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Twitter Launches Crowd-Sourced Fact-Checking Project

Twitter Launches Crowd-Sourced Fact-Checking Project

Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program unveiled Monday, called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users — for now, only in the US — who sign up through Twitter.

Google Says Chrome Cookie Replacement Plan Making Progress

Google Says Chrome Cookie Replacement Plan Making Progress

Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials. The company gave an update Monday on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are used b

US Leading Race in Artificial Intelligence, China Rising, Finds Survey

The United States is leading rivals in development and use of artificial intelligence while China is rising quickly and the European Union is lagging, a research report showed Monday. The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assessed AI using 30 separate metrics including

Twitter Locks Account of China's US Embassy Over Its Defense Xinjiang Policy

Twitter Locks Account of China's US Embassy Over Its Defense Xinjiang Policy

Twitter has locked the account of China's US embassy for a tweet that defended China's policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, which the US social media platform said violated its stand against "dehumanizing" people. China's Foreign Ministry said it was confused by the move and that it was the

Google Signs Deal on Copyright Payments to French Press

Google Signs Deal on Copyright Payments to French Press

Google and French newspapers said Thursday they had signed an agreement aimed at opening the path to digital copyright payments from the online giant after months of heated negotiations. The accord signed with the APIG alliance of French dailies involves "neighboring rights," which call for payme

South Korea's LG Considering All Options for Loss-Making Mobiles

South Korea's LG Considering All Options for Loss-Making Mobiles

South Korea’s LG Electronics said on Wednesday it was considering all options for its loss-making mobile division, which analysts said could include shutting its smartphone business or selling off parts of the unit. LG said in a statement that 23 consecutive quarters of losses in its mobile busin

GM Teams up with Microsoft on Driverless Cars

GM Teams up with Microsoft on Driverless Cars

General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. In the partnership announced Tuesday, the companies said Microsoft’s Azure cloud and edge computing platform would be used to “commercialize its unique autonomous vehicle solutions at scale.”

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