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- Tim Cook said Parler could return to the App Store. Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege.
- Deliveroo raised a $180-million funding round. The Amazon-backed startup is preparing to go public later in 2021.
- Selena Gomez warned Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg about misinformation months ago. The star said she was frustrated tech platforms failed to heed warnings in the wake of the Capitol riots.
- Critics want populists like Bolsonaro and Modi kicked off social media. It comes after President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter on January 8, and heavily restricted on other platforms.
- Apple, Google, and Spotify are still hosting pro-Trump conspiracy podcasts. Insider found podcasts easily available on all three platforms that claimed President-elect Joe Biden's win was "a fraud."
- US election misinformation fell 73% after Trump's social media ban. Zignal Labs said conversations fell from from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 across social media.
- WhatsApp says you shouldn't worry about it sharing personal data with Facebook. But experts say you should switch to 'highly trusted' Signal.
- Opinion: The Trump ban across social media wasn't censorship. It was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms, writes Becca Lewis.
- Exclusive: How Silicon Valley banished Trump in 48 hours. Insider spoke to numerous people involved in the frenetic days in which the decisions were made.
- Premium: Antitrust experts described Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit deal as sinister. They fear Google could funnel off the data to its other business units.