Cinco de Mayo, Facebook Tries to Tackle Violent Videos, and More
Today is Cinco de Mayo, which marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla between an army of Mexican Indian soldiers and the invading French army of Napoleon III.
Though the holiday is barely celebrated in Mexico, Mexican Americans embraced it in the early 1970s to fuel the civil rights struggles.
But today, in an era when the Trump administration is cracking down on immigration and threatening to build a border wall, some Mexican Americans are feeling torn about whether to celebrate. Read the story from The AP.
Facebook is hiring 3,000 people in an effort to crack down on violent videos on the site. But Popular Science wonders why a machine can’t do it?
Delta Takes Page From United’s Playbook
A Huntington Beach, California, couple were forced off a plane and threatened with jail time for wanting to put one of the children in a seat they had bought for their 18-year-old son, who had flown home on an earlier flight. Now the airline is offering a mea culpa. Read the story from The AP.
More Bad Press for Uber
The Department of Justice is investigating Uber for illegal use of a software tool, called Greyball, that has allowed its drivers to evade transportation regulators. Read the story from Mic.