Largest Firework

The skies over Steamboat Springs, Colorado, erupted in red as the world’s largest firework launched in the evening of February 8 at the city’s annual winter carnival. The firework shell weighed almost 2,800 pounds, about the weight of a Toyota Corolla, and was 62 inches — a little more than five feet — in diameter. Explosives propelled the shell out …

Big Tech Manipulation

Google, Facebook, and Twitter are under intense pressure to prevent interference in the 2020 U.S. elections after they were manipulated four years ago by Russia-connected actors. Google’s YouTube clarified its policy on political manipulation, reiterating that it bans election-related “deepfake” videos. Facebook has also been ramping up its election security efforts. Facebook has been using third-party fact-checkers to debunk false …