Reading Time: 1.3 mins

March 5, 2024

Lawsuit against Snap over fentanyl deaths can proceed, judge rules 

  • A lawsuit blaming Snapchat for a series of drug overdoses among young people can proceed, a Los Angeles judge ruled.
  • A group of family members related to children and young people who overdosed on fentanyl sued Snap, accusing the company of facilitating illicit drug deaths.
  • Snapchat rebutted the claims, noting that it is “working diligently” to address drug dealing on its platform in coordination with law enforcement.
  • For more, please visit Yahoo News website.

Elon Musk sues ChatGPT-maker OpenAI over Microsoft links

  • Elon Musk is suing OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT arguing it breached the principles of he agreed to when he helped found it in 2015.
  • Musk believes that OpenAI has strayed from its mission of trying to “benefit humanity” and is now focused on maximising profits for Microsoft.
  • The filing comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that US regulators had begun to probe the ChatGPT creator over whether investors had been misled,
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Disparities in special education provision causing children ‘significant distress’ 

  • There are disparities in special education provision (SEN) in Northern Ireland, with the lack of access is causing “significant distress” to children.
  • A Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed the criteria for accessing support is more stringent in the legacy Northern and Eastern sections of the education administrations than its Southern and Western counterparts.
  • The Education Authority said a regional review of specialist provision for speech and language was “ongoing”.
  • For more, please visit the Belfast Telegraph website.