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Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC 0

Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC

November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups. The month saw $360 million invested in Nigerian focused payment ventures. That is equivalent to roughly...

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes 0

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti Defamation League yesterday the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a precision takedown...

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them 0

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them

Aaron Bartnick Contributor Aaron Bartnick (@AaronBartnick) served as Digital Director for Congressman Seth Moulton’s presidential campaign. He is currently completing graduate studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As the digital director for...

Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage 0

Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage

Jessica Alter Contributor Jessica Alter is co-founder and chairman of Tech for Campaigns, an organization building the lasting tech and digital arm for Democrats and has helped over 200 campaigns on this front since...

Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms 0

Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms

Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter...

Twitter exec says edit button isn’t ‘anywhere near the top of our priorities’ 0

Twitter banning political ads is the right thing to do, so it will be attacked mercilessly

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced abruptly — though the timing was certainly not accidental — that the platform would soon disallow any and all political advertising. This is the right thing to...

All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’ 0

All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’

Dozens of impeccably dressed women outfitted in jumpsuits and Rothy’s gathered at the Greylock offices last week for a “structured networking” session hosted by All Raise, an 18-month-old nonprofit organization that seeks to amplify...

Trump gets on Twitch 0

Trump gets on Twitch

The reelection campaign will be livestreamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best known as a social video streaming platform for gamers but does host other content, including...

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