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24 Apr 2019 | 8:00 PM

Trump complained to Twitter CEO about lost followers

US president Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc chief executive Jack Dorsey and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers.

Trump suggested Twitter was biased against him, without providing evidence. — Reuters
20 Apr 2019 | 5:39 AM

Boeing 737 MAX joint governmental review will begin April 29 - FAA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that a joint governmental review of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will begin on April 29 and will include 9 other aviation regulators from around the world.

11 Apr 2019 | 12:49 PM

Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at US Senate hearing

Republican senators on April 10 said Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a solution.

Monje and Potts swearing in before testifying at Senate Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee hearing. — Reuters
11 Apr 2019 | 5:39 AM

Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a solution.

10 Apr 2019 | 12:13 PM

Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit on April 9 defended their efforts to remove hate speech from social media sites amid questions from lawmakers in an appearance before the US House Judiciary Committee.

Potts (left) and Walden testifying during a US House Judiciary Committee hearing discussing hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism on Capitol Hill on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. — AFP
5 Apr 2019 | 11:37 PM

FAA chief defends 737 MAX safety inspectors from whistleblower

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting top U.S. aviation regulator defended the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday from charges by an unnamed agency employee who told congressional investigators that aviation safety inspectors that worked on the certification of now-grounded Boeing 737 MAX may have been unqualified.

3 Apr 2019 | 7:43 PM

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving testing, standards

Three major automakers said on April 3 they were forming a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving cars that could eventually help create regulations in the United States.

General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp said in a statement they were joining forces with automotive engineering group SAE International to establish autonomous vehicle "safety guiding principles to help inform standards development". — Reuters
30 Mar 2019 | 2:16 AM

Anti-stall system active before Ethiopian 737 MAX crash - sources

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - An anti-stall system at the centre of a probe into the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in Indonesia five months ago was also at play when an identical aircraft crashed in Ethiopia earlier this month, three people briefed on the matter said.

29 Mar 2019 | 7:56 PM

Cost of Boeing groundings rises as TUI takes $200 million-plus hit

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anglo-German tour operator TUI became the latest Boeing 737 MAX operator to warn of a hit to its profits as the U.S. planemaker moved to restore confidence in its best-selling model after two fatal crashes that have grounded the planes worldwide.

27 Mar 2019 | 1:34 AM

Exclusive: FAA to overhaul air safety oversight by July - U.S. inspector general

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration will significantly change its oversight approach to air safety by July 2019, U.S. Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel said in written testimony reviewed by Reuters ahead of a U.S. Senate panel hearing.