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2019’s Tech IPOs: High Stakes, Mixed Reception

In 2019, a number of high-profile tech companies have decided to leave the private sector and transition to publicly owned and traded entities. There are many reasons companies decide to make initial public offerings (IPOs), and there’s more to it than seeing your company’s shiny, new letters trending on the stock ticker. Typically, IPOs serve […]

Will Article 17 Kill the GIF?

Imagine if, every time you wanted to use a GIF or screenshot, you had to ask its copyright owner’s permission to post the content. In the European Union, this may soon be the case. On March 25, the European Parliament approved Article 17 (formerly known as Article 13), which requires online platforms to police copyrighted […]

Facebook Attempts to Mitigate WhatsApp Misinformation and Align Messaging Platforms

We’ve previously written about attacks and killings in India spurred on by false and incendiary information spread on WhatsApp. Falsified content and profiles have posed a massive problem on Facebook, particularly in the United States, but other countries have seen similar negative ramifications from fake stories spread on the Facebook subsidiary. Now, it seems the […]