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November 4, 2020, 11:05 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Twitter placed sharing restrictions on Trump tweets alleging election theft while Facebook added labels warning election night results might not be final  —  Facebook warns tonight's results might not be final, Twitter limits spread  —  After a night in which President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook and Instagram add large pop-ups atop feeds telling users that no presidential election winner has been declared, after Trump prematurely claims victory  —  Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and other tech stocks rally in pre-market trading with Nasdaq up 3.4% as election result narrows to swing states  —  On the back of sizable gains posted yesterday, tech stocks are once again rising sharply in pre-market trading today.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook clarifies its rules and says it will allow premature victory declarations in individual states but not for the presidential election  —  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:
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
California sides with Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and others on Prop 22, exempting the companies from having to reclassify 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 …
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.
New York Times:
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
Q&A with Casey Newton on Spotify's need to articulate a content policy after the latest Rogan-Jones episode and its transition from infrastructure to publisher  —  I've been following Casey Newton's work for closely quite some time now, particularly over the past few years as he's zeroed …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast and Walmart to develop and distribute smart TVs together; TVs will run Comcast software and Walmart will promote them with a revenue split  —  Under the terms being discussed, the retail giant would promote TV sets running Comcast software and receive share of recurring revenue
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 …
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.

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