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Facebook took down ad by a PAC, which falsely claimed Sen. Graham supports Green New Deal, says it will fact-check ads from political groups but not politicians (Elizabeth Culliford/Reuters)

Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters: Facebook took down ad by a PAC, which falsely claimed Sen. Graham supports Green New Deal, says it will fact-check ads from political groups but not politicians  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Saturday that it had removed an ad which falsely claimed that U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported …

Minneapolis-based Total Expert, which makes marketing and customer management SaaS tools for banks, raises $52M Series C, bringing its total raised to $86M (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: Minneapolis-based Total Expert, which makes marketing and customer management SaaS tools for banks, raises $52M Series C, bringing its total raised to $86M  —  It´s no secret that the art of customer service in the modern era is something that banks desperately need help with.

Study: researchers say an algorithm widely used in the US healthcare system to assess medical needs for millions of people is biased against black patients (Edward Ongweso Jr/VICE)

Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE: Study: researchers say an algorithm widely used in the US healthcare system to assess medical needs for millions of people is biased against black patients  —  A series of studies argue that by focusing on costs as a proxy for health, risk algorithms are ignoring the racial inequalities in healthcare access.

In leaked video, Sundar Pichai admits at an all-hands that Google is "genuinely struggling" with employee trust as it defends the hiring of former DHS official (Greg Bensinger/Washington Post)

Greg Bensinger / Washington Post: In leaked video, Sundar Pichai admits at an all-hands that Google is “genuinely struggling” with employee trust as it defends the hiring of former DHS official  —  At company´s weekly town hall with employees, executives assail leaks and defend hiring DHS official

Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing, and analytics startup, which has raised $115M and was valued at ~$800M in Dec. 2018, files for an IPO (Jason D. Rowley/Crunchbase News)

Jason D. Rowley / Crunchbase News: Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing, and analytics startup, which has raised $115M and was valued at ~$800M in Dec. 2018, files for an IPO  —  Chicago-based social media management company Sprout Social has filed to go public, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Shipwell, a marketplace that connects shippers with freight companies and helps manage trucking logistics, has raised $35M Series B from Georgian Partners (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: Shipwell, a marketplace that connects shippers with freight companies and helps manage trucking logistics, has raised $35M Series B from Georgian Partners  —  Shipwell, the software platform for managing trucking logistics, has raised $35 million and is expanding its suite of services to become …
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