19:51 [The Outer Light/Youtube] (E)
Recently some researchers have stated that there is something strange about Greta Thunberg’s Facebook page.
19:47 [Mint Press News] (E)
By Alan Macleod - A social media disinformation expert studied 60,000 tweets from nearly 10,000 accounts using the hashtag #IraniansDetestSoleimani and found that the most common phrases in those users’ biographies were “Make America Great Again” and “Trump.” The hashtag #IraniansDetestSoleimani has been trending on Twitter this week, as users voiced their opposition to the recently assassinated Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. The hashtag remained one of the most popular amongst users in the U.S. and Western Europe. But similar viral sentiment was not expressed across the Middle East, least of all on Iranian Twitter, leaving one to wonder, who are these Iranian Soleimani haters?
18:33 [RT] (E)
Chinese giants Huawei and Oppo plan to create an alternative to Google mobile services and seek cooperation with Indian developers. Their success may spell an end to Android’s market domination in Asia, and possibly beyond.
22:23 [Slashdot] (E)
Baidu, China`s closest equivalent to Google, has achieved the highest score at the General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) AI competition. ... Baidu`s researchers had to develop a technique specifically for the Chinese language to build ERNIE (which stands for "Enhanced Representation through kNowledge IntEgration"). It just so happens, however, that the same technique makes it better at understanding English as well.
12:45 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The near-homogeneity of Silicon Valley political beliefs has gone from wry punchline to national crisis in the United States. The monoculture of virtue signaling and high- and heavy-handed woke corporate leftism at places like Google, Twitter, and Facebook was once a source of chagrin for those who found themselves shut out of various internet sites for deviating from the orthodoxies of the Palo Alto elites.