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Facebook's new survey to determine a publication's trustworthiness is composed of two questions, per BuzzFeed: "Do you recognize the following website," and "How much do you trust each of these domains?"

Why it matters: The effort to rank news outlets on the platform is a major step towards weeding out bad content and misinformation on Facebook.

Our thought bubble: The survey seems rather short, which is likely an effort to entice users to complete it.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post last week that this "will not change the amount of news you see on Facebook. It will only shift the balance of news you see towards sources that are determined to be trusted by the community."

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

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North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.