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Shell Company Seeks to Extend Deadline for Merger With Trump Media

The shell company seeking to merge with former President Donald J. Trump’s social media company announced late Wednesday that it had postponed a crucial meeting of shareholders scheduled for Thursday, at which it hoped to announce that investors had agreed to give it more time to complete its long-delayed deal. The company is now giving

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Twitter Removes ‘Government-Funded’ Labels From Media Accounts

Twitter has removed labels that described prominent news organizations as “government-funded” or “state-affiliated” after NPR and public broadcasters in several countries criticized the labels as misleading and suspended the use of their Twitter accounts. The removal of the labels was the latest shift that Twitter has made abruptly and without explanation under the leadership of

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G/O Media Buys Enterprise Web site Quartz

G/O Media, the proprietor of internet sites that after belonged to the weblog empire Gawker Media, has acquired the enterprise information web site Quartz, the newest deal in a wave of consolidation amongst digital publishers. Zach Seward, a co-founder and the chief government of Quartz, will keep on on the firm as Quartz’s editor in

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Obama Requires Extra Oversight of Social Media in Speech at Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama on Thursday known as for larger regulatory oversight of the nation’s social media giants, saying their energy to curate the data that folks devour has “turbocharged” political polarization and threatened the pillars of democracy throughout the globe. Weighing in on the talk over how to address the

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Eric Boehlert, Media Critic and Author, Dies at 57

After a stint as a media author for the web site Daily Kos, Mr. Boehlert began Press Run in 2020, which he described as “an unfiltered, passionate and proudly progressive critique of the political press within the age of Trump.” Ms. Breslin stated Mr. Boehlert was an avid athlete and bike owner. “Eric was sensible

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