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George Papadopoulos is a personal finance adviser — not a Trump foreign policy adviser who admitted to trying to form an alliance with Russian interests. Courtesy of George Papadopoulos hide caption

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It has become increasingly common for politicians at all levels of government to block followers, whether it's for uncivil behavior or merely for expressing a different point of view. HStocks/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano updates the media on evacuation and search-and-rescue efforts on Oct. 11, as wildfires devastate the county. At a more recent news conference, Giordano struck down wildfire-related rumors circulating on social media. Paul Elias/AP hide caption

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Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

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The big-budget video game can be a powerful medium for telling scary stories. To wit: the new survival horror game The Evil Within 2, in which reality itself is open to interpretation. Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks hide caption

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Megan Phelps-Roper: If You're Raised To Hate, Can You Reverse It?

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Twitter Says It Will Ban Ads From Russian News Agencies After Interference In 2016 Election

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How 5 Tech Giants Have Become More Like Governments Than Companies

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'Distracted Walking' Law Bans Texting While Crossing Streets In Honolulu

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Honolulu police officers direct traffic at an intersection. Honolulu is the first major U.S. city to ban texting while walking in a crosswalk. Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

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