Politics

Facebook is considering a prohibition on political ads on its platforms, according to multiple media reports. If the social media giant made such a move, it would be a significant about-face to the company’s long-held laissez-faire approach to political ads and political speech more broadly, coming just months ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections. Facebook
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Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Google said Monday they have “paused” their processing of requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement agencies, days after Beijing’s controversial new national security law came into force in the territory. WhatsApp is “pausing” reviews “pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human-rights
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Kanye West’s Yeezy, STX Entertainment, New Regency and Laemmle Theatres are among the companies that received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday. STX received $2-5 million on April 9, shortly before it announced it would merge with India’s Eros International. The company indicated that
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The U.K. government has unveiled a £1.57 billion ($1.96 billion) support package for the country’s beleaguered arts sector. U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted news of the package on Sunday evening: “We’re introducing a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help cultural, arts and heritage institutions weather the impact of coronavirus.” The lifeline follows months of
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Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time confidante and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the disgraced financier. According to NBC News, which was first to report the news, the British national was arrested on Thursday morning. She was taken into custody and is expected to appear in federal court later Thursday. Citing
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Amid surging COVID-19 transmission rates, California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered the closure of dine-in restaurant service and movie theaters in Los Angeles County and 18 other counties for three weeks. Newsom announced the closures Wednesday, two days ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, at his daily news conference in Sacramento. He also said
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Twitch has temporarily kicked Donald Trump off the streaming service, citing violations of its policy against “hateful conduct.” In a statement, Amazon-owned Twitch said, “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a strong endorsement of Disney’s decision to delay its planned July 17 reopening its Disneyland theme park and resort in Anaheim. “I want to compliment Disney and their team for making that determination,” Newsom said Thursday at an hour-long midday news conference. “They noted that the state had ceased offering guidelines
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The Democratic nominating convention will be dramatically scaled down this year, without the customary parties and with state delegations advised to stay home, the organizing committee announced on Wednesday. The committee unveiled plans for a “convention across America,” which will be anchored in Milwaukee but feature content from satellite locations around the country. “(C)onvention organizers
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday against the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allowed non-citizens brought to this country illegally as children to apply for protection from deportation. In a 5-4 ruling written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court said the government’s justification for ending the
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