Is Facebook Faking Its Numbers + ‘IT’ Reviews Are In (It’s Really Good): Pop Bits
Could the world's most ubiquitous social media company be exaggerating its user base? That, plus scary clowns and Wu Tang Clan records, in today's Pop Bits:
Facebook Accused of Fake Audience Numbers
An eagle-eyed research analyst realized Facebook has been claiming that its ads can reach waaaaay more readers than apparently even exist: nearly 25 million more young people in America than the official U.S. Census can count. The "social media company tells advertisers it can reach more than 100 million U.S. users younger than 35, but [the] census only counts 76 million." [Insert suspicious emoji here]
Pennywise the evil, child-eating clown may become the new face of horror, as the long-awaited filmed version of IT hits theaters this Friday -- and it looks like it'll be well worth your hard-earned money to buy a ticket. Critics, who aren't normally all that fond of horror movies, are loving it. The film currently sits at 90 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
You remember Martin Shkreli, right? The downright evil former pharma CEO who raised the price of a life-saving drug by 750 percent and then basically told everyone to f--- off? Yeah, that guy. He's selling his one-of-a-kind Wu Tang Clan album on eBay right now. It'll cost you a bunch, but at least it looks like he'll be taking a massive loss. The current high bid is around $200,000; Shkreli paid $2 million for it back in 2015.
We're just gonna quote from the stinky story here: "A woman who went to the toilet in her date’s house had to be rescued after reportedly getting stuck in the window while trying to retrieve her own poo that would not flush." Gross.
"Quantasia Sharpton, the woman who publicly accused Usher of exposing her to herpes, now claims that she has a sex tape with the superstar singer." Usher continues to deny all her charges but, uh, a sex tape would probably sway public opinion.
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