Britain plans social media watchdog to battle harmful content

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect users from harmful content. Easy access to damaging material, particularly among young people, has caused growing concern worldwide and came into the spotlight in Britain after the death of 14-year-old schoolgirl Molly Russell, […]

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Most Twitter accounts created to sway 2016 election are still active

A month away from the November midterm elections, more than 80 percent of the Twitter accounts that spread disinformation during the presidential election two years ago are still active, a new report revealed. Researchers examined the distribution of “fake news,” and disinformation campaigns associated with Twitter are still publishing more than 1 million tweets on a typical day despite the […]

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Meet the NYC entrepreneurs bringing 3D printing to the masses

From behind the graffiti-marked walls of a warehouse on the desolate Brooklyn-Queens border wafts one of the last scents you might associate with industrial production: the sweet, light smell of sugar. This inviting aroma — from the unspooling of sugar-based polylactic acid filament, or PLA — is a byproduct of 3D printing, a burgeoning industry churning out everything from prosthetics […]

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