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Facebook

Zuckerberg refuses to remove doctored Nancy Pelosi video

Factcheckers put ‘partly false’ label on video that has been circulating since Thursday and viewed more than 2m times.

Coronavirus Restrictions

Media to be banned from Republican convention

The media will reportedly not be allowed to witness Donald trump’s formal renomination as the Republican party’s choice for president at its national convention later this month.

Mark Zuckerberg

Biden's path to the White House could hit a dead end on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s autocratic nature and fear of anti-trust legislation might see him plump for Trump in the race for president.

Fox News

Lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct by top talent

Fox News has been hit with a kitchen sink suit, replete with trigger warning, as a complaint was filed on Monday in New York federal court alleging sexual misconduct by some of its top hosts including Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.

New York Magazine

Andrew Sullivan: Anti-Trump British journalist quits in 'woke' row

He is one of the most controversial voices in American journalism, the British-born “anti-Trump conservative” whose acerbic commentary and vivid feature writing have attracted a wide following and a host of critics.

Twitter

Hacker attack obviously had completely different targets

Twitter says up to 8 accounts had all their data downloaded during its giant hack suggesting the hackers were after more than just Bitcoin.

Gokada

Personal assistant, 21, is charged with second-degree murder

Personal assistant, 21, is charged with second-degree murder after his tech entrepreneur boss, 33, was found decapitated and dismembered in his $2.2m Manhattan apartment - as cops say he was caught embezzling $100,000 from his boss

Fox News

Breaking News: White supremacy cell in the network

Tensions are reportedly rising within Fox News, as the network attracts more criticism for its coverage of the recent protests against racism and police brutality.

5G

America’s war on Huawei nears its endgame

On may 15th the American government announced a startling escalation in its campaign against Huawei, a Chinese company which is the largest provider of telecoms equipment in the world.

Gokada

Entrepreneur’s dismembered body found in luxury Manhattan condo

The dismembered body of 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was found inside his luxury Manhattan condo where an electric saw was left behind, police in New York have said.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's future keeps getting murkier

For nearly two months, Facebook has been scrambling to get a handle on a wave of criticism over its policies on moderating content, particularly hateful speech and misinformation that spreads on its platforms.

White House Correspondents' Association

White House briefings have become 'purely political stunts'

The White House press secretary typically plays a key role in informing the public about the policies and positions of the President. The secretary's salary is funded by American taxpayers.

Economy

Top US companies to Trump: Leave DACA alone

A coalition of major companies and trade groups that represent more than half of American private sector workers wrote to President Trump on Saturday urging him to leave the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place.

Security Threat

Amazon tells employees to remove TikTok from their devices immediately

Amazon has instructed its employees to remove the short-video app TikTok from their devices immediately, according to a person familiar with the matter.

COVID-19: USA

Americans' credit card debt is shrinking rapidly

The amount of consumer revolving credit, which is mostly credit cards, plunged by another $24 billion in May, the Federal Reserve said. This costly form of debt is down more than $100 billion since hitting a record high in February and is now below $1 trillion for the first time in nearly three years.

Fox News

Tucker Carlson calls Purple Heart recipient Tammy Duckworth a 'coward'

The Democratic senator and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who won the Purple Heart medal after losing her legs during combat operations in 2004 as a helicopter pilot, has been targeted in an apparent smear campaign from leading Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who labelled her a “coward” during a segment on his show on Tuesday evening.

Civil Rights policies

Auditors hammer Facebook over civil rights decisions

Attorneys hired to review Facebook's civil rights policies concluded Wednesday that the company has failed to adequately combat discrimination and voter suppression on its platform, and rebuked the social network's executives for prioritizing political speech over civil rights and other values.

Facebook

Ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn't go well

Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to discuss the demands of a large advertiser boycott that now includes hundreds of brands.

Fox News

Fox News apologises for cropping Trump out of Epstein and Maxwell photo

Fox News has apologised for cropping Donald Trump out of a picture of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Donald Trump

Mary Trump surfaces as fight over publication of her book rages on

Mary Trump's attorneys are pressing a judge to fully clear her path to publish a bombshell book about dealings with her family, including her uncle President Donald Trump, claiming the confidential settlement she signed decades ago was based on fraudulent financial information.

Ratings

Trump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record

President Trump slammed CNN and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" for their ratings during the second quarter, which was dominated by Fox News, even though both cable news networks enjoyed strong viewership in April, May and June with coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and mass protests and unrest following George Floyd's death.

Simon & Schuster

Court sides with publisher of tell-all book by Trump's niece

Bad news for President Donald Trump and his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been trying to block an unflattering tell all book by the President's niece, Mary Trump, that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July.

Shortnews

Facebook

Ban on political ads

Facebook is considering banning political ads on its platforms in the run-up to this year's election. The potential ban is still in the discussion stage and has not been finalized. The social media giant has largely taken a hands-off approach to political advertising on its platforms, even allowing ads with misinformation. That stance has been heavily criticized by lawmakers, civil rights groups and many of Facebook's own employees. Twitter announced in October it would no longer run political ads, but unlike Facebook the platform was not used much for them in the first place.

Black Lives matter

Estée Lauder has plans to hire more black workers

Cosmetics giant The Estée Lauder Companies plans to hire more black employees and buy more from black-owned companies after staffers put pressure on the brand to address race-related issues in the wake of protests happening throughout the U.S. In a memo, the company outlined extensive plans to change how it operates in a bid to foster a more inclusive environment. The company said it stands behind the Black Lives Matter movement and will source more products from black-owned businesses and expand its shades and formulas for people of color. "We have all taken time recently to grapple with the systemic racial injustice that has plagued the United States for far too long," reads a joint statement from executive chairman William Lauder, and president and CEO Fabrizio Freda. "We also recognize that we have much more work to do in order to accomplish greater results."