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Facebook is fighting fake news with … more news

The company has partnered with existing media companies to create its own exclusive news content.

The details: CNN, Fox News, and Univision are a few of the organizations that will be paid to create shows for Watch, the social network’s video service. The plan is to include interactive features, like polls alongside the content.

Why? The shows will attempt to serve as a counter to the “fake news” on the site. Having higher-quality video content will also give Facebook the chance to push video advertising as a larger source of revenue.

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Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks

One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.

Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history

What happens when the world’s knowledge is held in a quasi-public square owned by a private company that could soon go out of business?

Twitter may have lost more than a million users since Elon Musk took over

Estimates from Bot Sentinel suggest that more than 875,000 users deactivated their accounts between October 27 and November 1, while half a million more were suspended.

Former Twitter employees fear the platform might only last weeks

An ultimatum by Elon Musk demanding "extremely hardcore" working culture appears to have backfired. Insiders fear this could spell the end without drastic changes.

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