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December 4, 2021, 5:10 PM

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Max Read / Read Max:
As Web3 takes proliferate, it's worth noting there are two distinct “is Web3 bullshit?” questions: an open-ended technical question, and whether it will “win”  —  And is that even the right question? … Is web3 bullshit?  The hazy vision of new decentralized internet …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Twitter says it mistakenly suspended 12 accounts after “coordinated and malicious reports” targeted researchers and journalists, and will review its new policy  —  Far-right activists had urged their followers to use a new company rule to target anti-extremism researchers and journalists
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
An anti-fascist researcher says Twitter suspended her account after someone reported a 2019 tweet of hers following Twitter's updated Private Information Policy  —  Researchers fear the new ban on posts sharing people's private information will be ‘emboldening to the fascists’ eager to keep their identities concealed.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler Steinkamp, including the loneliness and rage that comes with streaming game battles and real-world moments for 50 hours a week  —  NEW LONDON, Mo. — Just before midnight, six hours into his 10-hour Twitch live stream, Tyler Steinkamp's rage begins to erupt.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta says it is testing a Split Payments feature for Messenger in the US that lets users share the cost of bills and expenses  —  Facebook Messenger announced today that it's starting to test out a new “Split Payments” feature that introduces a way for users to share the cost of bills and expenses through the app.
Swathi Moorthy / Moneycontrol:
Users and experts reveal Clubhouse's content moderation struggles in India, amid a deluge of 18+ rooms, adult content, and harassment and bullying  —  Moneycontrol pieced this story from conversations with nearly a dozen people who are users, creators, psychologists, industry experts, and civil society organisations.
Kelly Pau / Vox:
Spotify Wrapped's cultural significance reveals how algorithms influence our self-conception and how we in turn perform for Spotify's construction of ourselves  —  Spotify spies on us, and we kinda love it.  —  When Spotify Wrapped came out in 2017, it hit my group chats like breaking news.

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