British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying. In the letter Damian Collins, chair of the DCMS committee, asks the company to explain why it recently took the decision to change its policy regarding political ads — “given the heavy constraint this will place on Facebook’s ability to combat online disinformation in the run-up to elections around the world”. Chair @DamianCollins has written to @facebook‘s Nick Clegg over changes to political advertising rules ahead of a potential General Election. Facebook have dropped a… Read More

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Elon Musk tweets using SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk used an internet connection provided by his company’s Starlink constellation of broadband satellites early on Tuesday AM. Musk used the network in place with the Starlink satellites already in orbit to send a simple tweet, declaring that he’d done just that. Sending this tweet through space via Starlink satellite — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 22, 2019 Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious project to launch and operate its own network of broadband satellites, which will then provide broadband connectivity on a global level, including to areas which did not previously have reliable access to a high-speed internet connection. This month, SpaceX signalled its intent to put as many… Read More

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Scientists create new catalyst that can turn carbon dioxide into fuels

Imagine grabbing carbon dioxide from car exhaust pipes and other sources and turning this main greenhouse gas into fuels like natural gas or propane: A sustainability dream come true. The post Scientists create new catalyst that can turn carbon dioxide into fuels appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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