March for Our Lives — What Happened?
Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people rallied together in Washington D.C. for March for Our Lives. And there were over 800 other rallies across the globe, all in support of gun control after the most recent massacre at a South Florida high school. In just a few weeks, two high school students were able to pull together one of the biggest student-led protests in D.C. At least 4,000 people registered to vote; organizers are hoping for bans on assault-style rifles and to implement universal background checks. Remington, one of the oldest and largest US gun manufacturers, admitted to filing for bankruptcy after a drop in sales from this past year. More to come.
Facebook Tries Out Traditional Advertising
Online giant, Facebook, took out an ad in nine newspapers across the US and UK, apologizing for a breach of trust after the Cambridge Analytica data-privacy scandal. “We have a responsibility to protect your information,” the ad read. “If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.” It went on to say they are working to identify other apps that are wrongfully using Facebook and the letter is signed by Zuckerberg himself. The scandal has lead to numerous lawsuits, government inquiries, a #DeleteFacebook boycott campaign and a share drop of $50B in Facebook’s market cap. (Source: MarketWatch, The Verge)
FedEx Switches to Tesla
FedEx has jumped onboard the Tesla wagon… AKA Tesla Semi trucks. The company has reserved 20 fully-electric Tesla Semi trucks scheduled to begin production in 2019. “Our investment in these trucks is part of our commitment to improving road safety while also reducing our environmental impact,” said FedEx Freight Chief Executive Mike Ducker. Tesla founder, Elon Musk, said the truck can beat a diesel in a straight line, is better in terms of price per mile, drives far easier and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds. Tesla has also seen orders from UPS and PepsiCo, who ordered 125 and 100 Tesla Semi trucks last year. These may be small changes but it’ll eventually lead to a bigger picture, such as reducing the number of truck-related deaths every year, which is currently at 4,000.
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