Kevin Roose

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President Trump invited conservative think tanks, at least one conspiracy theorist, and some alt-right extremists to what he's calling a “social media summit” at the White House today.

Trump hosts 'social media summit' without social media companies

President Trump invited conservative think tanks, at least one conspiracy theorist, and some alt-right extremists to what he's calling a “social media summit” at the White House today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Turning to a different Silicon Valley story, Snapchat is seeking another round of funding from venture capital firms.

Snapchat Branches Out

Turning to a different Silicon Valley story, Snapchat is seeking another round of funding from venture capital firms.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sony Pictures is still reeling from an attack by hackers last week.

Who Hacked Sony?

Sony Pictures is still reeling from an attack by hackers last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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