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Trump administration finally authorizes Biden transition; Finn Partners takes on Dubai tourism account.

The Trump administration has finally authorized the Biden transition. General Services Administration head Emily Murphy said in a letter that Joe Biden, whom she referred to as "the apparent President-elect," is now able to get access to millions of dollars in federal funds and other resources to begin his transition to power. She said she came to her decision “independently.” Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted that he recommended that Murphy “and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols.” He added that he would continue to fight the results. 

What’s next for Biden’s transition team? Biden transition adviser Yohannes Abraham said in a statement, "In the days ahead, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, have a full accounting of our national security interests and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration's efforts to hollow out government agencies."

The authorization also means the Biden-Harris team finally gets its transition .gov domain. Until now, the team used buildbackbetter.com to host its transition website. Now it’s hosted at buildbackbetter.gov. Government domains are toughened to prevent against domain hijacking or spoofing, reported TechCrunch. Biden tweeted about the new link late Monday.

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has hired Finn Partners. As the department’s North American integrated communications agency, Finn Partners is tasked with raising and solidifying the city’s positioning as a destination and increasing awareness about its history and attractions. PRWeek has all the details on the account win.

Twitter will show users a warning when they try to like a labeled tweet. The social network already showed a warning if users tried to retweet a tweet that had been labeled for potentially including misleading information. Twitter hopes that the warning shown before likes of labeled tweets will reduce the amount of likes on labeled content.

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