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Factcheckers Slam YouTube’s Allowance And Inaction Regarding Misinformation

More than 80 fact-checking organizations are calling Youtube "one of the major conduits of online disinformation and misinformation worldwide," and asking for the popular video streaming site to be better about stopping misinformation. In a letter sent to CEO Susan Wojcicki, the coalition said Youtube is allowing unscrupulous actors to "weaponize" the site, hurting groups and users. The letter also lists a number of instances where YouTube has let misinformation go untouched, such as after the U.S. election and Capitol riot. The groups acknowledged rising hate speech on the site in Brazil, while also stating the Taiwan election was marred by unverified claims. While listing the problems, the letter presents several solutions to the Google-owned company as well.

Verizon, AT&T To Launch 5G Rollout On Jan. 19 Following Delay

AT&T and Verizon have announced a two-week delay for the launch of their new 5G services after concern from the White House and airlines regarding the 5G's potential to cause disruptions to aircrafts. While the carriers previously delayed the launch — it was originally set for December — they rejected Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FAA head Steve Dickerson, worrying that further delays would harm their customers. The carriers will now allow the FAA to study potential 5G disruption affects between now and Jan. 19, while also locating and fixing any issues. Last year, AT&T and Verizon spent billions on increasing and deploying its C-Band spectrums.

ICE, Homeland Security Agents To Test Use Of Body Cameras

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced its intentions to begin a six-month pilot program that will see ICE law enforcement officers to test the usage of body cameras for "pre-planned operations." In addition to ICE, Homeland Security (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations agents (ERO) will also have agents done the equipment.
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Tesla Drivers Playing Video Games Raises Safety Questions

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently in talks with Tesla after a complaint about how Tesla's Model 3 allows drivers to play video games on the dashboard touch screen while in motion. An over-the-air software update changed the game restrictions this past summer. This controversy is just the latest in a long ling of Tesla safety issues. Previously, the motor company had to recall 12,000 vehicles because of a communication error that could cause emergency brake activation, while some have raised concerns about Tesla's "Safety Score" feature, which could cause more hazards than good.

Apple’s iPhone 13 Makes Pricing Headlines With Multiple Trade-In Offers

Apple announced the next generation of iPhone at their recent keynote event. Beyond the new tech specs, experts are mainly talking about the amazing trade-in offers that Apple is giving its customers.