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Snapchat Growth Leaves Twitter in the Dust

The photo and video sharing app Snapchat is reportedly growing faster than it has since 2017, the year the company went public. Daily users soared 23 percent and revenue grew by 116 percent, growth numbers that far outpace established social media giants like Twitter.

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Report: Facebook Is Paying Massive ‘Licensing Fees’ to Media Titans

Despite persistently declining trust, an aging audience, and a business model that can now be threatened by independent content creators on the internet, the legacy media is being propped up by the same tech companies that disrupted them, as outlined by a report in The Wrap. Although Facebook says it is supporting local media, the company is paying massive licensing fees to global media titans like the New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Buzzfeed.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for the 8th annual Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California on November 3, 2019. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Big Tech Funding’ Browser Extension Exposes Silicon Valley’s Paid Shills

Washington DC has been awash in lobbyist money for well over a century, but the biggest players shift with the times. Today, the biggest of the big league lobbying comes from Big Tech, with companies like Facebook and Google pouring tens of millions of dollars into think tanks, advocacy organizations, and academic institutions to stall the backlash against their industry.

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White House Colludes with Facebook to Censor ‘Misinformation’

On Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted that the administration is identifying posts to Facebook that contain “misinformation” about coronavirus vaccines and is in “regular touch” with the Masters of the Universe. Psaki specifically admitted that the administration is flagging “problematic” posts to Facebook.

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China Trolls Trump with Invite to Heavily-Censored Weibo

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday relayed a mocking “warm welcome” from Chinese social media users to former U.S. President Donald Trump, inviting him to join China’s heavily-censored Weibo microblogging platform now that he has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump looks on before delivering a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)