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Media Outlets Band Together, Give AG Barr A Roadmap Showing How Google Is Allegedly Crushing Journalism

A group representing thousands of media outlets wants the Department of Justice to consider Google’s negative impact on journalism as the agency continues its antitrust investigation targeting the tech giant. The News Media Alliance gave Attorney General William Barr a report Thursday highlighting how Google is allegedly using its dominant position online to hollow out the news industry. Google allegedly ...

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Great Recovery: McDonald’s To Hire 260K People In The US As Pandemic Lockdowns Come To An End

McDonald’s plans to hire more than a quarter of a million people over the course of the summer as economic lockdowns continue to slow down, the company announced Thursday. The restaurant chain will add 260,000 employees as it reopens dining rooms after shutting down amid lockdowns designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, according to the president ...

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Massive Plot Stole Data From Google Users Who Downloaded Free Add-Ons To Chrome Web Browsers: Report

A massive spyware effort targeted users of Google’s Chrome web browser extensions downloaded tens of millions of times, Reuters reported Thursday. The people responsible for the spyware attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s web browser, and collected browsing history and other user data, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters. Google removed more than 70 malicious extensions ...

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Liberal FAIL: Iowa Grandma Attempts To Troll Trump Into Speaking In Front Of An Empty Auditorium

A 51-year-old Iowa woman has led an effort get President Donald Trump to address an empty auditorium when he speaks at a campaign rally next week. Mary Jo Laupp posted a video on video sharing platform TikTok last week encouraging her followers to register for Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma and then not attend. The plan is designed to purchase ...

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Oil Demand To Spike In 2021 By 5.7 Million Barrels As Oil Companies Slash Production: IEA

Cuts in oil supply and a record rebound in demand in 2021 will help put the fossil fuel industry on better footing even as the pandemic hammers oil demand, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. Demand for oil will rebound by a record 5.7 million barrels per day even as world demand for crude drops by 8.1 million barrels in ...

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May Retail Sales Jumped 17.7%, Double The Forecast As States Came Out Of A Lockdown-Induced Hibernation

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Retail sales rebounded in May as states eased coronavirus-induced lockdown measures, allowing retail stores to regain more ground than analysts expected, according to Department of Commerce data. Retail sales jumped 17.7% in May, effectively doubling expectations and marking the biggest single-month gains in data a going back more than 20 years, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. A ...

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Zoom Announces Plan To Block Individual Users In China After Beijing Complains: Report

Video conferencing company Zoom announced Friday it is developing technology that can block individual users in China from video calls at the request of Beijing, the Financial Times reported. The tech company is “developing technology over the next several days that will enable us to remove or block at the participant level based on geography,” Zoom said in a statement, ...

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Biden Asks Supporters To Help Him ‘Fix Facebook To Protect Democracy And Beat Trump’

Former Vice President Joe Biden asked his Twitter followers Thursday to help him protect democracy and his own presidential campaign from the social media misinformation that he believes allowed President Donald Trump to win the presidency in 2016. Social media platforms’ decision to allow disinformation to run “rampant” negatively impacted the Democratic Party in 2016, Biden told his Twitter followers ...

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China Attacks: Zoom Targets Activist Group That Held An Event Commemorating The Tiananmen Square Massacre

Video conferencing company Zoom removed a group of Chinese activists shortly after they held a meeting on the platform marking the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Axios reported Wednesday. Activist Zhou Fengsuo, a former student leader of the Tiananmen protests in 1989, organized the May 31 event through a paid Zoom account associated with a nonprofit group he founded ...

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Twitter Provides No Explanation After Censoring GOP Candidate Rich McCormick Twice In One Week

Twitter said it mistakenly censored a tweet from House Republican candidate Rich McCormick Tuesday, the day of the Georgia primary election, less than a week after the social media platform disabled another video of the military veteran. Users were unable to watch a video McCormick tweeted Tuesday showing images of him on the campaign trail if they were not logged ...

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Biden Spent $1.6 Million In One Day On Facebook Ads Condemning Trump For Fanning The ‘Flames Of White Supremacy’

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign poured more than $1 million into Facebook ads in one day skewering President Donald Trump for fanning the flames of hatred amid protests over police brutality. The presumptive Democratic nominee spent roughly the same amount of money in less than a week on Facebook as he did throughout the last year of his campaign, ...

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Election Day Is Less Than Six Months Away And Trump’s Poll Numbers Are Slumping Amid Protests, Pandemic Deaths

President Donald Trump is under water against former Vice President Joe Biden as the coronavirus pandemic, protests and economic downturn threatens to derail Trump’s re-election bid ahead of the November elections, polls show. Biden is leading Trump in Michigan, where the state’s citizens disapprove of his response to the pandemic, an EPIC-MRA poll published Sunday shows.  Trump’s electoral fortunes could ...

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Biden Campaign’s Statement On Defunding The Police Is ‘Weak’, Trump Camp Says

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Monday called on former Vice President Joe Biden to personally fully explain his position on a budding movement to defund police forces around the country. A statement opposing the defunding of police departments from the Biden campaign’s rapid response director Andrew Bates is not good enough, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a ...

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Trump Issues Federal Disaster Declaration After Cristobal Hits Louisiana, Weakens To A Tropical Depression

Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Monday morning after smashing into Louisiana and other parts of the southern United States Saturday, bringing with it 50-mile per hour winds and heavy rainfall. President Donald Trump granted Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request for financial assistance to pay for the state’s disaster response. Edwards, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency Thursday ...

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