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The Washington Post will be the first content partner to provide breaking news updates throughout the day on Snapchat Discover.

How is this different? The Post will be the first publisher to update its Snapchat content multiple times per day, vs. other news providers that publish once or twice per day. The paper says it's building out a separate team to manage the new product, which will include video and motion graphics experts.

Why this matters:

  • For Snapchat, the Post deal adds a new angle to the Discover platform, which typically features more soft-news and lifestyle content. It also lays the groundwork for Snapchat to pursue long-form content deals with news partners in the future. In paperwork filed ahead of its IPO last week, Snapchat said content partnerships are largely what keeps users engaged for up to 25-30 minutes per day.
  • For the Post, it's another platform for its emerging news products team that's also developed content for Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News. The Post's Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz tells Axios that the focus is not to extend their millennial reach, but to experiment with alternative storytelling techniques. "This is the way communication is going," Garcia-Ruiz says. Director of Emerging News Products Chris Meighan says "The Post's mantra is to get on platforms and see how it plays out over a period of time."

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Tech scrambles to derail inauguration threats

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Tech companies are sharing more information with law enforcement in a frantic effort to prevent violence around the inauguration, after the government was caught flat-footed by the Capitol siege.

Between the lines: Tech knows it will be held accountable for any further violence that turns out to have been planned online if it doesn't act to stop it.

Dave Lawler, author of World
5 hours ago - World

Uganda's election: Museveni declared winner, Wine claims fraud

Wine rejected the official results of the election. Photo: Sumy Sadruni/AFP via Getty

Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner of a sixth presidential term on Saturday, with official results giving him 59% to 35% for Bobi Wine, the singer-turned-opposition leader.

Why it matters: This announcement was predictable, as the election was neither free nor fair and Museveni had no intention of surrendering power after 35 years. But Wine — who posed a strong challenged to Museveni, particularly in urban areas, and was beaten and arrested during the campaign — has said he will present evidence of fraud. The big question is whether he will mobilize mass resistance in the streets.

Off the Rails

Episode 1: A premeditated lie lit the fire

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 1: Trump’s refusal to believe the election results was premeditated. He had heard about the “red mirage” — the likelihood that early vote counts would tip more Republican than the final tallies — and he decided to exploit it.

"Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call Sammon and Hemmer!”