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Do You Know What Happened In Tech At The End Of November?

A big change at Netflix, fake news for days, tech in the Trump White House, and the dubious explosion of r/altright. Our weekly tech news quiz.

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  1. Netflix will finally allow you to do what this week?

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    Play episodes backwards
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    Share episodes on social media
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    Download shows offline
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    Watch shows concurrently with faraway friends
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    Wrong!

    You can download shows and movies offline now.

    Hallelujah. Long plane rides and car trips just got so much easier to deal with.

    You can download shows and movies offline now.
  2. What kind of media can you post to Instagram as of this week?

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    Live video
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    Stickers on videos
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    Hi-def video
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    Naked pics
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    Wrong!

    We're doin' it live.

    But once you the recording is over, the video is gone forever. *Poof*

    We're doin' it live.
  3. Fake news on social media, particularly on Facebook, is influencing the people and politics of which countries besides the US?

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    Italy
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    Myanmar
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    Germany
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    Russia
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    The UK
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    Brazil
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    All of the above
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    All of them.

    And probably more than the ones mentioned here. Oof.

    All of them.
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  4. What did the r/altright subreddit do this week to make its membership seem huge?

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    Paid attendees to attend a political rally it hosted
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    Added a bunch of fake zeroes to its subscriber count
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    Hacked people's Twitter accounts to make it seem like they were r/altright members
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    Circulated fake news articles on Facebook that inflated its membership numbers

    R/altright's membership seemingly ballooned to 8,190,000,000 last week, which is greater than the population of the Earth. It turns out that the moderators, who can customize the name of the subreddit, added six zeroes.

  5. Trump's new Transportation Secretary pick, Elaine Chao, has spoken favorably about which transportation companies?

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    Tesla and Chevy
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    Uber and Lyft
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    Hyperloop One
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    Chariot
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    Google and Apple’s self-driving car divisions
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    Uber and Lyft

    In a previous speech to the American Action Forum panel, Chao said of Uber and Lyft, “at a minimum, government policies must not stifle the innovation that has made this sector such an explosive driver of job growth and opportunity."

    Uber and Lyft
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Blake Montgomery is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

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