Hashtag Trending, Feb. 22 – Robinhood gets grilled; Canada points warning to Facebook; Instacart’s anti-fraud protection causes complications

Robinhood gets grilled over its put apart all over the Gamestop fiasco, Canada points warning to Facebook after the tech big bans info on its platform in Australia, and Instacart’s anti-fraud protection causes complications with its workers.

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There’s amassed a ton of chatter about Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev appearance sooner than Congress final week. Lawmakers grilled Tenev concerning the app’s controversial response to the GameStop inventory riot. Tenev sat there defending Robinhood in opposition to allegations that trading restrictions it build in verbalize at the height of the GameStop frenzy disadvantaged those smaller investors in favour of bigger institutional clients. In the live, he did runt to reassure investors and the relaxation of the field that Robinhood wouldn’t repeat the equivalent mistakes of the previous, but he did instruct, “Glimpse I’m sorry for what took verbalize.” [LinkedIn]


Shortly after Facebook shut off Australia’s info on its platform, Canada is raising the concern bells and signalling its intent to originate Facebook pay for info. Facebook blocked all Australian info explain material on its carrier over proposed legislation requiring it and diverse tech giants esteem Google to pay fees to Australian publishers for info links. Reuters is reporting that Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is charged with crafting equivalent legislation. It’s to be unveiled in coming months. Guilbeault says Canada might possibly presumably per chance undertake the Australian mannequin, which requires Facebook and Google to be triumphant in deals to pay info shops whose links drive activity on their companies and products or agree on a ticket “via binding arbitration.”


And lastly, Motherboard’s reporting on Instacart temporarily suspending its gig workers accounts for cancelling customer orders is making a hump online. What appears to be a brand original addition to Instacart’s fraud protection used to be no longer communicated with its workers, according to the story, and the firm claims these non everlasting “pauses,” which final no longer decrease than 24 hours, are a preventative measure in opposition to fraud. Nonetheless workers instruct Instacart is suspending their accounts after official cancellations for causes esteem, a customer no longer being unusual for in-person deliveries, customer threats and substandard addresses.

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