Big tech still has a fake news problem. Nearly a year after the 2016 presidential election and incidents such as "Pizzagate," digital media giants still don’t have their act together on stopping the spread of fake news. In the hours after Monday morning’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, a 4chan post blaming the shooting on the wrong person snuck into Google’s top stories module, and a Facebook safety check page displayed a post from "Alt-Right News," according to The New York Times. Both companies have blamed algorithm errors.
What’s happening today: In a trip fraught with political risk, President Donald Trump is set to visit Puerto Rico today after tweet-fighting with the mayor of San Juan this weekend and calling some of the island’s residents "politically motivated ingrates." Trump is scheduled to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.
And keep another eye on...Newly minted Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in London meeting with transportation officials, days after the British capital’s transportation authority said it would not renew the ride-hailing company’s license to operate. Transportation for London said last month that the company is not "fit and proper" to operate in the city.
Or if you’re looking for fireworks...Former Equifax CEO Dan Smith, who retired last week, is set to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today. On Monday, the company acknowledged the massive data breach it suffered earlier this year may have affected 2.5 million more Americans than previously estimated.
IBM fights DACA rollback. The technology giant is launching a major lobbying push against the repeal of the Obama-era DACA policy, which grants work permits to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, according to Axios. It’s letting its staffers do the talking, bringing 30 DACA beneficiaries to Capitol Hill to chat with lawmakers, according to the report.