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Facebook says it will put groups on probation for violating its content rules, Kim Lyons

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In yet another attempt to slow the spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook plans to put groups on its platform with too many posts that violate its content rules on a kind of probation, the company said. First reported by The Washington Post, Facebook will restrict any groups— both public and private …

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Trump will lose his Twitter ‘public interest’ protections in January, Adi Robertson

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Donald Trump will lose Twitter privileges he enjoys as a world leader when President-Elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20th, 2021. Twitter confirmed that Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account will be subject to the same rules as any other user — including bans on inciting violence and posting false information about voting or …

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Netflix is testing a linear channel in France that should help with decision fatigue, Kim Lyons

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix is testing a programmed linear content channel in France, Variety reported. The channel, called Netflix Direct, will be available to Netflix streaming subscribers and will provide content from its existing streaming library in a linear format, much like cable and broadcast TV stations do. “Maybe you’re not in the mood to decide, …

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BioWare is working on a new Mass Effect game, Taylor Lyles

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Image: BioWare Following the announcement of a remaster of the original trilogy coming next year, BioWare announced that a brand new Mass Effect game is currently in development, in a surprise announcement for N7 day. Not much is known about the next installment in BioWare’s epic space opera, but the studio says a team of veterans at the company is …

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President Trump is defeated: the timeline is restored, T.C. Sottek

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Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images After years of chaos, extremism, and death, Americans have chosen to remove President Donald Trump from office. Despite the president’s attempt to sow discord in the late hours of the election, Joe Biden will replace him. Four years ago, Trump’s win rearranged reality and hijacked our timeline, setting us on a …

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a remaster of the original trilogy coming to PC and consoles, Taylor Lyles

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Image: BioWare The original Mass Effect trilogy is getting a 4K remaster and its coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2021. The game will also have enhancements for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. During N7 day celebration, BioWare announced Mass Effect Legendary Edition a compilation of the first three installments in the studio’s action RPG series, which …

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Twitter flags four of President Trump’s tweets about ballot-counting, Kim Lyons

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter flagged four tweets from President Trump on Saturday for making “potentially misleading claims about an election,” a company spokesperson said, continuing its attempts to try to rein in misinformation on its platform. The president tweeted, without evidence, that “tens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8 P.M. on Tuesday, Election …

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A COVID tracing app misses the mark, Mary Beth Griggs

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Shoppers pass by a sign promoting the NHS COVID-19 app | Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images What happens when an app designed to help people navigate the real world doesn’t match up with reality? That’s what happened recently with a National Health Service contact tracing app in England and Wales, which failed to notify many users that they …