CNET: Baby Yoda makes it onto Dictionary. com’s list of new slang

CNET: Baby Yoda makes it onto Dictionary.com’s list of new slang. “If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months and want to find out who Baby Yoda is, you can now look him up in the dictionary. Dictionary.com on Wednesday unveiled a list of new slang additions, which include OK boomer, VSCO girl and cancel culture.”

ZDNet: 2020 election news survival guide: Keep your sanity and your friends with these three apps

ZDNet: 2020 election news survival guide: Keep your sanity and your friends with these three apps. “Has the 2020 election news cycle got you anxious, depressed, confused, or just plain exhausted? Have you started hating friends and mistrusting most of what you read? Well, there are some apps I recommend. Really.”

Mashable: 4chan trolls reportedly behind part of the Iowa caucus chaos

Mashable: 4chan trolls reportedly behind part of the Iowa caucus chaos. “As the public still waits for the full results from Monday’s Iowa caucus, it at least now knows more about what contributed to the fallout. We already knew a few of the major factors: a historically chaotic process combined with a new yet broken app. Now, we know of another contributor to the mayhem: Trump-supporting 4chan trolls.”

Cyborgs, trolls and bots: A guide to online misinformation (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Cyborgs, trolls and bots: A guide to online misinformation. “Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online. As the 2016 election showed, social media is increasingly used to amplify false claims and divide Americans over hot-button issues including race and immigration. Researchers who study misinformation predict it will get worse leading up to this year’s presidential vote. Here’s a guide to understanding the problem.”

TechCrunch: Watchdog says DHS still hasn’t got a 2020 election security plan

TechCrunch: Watchdog says DHS still hasn’t got a 2020 election security plan. “Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit ‘has not yet completed’ its plans to secure the 2020 presidential election, a government watchdog has said. The report, published on Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, said the unit, CISA, is ‘not well-positioned to execute a nationwide strategy for securing election infrastructure prior to the start of the 2020 election cycle.'”

Oscars 2020: Explore nominees, streaming options in new Google search hub (CNET)

CNET: Oscars 2020: Explore nominees, streaming options in new Google search hub. “The 2020 Oscars ceremony is this Sunday, and Google wants to be your hub for all things red carpet-related. On Wednesday, the search giant shared a blog post with several ways its Search and Assistant features can help you keep up with all the awards.”