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  • Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies.
    by Josh Constine on October 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Permitting falsehood in political advertising would work if we had a model democracy, but we don’t. Not only are candidates dishonest, but voters aren’t educated, and the media isn’t objective. And now, hyperlinks turn lies into donations and donations into louder lies. The checks don’t balance. What we face is a self-reinforcing disinformation dystopia. That’s

  • SoftBank reportedly preps a package to take control of WeWork parent company
    by Jonathan Shieber on October 13, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    SoftBank Group, the multi-billion dollar Japanese technology conglomerate and investment firm, has put together a  bid that would save WeWork parent company We Co., just weeks before the co-working real estate company’s imminent collapse, The Wall Street Journal reports. With the collapse of the company’s planned initial public offering, We Co. is facing a cash

  • Original Content podcast: For better or for worse, ‘The Politician’ is absolutely bonkers
    by Anthony Ha on October 13, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    We all agree: “The Politician” is a crazy show that tries to do everything at once. After all, why settle for a fast-talking satire about a high school election; a more serious treatment of wealth, illness and emotional turmoil; or a showcase for the musical talents of “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt? Instead, why not

  • Fortnite is just a black hole right now
    by Megan Rose Dickey on October 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Fortnite just blew up its entire map and all that’s left is a black hole. Some are speculating that this is simply a teaser for a new Fortnite map, but it’s unclear when that new map will arrive. On Epic Games’ status page, it says Fortnite is currently experiencing a minor service outage, noting “anomaly detected.”

  • Kik says it’s ‘here to stay,’ following shutdown reports
    by Brian Heater on October 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    It’s been a rough run for Kik of late. The once mighty messaging service announced in late September that it would be shutting down its app. CEO Ted Livingston noted in a blog post that the startup would be trimming its headcount from over 100 people to “an elite 19 person team,” following a protracted

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