Technology

NASA prepares for historic launch

(NBC News) Four astronauts are in place and ready on the eve of what could be a historic launch from Cape Canaveral. After a successful demonstration flight earlier this year, NASA begins what they expect to be a regular, continuous commute to …

Social media braces for the vote

(NBC News) Much of the 2020 election campaigning has played out online, leaving tech companies scrambling to control how information, and misinformation, spreads on social media. In the final days ahead of the vote social media companies are bracing for impact. Facebook …

Tech CEOs defend social media moderation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) — Republicans escalated charges of anti-conservative bias levied against major tech companies Wednesday in a Senate subcommittee hearing that left CEOs Sundar Pichai of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter defending how they moderate …

Watch: Senate hearing on big tech behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three big tech company leaders are testifying virtually before a Senate committee Wednesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are answering questions from the Senate Commerce committee. Topics expected to be discussed …

YouTube bans QAnon content

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (NBC) – YouTube says it is removing more conspiracy theory content from its platform. YouTube announced Thursday it is prohibiting content, including QAnon, that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world …

Facebook bans Holocaust denial

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Holocaust denial will no longer be allowed on Facebook. In a post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is updating its hate speech policy to include Holocaust denial and distortion. The move, Zuckerberg said, comes with the rising …