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Hamza Shaban
I’m a reporter covering technology for The | Tips: hamza.shaban@washpost.com | I'm on Signal and my DMs are open.
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Nick Kapur Nov 14
A thread of images from a Japanese illustrated history of America from 1861. Here is George Washington (with bow and arrow) pictured alongside the Goddess of America. 1/
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
Replying to @hshaban
"The Amazon deal is ultimately another step in the legitimization of government by extortion, where the nation’s richest men can withhold 'job creation' as a condition of not having to pay taxes, or commute without a helicopter."
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
An expert on sports economics and the boondoggle of cities building new stadiums does a point by point comparison to Amazon's "ransom" over New York and Virginia
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
CNN's snapshot of Julian Assange:
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Tacchino è buono 🍝 Nov 16
(This makes no sense)
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Mark Berman Nov 16
"In one conversation after another he has asked aides and advisers a pointed question: Is Mike Pence loyal? Mr. Trump has repeated the question so many times that he has alarmed some of his advisers"
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The Onion Nov 16
Unhinged Lunatic Using Facebook To Spread Conspiracy Theories
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
Definers, the firm Facebook hired as its attack dog, according to the NYT, says it mainly did PR & news monitoring for FB, but later admits: "A fraction of our work with Facebook included providing research and background information about critics..."
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Alex Heath Nov 16
Definers, the company at the center of this week's controversy surrounding Facebook/George Soros, is saying it was not hired as an opposition research firm
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Sahil Kapur Nov 16
Replying to @LindseyGrahamSC
Grassley relinquishing the Judiciary gavel paves the way for to become chairman, making him Trump's point person for confirming judges.
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
"Every day around rush hour, he’ll head to the same median, as if he’s reporting for duty."
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
“People started running...I’ll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go.’”
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
A federal judge ruled in favor of CNN and reporter Jim Acosta, ordering the White House to temporarily restore his press credentials
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
As Florida heads to a manual recount for Senate, another calamity of bureaucratic dysfunction arises ..."many found themselves confounded by confusing wait-time messages and other errors."
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Carl Quintanilla Nov 16
Facebook cracks $139. Lowest level since March of 2017
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Teddy Amenabar Nov 16
Norfolk, Virginia has taken *560* Bird scooters off the streets since late August and the company now owes $90k to the city in fines and storage fees.
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Hamza Shaban Nov 16
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore clothing to work on Thursday, and it became a thing." .... "The comments seemed to emphasize a common conservative critique of socialists for owning goods that many others do." by
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Will Oremus Nov 16
Replying to @bafeldman
Zuckerberg brushed aside the analogy on the grounds that what NTK published wasn't "misinformation." But that wasn't 's question. "Coordinated inauthentic behavior" is FB's own euphemism designed to cover not only fake news but the very type of work NTK was doing.
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Will Oremus Nov 16
Replying to @bafeldman
On the press call yesterday, asked Zuckerberg to explain how the work Definers did for it (via NTK Network) differs from the type of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" FB claims to be trying to combat.
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Will Oremus Nov 16
Facebook has gotten very clever at moving the goalposts for the charges against it, so it can "refute" claims that weren't quite the ones being made in the first place.
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