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Scots Wikipedia Mostly Written by American Teen Who Doesn’t Speak the Language

Members of a Reddit group for discussing Scotland found many articles on the Scots-language Wikipedia, purporting to be written in the language, were really written in a broken English imitation. Further examination of the articles revealed they were all edited or authored primarily by a single user who is one of Scots Wikipedia’s few administrators, users with special privileges on the site. The administrator is an American teenager not fluent in the language.

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Lawsuit: LinkedIn Snooped on iPhone Users

The career-focused social media platform LinkedIn is being sued in San Francisco Federal Court over allegations that the site’s iPhone app snooped on users by reading the contents of their smartphones’ clipboards.

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Reddit Promises to Fix App that Spies on iPhone Users

The self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” Reddit, has promised to release a fix for its iOS app which spies on users by copying contents from iPhones’ clipboards. China-owned TikTok was recently caught by Apple using the same technique in its iPhone app.

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Twitter, Reddit Fight U.S. Demands for Visa Applicant’s Online Identities

Social media giant Twitter and the “front page of the Internet” Reddit have reportedly filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the United States government which challenges a requirement for visa applicants to provide their social media identities. According to the two companies, requiring a visa applicant to provide their social media accounts to the government “violates the First Amendment rights to speak anonymously and associate privately.”

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Reddit Purges Moderators of Largest Pro-Trump Community ‘The Donald’

Several moderators of The Donald, Reddit’s largest pro-Trump community, have been purged by the site’s administrators, who aim to replace them with moderators approved by the San Francisco company. The Donald’s creators say this is the latest in Reddit’s “thousand cuts” campaign to kill off its massively successful pro-Trump community.

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Reddit Won’t Lift ‘Quarantine’ on Pro-Trump Community

Reddit has refused an appeal from r/The_Donald, the website’s 700,000-plus member community of Trump supporters, to lift a “quarantine” that limits the reach and visibility of posts from the community. The refusal comes just a day after Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sent a letter to Reddit CEO Steve Huffman about the platform’s bias.

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