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Facebook and Twitter flag Trump’s post about mail-in voting

Facebook and Twitter flag Trump’s post about mail-in voting

Facebook on Thursday flagged President Donald Trump's post that encourages people to vote both through the mail and in person.
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Scammers find a new target: Teens on TikTok

Scammers find a new target: Teens on TikTok

Scams promising fast, easy money or fake diet pills have proliferated. Tik Tok's audience skews especially young, leaving them particularly vulnerable.
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Facebook will stop accepting new political ads in the week before Election Day

Facebook will stop accepting new political ads in the week before Election Day

Facebook says it won't accept submissions for new political ads in the week leading up to Election Day, but ads approved before that will continue to run.
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Facebook will limit forwards on Messenger to tackle misinformation

Facebook will limit forwards on Messenger to tackle misinformation

Facebook is rolling out a new update to Messenger that will limit message forwards to no more than five people at a time.
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China’s tightened grip on TikTok’s algorithm could seriously cripple a U.S. sale

China’s tightened grip on TikTok’s algorithm could seriously cripple a U.S. sale

TikTok's U.S. sale may have hit another roadblock as prospective buyers scramble to figure out ways to comply with China's updated tech export rules.
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Microsoft announces new software to combat deepfakes

Microsoft announces new software to combat deepfakes

Microsoft announced new "Video Authentication" software to detect fake media.
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Facebook removes network of Russian misinformation groups

Facebook removes network of Russian misinformation groups

Facebook took down around 13 pages associated with the Internet Research Agency that were created to point people toward a left-leaning fake news site.
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Facebook terms hint it could take down content that may land it in legal trouble

Facebook terms hint it could take down content that may land it in legal trouble

Updated terms could allow Facebook to remove content that it believes can potentially land the company in legal or regulatory trouble.
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Twitter’s quote tweet feature lands for users globally

Twitter’s quote tweet feature lands for users globally

Twitter is rolling out a new feature to its entire community that lets you quickly see quote tweets for any tweet that appears in your timeline.
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Targeted Facebook ads are about to lose a big audience: iPhone owners

Targeted Facebook ads are about to lose a big audience: iPhone owners

In allowing users to opt out of being tracked around the web, Apple might be doing what the advertising boycott against Facebook could not.
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Twitter removes coronavirus misinformation that Trump shared

Twitter removes coronavirus misinformation that Trump shared

Twitter removed a tweet that made misleading claims about coronavirus deaths, and was retweeted by President Donald Trump.
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China’s new tech export rules could further complicate TikTok’s U.S. sale

China’s new tech export rules could further complicate TikTok’s U.S. sale

China's updated its list of technologies that are subject to export restrictions could further complicate TikTok's U.S. sale.
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Final tweet by Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account breaks record for most likes

Final tweet by Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account breaks record for most likes

The final tweet on Chadwick Boseman's account now has the most likes ever on Twitter, with about 5.9 million likes along with 2.9 million retweets and comments.
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ByteDance reportedly receives $20 billion offer for TikTok from rival Triller

ByteDance reportedly receives $20 billion offer for TikTok from rival Triller

Triller and Centricus have reportedly offered $20 billion to ByteDance for TikTok's assets in several countries, but it remains unclear if the bid is real.
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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook made ‘operational mistake’ before Kenosha shooting

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook made ‘operational mistake’ before Kenosha shooting

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed his company's response to the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting that left two dead.
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TikTok stars Blake Gray and Bryce Hall charged for partying during pandemic

TikTok stars Blake Gray and Bryce Hall charged for partying during pandemic

TikTok megastars Bryce Hall and Blake Gray have been charged for throwing parties during the pandemic, according to Los Angeles authorities.
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Facebook says Apple didn’t let it tell users about App Store tax

Facebook says Apple didn’t let it tell users about App Store tax

Facebook is at odds with Apple's developer team yet again. The social network claims Apple made it remove a note that informed users about the App Store tax.
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Facebook is cracking down on platform abusers with a pair of new lawsuits

