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Twitch bans Donald Trump, albeit temporarily
Video streaming service platform Twitch has temporarily banned US President Donald Trump’s account on account of alleged hate speech. Twitch was especially unhappy about Trump’s infamous kickoff rally where he made controversial remarks against Mexico. Twitch’s temporary ban is certainly by far the most severe action taken by a tech company against Trump. Trump is already engaged in a sort of cold war with micro-blogging website Twitter, where his tweets are either repeatedly getting censored or notified.
New York Times abandons Apple News
New York Times has quit Apple News app, citing that the news aggregator platform didn’t suit its direct-to-consumer business model. New York Times is the most high profile publication to exit Apple News, after The Guardian pressed the exit button few years back. Critics say that, unlike Google News, Apple News hasn’t had a very smooth run with news publications.
Youtube bans channels of white supremacist leaders
Taking cue from the raging anti-racism movement, Youtube has now banned couple of controversial political channels. Evidently, self-proclaimed white supremacist leaders – Richard Spencer, Stefan Molyneux and David Duke – operated these banned channels. Earlier, Youtube had also banned Gavin Macinnes – another prominent white nationalist leader.
Spotify to roll out real-time lyrics in 26 countries
Music streaming giant, Spotify, is all set to add a new exciting ‘lyrics feature’ to help their listeners fetch real-time lyrics. What is even better, this new feature won’t be available only in select countries but 26 countries. These countries include Southeast Asian, India and Latin American countries.
In a pilot test, Google adds local COVID-19 news coverage to its news app
Google is currently running small trial test to introduce comprehensive local news about the COVID-19 Pandemic into its Google News app. This trail test is been carried out in selected cities of U.S and Google has tied up with local publications for running this pilot test. If this test is successful, Google might soon add a separate ‘local COVID-19’ tab in its news app.