Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

There's little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figur...

Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads...

The Senate is considering extending EV tax credits

As US senate majority leader Mitch McConnell debates making cuts to social security and medicare, Senator Dean Heller (R) of Nevada is hoping to keep electric car sales zipping forward with a new bill that would extend tax credits until 2022.

Inside Facebook’s ‘war room’ is a battle for public trust

The internet has a misinformation problem. Symptoms include fake news, election interference, hate speech, trolling -- it goes by many names. It's become increasingly clear over the past few years that social media platforms should bear some responsi...

Twitter publishes over 10 million tweets linked to election meddling

Twitter has previously cracked down on accounts linked to election interference campaigns and provided snippets of their tweets, but now it's flinging the gates wide open. The social network has published data sets with over 10 million tweets from 4,...