Facebook is cracking down on platform abusers with a pair of new lawsuits

Facebook is suing two developers in separate lawsuits for violating the company's terms of service.
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Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok acquisition bid, Oracle offers $20 billion

Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok acquisition bid, Oracle offers $20 billion

Walmart has reportedly joined forces with Microsoft in a bid to purchase the popular social media app TikTok. But they aren't the only parties interested.
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Twitter cracks down on spammy ‘copypasta’ tweets

Twitter cracks down on spammy ‘copypasta’ tweets

Twitter has announced a new policy change that will censor copypasta tweets featuring text that has been copy-pasted without any modifications from the source.
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Kevin Mayer resigns as TikTok CEO

Kevin Mayer resigns as TikTok CEO

TikTok's CEO, Kevin Mayer, who joined the company three months ago, has resigned as tensions between the app and the U.S. continue to escalate.
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Facebook calls Kenosha shooting mass murder after event promoted call to arms

Facebook calls Kenosha shooting mass murder after event promoted call to arms

In a statement on Wednesday, Facebook denounced the shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as a "mass murder" after an event on its platform promoted the use of violence.
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YouTube reveals why it’s been removing far more videos than usual

YouTube reveals why it’s been removing far more videos than usual

YouTube relied more on technology to remove 11 million videos in the last three months, as the coronavirus pandemic meant fewer human reviewers.
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Facebook is adding shopping to your mobile app

Facebook is adding shopping to your mobile app

People can now shop directly in Facebook's app through Facebook Shop. The new tab aggregates a feed of businesses and products.
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TikTok sues Trump administration to block pending ban

TikTok sues Trump administration to block pending ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration's executive order banning it from operating its business in the U.S..
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Facebook actively lobbied for a TikTok ban in Washington, report claims

Facebook actively lobbied for a TikTok ban in Washington, report claims

A new report claims that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg actively lobbied for a TikTok ban in private Washington meetings last year.
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Twitter labels Trump’s unverified claims on mail drop boxes for breaking rules

Twitter labels Trump’s unverified claims on mail drop boxes for breaking rules

Twitter flagged President Trump's tweet against the use of mail drop boxes for voting as it violated the platform's civil integrity policy, but kept it online.
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TikTok to challenge Trump’s order to ban U.S. transactions

TikTok to challenge Trump’s order to ban U.S. transactions

TikTok is reportedly planning a legal challenge, which may be filed as soon as August 24, against the executive order to ban U.S. transactions with the app.
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WeChat users file lawsuit against Trump’s unclear order to ban app in U.S.

WeChat users file lawsuit against Trump’s unclear order to ban app in U.S.

An alliance of Chinese-American lawyers filed a lawsuit that is seeking to block Trump's order to ban WeChat in the U.S., claiming that it is unconstitutional.
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Facebook reportedly considering ‘kill switch’ if Trump contests 2020 elections

Facebook reportedly considering ‘kill switch’ if Trump contests 2020 elections

Facebook is reportedly preparing for various scenarios after the U.S. elections. including President Donald Trump falsely declaring on the platform that he won.
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What is QAnon and where did it come from?

What is QAnon and where did it come from?

QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory that has gained mainstream attention thanks to coordinated behavior on social media.
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Reddit has banned roughly 7,000 hateful subreddits since late June

Reddit has banned roughly 7,000 hateful subreddits since late June

Reddit banned about 7,000 subreddits that contained or promoted hateful content like harassment, bullying, and violent threats.
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Can TikTok creators inspire Gen Z to vote in November? Some are betting on it.

Can TikTok creators inspire Gen Z to vote in November? Some are betting on it.

Political campaigns are looking at TikTok as the premier place to court Gen Z and first-time voters, while creators rally viewers to get out to the polls.
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Facebook removes nearly 800 QAnon-related groups, pages, hashtags, and ads

Facebook removes nearly 800 QAnon-related groups, pages, hashtags, and ads

The social media platform said it will continue to restrict and remove content and accounts that "support violent acts" in a statement on Wednesday.
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