian media outlets for news
Mehreen Kasana
The move could set a precedent other nations may be encouraged to follow to help mitigate against falling ad sales revenue for media houses.
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Black-owned businesses can now be highlighted in Google Search and Maps
Tom Maxwell
It's part of broader initiatives from Google to support the Black community.
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Which face masks work best? / Black queer streetwear designers
Input Staff
On this episode, we’ve got stories about fashion past and present.
Input/Output
You'll soon be able to pay with Venmo and PayPal at your local CVS
Mehreen Kasana
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown little signs of relenting. In the meantime, PayPal and Venmo want to make your retail experience a little safer with touch-free code scanning.
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