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Verizon just blatantly betrayed net neutrality by excluding its video app from data caps

Location:
Verizon Communications
140 West St
New York, NY 10007
United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules, passed in 2015, explicitly ban Internet providers from a number of discriminatory measures like throttling and blocking, but there's evidently a huge loophole that every major wireless carrier in the US has rushed to exploit.

Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts'

Location:
Twitter (new home)
1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Recommendation:
2

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, the company said, most of them linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but said that it has increased the size of teams monitoring and responding to reports and has decreased its response time "significantly."

How 2016 changed what we thought we knew about the Iowa caucuses

Location:
USA
United States
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2

In the 2016 Iowa caucus, advertisement spending wasn't the key to victory. If we plot vote percentage against the percent of spending among candidates who survived to the caucuses, there's very little correlation.

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