Nov 29, 2019

Jack Dorsey announces 2020 plans to move to Africa

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced he plans to live in an African country for 3 to 6 months in 2020.

Why it matters: Dorsey says Africa will "define the future," especially in regards to Bitcoin. The continent is currently seeing a boom in financial growth as its middle-class in numerous countries grows.

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Twitter aims to build an open standard for social networks

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday that his company is funding an effort to build an open source, decentralized social network that Twitter would ultimately become one of many services users could interact with.

Why it matters: It's a bold move that could broaden the reach of Twitter's network, but it could also open the door for direct competitors. Plus, similar efforts in the past have struggled to take off.

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Twitter's bid for a social network standard draws skepticism

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Jack Dorsey's plan to fund an open source network standard left many people scratching their heads as to what Twitter's CEO hopes to accomplish.

Why it matters: Twitter is under pressure to better crack down on bots, hate speech and misinformation, but it is unclear how open standards will help address any of these issues.

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Where the U.S. ranks as a top ally — or top threat — around the world

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Many countries around the world view the U.S. as a vital partner — and as a potential threat to them, according to a survey of 18 countries from Pew.

Why it matters: The data is a reflection of America's superpower status. But while American power is still respected, polls also show global views of the U.S. growing frostier in the Trump era.

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