Facebook on Monday introduced a slew of new efforts meant to fine-tune its defenses against disinformation ahead of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, though the tech giant left untouched its policy that allows political candidates to lie in their political ads.

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“I think we ought to have a freedom of responsibility,” Rep. Johnson says.

Hurd, 62, previously led Hewlett-Packard.


The letter escalates the storm Blizzard faces ahead of its annual BlizzCon event the first weekend of November.

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured outside the International Space Station just months after NASA had to cancel an all-female spacewalk because of a spacesuit-sizing problem.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg drew fresh ire from Democratic presidential candidates, free speech experts and civil rights advocates, who argued his speech in Washington this week failed to acknowledged the troubles with the tech giant’s practices.

The goal, researchers say, was to create a robot that learns the way humans do — through trial and error. Eventually, those robots could be used to complete tasks — in a warehouse or perhaps on the surface of a new planet — with more autonomy.

As climate change threatens to make power outages more frequent, California businesses are turning to solar-powered systems to protect their operations when the lights go out.

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He is also heading to Capitol Hill again next week.

Facebook live stream viewers saw nearly entirely positive comments and emojis during Zuckerberg's speech because of how the algorithms behind a live-stream with tens of thousands of viewers work.

This is the full text of the speech Mark Zuckerberg gave at Georgetown University on free expression.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with The Washington Post that he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy allowing politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Tens of millions of viewers have watched video streamed on Twitch this year. But the site’s exploding fan base has attracted those seeking to sow discord and spotlight mass violence.

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USMCA ship may have already sailed.

Hughes and his allies are putting new money toward a new "anti-monopoly" fund, hoping to harness heightened interest around big tech into a broader movement to analyze, regulate or dismantle behemoths in agriculture, healthcare and other industries where he says competition is lacking and consumers feel the pain.

The Democratic Party’s rapidly fading love affair with Big Tech has broken into open acrimony in recent weeks, punctuated by a presidential debate Tuesday in which leading candidates took turns decrying the industry’s impact on the nation and workshopping ways to rein it in.

Uber and Lyft chose not to send representatives to a congressional inquiry aimed at examining their safety and labor practices.

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Some don’t think tech issues will sway voters.

The new guidelines from Twitter came two weeks after Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California, a Democratic presidential contender, asked the company to suspend Trump’s account, claiming his online communications “put people at risk and our democracy in danger.” At Tuesday night's debate, she assailed Twitter's policies.

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