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November 25, 2020, 11:15 AM

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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Avaaz study: a small group of mostly right-wing Facebook accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of false posts about voter fraud  —  Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.
Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: since 2018, over 110,000 government officials and candidates have been on a Facebook whitelist that prevented them from being fact checked  —  During a September 2019 speech in Washington, D.C., Facebook's global policy and communications chief Nick Clegg gave an ardent defense …
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Xbox chief Phil Spencer on gaming trends during the pandemic, releasing two consoles at once, xCloud distribution on Android and iOS, and more  —  The holiday season is always huge for gaming, but this year, it's even bigger: a new console generation has arrived with Microsoft's …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo says Apple will introduce redesigned MacBooks with Apple Silicon and an Apple Watch with a new form factor, both in the second half of 2021  —  In a report today, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared his view on Apple's product momentum heading into the holidays.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it will relaunch account verifications in early 2021 for six categories, including news, companies, and government officials, and asks for feedback  —  Twitter announced today it's planning to relaunch its verification system in 2021, and will now begin the process …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
YouTube says it barred OANN from posting videos for a week and demonetized its content following a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19  —  YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content …
Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook and Google are among the companies that French authorities demanded payment of a digital tax for 2020 in recent days  —  Facebook and Amazon among companies issued with requests that could trigger retaliatory tariffs  —  French tax authorities have begun demanding millions …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Stripe is in early funding talks with investors that would value it between $70B and $100B; Stripe was last valued at $36B in April  —  - Valuation could double — or more — valuation in April round  — Payment processing software maker competes with Square, Paypal
Colin Harper / CoinDesk:
Ethereum's “Genesis Day”, the first of four migration phases to the Ethereum 2.0 blockchain, has been set for Dec. 1, after enough funds were secured on Monday  —  The biggest update in Ethereum's history will begin its first phase on Dec. 1.  —  Per a tweet by ETH 2. Researcher …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Snap's Spotlight daily payout breaks from TikTok's model, focusing on paying a large number of creators rather than nurturing primarily big-follower accounts  —  Can you build a better TikTok with a daily lottery?  —  16 hr ago  —  Today, let's talk about the deceptively bold …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Researchers: Baidu Maps and the Baidu App, with ~1.4B downloads globally, were leaking sensitive user data  —  Two apps developed by Chinese tech giant Baidu were leaking “sensitive” user data that potentially left as many as 1.4 billion users open to surveillance or cybercrime, researchers claimed on Tuesday.

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