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Congresswoman releases 2,000-page report showing Republicans’ social media posts about election fraud conspiracies

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Democratic congresswoman has released a nearly 2,000-page report compiling social media posts about the 2020 election from House Republicans who voted to overturn the results. The report lays out how some Republicans relentlessly pushed misinformation and conspiracy theories......

Watch the media stars eat up Andrew Cuomo’s lies before he was exposed as a fraud

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Gov. Andrew Cuomo now stands exposed as a liar and a fraud: For months, he claimed that New York was doing far better against the virus than other states when it came to nursing-home death rates — even as he had his staff suppressing the data that......

Paramount+ the latest — and last — major media entrant to streaming wars

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS, the parent company of CBS News.  ViacomCBS is betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid......

Why Amazon joined the fight over NFL broadcasting rights

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tight End Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter during Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 07, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in......

‘Buzz’ ETF tracking social media sentiment launches Thursday amid Reddit manias in stocks

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The logos of Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok displayed on a computer screen. Denis Charlet | AFP via Getty Images Is it time for an ETF that measures hype? Measuring the buzz around stocks mentioned in social media......

140 Social Media Posts That Are So Bad They’re Actually Good

IA
Comedy is the lifeblood of being a human being. Imagine how dull and dreary life would be if you couldn’t laugh like a fourth-grader and found no humorous silver linings anywhere. Luckily for us, the internet is here to save the day by surprising us into smiling and chuckling even......

Australian treasurer says talks with Facebook on new media law were ‘protracted and difficult’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, the logos Facebook and Google are seen on a smartphone in front of an Australian flag. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told CNBC negotiations with Facebook about......

China’s market rates unlikely to rise rapidly in short term: state media

Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s market interest rates are unlikely to rise rapidly in the short term despite the recent sharp uptick in U.S. bond yields, the state-run China Securities Journal said on Thursday. Chinese bonds have been “desensitized” to their U.S. counterpart, as economic cycles in the world’s two largest......

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen wields podcast in fight against ex-president

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney of President Donald Trump, departs the U.S. Capitol after testifying before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 28, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Podcasts sure make for strange......

Be wary of social media trading tips, European regulator warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An epic battle is unfolding on Wall Street, with a cast of characters clashing over the fate of GameStop, a struggling chain of video game retail stores. The conflict has sent GameStop on a stomach-churning ride with amateur investors taking......

J.J. Watt?! Arizona Cardinals signing draws social media reaction

ESPN
Defensive end J.J. Watt‘s announcement on social media that he is leaving the Houston Texans after 10 seasons to sign with the Arizona Cardinals made some social media ripples on Monday. Watt, who ranks second in the NFL in sacks since 2012, will join forces with the Cardinals’ Chandler Jones,......

Bangladeshi Writer, Detained Over Social Media Posts, Dies in Jail

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi writer who was detained for nearly a year over social media posts that were critical of the country’s government has died in jail, officials and family members said on Friday, raising alarms about......

Crypto collectibles are selling for thousands — and celebrities like Mark Cuban are cashing in

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The cryptocurrency world is abuzz with talk of digital collectibles, unique virtual tokens that can represent anything from art to sports memorabilia. People have been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for these NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. One investor, Sheldon......

Facebook switches news back on in Australia, signs content deals

Reuters
By Renju Jose, Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) – Facebook Inc ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site on Friday and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a displayed Australian flag......

AT&T to spin off DirecTV, AT&T TV Now and U-Verse into new company valued at $16.25 billion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk past an AT&T store in New York. Kena Betancur | AFP |Getty Images AT&T has entered into a deal with private equity firm TPG to spin off its DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-Verse business, according to an SEC......

Netflix to spend $500 million in South Korea this year to develop new content

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | Getty Images Netflix said Thursday that it will spend $500 million this year on films and series produced in South Korea......

Australia passes new media law that will require Google, Facebook to pay for news

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A search for ‘Australia News’ on the Google homepage, arranged on a desktop computer in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. David Gray | Bloomberg via Getty Images Australia has passed a new law that will require digital platforms......

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