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Guns, Drugs and Viral Content: Welcome to Cartel TikTok
November 29, 2020

MEXICO CITY — Tiger cubs and semiautomatic weapons. Piles of cash and armored cars. Fields of poppies watered to the sound of ballads glorifying…

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YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.
November 25, 2020

YouTube suspended One America News Network, one of the right-wing channels aggressively pushing false claims about widespread election fraud, for violating its policies on…

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Coronavirus Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better?
November 21, 2020

The coronavirus might be new, but nature long ago gave humans the tools to recognize it, at least on a microscopic scale: antibodies, Y-shaped…

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No, Dominion voting machines did not delete Trump votes.
November 18, 2020

President Trump on Thursday spread new baseless claims about Dominion Voting Systems, which makes software that local governments around the nation use to help…

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A scheme to hand Trump electors in state legislatures is highly unlikely to happen.
November 14, 2020

President Trump’s last-ditch efforts to reverse the election seem to come down to a far-fetched scenario, one in which Republican-led state legislatures choose the…

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Postal worker withdraws claim that ballots were backdated in Pennsylvania, officials say.
November 11, 2020

The Postal Service’s inspector general informed Congress on Tuesday that a worker who had made unfounded allegations of ballot corruption inside a facility in…

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Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Contractors
November 8, 2020

[President-elect Joe Biden’s victory prompts spontaneous celebrations.]OAKLAND, Calif. — Drivers and other workers for so-called gig economy companies in California will not become their…

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No, Sharpies Aren’t Invalidating Ballots in Arizona
November 5, 2020

On Wednesday, Republicans looking to cast doubts on the legitimacy of election results in Arizona, where former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was…

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Instagram Tries Clamping Down on Misinformation
November 1, 2020

Instagram on Thursday took aim at the spread of misinformation on its platform, announcing that it would temporarily eliminate users’ ability to view some…

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You (YOU!) Can Stop Election Rumors
October 30, 2020

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.Americans are voting in a highly unusual…

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Trump Campaign Website Is Defaced by Hackers
October 28, 2020

President Trump’s campaign website was briefly taken over by hackers who defaced the site on Tuesday.The defacement lasted less than 30 minutes, but the…

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Schools Clamored for Seesaw. That Was the Good News, and the Bad News.
October 27, 2020

And it’s been a year. In February, Mr. Sjogreen was mapping out long-term projects from Seesaw’s downtown San Francisco office. Come March, he was…

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