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Now fake Facebook accounts are using fake faces

Artificially-generated faces of people who don't exist are being used to front fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to trick users and game the company's systems, the social media network said Friday. Experts who reviewed the accounts say it is the first time they have seen fake images like this being used at scale as part of a single social media campaign.

Sarah Sanders apologizes for tweet mocking Biden during debate

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden after mocking a debate moment where Biden -- who has been open about overcoming his own stutter -- appeared to imitate a stuttering child to relay how he connects to people.

From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade

Shortly after midnight Pacific time on October 6, 2010, a new app built by a small team went live on Apple's App Store. Right away, they noticed people abroad signing up for the app, called Instagram; by 6 a.m. the startup was so overwhelmed with traffic that its servers reportedly melted down.

YouTube burnout is real; creators are struggling to cope

For eight years, Kati Morton, a mental health expert, has used YouTube to discuss sensitive issues ranging from eating disorders to anxiety. But Morton's own well-being took a hit from the demands of her work on the platform.

Remember HQ Trivia? It's trying to make a comeback

HQ Trivia brought joy -- and some cash -- to millions of people, but despite the game's virality, the start-up behind it struggled. Now, that company, HQ, is trying to make a comeback with new games and a subscription service.

Saudi behind Navy base rampage lived double life on social media

Mohammad al-Shamrani has over 2,700 tweets under his name. While the alleged killer's motivations remain a mystery, newly-obtained information about his social media presence offers clues about his mindset before his lethal shooting spree last week at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida.

Elon Musk's defense argues caver not harmed by 'pedo guy' tweet

There is a photo in which Vernon Unsworth is standing next to Theresa May in front of 10 Downing Street, where the former British prime minister gave a hero's welcome to the divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.

Princess Anne shrugs as queen gestures for her to greet Trump

Justin Trudeau's gossipy conversation with several world leaders about US President Donald Trump wasn't the only viral moment to come out of NATO's two-day summit in London. At a Buckingham Palace reception, Britain's Princess Anne was seen shrugging at