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Trump didn’t concede, but he will move Biden’s transition forward

Trump didn’t concede, but he will move Biden’s transition forward With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, election results took a bit longer this year than usual. But if Americans were expecting an election week, November stretched on into a month of election drama, with President Trump mounting an unprecedented effort to […]

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More voting software FUD falls flat after Trump highlights dubious data

More voting software FUD falls flat after Trump highlights dubious data Reports that Dominion Software, which provides voting tabulation tools to about half the states in the U.S., “deleted” millions of votes have been soundly rebuffed after outgoing President Trump parroted numbers from a random internet forum. Tweeting Thursday morning about baseless […]

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Twitter labeled 300,000 US election tweets — around 0.2%

Twitter labeled 300,000 US election tweets — around 0.2% Just over a week after the U.S. elections, Twitter has offered a breakdown of some of its efforts to label misleading tweets. The site says that from October 27 to November 11, it labeled some 300,000 tweets as part of its Civic Integrity […]

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Joe Biden wins the 2020 US presidential election

Joe Biden wins the 2020 US presidential election Following a tense week of vote tallying, Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania and vaulted ahead in the race to become the next president of the United States. Biden’s win in the critical state put him over the threshold of 270 electoral votes, […]

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Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and the government’s leading pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Bannon, speaking […]

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Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration?

Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration? Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities […]

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YouTube removes ads from, but won’t pull, ‘Trump Won’ video following backlash

YouTube removes ads from, but won’t pull, ‘Trump Won’ video following backlash This year’s presidential election has already proven to be a considerable test of the U.S. democratic system. It’s also been doing a fine job testing the systems behind leading social networks four years after a rather disinformation-ridden election. Twitter today […]

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TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys. The accounts, popular with young, conservative voters, reach more than a million followers combined, and […]

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Massachusetts voters pass a right-to-repair measure, giving them unprecedented access to their car data

Massachusetts voters pass a right-to-repair measure, giving them unprecedented access to their car data A ballot measure passed by 75% of voters in Massachusetts has resolved a thorny question that could have widespread implications for the automotive industry: once a person buys a vehicle, they own all of its data. The measure, […]

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Portland, Maine passes referendum banning facial surveillance

Portland, Maine passes referendum banning facial surveillance As we’re currently shifting through all of the national and local votes from last night’s elections, here’s a small but important victory for privacy advocates out of Portland, Maine . Per the Bangor Daily News, the city passed “Referendum Question B,” designed to curb government […]

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