Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
$250 Million Defamation Suit Against Twitter, What’s Next?
Twitter has been slapped with $250 million defamation case by the Republican Representative Devin Nunes. The reason allegedly for the lawsuit according to the Rep. is that Twitter ‘shadow-bans’ conservatives on its site and let some users defame right-wing leaders. The lawsuit also names some users on Twitter. Nunes alleges that Twitter is willingly allowing this type of behaviour and that there’s not much a right-wing user can do about it. The lawsuit was filed in Virginia state court on Monday. Nunes openly says that because of Twitter’s regressive action against him, he has lost followers and eventually voters. Apart from $250 million, Nunes is also seeking $3,50,000 in punitive damages. Twitter has declined to comment on the lawsuit so far. As reported by NY Daily News.
Is Facebook Facing Executives Exodus? Yes, There’s Proof
Recently, several top Facebook executives have left the social media giant. Importantly, its chief product officer, Chris Cox who was also considered as a Mark Zuckerberg’s confidant left the firm, shocking everyone. And the list of such executives is going to increase, according to Facebook stock analysts. They argue that the continuing cases of privacy and scandals have already shaken Facebook and it won’t be easy for it to shrug it off. There will be consequences and the firm is yet to convincingly prove that it can withstand the onslaught. A recent example is the inability of Facebook to stop videos of a white supremacist who killed many people in New Zealand. This despite it trying very hard to delete such videos. It seems people aren’t buying it. After the attack, the Air Asia CEO deleted his Facebook account in protest. So for now, Facebook is downgraded and its executives might just keep leaving. As reported on CNBC.
New Jersey Signs Bill to Ban Cashless Stores, Has the Chain reaction Started?
MySpace Accidentally Deletes 12 Years of Music from Its Database, Is Cloud Safe?
MySpace has finally admitted that it lost 12 years of music from its database during server migration. It calls it an accident, but the funny thing is that it didn’t even have a backup for the lost data. After this incident businesses need to take a lesson and store data locally as well, in case there’s data loss in the cloud system. MySpace was a huge hit back in the day. Surprisingly, it beat Google in 2006 in the US for most visited websites list.
Epic Launch of Apex Legends, Thanks to Google
Apex Legends is a free multiplay game launched a month earlier. Now, Google has claimed that its cloud services propelled the launch of this game and made possible for it to reach 50 million gamers in a short span of time, a target not yet achieved by any other game. Google announced this on its blog. Google is also set to announce something special for gaming enthusiasts at the upcoming GDC 2019. For now, its a mystery.