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X's CEO Linda Yaccarino writes in a memo that the company's principles do not have a price tag and will not be compromised ever after Elon Musk asked the advertisers who are blackmailing him to go fuck themselves, the platform has expressed that small and medium-sized companies are a significant motor which they believe they have definitely overlooked for a long time

Elon Musk is suing the Washington-based lobbying group Media Matters, which he accuses of misrepresenting the likelihood of ads appearing next to Nazi content on X that was used to pressure advertisers, X CEO Yaccarino says the truth is that not a single authentic user have seen IBM's, Oracle's or Comcast's commercials next to what Media Matters claims

Apple, IBM, Disney and the EU and others stop their ads on X in response to Elon Musk's critical posts against Jewish groups, even Tiktok has been criticized for content sympathetic to Osama bin Laden but unclear if and to what extent they have been boycotted by advertisers

Alex Jones launches the video game New World Order Wars where you play as Jones and meet enemies like Bill Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and gay frogs

Charlie Warzel: News media has become too cumbersome and a low-margin product that the big social media companies distance itselfs from and traditional news consumption is becoming less important to consumers as trust is down during the last two decades and young people are turning to influencers, creators and podcasts to follow news

The Beatles release the song Now and Then based on the demo John Lennon recorded in 1970 with now improved sound quality thanks to AI, guitars recorded by George Harrison in 1995, as well as newly recorded drums by Ringo Starr and bass, guitar and piano by Paul McCartney that matches Lennon's original recording

Hashtag #StandwithPalestine has been posted 210,000 times on Tiktok since October 16 and gets four times more views compared to #StandwithIsrael which has been posted 17,000 times, the pro-Palestine hashtag is most common in Malaysia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates

Facebook and Instagram launch paid account for those who do not want their data to be sold and receive targeted ads, after EU regulations that say users must give consent to be shown ads, will cost 13 EUR for Android and iOS users

Former British prime minister Boris Johnson will be a presenter at GB News, where Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage work among others, he will have a key role in covering the 2024 UK and US elections

Between September this year and September 2020, the share of traffic from social media to the top news sites has dropped from 11.5 percent to 6.5 percent, X ends headlines from links, Thread's algorithm does not favor news, and Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram generate negligible traffic

British newspapers Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator up for sale after Lloyds bank took over ownership from the Barclays family due to their debts, several stakeholders apart from the Barclay family such as Daily Mail owner Lord Rothermere and Sir Paul Marshall, minority owner of GB News

Tucker Carlson takes in USD 15 million from investor Omeed Malik whose investments seek to capitalize on the void created by the left turn of other sources of capital, Carlson, along with his friend Neil Patel, has registered the company Last Country Inc. in Nevada

31-year-old Alan Colie is acquitted after shooting 21-year-old YouTuber Tanner Cook, who pushed a phone in his face in a shopping center in Virginia in the United States, citing that he acted in self-defense, the man behind the account "Classified Goons" testified that he tries to confuse the targets of his pranks for the amusement of his online audience

British conservative news channel GB News suspends presenter Laurence Fox after he wonders what self-respecting man would sleep with journalist Ava Evans during guest apperance at presenter Dan Wootton, who is also suspended, as is presenter Reverend Calvin Robinson, who supported his colleague Wootton

Reddit begins paying users based on certain criteria and no longer gives users the option to decline personalized ads, part of changes to become profitable and possibly go public

Social media platforms are loosening censorship amid layoffs, cost-cutting and pressure from the right, YouTube announced in June that it will no longer delete content alleging fraud, errors and flaws during the 2020 presidential election, and earlier in September the Supreme Court issued a temporary ruling that limit the ability of the Biden administration to contact social media to delete content they don't like

The hashtag #BanTheADL is trending on X/Twitter after the platform's CEO Linda Yaccarino met with the Anti-Defamation League's Jonathan Greenblatt days after Greenblatt's close associate Merrick Garland sued Tesla for hiring Americans before refugees and asylum seekers

Kansas Marion County Record reporter Deb Gruver files federal lawsuit against Police Chief Gideon Cody alleging he and four colleagues' raid on the newspaper that killed 98-year-old owner Joan Meyer violated the reporter's constitutional rights

