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TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others

TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select hashtags associated with misinformation and conspiracies related to the U.S. election results. The video […]

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Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election

Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, […]

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Twitter hides Trump tweet attacking Supreme Court’s decision on Pennsylvania ballots

Twitter hides Trump tweet attacking Supreme Court’s decision on Pennsylvania ballots In an election eve preview of what to expect in the coming days, President Trump pushed the limits on Twitter’s election-specific policies Monday night. In a tweet, Trump railed against the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Pennsylvania officials to count ballots postmarked by Election […]

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Trump hints at stopping “powerful” big tech in latest ‘get out the vote’ tweet

Trump hints at stopping “powerful” big tech in latest ‘get out the vote’ tweet If there was any doubt that yesterday’s flogging of big tech CEOs by Senate republicans was anything other than an electioneering stunt, president Trump has thumped the point home by tweeting a video message to voters in which he bashes “big […]

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Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving

Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving Instagram is adapting to the way creators have been using its service during the coronavirus pandemic. With individuals and businesses now limited from hosting in-person events — like concerts, classes, meetups, and more — users have turned to Instagram to live […]

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Facebook employee-turned-critic Tim Kendall traces “extractive business models” to VCs

Facebook employee-turned-critic Tim Kendall traces “extractive business models” to VCs Last month, former Facebook and Pinterest executive Tim Kendall told Congress during a House hearing on the dangers of social media that Facebook made its products so addictive because its ad-driven business model relies on people paying attention to its product longer every day. He […]

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3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’

3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’ Jason Morgese Contributor Jason Morgese is the founder and CEO of Leavemark, the first ad-free, data storage and social media hybrid. “The Social Dilemma” is opening eyes and changing digital lives for Netflix bingers across the globe. The filmmakers explore social media […]

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Who regulates social media?

Who regulates social media? Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no […]

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Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy

Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises M to build a sustainable creator economy Dee Goens and Jacob Horne have both the exact and precisely opposite background that you’d expect to see from two people building a way for creators to build a sustainable economy for their followers to participate in. Coinbase, crypto hack projects at university, KPMG, […]

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With ‘absurd’ timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230

With ‘absurd’ timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to pursue a reform of Section 230 of the Communications Act, which among other things limits the liability of internet platforms for content they host. Commissioner Rosenworcel described the timing — immediately after Conservative outrage at Twitter […]

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