‘Borat’ Comedian Gets Serious About Regulating Facebook to Fight Fake News

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his satirical portrayal of the fictitious Kazakh journalist Borat, is the latest public figure to call for greater regulation of Facebook and social media to combat fake news. In a keynote address at an Anti-Defamation League summit Thursday, the actor and director argued that social media companies should be
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Microsoft Corp. said it was granted a license to do business with China’s Huawei Technologies. “On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei,” the Redmond, Wash.-based company said in a statement. “We appreciate the Department’s action in response to our request.” The U.S.
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BELLEVUE Nov 21, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Expedia Group Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:30:00pm GMT * Alan R. Pickerill Expedia Group, Inc. – Executive VP & CFO * Mark D. Okerstrom Expedia Group, Inc. – President, CEO & Director Expedia Group, Inc. – VP of
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Enlarge / Verizon 5G in Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore area. Verizon has continually touted its rollout of 5G as it reaches more cities with the latest cellular technology, but new coverage maps confirm what consumers have experienced: Verizon’s 5G network is only sparsely deployed even in major cities. You can check out Verizon’s new coverage maps that
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This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. PayPal’s got a lot going on. It has agreed to acquire Honey, a Los Angeles-based provider of a deal-finding browser add-on and mobile app, for $4 billion. This is PayPal’s largest acquisition to date and the largest acquisition of a
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(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. and Google were drawn into an escalating battle of wills Wednesday over the use of political advertising on social media. Trump campaign officials pressured Facebook to maintain its permissive political advertising rules, while Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced an overhaul of how campaigns may target their messages across the world’s largest search
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The U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee had questions for Apple. Lots of questions—about Apple’s corporate policies on everything from iPhone to the company’s practice of locking users into its software, making it difficult for alternative services to compete. In the company response, published Tuesday alongside responses from Amazon, Google, and Facebook, Apple Vice President
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Pratik Bhakta / The Economic Times: Bengaluru-based Perfios, a credit decisioning and analytics company, raises $50M Series B led by Warburg Pincus and Bessemer Venture Partners  —  Founded by V R Govindarajan and Debashish Chakraborty, Perfios is a credit decisioning and analytics company which works with over 200 banks, non-bank lenders and fintech startups Source
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Ben Harburg, Managing Partner of MSA Capital and Rafik Nayed, Group Chief Executive Officer of Al Salam Bank Bahrain speak with Geoff Cutmore, anchor of CNBC on Day 3 of CNBC East Tech West at LN Garden Hotel Nansha Guangzhou on November 20, 2019 in Nansha, Guangzhou, China. Zhong Zhi | Getty Images The ongoing
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Stock trading startup Robinhood is venturing outside the United States for the first time—to the land of Robinhood. Starting Wednesday, customers in Britain will be able to sign up to get early access to Robinhood’s stock trading service, which is expected to go live in the first quarter of 2020. Robinhood’s no-fee trading app, launched
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