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Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Oct. 24, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations...

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Oct. 24, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations...

Toxic algae in a Florida marina defies nanobubble technology

Oct. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — Pahokee Marina’s stubborn blue-green algae infection flared again early this month, defying four nanobubble-blowing machines targeting the recurrent toxins with high-octane oxygen. But Florida Gulf Coast University researcher Barry Rosen said an...

College students, cancer center create virtual reality game

Oct. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — When most people think of cancer treatment, gaming doesn’t usually come to mind. “Fun” and “cancer” aren’t necessarily two words often used in the same context. However, a partnership between the Ringling College of Art and Design and...

EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

Oct. 24, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The term “metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what some consider the next big thing online. The metaverse, which could...

African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities

Oct. 24, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to reach South Africa and most of the world's...

Massachusetts considers letting electric bikes in bike lanes

Oct. 23, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering whether to begin allowing electric bicycles in bike lanes. Currently electric bikes are prohibited on bike paths because they're categorized as mopeds, though advocates for bicyclists say the law is largely...

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

Oct. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. ...

Utah gun permit applications down after requirement dropped

Oct. 23, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Certified firearms instructor Aaron Turner has no one to teach. Earlier this year, his courses covering gun safety, shooting fundamentals, federal and state laws, and suicide prevention for would-be concealed carry permit holders were booked solid,...

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...