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The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Drug dealers are using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to push steroids, raising new concerns about Silicon Valley’s content moderation investments as the tech industry faces increasing pressure in Washington.  Steroids and other performance […]

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TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience

Students take part in an anti-government rally in Hong Kong.(Chris McGrath/Getty Images) September 15 at 4:30 PM A search for “#hongkong” on Twitter reveals a vast visual patchwork of the city’s unavoidable protests, including pro-China agitprop, sympathetic memes and imagery from the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy marchers who have braved police crackdowns. But the […]

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One year after killing off its premium Apple Watch, Apple is bringing it back with a new version that costs as much as $1,400

Tony Avelar/AP This time last year, it looked like Apple seemed to be getting out of the luxury watch game when it quietly discontinued its most expensive Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Edition. The ultra-high-end 18-karat-gold Apple Watch Editions, which cost upwards of $ 10,000, were spotted on celebrities including Kanye West and Beyoncé after […]

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Google and Facebook’s latest efforts to ‘save’ journalism are already getting eye rolls

Google says it has implemented new algorithms in an attempt to elevate original news reporting. Here, Trystan Upstill speaks about Google News at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., on May 8, 2018. (Jeff Chiu) September 13 at 10:59 PM Editor’s Note: Two sentences originally published in this story used language similar to […]

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SoftBank reportedly plans to boost its stake in WeWork by $750 million in the coworking giant’s IPO

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi SonKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters SoftBank plans to buy $ 750 million in WeWork shares in the real-estate company’s planned public offering, The Wall Street Journal reported. The purchase would represent about 25% of the shares WeWork is planning on selling. The move would up SoftBank’s investment in the company to more than $ 11 […]