However, humans are generally bad at judging distances, which is why Google’s new tool might be of some help. The tool, called “Sodar” (get it? Social distancing radar), allows a user to projects an augmented reality circle around them with a six-foot radius. Looking through their phone’s display when the tool is running will allow the person to see if anyone else is within their six-foot social distancing space. … [Read more...] about Google releases free AR tool to help you social distance in the COVID-19 age
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While the platforms have made an effort to combat health misinformation and disinformation, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have historically shied from making judgments about political content or content that doesn’t explicitly tell the viewer to do something that will cause them harm. In the past, all three have maintained they are merely technology platforms and not arbiters of truth—at times to a ridiculous extent.Conspiracy theorists have exploited this position to great effect, creating misinformation that narrowly fits within a platform’s rules. For example, a video that suggests vaccines are ineffective or poisonous is considered “borderline content” by YouTube and is therefore demoted in its rankings—but not taken down. That doesn’t always stop its spread. Content makers can use other platforms to direct viewers to their videos. And in the event that a video is taken down—for example, in the case of the misinformation-riddled viral … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
executive order to limit the powers of social media. Then he took to Twitter again, this time in response to protests over the murder of George Floyd. Trump quoted former Miami police chief Walter Headley, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” To any student, or heck, five-second Googler of history, it’s clear that Headley’s 1968 message was a threat against African Americans, and it incited days of race riots. In siding with Headley, Trump gave his blessing for police brutality against a particular race of people, along with who knows what other violent behaviors. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
"Markets have closed on a positive note, after a volatile day of trade, in anticipation of GDP data due out later today. Global cues also were negative, following heightened US-China diplomatic issues, which offset stimulus news and economies opening up," Vinod Nair- Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services said. … [Read more...] about Taking Stock: Volatile Friday! Nifty reclaims 9,500; Sensex rallies over 200 points