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November 3, 2020, 5:30 PM

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New York Times:
Ant Group says its IPO has been suspended in both Shanghai and Hong Kong, after Chinese regulators summoned Jack Ma and other executives of the company  —  The Shanghai Stock Exchange postponed the offering one day after regulators summoned Jack Ma and other executives of the financial technology giant.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Some Instagram users see a banner that says Election Day is tomorrow, not today; FB blames a bug, says a “small group” is affected but does not clarify how many  —  On Election Day, a subset of Instagram users woke up to a message at the top of their Instagram feeds that read, “Tomorrow is Election Day.”
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Study: YouTube's recent efforts to reduce recommendations of misinfo from fringe channels worked, but Fox News is now the most recommended for election videos  —  To battle false information, YouTube cut its recommendations to fringe channels and instead promoted major networks, especially Fox News.
New York Times:
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Spotify begins rolling out support for streaming audio from its standalone Apple Watch app  —  Back in September, we saw Spotify finally start testing streaming support for its Apple Watch app, something we've seen arrive with other third-party services like Pandora months ago.
BuzzFeed News:
Internal Facebook survey shows only 51% believe Facebook was having a positive impact in the world, down 23% from May and down 5.5% from last year  —  Less than 24 hours before a historic US presidential election day, Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs and communications …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PayPal CEO says that, by end of H1 2021 starting in US, users will be able to pay with cryptocurrency at 28M PayPal merchants without any new “incremental fees”  —  PayPal this week laid out its vision for the future of its digital wallet platform and its PayPal and Venmo apps.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Washington Post:
Court docs reveal that a previously undisclosed facial recognition system called NCRFRILS was used to identify a Lafayette Square protester accused of assault  —  A line of U.S. Park Police officers pushed protesters back from Lafayette Square on June 1, firing pepper balls …

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