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TikTok says it is banning all accounts that share content related to the QAnon conspiracy theory, hardening its previous policy on the far-right movement. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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TikTok Tightens Crackdown On QAnon, Will Ban Accounts That Promote Disinformation

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U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack was found by a D.C. judge to have broken the law when he seized control of a fund intended to design ways for people living under repressive regimes to have secure access to the Web. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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Twitter and Facebook said their decisions to limit sharing of a New York Post article were meant to slow the spread of potentially false information. Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mauktik Kulkarni (left) and Suraj Yengde (right) as children. Vivekanand Kulkarni and Suraj Yengde/Vivekanand Kulkarni and Suraj Yengde hide caption

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Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

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Tekiah Elzey is using Coworker.org to petition for hazard pay to be restored at the New Seasons Market where she works in Portland, Ore. Chloe Meeske hide caption

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Power Of The Petition: Nonprofit Helps Front-Line Workers Fight For Their Rights

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Anti-vaccine activists protested at the Massachusetts State House in August against Governor Charlie Baker's mandate that all students enrolled in child care, pre-school, K-12, and post-secondary institutions must receive the flu vaccine this year. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Flight crew members walk past thermal cameras that check passengers' body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport on June 23. As businesses look to reopen, technology firms are offering an array of monitoring systems to try to control the coronavirus. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More Companies Are Using Technology To Monitor For Coronavirus In The Workplace

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Your Technology Is Tracking You. Take These Steps For Better Online Privacy

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his thinking has "evolved" on how to balance free speech and the harms of Holocaust denial. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Reversing Earlier Policy

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Nathan Apodaca's TikTok video, in which he longboards to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams," has catapulted him to viral fame. Here, he is standing in the pickup truck given to him by Ocean Spray. In his video, Apodaca sips from a bottle of Ocean Spray's Cran-Raspberry juice. Ocean Spray hide caption

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TikTok Sensation: Meet The Idaho Potato Worker Who Sent Fleetwood Mac Sales Soaring

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A screenshot of Facebook post about how President Trump came down with COVID-19 that was labeled "false information." At the bottom there is a link to a news article that fact-checks the false information in the social media post. Screenshot via Avaaz hide caption

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Wait until you see their victory dance (check out the tweet at the end of this post). Evelyn Nomayo (left) was the mentor for the team that created the award-winning Memory Haven app: (left to right) Rachael Akano, Margarent Akano and Joy Njekwe. Memory Haven For NPR hide caption

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Surfer Matt Wilkinson has a close encounter with a shark while surfing at Sharpes Beach in New South Wales. Surf Life Saving NSW/Surf Life Saving NSW/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A federal judge has ordered Twitter to reveal account information related to an anonymous user who allegedly peddled a fake FBI report pertaining to the death of Democratic National Committee aide Seth Rich. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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With more people voting by mail this year, Facebook and other social media companies are preparing for a potential delay in election results. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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John McAfee gives a speech in August 2016 at a Beijing conference. McAfee has been arrested on tax evasion charges in Spain. Visual China Group via Getty Images hide caption

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A compilation of screenshots of text messages sent by President Trump's campaign to Jennifer Stromer-Galley, a professor at Syracuse University. Jennifer Stromer-Galley hide caption

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Getting Lots Of Political Messages On Your Phone? Welcome To 'The Texting Election'

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