Guy Goma, who in 2006 ended up live on the BBC after a mix-up and went viral, is suing the British public service company for non-payment of royalties when the clip was played extensively over the years

Former VICE journalists start new media company called 404 Media, write they believe that if they do this journalism well enough, their readers will be willing to subscribe because they think it's important and because they feel they're personally getting value of it

Facebook will offer European users feed free of algorithms and based solely on chronology or local geographic popularity as a result of new EU rules

Netflix announces launch of interactive game based on the series Love Is Blind that involves singles flirting, getting engaged and then getting married, more games to be launched

Swedish radio show Sommar i P1 is uniquely Swedish, this year the radio program had an audience of 1.6 million listeners and becoming a summer talker has been described as the equivalent of knighthood, according to Miranda Bryant in The Guardian

98-year-old Joan Meyer, co-owner of the Kansas newspaper Marion County Records, dies after police raid her and her sons' home and the newspaper's office after obtaining compromising information about local restaurant owner Kari Newell that she claims is illegal, instead of publishing publisher Eric Meyer went with the information to the police

Rupert Murdoch-owned media conglomerate News Corp is slashing its profit by 75 percent, mainly due to falling advertising revenue, but is stressing the potential of artificial intelligence which its Australian operations are already using to produce 3,000 articles a week

German carmaker Porsche apologizes for editing out statue of Jesus in Portugal in commercial filmed in Lisbon, company says it understands the pain it may cause and says that version of ad has been removed

NASA plans to launch streaming service later this year called NASA+, will be free of cost, without ads and will include live coverage of launches, documentaries and new original series

Start-up company Channel 1 News plans to use artificial intelligence to produce personalized news programs with moving images, co-founder Scott Zabielski says that computer generated and real news anchor will definitely become indistinguishable at some point in the future

Competence in artificial intelligence increasingly sought after in Hollywood while actors are on strike, Disney has several open positions, Netflix is ​​looking for a product manager in AI with a salary of USD 900 000 annually and countless positions are available at Apple and Amazon

Elon Musk is replacing the Twitter brand with X and says the brand, including the classic blue bird, will be phased out over time, part of his strategy to create a so-called everything app similar to China's Wechat

BBC apologizes to Nigel Farage for falsely reporting that he had his bank account frozen for purely financial reasons without political considerations citing sources, the journalist claims he was misinformed by a source he trusted, the bank Coutts has kept internal records of the political controversies the British politician has been involved in and the views he has expressed

Norway's data protection authority bans Facebook and Instagram from showing users in Norway targeted advertising based on their activity and geographic data which they believe currently involves the processing of very private and sensitive personal data through opaque and intrusive surveillance and profiling operations, will take effect in August and will means a fine of NOK 1 million per day if it is not followed

The Associated Press begins collaboration with OpenAI to jointly explore how artificial intelligence can be used in news reporting and production and access to the 1985 archive has been granted, US authorities have begun to examine how the law should handle third-party data in relation to training AI models

Meta's Twitter competitor Threads reaches 100 million users in less than a week, a billion people currently use Instagram, Threads lacks a chronological feed and is not yet available in the EU due to regulations

The then 27-year-old William Fitzgerald, who was employed by Google in Hong Kong and helped protect Edward Snowden, openly tells his part of the story for the first time, was only called "longtime reader" in Glenn Greenwald's book and says that he steps forward partly because he wants to be remembered in history

None of the major advertising companies are no longer recommending a pause in advertising on Twitter and for example Warner Bros, Mondelez, McDonalds and Walmart are again buying ads on the platform, according to an investor presentation held by Elon Musk and the company's new CEO Linda Yaccarino, who also announced that advertising revenue is year over year up 40 percent in certain categories

That Disney's new version of The Little Mermaid is doing poorly in China, The Guardian believes may be due to racism, the Nigerian Murjana who lives in Hong Kong says that if you are black, there is a 95 percent chance that there will be an empty seat next to you on it the sardine-filled train, Chinese tabloid Global Times published an article last month accusing the film of forced inclusion of minorities

