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November 25, 2020, 1:05 PM

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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.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
An inside look at Facebook News Feeds of two baby boomers for three weeks around Election Day showed that comments were a primary source of debunked claims  —  Many Americans' feeds are nightmares.  I know because I spent weeks living inside two of them.  —  Opinion writer at large.
Alex Heath / The Information:
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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.
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 …
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 …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Apple stands by head of global security Thomas Moyer, indicted on bribery charges: “We conducted a thorough internal investigation and found no wrongdoing”  —  Sheriff's office allegedly sought 200 iPads in trade for concealed carry permits.  —  A grand jury in California's …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Salesforce has held talks about acquiring Slack, although a deal is not guaranteed; Slack stock jumps 20%+ while Salesforce falls ~4%  —  A deal would likely value Slack at more than $17 billion and mark Salesforce's largest acquisition ever  —  Salesforce.com Inc. has recently …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …

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