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Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

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Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Adverts from more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks have now vanished from Facebook, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the...

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Patagonia joins The North Face in Facebook ad boycott

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia will pause its ads on Facebook and Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, making it the latest company to join a boycott campaign organised ...

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Civil rights groups urge companies to pause ad spending on Facebook

Several notable US civil rights groups have called upon some of the world’s largest companies to pause advertising on Facebook in July, saying the social network is not doing...


Two former Pinterest policy employees say they faced racism at work

Two former Pinterest employees who left the image-sharing company in late May publicly alleged in tweets on Monday that they had experienced racial discrimination in the workplace.