Pedophiles connect and gets promoted on Instagram and gets recommended by the platform's algorithms, according to investigations by the Wall Street Journal and researchers at Stanford University and Massachusetts Amherst, between 2020 and 2022 Meta dismantled 27 networks and in January 2023 disabled 490,000 accounts for violating child safety policy

Prince Harry the first high-ranking royal to be cross-examined since the 1800s after he sued Mirror Group Newspapers and is now on trial in the High Court, the charge is that the prince believes the newspaper obtained information through illegal information gathering such as wiretapping

Two movies about Stockholm's bloodbath 1520 are planned, an adaptation by SF Studios is to start shooting next year and Nordisk Film och Viaplay Studios are planning a competing one where Erlend Loe is the screenwriter

Media company Vice Media Group, co-founded by Gavin McInnes and valued six years ago at $5.7 billion, is filing for bankruptcy on Monday, George Soros-backed Fortress Consortium has agreed to acquire the assets for $225 million unless another buyer place higher bids

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wins gold and silver medals in Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition in Redwood City, California, says he took up the interest during the pandemic, one of his trainers called the Shadow says it was pretty epic to watch Zuck compete and that no match was easy and everything was earned

David Miranda, Brazilian congressman and the husband of American journalist Glenn Greenwald, dies at age 37 after nine months in intensive care for gastrointestinal infection, leaves behind couple's two sons

Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News, LA Times reports that Rupert Murdoch fired him but the media house has not provided further comments, CNN's Don Lemon and the CEO of NBCU Jeff Shell have also had to leave during the day

Dominion Voting System is suing Fox News for USD 1.6 billion for defamation after the media company reported that the vote counting machines may have influenced the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, among other things Fox mentions in the defense that Dominion's product and security

Meta introduces paid subscription service for Facebook and Instagram, called Meta Verified and allows you to verify your account with government ID, get extra identity protection and direct access to customer support, Twitter launched similar service in conjunction with Elon Musk's takeover

YouTube's CEO of nine years Susan Wojcicki resigns and is replaced by the platform's Indian Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan, supported Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate publicy and is known for deplatforming and censorship of opinions, in 2022 Youtube had advertising revenue of USD

The New York Times is suing the European Commission after the institution failed to release text messages between its president Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, which the newspaper claims may contain information about the decision to buy doses of the vaccine against Covid-19,

Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts are being reactivated, Meta has been working on new rules of conduct for his accounts that cannot be broken unless they are to be shut down again, Twitter reactivated his account in November but the former president has not posted to date

Russia Today's German branch shuts down following the latest round of EU sanctions, the move follows RT France's closure last month after their assets were frozen, RT DE describes the sanctions as repressive restrictions on press and media freedoms and says they will continue to operate from

One of America's most influential conservatives Pat Buchanan retires from writing at the age of 84, was a former adviser to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, three-time presidential candidate and popularized the concept of America first

Russian state-owned media channel RT's French-language branch shuts down after their bank accounts were frozen since the outbreak of war, the channel's director Xenia Fedorova tweets that the authorities have achieved their goal of shutting down RT France after five years of harassment,

YouTube and Twitter follow Indian demands to take down links to the BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 Gujarat riots where over a thousand people died, the documentary is stated to having been checked by senior officials from multiple

Public arguing between Steven Crowder and Ben Shapiro's company The Daily Wire after Crowder was offered a USD 50 million four-year contract with deductions for demonetizations and deplatforming, Crowder calls the structure essentially enforcing Big Tech's policies while The Daily Wire says it

Jeffrey Tucker: To get spread on Facebook you now need to write something insignificant, my decision in 2020 to focus solely on oppression in the name of the pandemic led to me losing all spread and my account has long been irrelevant to me but test with publishing picture on sweet dog, on the

Meta says it is removing content supporting or praising the Brasília storming, comments that Brazil has been designated as a temporary high-risk location and the storming a violating event meaning that the situation is actively followed

Meta's Oversight Board overturns decision to remove a Facebook post containing the phrase "death to Khamenei", says the slogan is often used to mean "down with Khamenei" and thus does not constitute a violent threat, says such statements differ from threats posted around January 6 as

Seattle's public school district sues the companies behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat for causing a mental health crisis among youth, writes that the defendants have successfully exploited the vulnerable brains of youth by hooking them into positive feedback loops with

