Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

Hexbyte Tech News Wired YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

As the 2020 election begins in earnest with Monday’s Iowa caucuses, YouTube is cracking down on election-related disinformation in an attempt to protect users. Google’s video-sharing site has long had policies barring deceptive practices and engagement manipulation, but in a blog post on Monday, the company specified that the rules would also apply to a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic

It’s perhaps the best known and more worrisome of climate feedback loops: As the planet warms, permafrost—landscapes of frozen soil and rock—begins to thaw. And when it does, microbes consume organic matter, releasing CO2 and methane into the atmosphere, leading to more warming, more thawing, and even more carbon emissions.But here’s something you’ve probably never…