Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.
Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan

The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.
Bits: The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference

Saudi Arabia’s investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.
Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps

Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants.


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