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1. Recode’s Kara Swisher had a 90-minute conversation with Mark Zuckerberg on Monday to discuss the recent controversies surrounding Facebook. ...

2. Egypt passed a law this week that treats social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers as media outlets, subjecting Twitter and Facebook users to prosecution for the information they share. ...

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1. A House Judiciary Committee meeting was held on Tuesday with executives from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to discuss potential bias in the content filtering methods of each platform. ...

2. In Tuesday’s House Judiciary hearing, Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa suggested converting the largest social media platforms into public utilities. ...

3. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 Dispatches found that Facebook was giving special protections or “shielded review” to leading far-right activists like Britain First leader, Tommy Robinson. ...

3. Donald Trump and his political action committee spent $274,000 on Facebook ads since early May, making him the single biggest political advertiser on the platform. ...

4. Instagram is testing a new feature that allows public accounts to remove certain followers. ...

5. Instagram is building a new two-factor authentication system to avoid account takeovers from SIM hackers. ...

6. According to a recent study, Twitter bots were active in all ten elections held last year in Africa. ...

4. Snapchat announced Tuesday it is partnering with news discovery platforms to give journalists access to better tools that will help them find its photos and videos from during breaking news coverage. ...

5. One of YouTube’s most famous creators, Jacksepticeye, said last week that he’d be taking a break from posting daily videos due to mental health concerns and burnout. ...

1. Twenty-five people were arrested by Indian police for the Friday killing of a man sparked by child kidnapping rumors on WhatsApp. ...

2. Twitter has suspended Guccifer 2.0 and DC Leaks’ accounts, which were both linked to the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee. ...

3. Facebook has hired a head of chip development, Shahriar Rabii, from Google signaling that the social media company is serious about building its own semiconductors. ...

4. Elon Musk lashed out against British rescuer on Twitter after the diver called his attempt to rescue the trapped Thai children an ill-informed public relations stunt. ...

5. Miley Cyrus has deleted every photo from her Instagram account and her 76.2 million followers are left to wonder why. ...

6. Sunday was National Ice Cream Day and YouTube put together a map of the most popular ice cream flavors by state. ...

1. With Twitter removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts on Thursday, some of the social media network's top stars lost a significant number of followers. ...

2. Facebook said in a series of Tweets on Thursday that it will demote posts deemed to be fake news, but not remove them entirely. ...

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