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Recent articles by Mike:

TikTok Accepts Deal Revisions as Trump Prepares to Review Proposal

The video app is also looking for a new chief executive and has talked to candidates including a founder of Instagram. → Read More

Pinterest reins in advertising related to political terms.

Pinterest said on Thursday that it was taking further steps to clamp down on political misinformation on its site. The company had banned all political advertising in 2018. But now, Pinterest said in a blog post, it will stop showing ads to its users altogether when they search for election-related terms. In addition, the company said it would redirect users to non-partisan voter registration… → Read More

Facebook Moves to Stop Election Misinformation

The social network said it would block new political ads in late October, among other measures, to reduce misinformation and interference. → Read More

Facebook Could Block Sharing of News Stories in Australia

The move, a response to pressure to pay publishers when their stories are posted on the social network, could add to internet silos springing up around the world. → Read More

TikTok Deal Faces Complications as U.S. and China Ratchet Up Tit-for-Tat

China’s new export rules, which could delay or scuttle a sale of TikTok, have further turned giant companies into pawns in a geopolitical struggle. → Read More

TikTok Is Said to Wrestle With Two Competing Offers

The sale of the video app’s U.S. operations is entering its final stages, with two groups having submitted bids. → Read More

TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer Resigns

Less than four months after joining the video app, Mr. Mayer said he was leaving. TikTok has been under pressure from the Trump administration. → Read More

TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer Resigns

Less than four months after joining the video app, Mr. Mayer said he was leaving. TikTok has been under pressure from the Trump administration. → Read More

TikTok Sues Trump Administration

The suit escalates a bitter back-and-forth between the popular video app and American officials. → Read More

TikTok to Challenge Trump Administration Over Executive Order

The popular video app, which is owned by a Chinese internet company, said it had been deprived of due process when President Trump moved to block it in the United States. → Read More

Google, Facebook and Others Broaden Group to Secure U.S. Election

More tech companies met with government agencies on Wednesday to fight disinformation on social media. → Read More

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation. → Read More

With TikTok Mired in Uncertainty, Facebook Pounces With Instagram Reels

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, rolled out a new product that lets people create 15-second videos and share them. → Read More

Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid

The president said he did not object to a potential acquisition of the Chinese-owned app, retreating from comments about banning the service. → Read More

Microsoft Says It’ll Continue Pursuit of TikTok

The announcement came after the company consulted with President Trump, who has threatened to ban the app and expressed national security concerns about it in recent weeks. → Read More

The Economy Is in Record Decline, but Not for the Tech Giants

Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday. → Read More

Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads

The social network has been under intense pressure for allowing misinformation and hate speech to spread on its site. → Read More

Facebook Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,’ Audit Finds

An independent audit faulted the social network for “vexing and heartbreaking decisions” that affect its users — and potentially the November elections. → Read More

Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said. → Read More

Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns

The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to its handling of hate speech. → Read More