X found to have highest disinformation rate | Stellantis and Samsung to build second battery plant
EU warns Musk after X found to have highest rate of disinformation in the block
According to a new report examining fake news on social media across the EU, X (formerly Twitter) took the number one spot for the highest rate of disinformation. The EU has now said Musk must comply with new laws on fake news and Russian propaganda.
Facebook took the second spot — yet its parent, Meta, and other tech giants including Google and Microsoft have already signed up to the code of practice the EU proposed to ensure they’d be ready to operate within the grounds of the new laws.
X, however, left the code of practice but must still comply or risk being banned in the EU.
“Mr Musk knows he is not off-the-hook by leaving the code of practice,” said the European commissioner Věra Jourová, who is responsible for the implementation of the new anti-disinformation code.
“There are obligations under the hard law. So, my message for Twitter/X is you have to comply.”
Amazon faces landmark monopoly lawsuit by FTC
The US Federal Trade Commission has accused the e-commerce giant of hampering sellers’ efforts on its online marketplace to offer products more cheaply on other platforms. The FTC said Amazon presses sellers to use its warehouses and delivery services, inflating costs for both consumers and sellers.
As well as filing what’s been dubbed a long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, the FTC also asked the court to consider forcing it to sell assets as the government accuses Big Tech of monopolising the most lucrative parts of the internet.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle, where Amazon is based.
Stellantis and Samsung to build second US-based EV battery plant
French-Italian automaker Stellantis and South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI are planning their second joint-venture plant in the US to build EV batteries. The pair aim to start production in 2027.
Possible locations for the plant are under review. How much will be invested at the site and the number of people it will employ is yet to be announced.
“This new facility will contribute to reaching our aggressive target to offer at least 25 new battery electric vehicles for the North American market by the end of the decade,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in a statement.
“The second plant will accelerate our market penetration into the U.S.,” Samsung SDI CEO Yoon-ho Choi said in the statement.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT will ‘see, hear, and speak’ in major update
Dubbed the biggest update to the chatbot since GPT-4, ChatGPT can now comprehend spoken words, respond with a synthetic voice and process images — or in simpler terms, see, hear, and speak.
Users can take their pick of five different voices for the bot to respond with and highlight areas of interest in images. For instance, a user may ask, “What type of flower is this?”.
Changes will be rolling out to paying customers in the next two weeks, OpenAI announced on Monday. The new feature comes as the AI race between chatbot leaders tightens.
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