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November 5, 2020, 8:20 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.
New York Times:
Facebook and Twitter appear to have overlooked the deluge of disinformation targeting Spanish-speaking Americans about the election since Tuesday  —  Rampant falsehoods evolved online on Wednesday, intended to make Spanish speakers question the unfolding election results and believe that President Trump was being robbed of victory.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
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 …
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
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.
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
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:
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 …

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