The labels, which the company has been testing since July, are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest. Those labels drew criticism for not doing enough to keep people from spreading obvious falsehoods.
The redesign launching worldwide this week is an attempt to make them more useful and easier to notice, among other things.
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‘Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches on Just in Time for Holidays
As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.
Health The growing influence of Apple on healthcare
In a 2019 interview with Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “If you zoomed out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’” After a short pause, he answered his own question: “It will be about health.” Two years on, his vision is already becoming a reality for the company.
COLLINS DICTIONARY PICKS NFT AS WORD OF THE YEAR 2021
Collins Dictionary has chosen the term NFT as its word of the year after surging interest in the digital tokens that can sell for millions of dollars brought it into the mainstream.
NEW TWITTER CEO STEPS FROM BEHIND THE SCENES TO HIGH PROFILE
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COGNIZANT CEO DISCUSSES FIERCE BATTLE FOR TECHNOLOGY TALENT
Digital services have become more important than ever since the pandemic began in early 2020, and that’s meant big business for major technology companies.
NISSAN INVESTING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, BATTERY DEVELOPMENT
Nissan said this week it is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup.
MISSISSIPPI UNVEILS MOBILE ID PROGRAM: AN APP FOR PHONES
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OUTDOOR DECORATING TRENDS: NATURAL, COZY, SUSTAINABLE
Home, as we know, has become more central to many of us during the pandemic, and that means outdoors as well as in. This holiday season, designers and retailers have suggestions for updating window, door and yard decorations.
OMICRON UNRAVELS TRAVEL INDUSTRY'S PLANS FOR A COMEBACK
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SPACE JUNK FORCES SPACEWALK DELAY, TOO RISKY FOR ASTRONAUTS
NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut’s suit or damage the International Space Station.
FROM SQUARE TO BLOCK: ANOTHER TECH COMPANY CHANGES ITS NAME
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UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG ORDERS FACEBOOK TO SELL OFF GIPHY
The United Kingdom’s antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform, saying the deal hurts social media users and advertisers by stifling competition for animated images.
Facebook Shuts Down Its Facial-Recognition System
Facebook doesn’t point to a single incident that prompted the decision, but it comes as facial-recognition systems (and the social network in general) have come under fire.
JIM CRAMER'S DECREE: NO MORE LOW-HANGING FRUIT
The CNBC host says he’s bullish on entrepreneurs—because their creativity trumps any challenge.
Congress Just Can't Quit Facebook
Lawmakers of both parties assail the tech giant but are hooked on its core product
WHAT THE METAVERSE IS AND HOW IT WILL WORK
The term “metaverse” seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what some consider the next big thing online.
The Man Behind the Metaverse
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IN THE MIDDLE OF A CRISIS, FACEBOOK INC. RENAMES ITSELF META
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Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product — not to mention the last shreds of its carefully crafted, decade-old image as a benevolent company just wanting to connect the world.
TRUMP ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HIS VERY OWN SOCIAL MEDIA SITE
Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said this week he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform.