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November 4, 2020, 8:10 PM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Twitter and Facebook labeled a message from Trump alleging election theft; Twitter restricted sharing of the tweet, but Facebook didn't reduce the post's spread  —  Facebook warns tonight's results might not be final, Twitter limits spread  —  After a night in which President Donald Trump …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook and Instagram add pop-ups with timestamps atop News Feeds telling users that no winner has been projected, after Trump prematurely claimed victory  —  Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
YouTube says it won't remove an OAN video called “Trump won”, which claims Democrats are tossing GOP ballots, but says the video undermines election confidence  —  - Google-owned YouTube refused to take down a video that falsely claims Trump won the Presidential election and democrats committed voter fraud.
New York Times:
On election night and into Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook have continued to label inaccurate election posts from Trump and others  —  Twitter, Facebook and YouTube remained on alert as the lack of a clear election result kept the online misinformation flowing.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Facebook now says it will label posts from presidential candidates and “other individuals” who declare premature victory in individual states or overall  —  Election night ended the way many experts predicted it might: with several races too close to call and President Donald Trump claiming victory anyway.
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 …
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Sara Morrison / Vox:
CA's Proposition 24 passes, and is set to expand and strengthen CA's recent privacy law, the CCPA, and create a Privacy Protection Agency for rule enforcement  —  Are federal privacy laws next?  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  The California ballot measure Proposition 24 …
Tim Copeland / Decrypt:
Ethereum Foundation says Ethereum 2.0 is set to launch on December 1 if enough validators are present on the network  —  The first version of Ethereum 2.0 is set to launch on December 1, according to an Ethereum Foundation blog post today, as long as certain criteria are met.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Massachusetts voters pass a right-to-repair expansion governing vehicle data, preventing manufacturers from locking out third parties  —  One election night issue that has appears to have an answer already is the passage of Question 1 in Massachusetts, which asked voters …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Qualcomm reports Q4 revenue of $6.5B, up 35% YoY and above $5.93B est., as net income rises 76% YoY to $1.7B; stock up 12%+ after hours  —  - Qualcomm reported fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.  — Qualcomm stock rose in extended trading as its revenue and adjusted earnings per share beat Wall Street expectations.
Ashley Gold / Axios:
FCC says T-Mobile will pay a $200M fine to settle claims Sprint was illegitimately drawing excess subsidies from the Lifeline phone program for low-income users  —  T-Mobile will pay a $200 million civil penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation into whether Sprint …
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.
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