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December 19, 2021, 1:20 AM

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Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
GSC Game World decides to “cancel anything NFT-related” in its game Stalker 2 after fans criticize its plans for in-game NFTs in partnership with DMarket  —  It hasn't been a great week for the GSC Game World team  —  STALKER 2 developers GSC Game World announced yesterday that they'd be adding NFTs to the game.
Wall Street Journal:
Investigation: a dozen automated TikTok accounts, registered as 13-year-olds, were shown tens of thousands of weight-loss videos within a few weeks of joining  —  The app's algorithm can send users down rabbit holes of narrow interest, resulting in potentially dangerous content such as emaciated images …
The Streamable:
Disney fails to reach a deal with YouTube TV, removing 17+ channels including ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, and FX; YouTube TV drops its price to $49.99/month  —  After a year of bitter disputes with its partners, YouTube TV just took a gut-punch from one of the entertainment world's biggest titans.
Financial Times:
Profile of Tether CEO Jean-Louis van der Velde, who previously ran a company in China that faced lawsuits over unpaid bills and fines for late tax payments  —  Jean-Louis van der Velde's career offered few clues that he would become a key figure in fast-growing industry
UPI:
JPMorgan Chase will pay fines of $125M to the SEC and $75M to the CFTC for letting some employees use WhatsApp and other unapproved channels to conduct business  —  JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay a $125 million penalty for allowing employees on Wall Street to use smartphone apps …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
TikTok says it is removing “alarmist warnings” about a supposed day of school violence that prompted some US districts to cancel classes on Friday  —  It hasn't found any videos threatening school violence on Friday, the company said  —  TikTok said Friday that it's working to remove …

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