YouTube outlines policies as elections heat up, Uber suspends accounts over coronavirus fears
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YouTube outlines policies as elections heat up, Uber suspends accounts over coronavirus fears

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This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. As the 2020 election season kicks off with the Iowa caucuses, YouTube has spelled out its policies on disinformation and deep fakes. In a blog post published on Monday, the company said it would take down any technically manipulated or doctored videos As well as videos designed to mislead people about how and when to vote. Uber has suspended the accounts of two drivers and roughly 240 passengers in a beat to stop the spread of coronavirus. According to Bloomberg the drivers had transported a passenger suspected of carrying the virus. While the 240 passengers were believed to have come into contact with those two drivers. [MUSIC] And finally, Twitter has revealed a security incident which allowed bad actors to match specific phone numbers and accounts on Twitter. The issue discovered late last year effected users who had linked a phone number to their account and enabled the option to let people who have your phone number. Find your own Twitter. The company said it immediately changed its software once the issue was discovered and suspended the malicious accounts. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNet. [MUSIC]

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