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Cypress Hill loves badarse animals, big puffs of steam and snowscapes. I know this for a fact because for the last few months, I've been following the group's Instagram as well as National Geographic's. It was only a couple of days after following the Cypress Hill account that I noticed the group was basically liking and commenting on everything National Geographic posted.

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Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took questions from Twitter users about what they want the company to do better in 2017. Dorsey seemed receptive to one idea that Twitter's power users have been begging for: The ability to edit tweets. This is an awful idea.

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Drunken ramblings, bad sports predictions, political opinions you're now ashamed of... there are plenty of reasons why you might want to clean up some (or all) of the social media trial you've left behind you in one go, aside from just cancelling your account and starting again. Here are the tools you need to do it on Facebook and Twitter.

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For a lot of us, the only reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don't want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid's birthday party. This can make sharing personal photos a little more difficult. Here are a handful of apps that help mitigate that problem by making it easier to share more selectively.

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The finale to this season of Black Mirror, "Hated in the Nation", is a tight police procedural that opens on Jo Powers, a controversial journalist, being murdered after people mob and harass her on Twitter. While each twist and turn is telegraphed, the episode is best at showing how viciously efficient social media is at bringing its users pain, even if no one using it thinks they're throwing a punch.

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Agencies like the US Federal Trade Commission have started to crack down on celebrity endorsements on networks like Instagram and YouTube. But have you ever wondered how much your average celebrity gets paid for a post? Not Kim Kardashian West or Kanye West. We know they make millions. But just your average, run-of-the-mill celeb or internet-famous "influencer" with a few million followers? They still make tens of thousands of dollars.

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Subtweeting is something people generally consider to be mean and thus bad. For those unaware, subtweeting is tweeting about an individual without naming them. While this might sound bad on principle, subtweeting contains multitudes.

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If this face seems familiar, it's probably because you've seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what gives? A France24 investigation provides the answer.

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If you've got a suspicion someone else has gained access to your social media accounts, it's not difficult to check — and it could mean you're able to apply a password change before any real damage happens. In fact, it's worth checking these options regularly just to be sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are completely yours.