Facebook makes( small) steps to improve its content programs as advertisers meet a broad boycott, benefactor Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital and Waze gets a new look.
Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 29, 2020.
In a live-streamed segment of the company’s weekly all-hands gather, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced new measures to fight voter suppression and misinformation. At the heart of the policy changes is an admission that the company will continue to allow politicians and public figures to propagate hate addres that does, in fact, flout Facebook’s own specifications — but it will contribute a label to symbolize they’re remaining on the stage because of their “newsworthy” nature.
This announcement comes as advertiser momentum against the social network’s content and monetization programs continues to grow, with Unilever and Verizon( which owns TechCrunch) both committing to pull advertising from Facebook.
Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital to work on “a brand-new job that will support an entire generation of benefactors in tech and beyond, ” the conglomerate said in a statement to TechCrunch. According to Axios, Ohanian is leaving Initialized to work more closely on pre-seed efforts.
The new look is much more colorful, and also foregrounds the capacities for individual moves to share their current sentiments with Climates, a begin of user-selectable icons( with an initial group of 30) that can reflect how you’re feeling as you’re driving.
Amazon warehouse craftsmen in Germany are striking for 48 hours this week, to protest requirements that have led to COVID-1 9 infections among fellow employees. Strikes began today at six warehouses and are set to continue through the end of epoch Tuesday.
Normally, the government would process tens of thousands of visa applications and repairs in October at the start of its fiscal year, but President Trump’s executive order all but guarantees brand-new visas won’t be granted until 2021. Four TechCrunch staffers analyzed the president’s move in an attempt to see what it predicts for the tech manufacture, the U.S. economy and our national image.( Extra Crunch membership compelled .)
Unlike other rush initiatives undertaken by the company once the virus thumped, however, the forthcoming Apple Watch handwashing app wasn’t constructed overnight. The aspect reflects the results of “years of work, ” VP of Technology Kevin Lynch told TechCrunch.
The recent full-length Equity episode discusses new funding rounds for Away and Sonder, while the Monday news roundup has the latest on the Rothenberg VC Scandal. And Original Content has a review of the second largest season of “The Politician” on Netflix.
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