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November 6, 2020, 6:45 AM

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David Gilbert / VICE:
Facebook shuts down Trump-linked “Stop the Steal” Group, which was spreading disinfo about the election and amassed 360,000+ followers since launching a day ago  —  The group, run by Trump allies, is spreading disinformation about the election and calling for “boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote.”
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook plans to temporarily add more “friction” to users' ability to share posts and other content  —  New measures would slow down the flow of information and make election misinformation less visible, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Twitter permanently bans Steve Bannon's @WarRoomPandemic and YouTube pulls episode of his show after he called for execution of FBI director Wray and Dr. Fauci  —  Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed …
BuzzFeed News:
Internal Facebook metric that assesses “violence and incitement trends” based on hashtags and search terms in posts increased by 45% since October 31  —  As votes are being tallied across the country to determine the next US president, internal Facebook data shows that the company …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Both Facebook and TikTok have blocked some hashtags being used to spread misinformation around the election  —  Twitter says it's ‘proactively monitoring’ them  —  Facebook and TikTok have blocked hashtags that were being used to spread misinformation and conspiracy theories about the presidential election.
New York Times:
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Twitter says Trump's special treatment around offensive or misleading content rule violations will expire in January if he loses the presidency  —  - For now, violating posts get warning label, not removal  — But ‘world leader’ newsworthiness rules wouldn't apply
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Hands-on with iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max: mini's size requires adjustment but some gestures are easier, whereas the Max feels like a scaled up iPhone  —  Hands-on with Apple's big (and small) iPhone 12 models  —  Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are the “default” size iPhones this year.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
DOJ says it is suing for the forfeiture of $1B+ in bitcoin, seized on Tuesday, related to the Silk Road marketplace  —  - Justice Department seeks forfeiture of funds it seized Tuesday  — It's the biggest cryptocurrency bust the government has made  —  The U.S. is suing for the forfeiture …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says developers will be required to provide new privacy “nutrition labels” to users in the App Store starting December 8  —  Apple has announced today that developers will be required to provide new privacy details to users in the App Store starting December 8.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 with 100+ new emoji, optimized battery charging for AirPods, intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini, and more  —  After releasing the Release Candidate version last week, iOS 14.2 is now available to all iPhone users.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter removed a student's tweets critical of Proctorio, which makes an exam monitoring tool used by many US schools, for reproducing Proctorio's code  —  A series of tweets by one Miami University student that were critical of a proctoring software company have been hidden by Twitter …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
EA reports Q2 revenue of $1.15B, down 14% YoY, outperforming expectations, but forecasts a weak next quarter due to a possible waning pandemic gaming bump  —  Electronic Arts reported financial results today that beat Wall Street's expectations with revenue falling 14% to $1.15 billion …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Sources: Fortnite may return to iOS thanks to a version of Nvidia's GeForce Now 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.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp rolls out payments in India in ten regional languages on Android and iOS, after getting approval from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)  —  WhatsApp, which began testing its payments service in India with 1 million users in early 2018, can finally start to expand …
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Uber Q3: $3.13B revenue, down 18% YoY, net loss of $1.1B, gross bookings of $14.7B, down 10% YoY; Mobility gross bookings down 50% YoY but Delivery was up 135%  —  - Uber's third-quarter earnings are out, and the company reported losses of 62 cents per share and revenue of $3.13 billion.

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