Media

Mark Zuckerberg

State attorneys general blast Facebook’s civil rights record

Nearly two dozen state attorneys general demanded Facebook do more to stop the spread of disinformation, discrimination and hate in an open letter on Wednesday, the latest volley in a growing campaign targeting the company’s civil rights record.

New York Times

Digital revenue exceeds print for first time

The New York Times’ digital revenue exceeded its print revenue for the first time in April, May and June, in the midst of the pandemic, the company reported in its second quarter numbers Wednesday.

Instagram

Madonna flagged for spreading coronavirus misinformation

The singer claimed a vaccine had been found but was being concealed to ‘let the rich get richer’.

Breitbart News: America's Frontline Doctors

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube scrub platforms of viral video

A video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims related to the coronavirus was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday.

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.

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.

Türkei

Deniz Yücel zu zwei Jahren und neun Monaten Haft verurteilt

Das Urteil des türkischen Gerichts gegen den Reporter ergeht wegen angeblicher Propaganda für die verbotene kurdische Arbeiterpartei PKK. Vom Vorwurf der Volksverhetzung und der Propaganda für die Gülen-Bewegung ist er in Abwesenheit freigesprochen worden.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-Government Network

Facebook bans extremist 'boogaloo' group from its platforms

Facebook has banned an extremist anti-government network loosely associated with the broader “boogaloo” movement, a slang term supporters use to refer to a second civil war or a collapse of civilization.

Facebook

Third of advertisers may boycott in hate speech revolt

Almost a third of advertisers are considering joining a month-long boycott of Facebook as the social network struggles to convince advertisers that it is doing enough to fight hate speech on its platform.

White Supremacy

Trump shares video where supporter yells 'white power'

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a video of senior citizens in Florida participating in a golf-cart parade where one supporter yelled “white power” twice while pumping his fist in the air.

Facebook

Zuckerberg loses $7.000.000.000 as firms boycott Facebook ads

Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a flurry of companies pulled advertising from Facebook Inc.’s network.

Russischer Schauprozess

Starregisseur Kyrill Serebrennikow bleibt in Freiheit

Der russische Starregisseur Kirill Serebrennikow bleibt in Freiheit. Ein Bezirksgericht in Moskau verurteilte den 50-Jährigen am Freitag zu drei Jahren Haft - die Strafe wurde aber zur Bewährung ausgesetzt.

Shortnews

O, The Oprah Magazine

Ende des Jahres stirbt die Print-Ausgabe

"O", das Magazin von Oprah Winfrey stellt Ende des Jahres die Print-Ausgabe ein. Winfrey (66) ist die bestbezahlte Moderatorin im US-Fernsehen. Ihr gehört ein Medienimperium. "O, The Oprah Magazine" wird zukünftig ausschließlich digital Lebenshilfe, Einkaufstipps und alle Art von Aufmunterung verbreiten. "O" erscheint seit zwanzig Jahren. Auflage: 2,2 Millionen. Doch trotz Erfolg soll Schluss sein. "O" erscheint im Verlagsimperium Hearst Corporation, die auch "Good Housekeeping" und "Cosmopolitan" herausbringen. Von Januar 2021 soll "O digitalzentriert" werden.

Apple

Gericht: Keine 13 Euro Milliarden Steuern

Apple hat im Streit um die Steuernachzahlung von 13 Milliarden Euro in Irland einen Sieg vor dem EU-Gericht errungen. Die Richter in Luxemburg erklärten die Nachforderung der EU-Kommission aus dem Jahr 2016 für nichtig. Die Kommission habe nicht nachweisen können, dass die Steuervereinbarungen von Apple in Irland aus den Jahren 1991 und 2007 eine verbotene staatliche Beihilfe darstellt. Das Urteil ist wohl nicht der Schlusspunkt: Es gilt als wahrscheinlich, dass der Streit in nächster Instanz vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH) weitergeht. Die Kommission hat zwei Monate Zeit, Berufung einzulegen.

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.

USA

Stellenaufbau hat begonnen

Nach der Entlassungswelle in US-Firmen im Zuge der Corona-Krise kommt der Stellenaufbau wieder in Gang. Unter dem Strich wurden im Juni 2,36 Millionen Jobs geschaffen. Von Reuters befragte Experten hatten mit 3,0 Millionen gerechnet. Zugleich wurden die Zahlen für Mai revidiert: Demnach wurden damals bereits 3,06 Millionen Jobs aufgebaut. Zunächst war von einem Abbau von 2,76 Millionen Arbeitsplätzen die Rede. Die Zahlen gelten als ein gutes Vorzeichen für den anstehenden Arbeitsmarktbericht der Regierung.