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Zachary Crockett / The Hustle:
An inside look at the underbelly of Amazon's fake review economy; in March 2019 alone, Amazon was hit by 2M+ unverified reviews, 99.6% of which were 5 stars   —  I spent two weeks in the underbelly of Amazon's fake review economy — and emerged questioning our collective trust in the stars.
Apr 15, 2019, 10:30 AMIn context
Yunan Zhang / The Information:
ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok and newsfeed app Toutiao, has doubled its headcount to ~40,000 in one year and now operates more than 20 apps   —  To grow fast in China, apparently, you've also got to get big.  —  ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok …
Apr 4, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
By shifting focus to private messaging, Facebook is getting closer to emulating WeChat, which has made Apple's control of iOS largely irrelevant in China   —  The social network's “pivot to privacy” puts iOS in its crosshairs.  Welcome to tech's next big rivalry.
Mar 9, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
A senior Facebook source says the company has no plans to enter China, after Zuckerberg says Facebook won't build data centers in countries that violate privacy   —  Facebook does not see any path forward in China, a senior source inside the company told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday …
Mar 6, 2019, 5:35 PMIn context
Paul Grewal / Facebook:
Facebook and Instagram file lawsuit in US federal court against 4 companies and 3 people in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes, and followers   —  Today, Facebook and Instagram filed a lawsuit in US federal court against four companies and three people based in the People's Republic …
Mar 1, 2019, 7:56 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Critics say India's proposed internet rules, which could let Indian officials compel companies to remove posts, violate constitutional free speech protections   —  NEW DELHI — India's government has proposed giving itself vast new powers to suppress internet content, igniting a heated battle …
Feb 14, 2019, 11:45 AMIn context
China is taking early steps to protect consumers' privacy from tech companies, even as it intensifies government surveillance   —  When Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last spring, he argued that regulating Facebook's use of personal data would cause the United States …
Feb 9, 2019, 7:05 AMIn context
New York Times:
Facebook's revenue from China-based advertisers reached an estimated $5B in 2018, or about 10% of its total sales, helped by its local advertising resellers   —  SHENZHEN — Facebook's apps and websites have been blocked in China for years.  The company has no office in the country that supports its social networking services.
Feb 7, 2019, 9:00 AMIn context
New York Times:
China appears to block Microsoft's Bing, despite the company's self-censorship of its search results in the country   —  SHANGHAI — Under China's president, Xi Jinping, the last vestiges of the global internet have slowly disappeared from an online world that had already shut out Twitter, Google and Facebook.
Jan 24, 2019, 12:15 AMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
In written response to Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook says free speech and privacy will inform any decision to return to China   —  Facebook Inc. said if it ever returns to China, the company will do it in a way that preserves rights to free expression and privacy — issues that make such a move almost impossible today.
Nov 14, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context

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