ICYMI: November 2nd

Must-read tech, media, and political stories from the past week

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Here’s what we’re reading this week:

15 races to watch on Election Day

It’s not just the Virginia Governor’s race that we’re watching…POLITICO has compiled 15 races around the country to watch tonight as results roll in. (POLITICO, 11/2)

Facebook is blocking access to data about how much misinformation it spreads and who is affected

The leaders of social media platforms have argued that their tools, despite their problems, are good for society, but this argument would be more convincing if researchers could independently verify that claim. As the societal impacts of social media become more prominent, pressure on the big tech platforms to release more data about their users and their content is likely to increase. If those companies respond by increasing the amount of information that researche…

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