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Meta tests blocking news content on Instagram, Facebook for some Canadians

Meta is temporarily blocking some Canadian users from accessing news content on Facebook and Instagram as part of a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June, the tech giant said Thursday.


California bill requiring Big Tech to pay for news gains momentum

A California bill that would force Big Tech companies to pay media outlets for posting and using their news content cleared another critical hurdle Thursday.


ChatGPT and other generative AI could foster science denial and misunderstanding—here's how you can be on alert

Until very recently, if you wanted to know more about a controversial scientific topic—stem cell research, the safety of nuclear energy, climate change—you probably did a Google search. Presented with multiple sources, ...


Swiss gov't favors compensation for journalistic 'snippets' posted by online services

Switzerland's executive branch says it favors changes to copyright law to require large online service providers—including social media platforms and search engines—to pay media companies for use of their journalistic ...


DarkBERT learns language of the Dark Web

Two types of people thrive in the distant hidden recesses of the Dark Web. One type consists of the good guys: whistleblowers, freedom fighters, journalists, the intelligence community and law enforcement agencies, all generally ...

Fake image of a Pentagon explosion briefly goes viral

A fake image of an explosion at the Pentagon briefly went viral and caused a ten-minute long dip on the markets on Monday, stoking further talk that generative AI could cause problems to society.