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Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook might start treating deep fake videos differently to misinformation or fake news, making it easier for the company to take them down. Zuckerberg also said he didn’t think people would want Facebook censoring content just because it’s factually inaccurate, saying that the topic could be “easily politicized.”
President Donald Trump threatened Google and Facebook with potential lawsuits, and claimed Silicon Valley’s tech giants are biased against Republicans in an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday morning. Trump also claimed that tech companies are “trying to rig” the 2020 US presidential election.
Almost 100 Google employees are petitioning San Francisco Pride to ban Google from sponsoring and participating in the parade. The petition follows a month in which Google has been widely criticized for its policies over controversies that have brought the company’s treatment of LGBTQ issues into question.
Reddit has “quarantined” one of the biggest communities of Trump supporters on the internet, citing “threats of violence against police and public officials.” A Reddit “quarantine” means a subreddit doesn’t generate revenue or appear in search and recommendation results, and Reddit requires users to explicitly opt in to view the community’s content.
SoftBank hasn’t paid e-commerce startup Brandless $100 million of its investment, and there are conflicting stories about what’s going on, according to a report from The Information. The friction is apparently due to the company’s finances, with SoftBank pushing for Brandless to clamp down on spending and to turn a profit.
US tech firms are reportedly working around the Huawei ban, and Trump officials are split on what to do. Some say that the sales undermine government efforts to pressure Huawei, others are supportive as it lightens the blow of the ban …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Here’s what people searched for during the first 2020 Democratic debate

Democratic 2020 presidential candidates New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and former U.S. Rep. John Delaney participate in the first U.S. 2020 presidential election Democratic candidates debate in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The first of two Democratic debates in the 2020 presidential race happened on Wednesday, sparking questions and search queries across the country.
Google Trends kept up with what America was searching and tweeted out its most interesting trends.
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The first of two Democratic debates in the 2020 presidential race happened on Wednesday, sparking questions and search queries across the country. GoogleTrends kept up with what America was searching and tweeted out its most interesting trends.

SEE ALSO: Cory Booker said he’s ‘absolutely disappointed’ marijuana legalization wasn’t discussed in first 2020 Democratic debate

Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, ended up being the most searched candidate after the debate.

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Which #DemDebate candidate was most searched during the debate? Here’s the top 10:https://t.co/I0WiP7r7bt pic.twitter.com/GwK5s3P7UT

Sen. Cory Booker, who was the most searched for candidate, according to Google Trends, spoke to INSIDER’s John Haltiwanger about a topic he wishes had been discussed at the debate: the legalization of marijuana.

These US maps show the most searched Democratic candidate in each state before and after the debate.

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Map: before and after the #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/7y3iNoJR1N

From Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the map shifted before and after the debate.

Julian Castro, former secretary of US Housing and Urban Development, surged in search interest after the debate started.

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.@JulianCastro has spiked +2,400% in search since the #DemDebate started.

More data: https://t.co/I0WiP7r7bt

As INSIDER’s Joe Perticone wrote, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro managed to break from the pack and dominate the stage at the first 2020 Democratic debate.” He challenged his fellow Texan, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and pushed the candidates further on immigration.

Searches for Spanish to English translation climbed as three candidates — former HUD …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Newly discovered safety risk will keep Boeing’s 737 Max grounded for longer

The United States Federal Aviation Administration, which has been investigating Boeing’s grounded 737 Max in the wake of two crashes caused by malfunctions of its onboard systems, has discovered another, unrelated safety flaw. Reuters was first to report the news, with its sources indicating that the new safety issue was discovered in simulator tests last week, and now Boeing faces increased delays, including the potential need for hardware fixes, before it’s able to regain certification for airworthiness of its 737 Max.

A subsequent emailed statement from the US regulator confirmed, without elaborating, that “The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate.” Citing two sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg…

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5 key takeaways from the first Democratic debate

Wednesday night brought the first debate of the 2020 presidential cycle, with 10 Democrats gathering in Miami. (On Thursday night, 10 more Democrats — including the polling frontrunners, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — will hit the same stage.)

1. The field is divided on health care2. Castro had a strong night3. Tres candidates showed off their Spanish skills4. NBC had a hot-mic fail5) It was a historic night for women

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Source:: AOL.com


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