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November 5, 2020, 3:20 PM

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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.”
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.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
New York Times:
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
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 …
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.
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.
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 |
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 …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
DOJ files an antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa's proposed $5.3B acquisition of Plaid; Visa says the arguments are “legally flawed”  —  The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa's proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid .
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.
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 …

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