Current state of technology and social media in the U.S.
Friday, 25 September 2020
Facebook announced the removal of hundreds of Russian-linked accounts, pages and groups. The Justice Department is trying to force big tech to take responsibility for content on their platforms, while the U.S. government and TikTok remain at odds. Top app makers are rallying against Apple & Google app stores, and Apple is touting new COVID-19 features across all devices. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss all things tech in the U.S.
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Quibi is shutting downIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
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