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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.

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In another move to censor and control the media, the Cyberspace Administration of China has moved to crack down on news reports that use information on social media. The Chinese government says that this is an attempt to stop the spread of false news, but it's obviously another move by the government to control public opinion.