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Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children – TechCrunch

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children – TechCrunch Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But …

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Twitter is holding off on fixing verification policy to focus on election integrity – TechCrunch

Twitter is holding off on fixing verification policy to focus on election integrity – TechCrunch Twitter is pausing its work on overhauling its verification process, which provides a blue checkmark to public figures, in favor of election integrity, Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour tweeted today. That’s because, as we approach …

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Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages – TechCrunch

Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages – TechCrunch In a rare moment of agreement, members of the House Judiciary Committee from both major political parties agreed that Facebook needed to take down Pages that bullied shooting survivors or called for more violence. The hearing regarding social …

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Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help – TechCrunch

Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help – TechCrunch The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote Leave campaign broke the law by breaching election campaign spending limits. It found Vote …

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Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars – TechCrunch

Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars – TechCrunch Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss …

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