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What if Facebook can’t be fixed?

Facing the biggest boycott threat in Facebook’s history, the social networking company is under growing pressure to address the harassment, misogyny, racism, and extremism that continues to swamp its platform. Organized by the Stop Hate For Profit Coalition, the movement of civil rights groups and advertisers has proposed 10 steps it wants Facebook to take. […]

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Sexual abuse allegations rock the game industry again

The game industry reached a new boiling point this week as more than 200 people in the game industry made allegations of sexual assault, rape, and harassment. They took to social media to tell harrowing tales of overcoming fear of ostracism and proceeded to relate stories of disgusting behavior by their abusers. This week feels like […]

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Civil rights groups urge companies to suspend Facebook advertising

(Reuters) — Several U.S. civil rights groups called upon some of the world’s largest companies to pause advertising on Facebook in July, saying the social network is not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. The groups, which include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Anti-Defamation League […]

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Sentropy raises $13 million to develop AI tools that detect online abuse

Sentropy, a startup developing AI tools to detect online abuse, emerged from stealth today with $13 million in venture capital. Its products aim to address the lack of oversight on social media platforms, where content moderators only review a small portion of the millions of examples of abuse flagged daily. According to the Pew Research Center, […]

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Snapchat will no longer promote Trump after comments that incited ‘racial violence and injustice’

(Reuters) — Snap said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” […]

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How coronavirus is boosting booze, weed, and other vice industries

While many businesses are struggling to survive the crippling impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, others are seeing a surge in demand. The increased traffic spans bicycle stores, video-based social networking, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, “vice industries.” With social-distancing and self-isolation widely acknowledged as the best ways to counter the spread of COVID-19, demand for goods such […]

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Regulators suspend EasyMile’s self-driving shuttle trial after minor accident

When it comes to accidents involving self-driving vehicles, the rules seem to be fuzzy, and recent actions by U.S. regulators aren’t likely to clarify things. Case in point: On Tuesday, an autonomous shuttle built by France’s EasyMile and being tested in Columbus, Ohio, activated its emergency breaking system, causing a passenger to slide off the […]

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U.S. regulators criticize Tesla over Autopilot role in fatal crash

(Reuters) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc.’s lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot crash in California and called U.S. regulators’ approach in overseeing the driver assistance systems “misguided.” NTSB board members questioned Tesla’s design of its semi-automated driving assistance system and condemned the National Highway Traffic […]

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CBD for dogs: The 20 best CBD dog products to buy this year

Presented by KamaDeva Yoga CBD has become popular due to its purported ability to alleviate symptoms like pain, inflammation, anxiety, and others related to various conditions. Humans aren’t the only species to suffer from such ailments, though — dogs do, too. There are lots of necessary things to look for when selecting CBD products for […]

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