On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu.

Amid probe into Russian meddling in U.S. election, lobbying group for Facebook and Google to pitch self-regulation of ads in front of a House subcommittee today. (Bloomberg)

House Democrat asks Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey for more information about how Google, Facebook and Twitter police content and handle ads. (Letter)

UK lawmakers ask Facebook to check for Russian-linked fake news surrounding Brexit. (Guardian)

Facebook’s AI translates “good morning” into “attack them,” leading to arrest of Palestinian man by Israeli police. Facebook apologized. (Guardian)

Prager University, a conservative nonprofit, accuses YouTube and Google of illegally censoring its videos. The videos, on subjects such as the Korean War, and Israel and Palestine — are restricted but still available on YouTube. (WSJ)

Meanwhile, Russia state news outlet RT thrives on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. (WSJ)

Robert Scoble resigns from his VR startup after several women accused him of sexual assault. (Business Insider)

Amazon is shutting down its Amazon Wine business after the Whole Foods deal. (Recode)

Google launches bug-bounty program for third-party apps on Google Play. (Verge)

 

Photo: A Whole Foods Market in Indianapolis in June 2017.  (Michael Conroy/AP)

 
 

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