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The alternative social media network that was reportedly used by the suspect in the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is now down.

Updated: 4:55 p.m.

Curtis Burns, the West Chester resident behind the TSA's popular Instagram account, died Friday. He was 48. 

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Apple announced a new lineup of smartphones, including a new watch, last week during their annual September press conference. The Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are available for pre-order, while the iPhone XR is set to launch next month.

And a Vermont-based software company that scans social media to intervene and prevent tragedy. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, new Apple products, whether or not social media monitoring will help stop school shooting, and more.

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The Justice Department will meet with state attorneys generals this month as part of an investigation of whether social media companies are censoring conservative speech. 

This comes after President Trump and other prominent conservatives complained that companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, had unfairly removed or banned content. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, what that investigation could look like. 

Procter & Gamble has filed to trademark such Internet speak as "LOL" and "WTF," saying the terms could be used to market its products. 

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Ahead of the midterm elections, Facebook and other social media platforms are cracking down on fraudulent users and groups that could be part of election meddling. 

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled on Capitol Hill last month, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him whether his company faces any real competition: "If I buy a Ford, and it doesn't work well, and I don't like it, I can buy a Chevy. If I'm upset with Facebook, what's the equivalent product that I can go sign up for?"

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For most people, Amazon's smart speaker, the Echo, has been a great way to handle daily tasks. The Echo's voice assistant, Alexa, is also a handy way for some, such as the blind, to be connected in our technological society. We'll look at how Amazon's Alexa allows the blind to remain connected and informed in a modern way.

We'll also look at how changes in technology in the near future can impact our physical and mental health. 

Dennis Kucinich along with running mate Tara Samples call for Ohio cities to lobby for assult weapon bans in Cleveland on Monday.
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The son of a Democratic candidate for Ohio lieutenant governor is accused of making posts online about killing police officers and has been taken into protective custody.

The Political Impact of Fake News

Mar 22, 2018
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Fake news is a huge problem for social media companies and political entities. Research has shown that false information spreads faster and deeper through the Web, compared to accurate stories. We'll look at why fake news reaches such a large audience, what is being done to curtail it, and its impact on politics. 

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The Trump administration is considering building a nationalized portion of the nation's 5G mobile network in an effort to defend against China and other hostile actors. It would be an unprecedented nationalization of private infrastructure. 

We'll also take a look at how celebrities and other public personas purchase fake followers for their social media accounts, and the impact these fabricated accounts have on the real people they sometimes impersonate.  

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This week on Tech Tuesday, we'll discuss the recent uptick in Bitcoin's value and volatility and what that means for the future of the cryptocurrency. Then, navigating social media can come with a number of psychological and behavioral pitfalls in its design and use. Author Guy Harrison offers critical thinking strategies to resist misinformation and manipulation online.

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Join us for a look at new developments in the tech world. YouTube launches a new program offering users a plethora of exciting content. Using Facebook to reconnect? Find out how the social media application can play detective for you. 

Tech Tuesday: Online Hate, Jobs After Robots

Aug 22, 2017
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As a new school year approaches, get a refresher on social media and some of the things children can be experiencing online. Also up this hour, apps and android technology- can we be facing a new world with less human interaction? 

Fiona the hippo was catapulted into social media stardom from the day she arrived on the planet.

The baby hippopotamus was born at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year. At the time, she was six weeks premature and weighed only 29 pounds. While that might sound like a lot, most baby hippos weigh between 55 and 120 pounds at birth.

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