Welcome to this week’s edition of MG OMD FWD. With just a few days left until the result, the US election dominates this week's headlines.

Elsewhere last week saw a slew of Q3 earnings reports released across Silicon Valley. Broadly speaking earnings and user numbers are up across the board, although the user growth seen during the first global lockdowns has now slowed.

  • Tech platforms are under more scrutiny than ever in the run up to this week’s US election. The Guardian take a look at the steps they are taking to tackle election-related misinformation.
  • Since The Guardian piece was published Facebook have gone one step further, pausing algorithmic recommendations for political and social issue groups.
  • Facebook still find themselves in the firing line from both Democrats and Republicans. The former have accused Facebook of blocking thousands of political ads.
  • Republicans meanwhile continue to accuse social media platforms of bias, the BBC take a closer look.
  • Elsewhere TikTok have won their latest round in the US courts against Donald Trump’s ban. Tech Crunch reports.
  • TikTok have announced a tie up with ecomm giant Shopify.
  • A campaign by users and The Guardian has led to Facebook and Instagram policy changes to help end discrimination against plus-size black women
  • As Q3 earnings are released, the Wall Street Journal take a look at how big tech is surging ahead

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