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Bitcoin Cash-Fueled Onchain Social Media Platform Memo Launches iOS App

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/398623″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery_major_1456x360_bch-1.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><strong>Two years ago, an onchain social network called memo.cash was launched and the application has developed quite a bit since then. On Tuesday, the Memo team revealed that the platform is now available for iOS phones via the …

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Twitter labels Trump tweet for ‘making a potentially misleading claim’

Joshua Roberts / reuters Twitter slapped a warning label on an election-night tweet from President Donald Trump, for “making a potentially misleading claim about an election.” In the tweet, Trump claimed that “they are trying to STEAL the Election,” and that “Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed.” We are up BIG, but …

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Twitter will add warning labels to tweets with premature election results

Twitter A day before election day, Twitter is providing more detail on how it will address tweets  — including Donald Trump’s — that declare victory or otherwise share results that are not yet finalized. Twitter previewed a series of labels it will add to tweets “to provide context when results have not been officially called,” …

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Facebook is publicly testing dark mode in its mobile app

Facebook/Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter Facebook is finally testing a dark mode in its mobile app beyond a handful of users. The social network has teamed up with code sleuth Jane Manchun Wong to confirm that it’s publicly testing dark mode on Android and iOS. Just who’s getting the option isn’t clear, but MacRumors noted that …

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Twitter updates its ‘Hacked Materials’ policy after NY Post controversy

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. Anushree Fadnavis / Reuters In response to a New York Post article this week about Hunter Biden that used emails of dubious sourcing, Twitter blocked links to it, eventually citing the …

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Facebook has banned QAnon

Rick Loomis via Getty Images The QAnon conspiracy theory is no longer welcome on any of Facebook’s apps. The social network is banning QAnon entirely even if the accounts in question aren’t explicitly discussing violence, Facebook now says. “Starting today, we will remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they …

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A decade in, Instagram is bigger than ever. So are its problems.

When Instagram first launched a decade ago, it was nothing like Facebook. The app, which began as a Foursquare-like check-in network, had one purpose: to make photo sharing easy (and make those pictures prettier in the process).  It’s easy to forget now, but that was a relatively novel concept in 2010. The iPhone was only …

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Instagram starts labeling ‘state-controlled media’ accounts and posts

Wachiwit via Getty Images Over the last week, Instagram has started labeling state-backed media, following through on a policy the company’s parent Facebook announced last October and started implementing on its own social media network this past June.  The labels were first spotted by journalist Casey Michel. Users in the US will see them appear …

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Facebook leak hints at its defense against a government-ordered breakup

Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook is under intense regulatory pressure, and it appears to be bracing itself for the worst. The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained a document outlining Facebook’s defense if the government orders a breakup that would unload Instagram and WhatsApp. The social media giant would reportedly argue that …

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The Digital Archipelago: How to Build an Internet Where Communities Thrive

The internet of today isn’t the independent territory it was originally imagined to be. For ordinary people “the internet” is just a bunch of apps made by giant companies. These companies do whatever they want with your data, disappear when the journey is over, spy on you and show you ads. I’m honestly not sure …

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