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November 4, 2020, 5:00 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Twitter placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from Trump alleging election theft while Facebook added labels warning that tonight's results may not be final  —  Facebook warns tonight's results might not be final, Twitter limits spread  —  After a night in which President Donald Trump …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook clarifies its rules and says it will allow premature victory declarations in individual states but will prohibit for overall elections  —  Facebook Inc. has clarified its rules and said it won't flag President Trump or any other individual who declares victory for a candidate in battleground states before votes are counted.
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Study: YouTube's recent efforts to fight misinfo by cutting recommendations to fringe channels worked but made Fox News 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:
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Some Instagram users see a banner that says Election Day is tomorrow, not today; Facebook says it was cached for a “small group” of users  —  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.”
The Information:
Two senior executives at Lyft, in charge of strategic initiatives and design, respectively, are leaving the firm on the eve of California's vote on Prop 22  —  Two senior executives at Lyft, in charge of strategic initiatives and design, are leaving the ride-hailing firm, The Information has learned.
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
California sides with Uber, Lyft, DoorDash on Prop 22, will exempt the companies from requiring them to classify workers as employees  —  Gig economy giants including Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and DoorDash Inc. have won their effort to pass a hotly contested ballot measure that will exempt …
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.
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.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
US Cyber Command and the NSA say they took actions against Iranian hackers in recent weeks to deter election interference, but did not specify actions taken  —  U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency have taken recent actions to ensure that foreign actors do not interfere in the 2020 election …
Washington Post:
DHS and the FBI are investigating a robocall and text campaign warning US voters to “stay safe and stay home”  —  A Department of Homeland Security official said the FBI was investigating the call, which, along with new robotexts that surfaced in Michigan, prompted warnings about misinformation
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.
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