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After Shootings, Cloudflare Pulls Plug on 8chan

'We draw the line at platforms that have demonstrated they directly inspire tragic events and are lawless by design. 8chan has crossed that line,' says Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince.

Facebook Bans Gun-Accessory Ads for Readers Below Age 18

The social media giant's move is one of many from the corporate world in the wake of the Parkland shootings.

How to be Charitable After a Mass Shooting Without Getting Sucked Into Political Controversy

We live in an odd time when even mass murder is a fraught issue but if your heart is in the right place you will find a way to help.

Apple Drops the Gun Emoji for a Friendlier Water Pistol

This is part of the company's emoji update for iOS 10.

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