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Digital News: October 1, 2020

Facebook is Merging Messenger with Instagram's Direct Messages (Mashable)

In January 2019, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was looking to merge all of the company's messaging platforms — Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram — into one.

Now, the company took a big step toward that goal. On Wednesday, Instagram started rolling out the option to connect Instagram direct messages with Messenger. Yes, this means you can send messages to Messenger people from Instagram, and the other way around. Read more:

Facebook Bans Political Ads Seeking to ‘Delegitimize’ U.S. Election (Forbes)

Facebook has announced it will prohibit advertising that seeks to “delegitimize” the U.S. election — including ads making allegations of widespread voting fraud or denouncing legitimate voting methods as inherently fraudulent or corrupt — marking yet another concession to critics who decry the platform’s rampant misinformation problem and lax fact-checking policies for political ads. Read more:

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