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November 2, 2020, 11:05 AM

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New York Times:
How Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter plan to handle Election Day and the subsequent days, clamping down on falsehoods and highlighting accurate information  —  The sites are key conduits for communication and information.  Here's how they plan to handle the challenges facing them before, on and after Tuesday.
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Washington Post:
Sources: Facebook skirted its own rules to give conservatives, including a pro-Trump super PAC and Donald Trump Jr., preferential treatment on rules enforcement  —  From a pro-Trump super PAC to the president's eldest son, conservatives have blown past Facebook's fact-checking guardrails, with few consequences.
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Raspberry Pi launches Raspberry Pi 400, a compact keyboard with a built-in ARM-based computer, available today for $70  —  Just add a screen and you've got yourself a PC  —  The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 400, a compact keyboard with an ARM-based computer built in.
Financial Times:
Sources: Huawei is working on plans for a dedicated chip plant in Shanghai that aims to produce 28nm chips by the end of 2021 and 20nm chips by late 2022  —  Shanghai facility aimed at breaking Chinese company's dependence on American technology  —  Huawei is working on plans …
Bloomberg:
SoftBank confirms a series of departures from its Vision Fund, including its COO and four partners  —  A slew of SoftBank Vision Fund executives have left the almost $100 billion vehicle, best known for its bets on high profile startups including WeWork, Uber Technologies Inc. and Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing.
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Juro Osawa / The Information:
Sources: Alibaba is in advanced talks to invest nearly $300M in London-based online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch and potentially create a Chinese JV  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in advanced discussions to invest nearly $300 million in London-based online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch …
David Pierce / Protocol:
A profile of Discord, which lies at the center of the gaming world with 100M+ MAUs, as it pushes to turn into a communication tool for everyone, not just gamers  —  Most longtime Discord users have a similar origin story.  They liked playing video games, and liked playing with their friends …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK startup Marshmallow, which says it is using a wider set of analytics to gauge insurance risk, raises $30M Series A, source says at a ~$310M valuation  —  When it comes to using algorithms and other formulae to determine what kinds of services you might offer to specific customers and at what price …

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