Facebook removes ads, Signal is back up
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Facebook removes ads, Signal is back up

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This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Facebook is temporarily prohibiting ads for military gear and gun accessories in the US until after the presidential inauguration. The company said Saturday we already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silence. Says, but we will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US. The move comes after BuzzFeed News reported that Facebook had shown similar ads in the news feeds of people who had engaged with content about the attempted coup at the US Capitol Building earlier this month. According to a report from the washington post the week after Twitter banned President Donald Trump from its platform online misinformation about election fraud fell by 73% talk around election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across a selection of stuff. Social media sites the Post reported citing data from researchers signal labs. The researcher also determined that during that time, hashtags and slogans related to the capital attack appeared far less often on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms. And finally, encrypted messaging app signal came back online Saturday after a day long outage Apparently caused by a crushing number of new users. encrypted messaging apps have seen a massive surge in new users in the past week, after Elon Musk urged his audience to drop Facebook owned WhatsApp over its recent privacy policy challenges. The signal app was downloaded almost 1.3 million times on Monday. Increasing from an average of 50,000 downloads a day prior to Musk's tweet. Stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET

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