For years, political scientists and social theorists have fretted about the Internet’s potential to flatten and polarize democratic discourse. But in a peer-reviewed study published on Thursday in the journal Science, data scientists at Facebook report the echo chamber is not as insular as many might fear — at least not on the social network

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A nurse at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center has been fired over Facebook posts that are now circulating online. On Jan. 13, Amanda Francis wrote, “Soooooo sleepy here in the ICU. Will someone please code and give me something exciting to do? #isthatbad?”

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I, like Rudder, have conducted social experiments on unconsenting, unwitting people. But the experiments I run differ in very important ways from the unacceptable methods with which OKCupid ran its experiment

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