In Wake Of Racist Buffalo Shooting, Chuck Schumer Goes After Fox News

The Democratic leader called on Rupert Murdoch to “cease the reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory on your network’s broadcasts.”

Whatever Happened To The Bitcoin Pizza Guy?

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Xbox Game Pass Closes Out May 2022 With Dinosaurs, Vampires, And Pac-Man

Xbox Game Pass has a new collection of games for the tail end of May, including classics and new titles from Pac-Man to Jurassic World Evolution 2.

Meta has nearly doubled the amount of violent content removed from Facebook

Meta has nearly doubled the amount of violent content it removes from Facebook. During the first quarter of 2022, the company took down 21.7 million pieces of content for breaking its rules around violence and incitement of violence, an increase from 12.4 million in the previous quarter.

The company shared the new metrics as part of its quarterly community standards enforcement report. In the report, Meta attributed the increase in takedowns to an “expansion of our proactive detection technology.”

The report comes at a moment when Meta is facing scrutiny for its response time following the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. Live recordings of the shooting circulated on Facebook and other platforms and companies have been slow to take down all the new copies. One copy posted to Facebook was shared more than 46,000 times before it was removed more than nine hours after it was originally posted, according toThe Washington Post.

As with prior mass shootings like Christchurch, the ability for people to quickly download and make new copies of live recordings has tested Meta’s ability to enforce its policies.

“One of the challenges we see through events like this is people create new content, new versions, new external links to try to evade our policies [and] evade our enforcement,” Guy Rosen, Meta’s VP of Integrity, said during a call with reporters. “As in any incident, we’re going to continue to learn to refine our processes, refine our systems to ensure that we can detect we can take down violating content more quickly in the future.”

Apple Said to be Testing a Foldable iPhone with a Color E Ink Display

Apple is reportedly testing a color E Ink display that would be used as an external screen on an upcoming foldable device, says a trusted Apple analyst.

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Shanghai Says It Hit 'Zero-Covid' Milestone After Massive Lockdown

The Chinese city of Shanghai may finally be coming out of a brutal six-week lockdown, with officials saying the metropolis has hit three-day goals of little-to-no community transmission among the 16 districts that make up the global financial hub.

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These Telescopes Will Change the Way We See Space

While some look up to the sky and see humankind’s future, astronomers look up with hope to see further back in time than ever before. New telescopes under construction around the world (and one already in space) are setting the stage for a new age in astronomy, one that we hope will reveal how the universe and its…

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Has Lucasfilm Learned Anything?

The most distressing thing about Vanity Fair’s massive look into the future of Star Wars isn’t the lack of any new details about the specific future of Star Wars. It’s that, despite claims to the contrary, I don’t know that Lucasfilm has learned anything from the lessons of the sequel trilogy and its TV series, which…

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The Fifth Element Returns to Theaters for Its 25th Anniversary

It looks like we’re not the only ones celebrating the 25th anniversary of Luc Besson’s surreal science fiction cult classic. Courtesy of Fathom Events, The Fifth Element, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, and a truly career-defining performance by Chris Tucker, will rocket back into theaters for …

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150,000-Year-Old Human Tooth Is Rare Evidence of the Extinct Denisovans

Paleontologists in Laos have uncovered an ancient molar that likely belonged to a young Denisovan girl. The discovery is a big deal, as the Laotian cave in which the molar was found is now one of only three spots known to host these enigmatic humans.

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