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Vice Lays Off 10 Percent Of Staff As Digital Media Struggle During Trump-Era

Vice cuts roughly 250 jobs from its payroll as the digital media monster tries to reorient itself in a quickly changing media space, Hollywood Reporter reported Friday. The layoffs come amid similar moves from BuzzFeed and competitors. The outlet’s job cuts are expected to have a sizable impact on Vice’s 2,500-person staff. The move was designed to focus on profitable ...

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Net Neutrality Is In The News Again And Twitter Is Weighing In On Its Future

Twitter re-upped its support for net neutrality Friday as supporters for the controversial policy prepare to challenge the Trump administration in court for dinging the Obama-era internet regulation. “An open Internet is vital to innovation, consumer choice, and free expression. Today we join @Mozilla, our industry peers, and public interest groups in supporting #NetNeutrality in the DC Circuit. Twitter stands ...

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Twitter And Facebook Ding Network Of Accounts Tied To Russia And Iran

Facebook and Twitter said they coordinated efforts ahead of the 2018 elections to remove thousands of accounts tied to foreign governments that used similar tactics as were used in 2016, NBC reported Thursday. The Russian operation mirrored the operation undertook by the Internet Research Agency, an organization indicted for spreading misinformation before the 2016 election. The ploy in 2018 was less ...

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Liberal Billionaire’s Alleged Role In A False Flag Operation Puts DNC In The Hot Seat

The billionaire allegedly behind the false flag operation in Alabama was planning to roll out a progressive voter database ahead of the 2020 election. The Democratic National Committee’s top brass is staying quiet about connections to the liberal financier allegedly behind a misinformation campaign in Alabama. Tech guru Reid Hoffman’s ties to a misinformation campaign in Alabama are leaving Democrat’s ...

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Apple Dings App After Facebook Used It To Conduct Shady Research On Users

Apple said Wednesday that Facebook violated the company’s policies when it surreptitiously used a research application to gobble up private data on users. The social media company admitted to the caper on Tuesday. Facebook paid users ages 13 to 35 up to $20 per month to install the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app and use the program to sell their ...

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Apple Disables Group Chat App After Major Flaw Exposed Users To Privacy Breaches

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Apple temporarily disabled a new group chat application Tuesday after a flaw was detected that exposed users to privacy data breaches. The Silicon Valley company dinged the Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw, which allowed anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picks up. The bug ...

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Dem Districts That Flipped On Trump During Midterms Now Support The Wall

Voters who supported President Donald Trump in 2016 but flipped during the 2018 midterm believe Democrats should have accepted the president’s immigration deal, according to a new poll published Tuesday. A plurality of voters in areas where Trump won by large margins two years ago but flipped Democratic in 2018 approve of the president’s job performance, 49 percent to 48 ...

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Court Deals Virginia’s Anti-Exxon AG A Major Blow After Prolonged Legal Battle

A federal court ruled Monday against Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s attempt to hide information from a Washington, D.C., think tank seeking information about the state’s role in an attorney general-led climate crusade. The Competitive Enterprise Institute sued Herring in 2018 for attempting to evade a Freedom of Information Act case seeking reasons why the Democratic attorney general denied requests ...

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Trump’s DOJ Charges Huawei With Fraud Amid Heightened Tensions With US

The Department of Justice charged Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Monday on several counts of fraud as U.S. President Donald Trump applies more pressure on China’s beleaguered economy. A 13-count indictment against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, accuses Huawei of bank fraud, wire fraud, and violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Huawei is also charged with conspiring to obstruct ...

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Facebook Expands Ad Monitoring Technology Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Facebook is preparing to build up programs around the world that will focus on preventing campaign meddling and tamp out misinformation efforts as various elections ramp-up, Axios reported Monday. The company has struggled in recent years to get ahead of instances where people have engaged in campaigns to misinform American voters. Regulators are also breathing down Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ...

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Venezuela Allows US Diplomats To Stay After Pompeo Draws A Hard Line

Venezuela abandoned its call for all U.S. diplomats to vacate the socialist country Sunday as the Trump administration and Western allies attempt to push President Nicolas Maduro out of power. The move came after Maduro severed relations with the U.S. due to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 23 decision to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. Venezuela’s decision also comes ...

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Billionaire George Soros Slams China; Criticizes Trump On Huawei, ZTE

President Donald Trump has found a new, unlikely, ally in his battle against China: billionaire George Soros, a liberal financier who conservatives often criticize as antagonistic to traditional values. Soros offered a lengthy and robust criticism of the communist country during a private dinner Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The notoriously anti-Trump philanthropist even took the ...

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Spotify Removes All PragerU Content, Conservatives Claim Censorship

Music-streaming platform Spotify removed PragerU’s advertisements from its platform, noting that the content does not comply with the company’s editorial policies, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “Our policy team has re-reviewed the ads that you have submitted through Ad Studio and determined that the content of the ads do not comply with our editorial policies,” Spotify noted in ...

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Democrats Worry Border Wall Battle Is Distracting From Their Climate Agenda

House Democrats are concerned that President Donald Trump’s fight for wall funding and the government shutdown is derailing their attempts to target the administration’s climate agenda, Politico reported Thursday. Nearly a dozen Democrats admit that dealing with the partial shutdown is distracting from their ultimate objective: wrapping the administration in probes and resuscitating a wayward climate push. Democratic Rep. Paul ...

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More Than 1,000 Media Jobs Were Cut In One Day. Is Facebook To Blame?

BuzzFeed is among several media outlets that laid off employees on Wednesday as experts worry that the blood bath is likely far from over. Tech expert Eric Schiffer says Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are torching digital journalism and act as a type of “rat poison for journalism jobs.”  BuzzFeed’s layoffs are causing tech experts to consider pushing ...

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