The electric automaker is also facing an SEC investigation and multiple shareholder lawsuits over chief Elon Musk's tweets last month that he had the “funding secured” to take the company private..
The defamation lawsuit will extend an episode that has made even Musk’s biggest supporters squirm, with several inside Tesla questioning why he remains so committed to doubling down on what they regard as a self-inflicted embarrassment.
Facebook said Thursday it would expand its efforts to scan photos and videos uploaded to the social network for evidence that they've been manipulated, as lawmakers sound new alarms that foreign adversaries might try to spread misinformation through fake visual content.
The crash is an embarrassing incident for a self-driving technology unveiled in 2016 to great fanfare.
The investment will step up both a technological arms race with China and an ideological clash with Silicon Valley over the future of powerful machines.
Racist, anti-Semitic and extremist speech online can be fueled by and influence real-world events, new research finds.
Doubts over Musk's trustworthiness have bloomed into serious concerns about whether the company needs a more professional, predictable executive to take over daily command.
Elon Musk's impulsive media strategy has helped divert attention away from the tough questions at the core of his tech empire.
A potential deal with the electric-car maker heralds the Saudi push toward a post-oil future.
That showdown has exposed deep rancor at a tech giant that has become infamous for its head-turning cars, high-pressure workloads — and Musk, its unyielding boss.