Tech Bytes: New way to flag a tweet, Yik Yak is back and the robot revolution begins up north

Tech Bytes

(WHTM) — There is a new way to report misinformation about COVID-19. Twitter users are now able to use a dropdown menu at the top right of every tweet to flag possibly offending material. Testing will take a few months, then the feature could be rolled out further.

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The controversial messaging app Yik Yak is back. It shut down four years ago after the anonymous messaging app was blamed for cyberbullying, but the new owners are promising a stronger stance against abuse. The new app resembles the previous version: posts and comments can only be viewed within a five-mile radius.

Finally, the next step of the robot revolution is playing out in a Massachusetts lab. Two Atlas robots managed to finish their parkour obstacle course without a mistake. The images have some worried about robots taking over. However, researchers insist the news should inspire hope.

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