The Trojan Horse in Trump’s anti-Twitter executive order

The Trojan Horse in Trump’s anti-Twitter executive order

“The Order would circumvent the role of Congress and of the courts in enacting and interpreting [Section 230] …and purport to empower multiple government agencies to pass judgment on companies’ content moderation practices,” its lawsuit states. “The Order clouds the legal landscape in which the hosts of third-party content operate and puts them all on … Read more

‘Jeopardy!’ will run out of new episodes on this date

'Jeopardy!' will run out of new episodes on this date

“Jeopardy!” will soon be in all-encore mode. TVLine has learned that the iconic Alex Trebek-hosted game show — which halted production roughly three months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic — will air its last original episode on Friday, June 12. Reruns begin airing on Monday, June 15, and will continue until the show deems it … Read more

AG Bill Barr vows DOJ crackdown on violence during protests

AG Bill Barr vows DOJ crackdown on violence during protests

Days after Attorney General William Barr vowed to crack down on violence and illegal acts committed during protests against police brutality, the Justice Department has charged dozens of people with federal crimes, according to a report. Among those charged was a man accused of brandishing a handgun before being tackled by a protester, and three … Read more

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Facebook says it found no foreign interference targeting U.S. protests

Facebook says it found no foreign interference targeting U.S. protests

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday it had seen no evidence of coordinated foreign interference on its platforms targeting U.S. anti-racism protests, after the U.S. attorney general said foreign groups were trying to exacerbate the situation. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, … Read more

U.S says door remains open for diplomacy with Iran

U.S says door remains open for diplomacy with Iran

FILE PHOTO: Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran, speaks at a news conference in London, Britain June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The door remains open for a wider negotiation with Iran about its nuclear program and other issues but so far talks have been limited to prisoner releases, U.S. Special Representative … Read more

Emily Ratajkowski’s husband apologizes for using the n-word

Emily Ratajkowski's husband apologizes for using the n-word

Emily Ratajkowski’s white husband has apologized for “casually” using the n-word after being called out by a writer for BET. On Wednesday, the model — who has been vocal about Black Lives Matter and who has marched for the cause with her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard — posted on Instagram about the nationwide racial unrest, writing, … Read more

Watchdog mulls Facebook ad boycott over Zuckerberg’s inaction on Trump posts

Watchdog mulls Facebook ad boycott over Zuckerberg’s inaction on Trump posts

Mark Zuckerberg’s controversial decision to not censor offensive or inaccurate posts by President Trump could land him in hot water with advertisers, according to a new report. Liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America is drafting a letter urging advertisers to pull their ad spots from Facebook in protest of Zuckerberg’s handling of Trump’s … Read more

Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only event this year

Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only event this year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only affair. The week-long charity speedrunning marathon had already been pushed back until August for coronavirus-related reasons, but organizers have conceded that it can’t go ahead as a physical event. Although speedrunners and spectators won’t be coming together in … Read more