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What’s going on today:
- Facebook’s fails on hate speech. Facebook claims it uses AI to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violence, but the technology doesn’t really work, report says. Facebook AI removes less than 5% of hate speech viewed on the social media platform, according to documents received by the Wall Street Journal.
- China has a bad case of “Squid Game” fever. Netflix isn’t available in China but that hasn’t stopped businesses there from cashing in on the ‘Squid Game’ frenzy with merch. Despite not being technically available in China, “Squid Game” has taken off in the country, and retailers are selling dalgona candy and costumes to fans of the South Korean hit.
- Kobe’s widow questioned. LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam before trial to prove the leaked of photos of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash caused her emotional distress. In a lawsuit, Vanessa Bryant accused deputies from the LA Sheriff’s Department of leaking photos of the crash that killed her husband and daughter.
- Queens man continues to question election results. Trump is calling for a vote audit in another Arizona county even after the first recount in Maricopa proved Biden won. The former president is now baselessly alleging that “fictitious” votes were cast in Pima County and has called for Biden’s win to be decertified.
- The PDA-ing-est couple puts a ring on it. Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker are engaged. Barker popped the question to the oldest Kardashian sister on Sunday, in the midst of a gigantic floral arrangement on a California beach. Mazel.
- That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.