Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties realise cynic consume of social media algorithms, automation and big data to operate public opinion at…

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We are seeing volume and interest in Peloton explode, says company president on listing day

This morning, Peloton( NASDAQ: PTON ), the tech-enabled stationary bicycle and fitness material streaming busines, caused $1.2 billion in its NASDAQ initial public offering. Despite dropping more than 10% in its first day of trading — ultimately closing down 11%…

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Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot cartons under current gambling legislation — suggesting a covering disallow on the sale of loot containers to players who are children. Kids should instead be…

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Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Mehul Patel 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversationsWhile innovation endures in the midst of Brexit, data reveals that inventive business are losing the ability to attract parties from all over the world and are suffering from a…

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SoftBank-backed Getaround is raising $200M at a $1.5B+ valuation

Getaround, a car-sharing platform and winner of TechCrunch Disrupt New York Battlefield 2011, will register the unicorn club with a approximately $200 million equity financing. The deal values Getaround, founded in 2009, at $1.7 billion, according to an estimate provided…

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Mobile gaming is a $68.5 billion global business, and investors are buying in

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Africa Roundup: Jumias post-IPO earnings, Gokadas $5.3M raise, Facebooks fake-news purge, Joe Montanas fintech investment

Jumia harboured its first post-IPO earnings call and braved a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in the Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were that Jumia’s Gross Merchandise Value( GMV) — the total amount…

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When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things

This week, Facebook invited a small group of correspondents — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set up in Dublin, Ireland, to help monitor its concoctions for election-related material that infringes the current…

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Facebook says it filed a US lawsuit to shut down a follower-buying service in New Zealand

Facebook is cracking down on works that promise to help Instagram users buy themselves a large following on the photo app. The social network said : that it has filed a litigation against a New Zealand-based firm that operates one…

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Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months

Facebook is launching some of its self-styled’ poll certificate’ initiatives aimed at more marketplaces in the next month, ahead of various major elections in countries around the world. In an interview with Reutersthe social networking giant supported it’s launching a…

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