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Mark Zuckerberg has declined an invitation to appear before a government hearing in London later this month. The UK and Canada issued a joint request to question the Facebook CEO about data privacy and the spread of misleading information. Instead, Facebook says it is willing to offer relevant information to the inquiry. Previously, Zuckerberg appeared before a hearing held by the U.S. Senate and EU.
Facebook says it has blocked 100 accounts believed to be connected to the Russian-based Internet Research Agency. The accounts were blocked Monday night ahead of the midterm elections, according to Cheddar. Facebook did not disclose the subject of the offending content. These accounts were in addition to 115 Facebook and Instagram accounts shut down earlier in the week over similar concerns.
Harley Davidson has released the final version of LiveWire, it's first electric motorcycle. Unlike traditional motorcycles, the bike will not require clutching or shifting gears. The LiveWire can be charged with a standard outlet, and all Harley Davidson dealerships will have public fast charging stations. The electric bike is expected to hit the market next year.