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The Media Briefing this week looks at how Facebook is trying to tamp down politics on its platform and ramp up entertainment.Media Briefing: Facebook pivots away from politics –publishers say ‘we’re just along for the ride’|Tim Peterson|February 11, 2021|Digiday
With a move that’s being pitched as a win for consumer privacy via tamping down data collection, Google, Apple and other walled gardens will likely become more and more powerful.Marketing Briefing: As Apple and Google privacy updates near, marketers, media buyers see ‘adverse impact on advertisers’|Kristina Monllos|January 26, 2021|Digiday
The point is for the males to build trust and tamp down tension.In the animal kingdom, rituals that connect, renew and heal|Barbara King|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Policymakers have to determine if tamping down or easing up on drug restrictions affects the use of other potentially dangerous substances.Study: Smoking bans saved countless lives — could they have increased drunk driving?|Jerusalem Demsas|December 24, 2020|Vox
At any rate, even without companies doing anything to tamp down and capitalize on the first-day pop, the phenomenon may curtail itself naturally if BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s predictions are anything to go by.
Smiley, meanwhile, tried to tamp down fears by comparing the Ebola outbreak to the SARS outbreak of 2003.
There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing.CDC Director: First U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Critically Ill’|Abby Haglage|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, water filter makers put a bit of bactericide in their products to tamp down the infestation.
To some degree, Washington colludes with China to tamp down the nuclear threat from North Korea.
An executive of the National Auto Dealers Association claimed it would shut people out of the new car market and tamp down sales.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Colonel Fraser paused to tamp down the tobacco in his pipe with a fingertip.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F|R. Sidney Bowen
Machines designed to tamp the concrete and strike it off to the required cross section are also employed for finishing.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg
Tampion, tamp′i-un, n. the stopper used to close the mouth of a cannon or mortar.
When it is necessary to tamp dynamite, nothing but a wooden tamper shall be used.Mining Laws of Ohio, 1921|Anonymous
To this he affixed a cap and fuse, and clapping on his tamp of clay, lit the fuse, and ran into the tunnel.The White Mice|Richard Harding Davis