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November 8, 2020, 3:23 AM

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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
As POTUS, Biden will overturn Trump's immigration EOs, support net neutrality and may not prioritize Section 230 reform but his approach to antitrust is unclear  —  Joe Biden's election as the 46th president of the United States gives the tech industry a reason to breathe a brief sigh of relief …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook is showing a notification atop its apps that Joe Biden is the projected winner of the 2020 election; Twitter is showing a banner in its Explore tab  —  Facebook alerted millions of U.S. users that Joe Biden was the projected winner of the presidential election at the top of Facebook …
Heather Kelly / Washington Post:
Facebook starts putting some political and social groups on a 60 day probation and will closely monitor them, to slow the spread of disinfo about the election  —  A new system flags groups that violate community standards, and makes volunteer moderators approve all posts for two months
Wall Street Journal:
AI companies like Unanimous.ai and Expert.ai say they correctly predicted election results in battleground states while traditional polling again falls short  —  As traditional political polling methods appear to fall short again, some tech firms say that AI holds promise
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 …
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.

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