Facebook said a glitch in its spam filter caused it to mistakenly delete news and other posts relating to Covid-19. Users noticed that their posts about the novel coronavirus outbreak were getting blocked, raising again questions of the platform’s power to shape what people know. Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president overseeing its work on safety and integrity, said on his Twitter account that...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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