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November 5, 2020, 11:50 AM

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New York Times:
From election night onwards, Twitter and Facebook have continued to label inaccurate election posts from Trump, his campaign staff, and others  —  Twitter, Facebook and YouTube remained on alert as the lack of a clear election result kept the online misinformation flowing.
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
YouTube says it won't remove an OANN 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.
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.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch:
WhatsApp launches ephemeral messages, photos, and videos that disappear after seven days, rolling out on iOS and Android globally starting today  —  Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp passed the whopping milestone of 100 billion messages sent per day, but not everyone wants those chats to stick around forever.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is grappling with a shortage of power management chips for iPhones and other devices  —  - Suppliers seen prioritizing Apple's needs over other buyers  — Power-management chips key to enabling 5G, new camera features  —  Apple Inc. is grappling with a shortage …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox Series X review: good performance and impressive backward compatibility, 120Hz mode for smoother gameplay, and quick resume, but no AAA games at launch  —  The new Xbox feels like you're upgrading your PC  —  Video by Becca Farsace, Phil Esposito, and Vjeran Pavic |
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Sources: Fortnite may return to iOS thanks to a version of Nvidia's GeForce game streaming service that is designed to run in Safari and other browsers  —  Owners of iPhones and iPads will soon be able to play Fortnite again, via a cloud service, the BBC has discovered.
Financial Times:
Sources say Jack Ma's criticism of regulators and state-owned banks in a speech triggered the move by Communist party leaders to limit the power of Ant Group  —  The billionaire's criticism of regulators triggered the move by Communist leaders to limit the power of the fintech group
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber and Lyft in-app messages urging riders and drivers to vote for Prop 22 could set a precedent for how companies use tech to lobby for political outcomes  —  The apps told California voters to vote yes on Proposition 22.  And the voters listened.  —  Uber and Lyft spent over $200 million …
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
John Velasco / Digital Trends:
DJI launches the $449 Mini 2 with upgraded camera for 4K 30fps recording, OcuSync 2.0 with a 10 km video transmission range, claims 31 mins of flight time  —  - Proper 4K video capture  — Handles windy conditions  — Stable connection with OcuSync 2.0  — Ridiculously compact size
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Nintendo reports operating profit of $1.41B for the quarter ending in September on revenue of $3.9B, and raises Switch sales forecast to 24M units for the year  —  - The company raised its outlook for Switch sales and profit  — Nintendo's forecasts may well remain too conservative
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Razer unveils Book 13, a productivity laptop with a 16:10 screen, RGB keyboard, and Intel's Iris Xe integrated graphics, available in Nov., starting at $1,200  —  Gaming hardware makers have been diversifying their laptops recently, and Razer is the latest to join that trend.

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