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February 18, 2019, 8:45 AM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK parliament's report on fake news and disinformation says “digital gangster” Facebook deliberately broke laws, calls for antitrust, data abuse investigations  —  A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU negotiators agree on regulations to curb unfair trade practices, requiring more transparency on how internet platforms list and rank products  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google, Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under …
Financial Times:
Sources: the UK government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, a setback for the US-led anti-Huawei campaign  —  The British government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks …
Samuel Horti / PC Gamer:
Gaming hardware maker Razer says it will close its digital game store on February 28, less than a year after it opened  —  Razer Game Store offered exclusives discounts on games and Razer hardware.  —  Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer is shutting its digital game store later this month, less than a year after it opened.
Gina Loukareas / Boing Boing:
Etsy accidentally charged a number of seller accounts for hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on Friday, leaving users without money for the long weekend  —  People who sell crafts and other goods on Etsy, an e-commerce site focused on handmade and small-batch products …
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Ananya Bhattacharya / Quartz:
In the rivalry between Uber and Ola in India, Ola is relying on global expansion and acquisitions while Uber is using innovation to solve local problems  —  This post has been updated.  —  Six years into their fierce rivalry in India, call-taxi majors Ola and Uber are still trying …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Alibaba acquires 8% stake in Nasdaq-listed Chinese anime streaming site Bilibili; Tencent paid $320M for its 12.3% stake in Bilibili in October  —  Ecommerce giant Alibaba is continuing its push into the world of youth culture after it scooped up an 8 percent stake in anime streaming and game publishing company Bilibili.
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