The military is decidedly not here for wind farms, Facebook busted up more fake news accounts, and we have some advice for your next poo. Here's the news you need to know , in two minutes or less.
The military is locked in a struggle with wind farms
Advocates say that wind power is a win-win: wind farms help struggling rural economies with a new source of revenue, while also helping wean utilities off of fossil fuels. But military officials say they have been forced to close low-flying training routes because of “wind farm encroachment.” As the fight continues, many wind farms may look for greener pastures and leave the communities they once helped support without the much-needed revenue.
Facebook banned more fake accounts
Last August, the threat intelligence firm FireEye uncovered a vast social media influence campaign with ties to Iran. Now they've uncovered more fake accounts promoting Iranian interests—some even pretending to be 2018 political candidates. It led to a takedown of 51 Facebook accounts, 36 Facebook pages, seven Facebook groups, and three Instagram accounts that Facebook says were all involved in coordinated "inauthentic behavior."
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It offers unusual insight into how social media news consumption varies by platform according to age, political affiliation, gender, education level, and race.Only a third of people who use Instagram told Pew they get news from the site, but two-thirds of that group are nonwhite—the highest proportion of nonwhite news consumers of any social media site.