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November 5, 2020, 5:25 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Portland, Maine votes to ban the use of facial recognition by police and city agencies, entitling surveilled citizens to $1,000+  —  Private citizens are entitled to a minimum of $1,000 in fines if they are subjected to a facial recognition scan by police  —  Portland, Maine has passed …
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 …
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
Bloomberg:
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