With Senate Inquiry Looming, Facebook Scrambles to Look Busy

Submitted by Gizmodo on September 17, 2019 - 4:20pm

“There’s been a general feeling from the platform companies of kind of playing rope-a-dope with the Congress,” Senator Ed Markey told a small audience gathered in the Federal Election Commission’s headquarters around 9am this morning. Four hours later, Markey’s well-informed inference was proven true yet again when…

Yet Another Person Has Died From Mystery Vaping Illness, Bringing Reported Death Toll to 7

Submitted by Gizmodo on September 17, 2019 - 4:10pm

As people continue to debate the causes of an acute lung illness linked to vaping—and the actions needed to stop it—victims are still dying. On Monday, health officials in Tulare County, California reported that a resident died after developing lung injuries linked to vaping. The death marks the seventh similar…

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