YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

As the 202016 election begins in earnest with Monday’s Iowa caucuses, YouTube is cracking down on election-related disinformation in an attempt to protect users. Google’s video-sharing site has long had policies barring deceptive practices and engagement manipulation, but in a blog post on Monday, the company specified that the rules would also apply to a…

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Alphabet Flirts With $1 Trillion but Needs a Second Act

Alphabet, née Google, reports fourth-quarter financial result Monday, after weeks in which its market capitalization has bounced around $1 trillion. Only three other US companies have reached that milestone: Apple, Microsoft, and, for a while on Friday, Amazon.WIRED OPINIONABOUTZachary Karabell is a WIRED contributor and president of River Twice Research.So what now? No company, especially…

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