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Facebook should refer its decision to indefinitely block Trump to its Oversight Board, even though the board typically reviews individual pieces of content (Evelyn Douek/Lawfare)

Evelyn Douek / Lawfare:Facebook should refer its decision to indefinitely block Trump to its Oversight Board, even though the board typically reviews individual pieces of content  —  While Congress works out what form of accountability it will impose on President Trump for inciting insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week …


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Facebook hires Roy L. Austin, Jr., a renowned civil rights attorney and advocate, to establish a new civil rights organization inside Facebook (Jessica Guynn/USA Today)

Jessica Guynn / USA Today:Facebook hires Roy L. Austin, Jr., a renowned civil rights attorney and advocate, to establish a new civil rights organization inside Facebook  —  Civil rights attorney Roy L. Austin, Jr., who focused on policing in the Obama administration, first at the Justice Department and then at the White House …


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Failed Insurrection Fails To Stop US Solar Power Juggernaut

US Energy Department really, really wants you to know that the US solar power revolution is alive and kicking


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Germany’s Merkel calls Twitter banning Trump “problematic”, arguing speech moderation should happen by law, not corporate decision, a sentiment echoed by France (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Germany’s Merkel calls Twitter banning Trump “problematic”, arguing speech moderation should happen by law, not corporate decision, a sentiment echoed by France  —  – Chancellor Merkel calls Trump’s ban on Twitter ‘problematic’  — France’s Beaune says private actors shouldn’t have such power


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Livestreaming report: Twitch had 17B watch hours in 2020, up 83% YoY, and Facebook Gaming had 3.59B, up 166%; YouTube had 100B watch hours across live and VOD (Chase/Legendary Live Streaming)

Chase / Legendary Live Streaming:Livestreaming report: Twitch had 17B watch hours in 2020, up 83% YoY, and Facebook Gaming had 3.59B, up 166%; YouTube had 100B watch hours across live and VOD  —  2020 started off slowly in Q1, but the rest of the year was a rocket ship in terms of hours viewed across…
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Digging Into Yahua Lithium & Its 5 Year Lithium Agreement With Tesla

As we previously reported, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group made an announcement at the end of December that its subsidiary, Yahua Lithium, signed a 5-year lithium supply agreement with Tesla. The contract’s value is reported to be a range of $630-880 million. Yahual Lithium will provide battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla from 2021 through 2025. Here’s…
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Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese companies, including contract electronics manufacturers, are moving away from China over trade tensions and rising costs (Kathrin Hille/Financial Times)

Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese companies, including contract electronics manufacturers, are moving away from China over trade tensions and rising costs  —  Shift out of mainland reverses decades of investment and could rattle supply chains  —  Human resources executives at Hwa Meei Optical are working overtime.


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Enfusion, a fintech startup specializing in software for asset managers, says Iconiq Growth has invested $150M in the company at a $1.5B valuation (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)

Katie Roof / Bloomberg:Enfusion, a fintech startup specializing in software for asset managers, says Iconiq Growth has invested $150M in the company at a $1.5B valuation  —  – Iconiq invests $150 million asset management software firm  — Chief executive open to initial public offering at some point


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Sovcombank takes first ESG facility as Russian corps extend green pivot

Russia’s Sovcombank has entered the ESG loan market for the first time, raising a $350m syndicated loan. An increasing number of Russian corporates are turning to the green financing sector as a way to diversify funding.


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