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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for 'Tone-Deaf' Virtual Trip to Puerto Rico

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized Tuesday after drawing criticism for live-streaming a video of him taking a virtual reality tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to promote a new Facebook feature. The promotion showed 3-D cartoons of Zuckerberg and Rachel Franklin, from Facebook's virtual reality team, discussing their "amazing" new app, while news footage of flooded Puerto Rico rolled in the background. Zuckerberg stumbled over references to the storm and never identified the hurricane by name. "One of the things that's really magical about virtual reality is you can get the feeling that you're really in a place," the cartoon Zuckerberg said while video of flooded houses

The Black Model Who Appeared in Controversial Dove Ad Doesn't Think It's Racist

A black model who appeared in a Dove advert denounced as racist by many social media users has defended the clip, saying that far from belittling black women it celebrated ethnic diversity. Lola Ogunyemi unwittingly found herself at the center of an international furore over a 3-second video posted on Dove’s U.S. Facebook page which showed her removing her t-shirt to reveal a white woman, who then took hers off to reveal an Asian woman. “I don’t feel it was racist,” she said in an interview with the BBC on Wednesday. Many Facebook and Twitter users said the clip signaled that white people were cleaner or more beautiful than black people and likened it to 19th century soap adverts that showed

50% of Millennials Would Give up This Fundamental American Right to Have Their Student Loans Forgive

It's not news that millennials are in debt. 42.3 million Americans owe a total of $1.33 trillion in federal student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. 20-somethings pay on average $351 a month, reports the Federal Reserve. The median monthly payment for that age range is $203. Now a survey from Credible, conducted through Pollfish, offers insight into just what millennials would be willing to do to be free of those loans. The most popular answer the 500 respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 chose for what they would be desperate enough to sacrifice: suffrage. Half of them said they would give up the ability to vote in the next two presidential elections. Perhaps this s

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