Tuesday, January 19, 2021

YouTube declares war on US election misinformation… a month late – TechCrunch

As Twitter and Facebook scrambled to institute new policies for the 2020 election, YouTube was… mostly quiet. The platform didn’t make any flashy announcements about a crackdown on election-related...
How Joe Biden’s Digital Team Tamed the MAGA Internet

How Joe Biden’s Digital Team Tamed the MAGA Internet

Last April, when Rob Flaherty, the digital director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, told me that the former vice president’s team planned to use feel-good videos and inspirational memes to...
Justice Dept. Suit Says Facebook Discriminates Against U.S. Workers

Justice Dept. Suit Says Facebook Discriminates Against U.S. Workers

Mr. Trump has been a vocal critic of temporary worker visas. In October, his administration announced new rules for the H1-B program, substantially raising the wages that U.S. companies must...
The way we express grief for strangers is changing

The way we express grief for strangers is changing

In late March, Claire Rezba heard about the tragic death of Diedre Wilkes. Wilkes, a 42-year-old mammogram technician, had died alone of covid-19 in her home, her four-year-old child near...

Twitter finally shuts down its abandoned prototype app twttr – TechCrunch

Twitter is shutting down its experimental app twttr, which the company had used publicly to prototype new features back in 2019. The app was first introduced at the Consumer Electronics...
Why WhatsApp Matters - The New York Times

Why WhatsApp Matters – The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.WhatsApp is being remodeled in front of our eyes. Watch what happens because...
The Zoom-fatigued person’s guide to connecting virtually on Thanksgiving

The Zoom-fatigued person’s guide to connecting virtually on Thanksgiving

Plan ahead, try different things, and buy some stamps One size doesn’t fit all. Families should use multiple mediums over the course of the holidays to connect...
The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote

The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote

That number is not enough to close the gap between either Democrat Jon Ossoff and the Republican incumbent, Senator David Perdue, or Democrat Raphael Warnock and his Republican opponent, Senator...

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