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‘Literally nobody asked for this’: Internet says hell no to Mark Zuckerberg’s new Facebook dating feature

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An announcement by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  that the social media behemoth is rolling out a dating feature that would allow users to connect with perfect strangers was met with a resounding “don’t want” on Twitter by users who are already wary after Facebook allowed their private info to be misused during the 2016 election.

According to TechCrunch, the new feature would be available for those who wish to opt in, allowing Facebook’s algorithms to match users based on preferences.

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Coming on the heels of revelations that the political firm, Cambridge Analytica, was hired by the Trump campaign to use acquired access to private data on millions of Facebook users in order to sway the election with the help of Russian trolls, many social media observers found the proposal tone-deaf, with one person suggesting, “Facebook Dating is the perfect way to meet your Russian mail-order bot.”

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine

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The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.

But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.

The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."

Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.

The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.

"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.

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