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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 enter another election season, “updating our verification program isn’t a...

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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. Vote Leave broke the law including by channeling money to a...

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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 how it combats fake news. The...

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality – TechCrunch

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues just last year...

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Trump’s Supreme Court nominee opposes net neutrality, supports NSA bulk collection – TechCrunch

President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee will face more scrutiny for his ideological leanings around issues like abortion than his thoughts on tech, but we do know a bit about the latter. On Monday, Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat that opened when Justice...

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Indianapolis vice cop says SESTA/FOSTA closure of Backpage has ‘blinded’ investigators – TechCrunch

Online sex market Backpage was seized in April following new regulation intended to stem human trafficking, but the results haven’t been entirely positive. This story of Indianapolis cops reverting to pre-web tactics for catching pimps and others in the sex trade shows how the closure...

Online sex market Backpag...

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