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‘Tech Witch Hunt’: Here’s How 20 Or More States Plan To Take On Big Tech

More than 20 states could take on bipartisan efforts to initiate an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The investigation would focus on companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook to determine whether they pose a threat to the U.S. economy if they grow into monopolies. NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo called the potential probe a “tech witch hunt,” and ...

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Report: More Than 4,000 Products For Sale On Amazon Were Labeled Unsafe By Federal Regulators

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Thousands of products listed for sale on Amazon that were declared unsafe or banned by federal agencies were deceptively labeled, The Wall Street Journal found. The Journal’s investigation found 4,152 products, including 2,000 toys and medications, for sale on Amazon that would be banned on regular U.S. store shelves due to their health risks. Amazon removed or altered wording for ...

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New York Times Editor Demoted After ‘Offensive’ Tweets Mocking Jews, Indians Resurface

New York Times editor Tom Wright-Piersanti was demoted for tweets that resurfaced Thursday, which he described as “offensive.” The tweets appear to mock Indians and Jews, and two were also critical of The New York Times. The Times said Wright-Piersanti apologized to leadership for “his recent serious lapses in judgement.” New York Times editor Tom Wright-Piersanti was demoted for 10-year-old ...

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China Sends Letter To More Than 30 Foreign News Outlets Urging More ‘Objective’ HK Reporting

China sent a letter to foreign news outlets Thursday urging journalists to be more “objective” and “impartial” in their reporting of the Hong Kong protests that have been ongoing since June. Protesters in Hong Kong have reached their 12th consecutive week of demonstrations against an extradition bill that would send criminal suspects in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial, ...

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‘Stop Meddling In Hong Kong Affairs’: China Acknowledges Detention Of Missing Hong Kong British Consulate Employee

China acknowledged the detention of a Hong Kong British consulate employee Wednesday who was reported missing to police Aug. 9. Simon Cheng’s family said the 28-year-old did not return from a business trip to Shenzhen Aug. 8 in a Wednesday Facebook post, saying, “We feel very helpless and are worried sick about Simon. We hope Simon can return to Hong ...

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Should Conservatives Worry About Facebook’s Plan To Hire Journalists To Curate News For Users?

Facebook is currently accepting applications for a “small team” of “seasoned” journalists to help curate its new News Tab plan, which some have compared to Apple News. News Tab will “provide a personalized, highly relevant experience for people,” Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said. Eric Schiffer told the DCNF that the announcement is “the single greatest potential for ...

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Facebook Is Rolling Out Its ‘Clear History’ Tool. What Does It Actually Do?

Facebook introduced a new tool on Tuesday that will allow users to “see and control the data that apps and websites share with Facebook,” according to a news release. The idea for the tool, which was originally dubbed “Clear History” because it was intended to completely clear browsing data, was introduced by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2018 ...

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Kamala Drops Double Digits In Latest 2020 Poll

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris plummeted 12 points in CNN’s latest poll for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. About 1,000 respondents participated in the poll, which had a +/- 3.7 margin of error, conducted between August 15 and 18. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who remains in the lead, jumped seven points to 29%. Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in ...

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Trump Admin To Grant Temporary Pardon To Previously Sanctioned Chinese Tech Giant

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday announced a reprieve to the Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies during a Monday appearance on Fox Business. The reprieve will allow the tech giant to continue to purchase materials from the United States for another three months, Ross explained. “It is another 90 days for the U.S. telecom companies. Some of the rural companies ...

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Florida Man Who Allegedly Wanted To Break ‘World Record’ For ‘Longest Confirmed Kill’ Arrested

A Florida man who allegedly wanted to “break a world record for longest confirmed kill” was arrested on Friday. Tristan Scott Wix, 25, sent several text messages saying he wanted to kill 100 people in a mass shooting and had decided on a set location, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reported, according to WKMG-TV. The 25-year-old said he is fascinated ...

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Rep Dan Crenshaw: In China, Protesters Wave American Flags. In America, Antifa Burns Them

Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said American “antifascists” demand violence while Hong Kong antifascists are “actually fighting fascists” in a Saturday tweet. “In Hong Kong, antifascists wave American flags, demand freedom and actually fight fascists,” he wrote. “In Portland, ‘antifascists’ burn American flags, demand violence in the name of socialism. Portland is a sad showing of where we are today. ...

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Hong Kong Demonstration Draws Crowd Of More Than 1.7 Million Against Government Orders

Hong Kong protest organizer Civil Human Rights Front estimates more than 1.7 million people gathered in the rain Sunday for the region’s 11th consecutive week of demonstrations. Government officials told protesters to stay in Victoria Park, but the large, pro-democracy crowd eventually took to the streets to protest an extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals in Hong Kong to ...

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Qatar Foundation International Funds Arabic Programs In Select US Schools

A 2015 QFI memo states that the U.S.-based group was formed “for the purpose advancing the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser and the vision of Qatar Foundation.” The FARA form also notes that QFI LLC’s CEO and nominal founder is Sheikha Hind bin Hamad Al-Thani, the daughter of the former emir. QFI LLC’s chairman of the board ...

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