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November 20, 2016, 6:20 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg responds to fake news controversy and outlines projects Facebook is working on to combat the issue  —  A lot of you have asked what we're doing about misinformation, so I wanted to give an update.  —  The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously.
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
John Borthwick of Betaworks and Jeff Jarvis of CUNY offer ideas for tackling fake news on Facebook, Twitter, and Google  —  We—John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis—want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Apple News …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick for CIA director, is a strong supporter of mass surveillance but opposes mandating backdoors in encryption  —  Donald Trump announced on Friday that he's chosen Congressman Mike Pompeo to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the premiere spy agency of the United States. .
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
Intel details its vision for AI chips, mostly based on Nervana technology, but the strategy remains incomplete until the Movidius deal closes  —  AI strategy incomplete without Movidius  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Intel rolled out its intentions for a soup-to-nuts offering in artificial intelligence …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Facebook SEC filings reveal $6B stock buyback program that starts Q1 2017, and chief accounting officer's resignation, effective February 17  —  Facebook today said it is authorizing a $6 billion stock buyback that will go into effect in the first quarter next year.

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