Weekly News Roundup March 6-9
Facebook filters fake news by tweaking its algorithm
Facebook begins to flag links that are associated with fake news to help users filter out deceptive news articles. Facebook also will be providing their users with a complied list of websites and “news” channels that have been known to post fake news in the past.
— Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech) March 6, 2017
First look into the future: flying vehicles edition
Airbus reveals a concept design of what could be the first flying car that could expand transportation in crowded cities. Airbus presents the vehicles’ multi-functionality by demonstrating it driving on ground and flying in air.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) March 8, 2017
Uber self-driving cars are back on Californian streets
After Uber’s previous self-driving testing cars failed to stop for red lights, San Francisco city officials stepped in and threatened to suspend their service unless permission to drive on the roads was granted through a permit. Uber received a permit in California that allows for their self-driving testing cars to be back on the road early Wednesday.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 9, 2017
No Uber, no problem: On-demand driving company leaving Austin leaves opportunity for growth and competition
Austin moved on from Uber and Lyft long ago and now welcomes in new ride-share companies with open arms. With SXSW only a few days away, visitors will have to download new ride-sharing apps to get around this week.
Austin is showing the world that yes, there is life after Uber. And it's pretty good. https://t.co/AeYmiMCuhD
— CNNTech (@cnntech) March 8, 2017
Women across the country participate in “Day Without a Woman” march
Women, including students, take the day off of work and school to participate in the social movement “Day Without a Woman” on International Women’s Day.
"A Day Without A Woman" was a day of activism across the country https://t.co/hQCsrydC9s
— HuffPostWomen (@HuffPostWomen) March 9, 2017