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Victoria right here.
In the present day, I’m discussing:
- Google accepts crypto adverts
- Twitter tackles misinformation
- Airtel’s Tanzanian towers
Google accepts crypto adverts
Yesterday, June 2, Google made some additions to its coverage on cryptocurrency promoting which is able to take impact on August 3, 2021.
Curiously, which means any Google licensed advertiser on the earth providing cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets aimed on the US can promote their providers and merchandise in the event that they meet the necessities.
Learnto know the best way to be licensed by Google.
I do know cryptocurrency merchants and buyers are excited. Nonetheless, in response to Google,. These embody preliminary coin choices (ICOs), Decentralised Finance (DeFi) buying and selling protocols, or promotion of their sale and buy.
Simply final month,that bothered some buyers and merchants. Whereas the additions to Google’s cryptocurrency advert coverage are a welcome growth, it’s too early to inform if they may result in a rise within the variety of crypto customers in Africa.
Twitter launches Birdwatch to deal with misinformation
4 months after asserting its plan to launch— a community-based strategy to misinformation — Twitter has begun the characteristic in tweets.
Properly, as of yesterday, solely pilot contributors might view it.
Why Birdwatch? Twitter believes it should preserve folks knowledgeable by including useful context to tweets, simply figuring out and ranking probably the most useful notes.
What does this imply? As soon as the Birdwatch notes are added to a tweet, customers can fee whether or not or not the suggestions is helpful. If none is taken into account good, the Birdwatch card will disappear, but when any notes are deemed useful, they’ll pop up contained in the tweet.
This in all probability sounds acquainted as a result of, in November 2020, Twitterthat it was engaged on the usage of its “misinformation” labels on deceptive tweets.
The “deceptive data” label was alleged to pop up each time a person tried to “like” a tweet labelled misinformation.
I suppose they discarded that concept for the Birdwatch characteristic. Hopefully, it helps scale back the unfold of misinformation, although I nonetheless don’t know the way this is able to work within the present social media panorama.
Keep tuned to Techpoint Africa as Chimgozirim explores this in context later at this time.
Airtel Africa sells its Tanzanian towers for $175 million
Airtel Africa has introduced the sale of its Tanzanian tower portfolio for $175 million to settle its money owed.
In 2020, Airtel Africa CEO, Raghunath Mandava,to promote roughly 4,500 towers in 5 international locations, together with Tanzania.
This sale has helped pay a part of the corporate’s $3.5 billion debt and put together for upcoming bond repayments.
This divestment focuses on an asset-light enterprise mannequin and Airtel Africa’s core subscriber-facing operations.
Sadly, the telecommunication big has recorded vital losses in India attributable to low information costs and excessive competitors amongst telcos.
In case you missed it
- Following a partnership between Releaf — an agritech startup — and API-fintech startup, OnePipe, farmers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states can now simply entry digital monetary providers.
What else I’m studying/watching
- Tesla recordsdata trademark, hinting at Elon Musk’s restaurant idea plans.
- Problem your self to step out of the norm. .
- Chinese language authorities set to launch Digital Yuan lottery as a part of digital forex trial. Learn .
- We’re all completely different — and that’s superior. .
- Prosus’s acquisition of Stack Overflow. .
Have an important day forward.
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