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Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020

It’s unlikely you have heard of @ToTheXToTheY. But you may be familiar with its work. This…

Pub Work Gives a Royal Carpet Maker an Unwelcome Image (and It’s Sticking)

AXMINSTER, England — The royal coat of arms is affixed to a sign on the front…

Bits: The Week in Tech: Putting an A.I. Genie Back in Its Bottle

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

David Cameron’s Book Isn’t Out Yet. The Scathing Commentary Is.

LONDON — Once in a while, the British gift for mockery aligns just so with social…

The Saturday Profile: Putin’s Toughest Online Critic Brings His Name, and Wheelchair, Into the Light

MOSCOW — He can’t walk and can barely move his hands, but thanks to his sharp…

Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, was tearing up. For half an…

Violent Japanese Mascot That Tickled John Oliver Is Suspended by Twitter

HONG KONG — The Twitter accounts of a Japanese mascot whose naughty antics charmed the internet…

Pinterest Posts Narrower Loss, but Falls Short of Wall St. Estimates

SAN FRANCISCO — Pinterest has avoided many of the woes of other newly public tech companies.…

A Rival to Botox Invites Doctors to Party in Cancun, With Fireworks, Confetti and Social Media Posts

Top plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun one weekend this month…

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

PARIS — The White House said on Wednesday that it would not sign an international accord…

Tech We’re Using: Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives?…

Facebook Takes Step to Police Content on Its Live Service

SAN FRANCISCO — When 51 people were killed in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, the suspect,…

China’s Propaganda Machine Takes Aim at U.S. Over Trade War

BEIJING — The trade dispute between the United States and China is escalating — and so…

Girls Enter the Boys’ World of Flipping

As a gymnast, Sophie Tillis felt held back. Though she loved competing, after seven years in…

New Report Shows How a Pro-Iran Group Spread Fake News Online

LOS ANGELES — Ali Al-Ahmed is a veteran critic of the Saudi government, so late last…