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Digital News: August 25, 2020

TikTok Sues U.S. Government Over Trump Ban (NY Times)

TikTok sued the U.S. government on Monday, accusing the Trump administration of depriving it of due process when President Trump used his emergency economic powers to issue an executive order that will block the app from operating in the country.

The suit, which was filed in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, is TikTok’s most direct challenge to the White House and escalates an increasingly bitter back-and-forth between the popular video app and American officials. Read more:

Facebook is Bringing a Shop Section to its App, While Instagram Expands Live Shopping (TechCrunch)

Facebook is announcing a number of new e-commerce features both within the main Facebook app and on Instagram. [...] The company said that in the United States, it’s started testing a new section called Facebook Shop — like Instagram Shop, it’s basically a shopping destination where you can find products from a variety of different businesses. Read more:

Instagram Adds New Prompt to Alert Users When They Seek to Share Private Posts and Stories (Social Media Today)

Instagram has added a new notification which will alert users when they go to share a private post or story as to whether any of the people they're seeking to share that content with won't actually be able to see it, due to their settings. Read more:

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