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February 25, 2022, 1:10 PM

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Patreon suspends donations to Come Back Alive, a nonprofit started in 2014 to equip Ukrainian soldiers, for violating policies on funding military activity  —  - Come Back Alive started in 2014 as a nonprofit to provide equipment for the Ukrainian army, and its Patreon page received hundreds …
Reuters:
Sources: Ukraine is asking for volunteers from its hacker community to protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops  —  The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country's hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure …
Taylor Lorenz / Input:
Some Instagram meme pages are turning into “war pages” that repost unverified footage without context, often claiming to be run by journalists in Ukraine  —  Just hours after the first explosions rocked Ukraine Wednesday night, massive Instagram meme pages began promoting …
Jonathan Greig / ZDNet:
Reuters:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Russia's telecom and internet regulator announces a “partial restriction” of access to Facebook over Meta's alleged restrictions on some Russian media  —  The country's telecommunications and internet regulator announced the restriction on Friday, accusing Facebook of censoring Russia.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
UK's Online Safety Bill would mandate online platforms to give users tools to verify their IDs, block anonymous users, and filter “legal but harmful” content  —  - The proposals mean online platforms would need to give users a way to verify their identity, and allow them to block any unverified accounts.
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
The US DOJ says BitMex co-founders Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo pled guilty to violating the US Bank Secrecy Act and each agree to pay a $10M criminal fine  —  The Department of Justice said Thursday that Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, co-founders of the crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX …
Aman Chaudhary / Counterpoint Research:
Politico:
Russia-backed falsehoods and digital tricks related to its invasion of Ukraine are putting tech giants on the defensive over the spread of online disinformation  —  The world's biggest social media companies are scrambling to combat a global barrage of Kremlin-backed falsehoods …
Iain Martin / Forbes:
London-based VC firm Atomico dismissed one of its most senior partners, Hiro Tamura, on February 22 following complaints from staff over his management style  —  London-based venture capital firm Atomico has dismissed one of its most senior partners, Hiro Tamura, following complaints from staff over his management style.

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