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Gizmodo is a design, technology, science and science fiction website. It was originally launched as part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton, and runs on the Kinja platform. Gizmodo also includes the subsite io9, which focuses on science fiction and futurism. Gizmodo is now part of G/O Media, owned by private equity firm Great Hill Partners.Source
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Facebook Reportedly Stymied Traffic to Left-Leaning News Outlets

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When Facebook tweaked its newsfeed algorithm in 2017 to reduce the visibility of political news, the company’s engineers intentionally designed the system to disproportionately impact left-leaning outlets, effectively choking off their traffic in the process. According to a Wall Street Journal report this week, Facebook bigwigs at the time were concerned about how these changes would affect right-leaning news outlets and wanted to avoid adding fuel to critics’ argument that the platform has an anti-conservative bias. However, in its attempt to appear unbiased, the company evidently...

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California Has Its First 'Gigafire' in Modern History

California Has Its First 'Gigafire' in Modern History

In August, researchers warned we would have to add “gigafire” to the lexicon to describe wildfires in California. Now, it’s become a part of the history books. On Monday, the August Complex in Northern California surpassed 1 million acres burned, the threshold for a gigafire. It makes the first gigafire in modern history for California, more than doubling the total acreage burned for the previous record-setting fire. The August Complex is a series of blazes that on their own would be in the record books. But the fires that began in the freak mid-August lightning siege have merged into one...

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