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News roundup for April 10

April 10, 2018

Monday, the Dow gained about 450 points after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced his willingness to discuss opening up the country's economy to foreign investors, reducing import tariffs on cars and other products, and enforcing intellectual property rights, which eased fears of a trade war.
You might have noticed yesterday that Facebook placed a disclaimer on a post that I wrote, claiming it was under factual dispute, because it linked to a story in the Washington Examiner about the claim that Amazon costs the Post Office $1.46 in lost revenue for each package delivered.
Imagine a world in which digital technology was so sophisticated that you couldn’t ever be sure if anything you saw or heard was real. There are already plenty of fakes online, but I’m not just talking about digitally altered photographs or the “creative editing” done to audio and video recordings used in news reports and documentaries to remove context or change the intended meaning of what was said