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November 7, 2020, 3:00 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.”
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 …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
In a survey, Spotify hints at plans for a subscription podcast service; the survey describes at least four plans, ranging from $3 to $8 per month  —  No music included  —  Spotify appears to be interested in launching a subscription podcast service that would offer access to original shows or exclusive episodes for a monthly fee.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Code in Google Photos app suggests Google will add new editing features and filters for Google One subscribers  —  The primary reason that you may decide to have a Google One subscription is to get extra storage for Google Drive and other apps, but the service has other benefits.
Shakeel Hashim / Protocol:
Codemasters, which makes F1 and Dirt racing games, says Take-Two made a non-binding offer to acquire it for around $960M  —  In a statement Friday, Codemasters said that Take-Two had made a non-binding offer to acquire the company for around $960 million in cash and stock.
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Netflix is testing Direct, a linear channel with real-time, scheduled programming from its library, which is accessible only via its website, in France  —  Netflix has chosen France to test its first channel offering.  —  Named Direct, the linear channel — which is only available to subscribers …
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
Google has quietly released an app in the Play Store, Device Lock Controller, that would let creditors remotely lock a device if payments on it aren't made  —  Update 1 (11/06/2020 @ 06:05 PM ET): Google has reached out with more details on the Device Lock Controller app.  Click here for more information.

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