After a wild 8 years, Facebook’s former VP of communications is switching to venture capital investments

Caryn Marooney, the former vice president of technology communications at Facebook, in Mountain View, California, in 2017. | MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images Caryn Marooney told Recode that her time at Facebook showed her “tech has real good and bad it brings to the world — and it’s important to look early at that.” Longtime Facebook communications VP Caryn Marooney has taken a job as a general partner at Coatue Ventures, which recently…

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The murders of 9 Mormon family members spotlights Mexico’s spiraling violence

Austin Cloes points to a photo of relatives Rhonita Miller and her family, who were killed in Mexico, on a computer screen November 5, 2019, in Herriman, Utah. | Rick Bowmer/AP At least three women and six children were killed in an ambush on Monday. At least three women and six children were murdered when gunmen attacked a Mormon family on Monday as they were traveling in northern Mexico. The victims were extended members of…

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Twitter got rid of political ads. Will it help or hurt social media’s influence on politics?

Will Twitter’s decision to ban all political ads have any impact on curbing the spread of misinformation in the 2020 election? | Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Kara Swisher joins the conversation on this episode of Reset. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made a big announcement on October 30 that by the end of November 2019, Twitter will ban political ads on the platform. That means users won’t see ads from campaigns or from certain…

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