Clinton bots more talkative & influential than Trump bots around 2016 debates, study finds

While the popular narrative blames Clinton’s 2016 electoral loss on (Russian) bots, they actually helped her chances, according to a new study finding pro-Clinton bots were more effective at influencing voters than pro-Trump ones. While there were almost twice as many pro-Trump bots in operation before the 2016 election, the pro-Clinton bots were much more […]

Congress debates allowing tens of thousands of cars with no steering wheel

Enlarge / GM hopes to start manufacturing this car, with no steering wheel, gas, or brake pedals, next year. (credit: General Motors) In January, General Motors unveiled the Cruise AV, a car designed to have no steering wheel and no gas or brake pedals. It seems like science fiction, but GM is totally serious about […]

Teachers with guns? RT debates possible ‘militarization’ of US schools after Florida shooting

RT guests have sparred over Donald Trump’s suggestion that teachers should carry firearms to protect their students from “maniacs.”  One called it an effective deterrent, while another said it would “militarize” schools. Trump’s statement, which has certainly raised quite a few eyebrows, comes in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting earlier this month. […]

‘Jerusalem is like a wife, you can’t share it’ – Israeli debates Arab on RT

With Jerusalem home to important Muslim sites it’s not enough to make it the Palestinian capital, says retired colonel Reuven Berko. Trump and Netanyahu are using Arab world turmoil to make Jerusalem the Israeli capital, argues lecturer Ahmed al-Burai. US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Washington will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of […]

Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley Problem and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Plus: We play a game meant for traffic engineers, Apple engineers take on self-driving, and Sebastian Thrun wears a puppy. https://media.wired.com/photos/59c40af0badaed76ecbe983e/master/pass/Renault-ConceptCar-FeatureArt.jpg Feed: All Latest

Carmichael Show Debates Significance of the N-Word In Buzzed-About Ep

Leave it to The Carmichael Show to outdo the sheer awkwardness of its Bill Cosby discussion. In Wednesday’s episode, Cynthia’s birthday is nearly ruined after Jerrod’s white friend refers to him as “my n–ga.” The half hour begins with a conversation about things black people should and shouldn’t be allowed to say. The back-and-forth is sparked […]

Famous in Love Cast Debates Those Sexy, Deadly Season Finale Cliffhangers

The future of Famous in Love may still be up in the air, but that isn’t stopping its stars from speculating about what Season 2 might have in store. RELATEDPretty Little Liars Recap: Who Got Married? And Who ‘Won’ the Game? The Freeform drama’s first season finale, which made its network debut on Tuesday, presented […]

Israeli govt debates evicting UN from Jerusalem in wake of scathing UNESCO resolution

The Israeli government held a debate on Sunday, vowing to kick out UN and affiliated agencies from its longstanding offices in East Jerusalem, as proposed by a minister of culture, after UNESCO passed a strongly-worded resolution, labelling Israel “the occupying power.” While no information on the outcome of the meeting is yet available, there is […]

Trump effect: Polarizing president hurts policy debates by getting involved

Reuters/Ipsos polled 14,000 people from February 1 to March 15, asking them to consider “a series of statements” on a variety of topics, including taxes, crime, the mainstream media and more. The remarks were all based on statements the president made on the campaign trail, but half of the respondents “did not know that the […]

Pound to dollar exchange rate: Sterling DIPS against USD as Parliament debates Brexit

The pound to dollar exchange rate reached highs of 1.249 on 6 February, but today has dropped to lows of 1.235. This dip comes amid Parliament’s debate over Brexit. MPs are currently voting on proposed amendments to the article 50 bill, which will take the UK out of the EU. The Government comfortably saw off […]