Facebook made a short film about its fight against fake news

Facebook is determined to show that it’s serious about fighting fake news and other forms of misinformation, and it just took an unusual step to get there: it made a short film. The 11-minute Facing Facts video explains the social network’s past and present thinking about intervening in the News Feed, the challenges involved (such […]

The rise and fall of New York City’s ‘Taxi King’ who reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness against longtime business partner Michael Cohen

New York State Office of the Attorney General Evgeny “Gene” Freidman was commonly referred to as New York City’s Taxi King — notably by the New York attorney general’s office and the law firms that have filed suit against him. At one point, Freidman owned more than 800 taxi medallions, the metal plates on the […]

Sleep Tight pits kids against monsters from under the bed on July 26

When the creepy-crawlies come out from under the bed, some kids might pull the covers over their heads. But not the ones in Sleep Tight. In this twin-stick shooter, you fight back against the bogeyman by building forts and arming yourself with an arsenal of toy weapons. It’s developer We Are Fuzzy’s debut game, and […]

HBO is Making Their Own Take on ‘Serial’ With ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’

Serial, the podcast that became a cultural phenomenon, has slightly faded from view since its 2014 debut. But the subject of the first season of the podcast, Adnan Syed, is still awaiting a new trail. Syed’s story will now get the HBO treatment courtesy of a new documentary series – The Case Against Adnan Syed. In 1999, 18-year-old […]

Japan is planning retaliatory tariffs against US exports worth $409 million

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Japan is considering slapping tariffs on US exports worth $ 409 million in retaliation against steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump.  The government is preparing to notify the World Trade Organization of the plan this week. The move is likely to be part of efforts to have Washington add […]

LeBron James: Cavs star in injury scare during Game 2 clash against Celtics

After attempting to go for a slam dunk, he took an elbow to the head by Jayson Tatum. The four-time MVP looked dazed as he checked to see if he had been cut. He then headed back to the locker room flanked by security with under four minutes remaining of the second quarter of Game […]

George Soros’ foundation is leaving Hungary after a campaign against him ‘unprecedented in the history of the European Union’

George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) is closing its Hungarian office, citing a “repressive political and legal environment.” Hungary recently passed a law dubbed the “Stop Soros Act” that gives the interior minister the power to expel NGOs. The recently re-elected right-wing Hungarian government ran a poster campaign against the billionaire, accusing him of meddling […]