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Robinhood says some customer accounts may have become target of hackers

Fintech startup Robinhood said Friday some customers might have become a target of hackers because of their personal email accounts being compromised outside of its platform. The issue did not occur from a breach in the firm’s systems, a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. “We’re actively working with those impacted to secure their accounts,” Robinhood added. Robinhood, which is credited with helping popularize trading...

Twitter slows retweets ahead of election to combat viral misinformation

Twitter is making it harder for tweets to go viral ahead of the election in order to combat the spread of misinformation, it said Friday. Beginning Friday and continuing through the election, users who hit the retweet button on a tweet will be taken to a screen where they can add commentary to their retweet. Users can skip the commentary, but that will lead to...

Facebook bans Charlie Kirk-linked firm behind teen troll farm

Facebook has banned a marketing firm it found paying teenagers to run a pro-Trump troll farm. Arizona-based Rally Forge was responsible for hundreds of fake accounts and pages on the social network that were designed to support President Trump, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Facebook’s investigation found that Rally Forge was “working on behalf of Turning Point USA,” the organization founded by young conservative activist...
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