Facebook just banned one of its biggest QAnon groups

Facebook just banned one of its biggest QAnon groups

Hundreds of thousands of advocates of the QAnon conspiracy theory are going to have to find a new online hangout.

The second largest QAnon group on Facebook has been banned from the platform, the social network announced Thursday. The group, called “Official Q/Qanon,” had nearly 200,000 members at the time of its removal. Facebook said it took the page down on Tuesday.

A Facebook spokesperson told Reuters that the group was banned over posts that repeatedly broke the platform’s rules on misinformation, harassment, and hate speech.

BBC journalist Shayan Sardarizadeh points out that the “Official Q/Qanon” group received more than 10 million engagements across 500,000 posts during the first 7 months of 2020. The group spiked in membership in early March, just as the full-force of the coronavirus pandemic began to hit the United States. Read more...

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11 electric SUVs coming for the Tesla Model Y

11 electric SUVs coming for the Tesla Model Y

Tesla's Model Y is currently the hot electric compact SUV. But Ford, Nissan, Mercedes, and other automotive giants are coming for the crossover crown. The latest challenger: Cadillac's first electric vehicle, the Lyriq.

The Tesla Model Y is unveiled at Tesla's design studio, in Hawthorne, Calif.

The Tesla Model Y is unveiled at Tesla's design studio, in Hawthorne, Calif.

Image: Jae C Hong/AP/Shutterstock

The Model Y is basically the SUV version of Tesla's "budget" Model 3 and is already super popular. It's about $50,000, which is roughly the average price of a non-electric small, luxury SUV. 

In a recent Piplsay poll of more than 30,400 adults, almost a third of them said their next car will be an SUV. So it's no surprise that electric crossovers are popping up everywhere. Here is a list of Model Y competitors coming in the next two years.  Read more...

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The smoke smothering Siberia is really intense

The smoke smothering Siberia is really intense

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Skyrim avec le prologue de Greymoor gratuit, dès aujourd’hui et jusqu’au 19 août

Explorez un monde sans limites et commencez votre aventure du Cœur noir de Skyrim avec le prologue ...

Seth Rogen's 'An American Pickle' on HBO Max is a sweet story with a sour center

Seth Rogen's 'An American Pickle' on HBO Max is a sweet story with a sour center

My hope for An American Pickle is that its bizarre blend of comedy and darkness becomes more palatable over time. I can't say it entirely worked for me after a first viewing, though.

The pieces are there! Seth Rogen's lovable stoner persona has always felt intensely relatable to my own life experience. Same for his distinctively "Jew-ish" mannerisms and quirks. What's more, half of his role in the HBO Max original seemingly involves channeling Zero Mostel's unforgettable Fiddler on the Roof performance. The other half is best characterized as "middle-aged NYC-dwelling tech worker."

Any one of these elements appeals to my tastes; all of them together seem like a perfect recipe for summertime laughs. And yet. Read more...

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Zen out with this levitating planter — Future Blink

Zen out with this levitating planter — Future Blink

It might look like magic, but the 'LYFE' planter uses magnets to levitate.  Read more...

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Smart TVs are coming for Roku. Here's why that's a bad thing.

Smart TVs are coming for Roku. Here's why that's a bad thing.

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Popular subreddits 'vandalized' with pro-Trump imagery

Popular subreddits 'vandalized' with pro-Trump imagery

No, fans of the Great British Bake Off did not suddenly convert en masse to Donald Trump supporters. 

You'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise, however, as scores of popular subreddits were temporarily hijacked Friday to promote Donald Trump. According to Reddit, an unspecified number of subreddit moderators — the people who oversee the sub-communities within Reddit — likely had their accounts taken over in some way, allowing the as-of-yet undetermined hacker to promote the current president of the U.S.

Perhaps most notably, background images and subreddit banners were altered to read "TRUMP" and "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Essentially, the subreddits appeared as if they had been wallpapered over by an overzealous, Trump-loving interior decorator.  Read more...

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These sustainable 3D printed homes are delivered and installed on the spot — Future Blink

These sustainable 3D printed homes are delivered and installed on the spot — Future Blink

'Mighty Buildings' 3D homes are turn-key, so once you select the building you want the home is delivered and installed on the spot. Read more...

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Trump officially signs an executive order to ban TikTok and WeChat

Trump officially signs an executive order to ban TikTok and WeChat

Starting September 20, everyone in the U.S. will be banned from doing business with ByteDance, its subsidiaries, and WeChat. Read more...

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