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Posted April 13, 2015

NEW TO FACEBOOK: As part of her announcement that she will run for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton joined Facebook.

Four hours after she launched her page, she had more than 550,000 likes. Her campaign video has been viewed more than 1.9 million.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas 1.2 million likes. He announced March 23.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has 1.8 million likes. He announced his run on April 7.

Although Clinton is new to Facebook, she's been on Twitter and has a 3.2 million Twitter followers, which dwarfs her Republican rivals. Paul has just 593,000 while Jeb Bush had 176,000 Twitter followers.

GAME OF THRONES: The fifth season of the hit HBO show is just starting, and the first four seasons have been leaked online before the official premiere.

Game of Thrones is the world's most pirated show over the past three years. Over the past two months, it's been illegally downloaded 7 million times.

The leak is a huge blow to HBO. The company tried to decrease piracy by ensuring that the fifth season on Game of thrones would premiere in 170 countries at the same time.


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