Mark Zuckerberg is worried about sensationalism in news. But Facebook could do more to help.

Until recently, Mark Zuckerberg liked to think of Facebook as a basically innocuous social utility. But that view has taken a beating in recent months, as news shared on Facebook had a huge — and, critics say, pernicious — effect on the presidential election. In an open letter released on Thursday, Zuckerberg grapples with the implications of Facebook’s growing power. “For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families,” he writes. “With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community.” Many of…

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Food news: A seat at the chef’s table

Whatever one thinks about celebrity chefs and the macho rock-star culture that has grown up around them, there’s no denying that Netflix series Chef’s Table is a must-watch for anyone with an interest in the world of food and restaurants. The on-demand service recently announced the chefs that will feature in the third season, which is released online February 17. As with the second season, there are two women among the six chefs profiled. One of those featured in the new series – which gives an intimate and sometimes emotional…

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Donald Trump dismisses as ‘fake news’ claims that Russia gathered compromising information about him

Donald Trump has dismissed as “fake news”, claims that Russia officials had developed compromising and embarrassing information about him in an attempt to exert influence over him. In a tweet written entirely in capital letters, the President-elect said: “Fake news – a total political witch hunt.” For now, he provided no other details, or evidence. The blunt comment came amid a flurry of reports that said senior US intelligence officials last week presented to both President Barack Obama and Mr Trump, a summary of unconfirmed reports that said Russia had…

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CHINA BOUND Chelsea transfer news: John Obi Mikel latest big name set to join China as he has medical with Tianjin TEDA

JOHN OBI MIKEL looks set to be the latest big name to make the mega-money move to China. The Chelsea midfielder will reportedly complete his medical at Tianjin TEDA on Thursday after agreeing a deal to earn a whopping £140,000-a-week. ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS 3 John Obi Mikel could earn £140,000-a-week in China Mikel, who hasn’t even made the bench at Stamford Bridge this season, looked set to join Valencia having turned his back on the Chinese Super League. Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead…

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Transfer news LATEST: LIVE Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool updates plus more from rest of Europe

OLIVER TODD: Bayer Leverkusen will listen offers for Javier Hernandez after the former Manchester United striker’s dip in form. Hernandez, 28, has not scored in over three months and has just 18 months left on his contract. That combination of circumstances means Bayer will consider bids for their star forward – with €25million (£21.4m) understood to be the figure they are looking for. Former Manchester United star Javier Hernandez could be heading out of Bayer Leverkusen 16:55 West Ham make £20m move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele KIERAN GILL: West Ham…

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Amazon Prime Video, Super Mario Run, OnePlus 3T, and More News This Week

This week the headlines were dominated by a strange mix of Internet outages and payments failures at the start of the week, and then everything came to a halt thanks to a new video service, and a couple of games. Here’s everything you need to know about the week that’s gone by. One of the biggest events to take place this week was the India launch of Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday. Included with a Amazon Prime subscription that costs Rs. 499 per year, Amazon Prime Video is available on Android,…

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T.J. Miller takes jabs at Trump, dodges arrest news at Critics’ Choice Awards

Office Christmas Party star T.J. Miller “sleighed” his opening monologue as host of Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards — but dashed right past his recent arrest. Miller, who was arrested in Los Angeles early Friday after a car-service driver accused him of battery, opened the 22nd annual show by saying, “Before we start, we need to address the elephant in the room.” He continued, “It’s been in the news all weekend, and it’s really affected me: The election was definitely hacked by the Russians.” Jokes aside, Miller then shared he was ready…

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Bad news: Don’t wrap food in newspapers, printing ink contains harmful colours

Wrapping food items in newspaper is bad for your health as its ink has multiple bioactive materials with known negative health effects, the Food, Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) said on Friday. “Wrapping food in newspapers is an unhealthy practice and the consumption of such food is injurious to health, even if the food has been cooked hygienically,” FSSAI said in an advisory. “Printing inks may also contain harmful colours, pigments, binders, additives, and preservatives. Besides chemical contaminants, presence of pathogenic micro organisms in used newspapers also poses…

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‘Lives Are At Risk,’ Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, ‘Pizzagate’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about the dangers of the promulgation of fake news on Thursday after conspiracy stories involving her campaign spurred violence recently. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said. She was referring to the “Pizzagate” incident in D.C. this weekend, which came to a terrifying head. A man believing a fake news story that Clinton and her aides were running a child…

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