The Clinton-Trump debate: A fact-check roundup | Recode Daily: September 27, 2016


True or false, in real time.

.Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage for their first presidential debate Monday night. Much disagreement ensued. Luckily for a distrustful electorate, the internet was chock-full of news outlets doing real-time fact checking. Here’s a sampling, from the New York Times, CNN, the New York Daily News, CBS News, PolitiFact and NPR. Round Two is scheduled for Oct. 9.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]

.Another day, another report of a company exploring the purchase of Twitter. On Friday, CNBC named Salesforce and Google as suitors, and TechCrunch added Microsoft and Verizon. Monday, Bloomberg said Disney has an active interest. The big problem with that one: Content companies would be loath to work with Twitter if it were owned by a major rival.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]

.The surprise hardware product that’s coming from Snap (formerly Snapchat) — video-sharing sunglasses called Spectacles — is the first project to emerge from a small but growing team led by Steve Horowitz, the former engineering SVP at Motorola and a mobile product veteran.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]

.The Labor Department is suing secretive data-mining company Palantir for allegedly discriminating againt Asian applicants in favor of white applicants. Palantir denied the allegation, saying the charge was based on a “narrow and flawed statistical analysis relating to three job descriptions from 2010 to 2011.”
[Colin Lecher | The Verge]

.Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo and its senior executives met the requirements for timely disclosure of the security breach that exposed the personal information of 500 million people.
[Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle | Reuters]

Video
By Kurt Wagner
The company recently closed its Tel Aviv office and laid off a small group of employees.
Mergers and acquisitions
By Peter Kafka
AppLovin sold to Orient Hontai Capital. It’s the second huge Chinese ad-tech deal in two months.
Commerce
By Jason Del Rey
One of the oldest online grocers gets a huge cash infusion.
Podcasts
By Eric Johnson
“For me, stories are like Lego blocks. If I don’t put one down I can’t put the next one down.”

The recordings were made in 1951 on Turing’s prototype Mark II computer and restored by researchers in New Zealand.

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