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October 11, 2022, 2:10 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces “handles”, letting creators identify their channel using the @username format across channel pages, video descriptions, comments, and Shorts  —  YouTube is making it easier for creators to direct viewers to their channels.  The company today announced “handles …
Andy Stone / @andymstone:
Meta spokesperson: documentation in an article alleging Instagram removed posts flagged by a BJP member in India without oversight “appears to be fabricated”  —  @JeffHorwitz Where to even begin with this story?! X-check has nothing to do with the ability to report posts. The posts in question were surfaced for review by automated systems, not humans. And the underlying documentation appears to be fabricated.
Jahnavi Sen / The Wire:
Source: Instagram removed 705 posts without oversight in India in September, after being flagged by Amit Malviya, the head of BJP's IT Cell, as part of XCheck  —  Seven posts by satirical account @cringearchivist were removed without any verification because the head of the BJP's …
Low De Wei / Bloomberg:
Zi Wang / Decrypt:
Days after Celsius shared all its users' names and crypto transaction histories in a bankruptcy filing, a new website shows who allegedly lost the most money  —  Using data likely pulled from its bankruptcy filing, a new tool now shows exactly how much different users lost following Celsius' collapse.
IDC:
Global PC shipments fell 15% YoY to 74.3M units in Q3 2022; Lenovo, HP, and Dell declined YoY by 16.1%, 27.8%, and 21.2%, respectively, as Apple grew 40.2% YoY  —  Declines continued for the traditional PC market as global shipments totaled 74.3 million units during the third quarter of 2022 …
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
WhatsApp users in India say the service, which has ~550M users in the country, has become overrun by spam from brands, some using WhatsApp's business tools  —  Revenue pressures forced WhatsApp to turn to e-commerce, and now the company is contending with a plague of spammers.  —  • BENGALURU, INDIA
Corin Faife / The Verge:
Data analysis of Twitter's Birdwatch crowdsourced moderation tool: posts regarding COVID and “stop the steal” misinformation have been top areas of focus  —  Analysis by The Verge shows that Birdwatch users regularly tackle misinformation topics with the highest stakes, including pandemic response

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