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    Daily Crunch: Fortnite-maker acquires Houseparty


    1. Fortnite maker Epic acquires social video app Houseparty

    The company behind the Unreal Engine and the ridiculously successful Fortnite phenomenon has just picked up Houseparty . Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Founded in 2015, Houseparty is a social network that delivers video chat across a number of different platforms, including iOS, Android and macOS. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said, “By teaming up, we can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved alone.”

    2. Facebook will not remove deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and others from Instagram

    The work, featured in a site-specific installation in the U.K. as well as circulating in video online, was the first high-profile test of Facebook’s content review policies since the company’s decision not to remove a manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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