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November 21, 2021, 10:05 AM

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Andrés Engler / CoinDesk:
El Salvador plans to build a “Bitcoin City” initially funded by a $1B “bitcoin bond”, with $500M to build mining infrastructure and $500M to buy more bitcoin  —  El Salvador, the only country in which bitcoin is a legal tender, is going to build an entire city based …
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 …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
A look at projects like the Voguverse and companies like Pixel Vault that are trying to build media franchises around their NFT collectibles  —  There's a long way to go  —  In the online auction market OpenSea, you can pay around $600 to buy a portrait of a robot in streetwear — and, if you're lucky, a stake in a new media empire.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Ultraleap, which develops ultrasound-based hand tracking tech and touchless interfaces for VR/XR headsets, raises an $82M Series D from Tencent and others  —  It was way back in 2017 that the company that became Ultraleap (Ultrahaptics, as weas) demonstrated at TechCrunch Disrupt a technology …
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 …
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

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