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January 12, 2021, 11:25 AM

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Alex Heath / The Information:
Memo: following its Trump ban, Facebook has told employees to avoid wearing company-branded apparel in public as it might put staff at risk  —  Facebook on Monday told employees to avoid wearing or carrying company-branded clothing and other items in public following the company's suspension …
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Twitter:
Twitter says it has suspended over 70K accounts involved in spreading harmful QAnon-associated content since Friday  —  Following the horrific events in Washington, DC, last week, here are some of the steps we've taken to protect the conversation on our service from attempts to incite violence …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Parler is suing Amazon after its AWS suspension, leveling far-fetched antitrust allegations, including that Amazon hoped to reduce competition for Twitter  —  Parler has sued Amazon after the beleaguered conservative social media site was expelled from AWS, filing a fanciful complaint alleging …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
About Facebook:
Facebook says it is now removing content containing the phrase “stop the steal”, under Facebook and Instagram's Coordinating Harm policy  —  We began preparing for Inauguration Day last year.  But our planning took on new urgency after last week's violence in Washington, D.C. …
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Video-sharing site Rumble, popular among conservatives, sues Google, accusing it of diverting traffic to YouTube  —  Video-sharing site Rumble, citing a Wall Street Journal investigation, alleges Google diverted traffic away from it toward YouTube  —  Video-sharing site Rumble Inc. accused Google …
Melissa Repko / CNBC:
Walmart says it will launch a fintech start-up, with Ribbit Capital owning a minority share in the new company  —  - Walmart said Monday that it will launch a fintech start-up with Ribbit Capital, one of the investment firms behind Robinhood.  — The retail giant interacts with millions of customers …
Emily Czachor / Newsweek:
North Idaho ISP Your T1 WIFI will block Facebook and Twitter for customers that request it after it received complaints over censorship  —  Your T1 WiFi, an internet service provider based in northwestern Idaho, will implement firewalls that restrict access to Facebook and Twitter at its customers' requests.
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
Critics say Indian edtech startups, which raised $2.2B in 2020, are recruiting gig teachers with little training to meet demand fueled by the pandemic  —  Startups in India want to apply Silicon Valley's hyper-growth playbook to children's education.  But is anyone learning anything?

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