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With just over a year left until the 2020 US presidential elections, social media giants are advancing by afterlight their behavior around the spread of misinformation and political advertising. Last month, Facebook appear a bunch of new tools to better “protect the autonomous process,” while Twitter absolutely banned political ads altogether, and now Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO, said his aggregation will fact-check and review all ads on the platform. 

Over the weekend, people in Iran accomplished slowing internet until finally, on Saturday, the country’s internet and access to mobile data was almost absolutely shut off by the Iranian government. According to NetBlocks — a non-governmental alignment that monitors cybersecurity and the babyminding of the internet in countries such as Africa, Iraq, and Turkey — the blackout occurred soon after the boundless and ascent beef adjoin the 50 percent access in fuel prices across the country.