Tech News Today

Apr 6th 2017

Tech News Today 1741

The Kid With the Bright Pink Mustache

Facebook and false news, Uber's upfront pricing
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Guests: Alison Griswold
Category: News

Twitter filed a lawsuit against the United States government in response to demands by the Department of Homeland Security to reveal the true identity behind the @ALT_USCIS Twitter account. Twitter warns that unmasking the account would have a chilling effect on free speech and that the request is unlawful.

Facebook's new artificial intelligence tool to combat fake news isn't AI at all. Instead, it's an educational campaign designed to help you spot fake news. To start, the new tool will show up at the top of the news feed for Facebook users in 14 countries. They might even pay fact checkers to get things right.

YouTube is cracking down on which creators can actually make money by hosting their content on the platform by requiring channels to have a minimum of 10 thousand lifetime views. YouTube says the threshold provides enough insight into the channel to verify that it's following YouTube’s community guidelines.

Plus, Apple releases a new video editing app for iOS, Microsoft shows off the beast that is Scorpio, and Alison Griswold from Quartz reveals how Uber's upfront pricing might not be so upfront after all.

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