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Big Tech’s Freedom of Speech Purge Pushes People to Censorship-Resistant Blockchain Social Media

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>During the last few days, the world has watched the Big Tech and social media crackdown after the incident that took place at Capitol Hill a few days ago. During the last 48 hours, U.S. President Donald Trump, a great number of right-wing supporters, and literally anyone who speaks out against the …

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Social networks and the digital economy: A preview of IMVU’s VCOIN

When the Securities and Exchange Commission gave its blessing to social media platform IMVU to launch VCOIN, it was a major leap forward for acceptable scope of crypto applications.  The implications for what sorts of projects the SEC considers a security are, in and of themselves, huge. But part of the appeal of VCOIN to …

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Facebook locks out Donald Trump for 24 hours

Leah Millis / Reuters Facebook is also imposing new restrictions on Donald Trump. The social network said that it will bar the president from posting to his page for the next 24 hours. The company cited “two policy violations” as reason for its decision. “We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will …

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Twitter gives Trump a temp ban after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

Enlarge / Supporters of US President Donald Trump breach the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Update, 7:10pm EST: At 6:30, Twitter began removing several of President Trump’s tweets, including the video statement. Enlarge / A screenshot of Trump’s account with offending tweets removed. “As …

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Instagram tests new design for Stories on desktop

LIONEL BONAVENTURE via Getty Images Browsing Instagram Stories from your desktop may soon be a bit easier: Instagram is testing a new design for Stories on its website that gives the feature a much-needed facelift. With the new look, Stories appear in a carousel rather than a single tile that takes up the entire page. Navigation …

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WhatsApp set an all-time record for calls on New Year’s Eve

Filip Radwanski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic forced many to have virtual New Year’s Eve get-togethers, and that’s very clearly reflected in WhatsApp’s numbers. Facebook’s chat app set a record as 2020 came to a close, with 1.4 billion video and voice calls placed on New Year’s Eve 2020 — the most ever …

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9 Trillion vs. 100 Trillion: Billionaire Mike Novogratz Asks Which Cryptocurrency Will Win the Payments Race

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On December 31, billionaire investor Mike Novogratz asked his Twitter followers which blockchain coin has the best chance of winning the payments race and offered four choices. Novogratz said there are lots of “contenders” and listed off Facebook’s diem, tether, bitcoin cash, and Circle’s popular stablecoin.</strong> This week Mike Novogratz asked his …

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Facebook unfreezes political ads in Georgia ahead of runoff elections

Facebook In the run-up to critical runoff elections in Georgia, Facebook will lift its ban on political advertisements in the state starting Wednesday, December 16th at 12pm ET. The company will work with authorized advertisers and prioritize those with direct involvement in the elections, including the campaigns and local officials. Facebook says it will reject …

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FTC kicks off sweeping privacy probe of nine major social media firms

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up its digital privacy work and has asked just about every major social media platform you can think of to explain what personal data it collects from users and why. The requests for information went out today to nine platforms (or their parent …

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Carpe ‘Diem’: Lawsuit threatened over Facebook’s Libra rebrand plan

Facebook has been hit with threats of legal action over its plan to rebrand the Libra stablecoin project to ‘Diem’ from a finance application of the same name. Facebook announced its plan to rebrand Libra on Dec. 1, with the firm claiming the new name would help the revamped project distance itself from the intense …

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