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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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Louisiana judge admits to exchanging racist texts with cop boyfriend about courtroom employees

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Appearing on a local TV station on Sunday, a district court judge in Assumption Parrish in Louisiana owned up to racist comments she made about African-American employees in her courtroom that she texted to her then-police officer boyfriend.

According to WAFB, Judge Jessie LeBlanc initially denied using the N-word about a black sheriff’s deputy and a black law clerk in her district when texting with former chief deputy, Capt. Bruce Prejean, with whom she was involved while both were married.

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Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.

Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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Black teens shocked after basketball announcer calls their names ‘disgusting’

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A longtime announcer at high-school basketball games in Oklahoma sparked outrage last week when he said that black players on the Crooked Oak High School lady's basketball team had "disgusting" names.

Local news station KFOR reports that the announcer made the remarks during a game between Crooked Oak and rival Newkirk High School on Friday.

In a video taken at the game, the announcer can be heard saying, "The Crooked Oak Lady Ruff Necks, now their names are pretty disgusting."

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