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November 21, 2021, 12:20 AM

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Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
Investigation shows how Facebook and Google fund misinformation globally by paying millions of dollars in ad revenue to the operators of clickbait pages  —  A month after the fall of the democratic government.  —  In 2015, six of the 10 websites in Myanmar getting the most engagement …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
The Apple Podcasts app's review score went from 1.8 to 4.6 stars after Apple began prompting users for ratings, confusing some into rating individual podcasts  —  Apple Podcasts rises above bad reviews, but at what cost?  —  You pissed off people by somewhat breaking your app, and they're leaving angry reviews.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
A voter turnout group says Facebook served 36.8% of their conversion ads to iOS users after Apple's ATT change, down from 63.6%  —  Tatenda Musapatike is as familiar as anyone with the way Facebook's political ad system works.  During the 2016 election and the 2018 midterms …
Matt O'Brien / Associated Press:
NY city council passed a bill that bans employers from using AI hiring tools unless a yearly bias audit shows they won't discriminate based on race or gender  —  Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Twitter's AI ethics researchers on getting public feedback about algorithmic bias, why responsible AI is hard, why they think algorithms can be saved, and more  —  While other tech giants hide from their internal researchers, Twitter is doing its failing — and fixing — in public
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Sao Paulo-based social commerce marketplace Facily raises a $250M Series D at an $850M valuation, bringing its total funding to $366M  —  Facily, a São Paulo-based social commerce marketplace, has quietly raised over $366 million in funding across four different rounds over the last year.
Dan Ennis / Banking Dive:
Berlin-based neobank N26, which was recently valued at $9B, to exit the US on January 11 after over two years, following its UK departure in April 2020  —  Dive Brief:  — German neobank N26 is shutting down its U.S. operations to focus on expanding in Europe, the company said Thursday.
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