AP fact checks and rebuts claim that 1,598 athletes have suffered cardiac arrest since Covid-19 vaccinations began compared to a previous average of 29 per year, says the comparison from sources with different methodologies is scientifically unsound, exemplifies with some cancer cases and

Media company The Daily Wire is buying the rights and plans to produce a TV series based on Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged, co-CEO Jeremy Boreing says his vision since the company started in entertainment has been to show the author's work about the creative power of economic freedom and the

Internal documents show Twitter's internal communications related to the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and that head of safety Yoel Roth had weekly meetings with the FBI

Western media falsely reports that Iran is shutting down its morality police, statements by Attorney General Mohammad Javad Montazeri are being misinterpreted as he only acknowledged cuts it in recent months, but the parliament and the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution will announce

The creator of the US loan company SoFi's retracted advertisement says that the criticized character would not be an archetype of a Jewish banker but a professor, in the ad, a young couple is harassed by a middle-aged man who, among other things, looks for money in the woman's bag and kisses dollar bills, the company announces that the ad is now being removed out of caution given the current rise in anti-Semitism

Elon Musk says he has resolved the misunderstanding with Tim Cook that Apple could consider removing the Twitter app from the App Store since the two met in Cupertino, Twitter's new owner criticized the mobile company in a series of tweets, claiming that their control of the app store violates free speech

The CEO of Kering, the fashion house Balenciaga's parent company, François-Henri Pinault owns the auction site Christie's, which auctions disturbed so-called art of young children in sexual situations, including a work called F*ck Face with a toddler with an erect penis instead of a nose and anus instead of mouth

Kanye West once again suspended from Twitter after having posted image of swastika inside Star of David, platform's owner Elon Musk says that controversial rap star thereby committed incitement to violence

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton tells Elon Musk that Twitter must significantly increase efforts to protect users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content to avoid violating the new Digital Services Act regulations that come into force next year

Twitter users vote to restore all suspended accounts in poll on the platform by Elon Musk, the amnesty that applies to all users who have not broken the law or spammed is to begin this week

Elon Musk tweets that publicizing Twitter's internal discussions surrounding the censorship of Hunter Biden's computer news just before the 2020 US election is necessary to restore public trust in the social media platform, at the time users were banned from sharing the article and The New York Post's account was locked for more than two weeks

Fashion house Balenciaga replaces its criticized campaign that shows small children holding teddy bears wearing bondage accessories and poorly hidden excerpt from Supreme Court ruling on child pornography with campaign that uses books with pedophile and occult undertones as props

Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump's Twitter account after poll shows users voting 51.8% yes and 48.2% no on the matter, Trump has said he will stay on his social media platform Truth Social instead of returning to Twitter as it is doing phenomenally well

Banned right wing groups return to Twitter immediately after Musk's takeover, Britain First who was banned in 2017 after posting inflammatory anti-Muslim videos among the returnees which worries the Center for Countering Digital Hate who fears the group might spread divisive hate and racism, Musk writes that anyone suspended for minor and dubious reasons will be freed from Twitter jail which is interpreted as indicating that Jordan Peterson's suspension for using transgender actress Elliot Page's former name is to be examined

The documentary Republika Srpska: The Struggle for Freedom by Boris Malagurski which, among other things, depicts the war in the former Yugoslavia is accused of being revisionist and calls to be silenced, the Institute for the Research of Genocide in Canada has received 30,000 signatures and says it promotes the denial of the genocide in Srebrenica, the idea of ​​a Greater Serbia and the independence of the Republic of Srpska and its unification with Serbia

Kanye West buys social media platform Parler which was created during Trump era to cater to conservatives, rap star was recently banned from Instagram and Twitter for making controversial statements about Jewish influence

Meta included in Russia's list of terrorist organizations, was banned in March for Russophobia, Facebook and Instagram are still used in Russia with the help of VPN services

Trump files USD 475 million lawsuit against CNN for defamation, claims the company has been running a campaign of libel and slander that has been escalating due to fear of a possible candidacy in the presidental election 2024, he concludes that he is proud to file the lawsuit in order to begin the process of standing up to Fake News and the Mainstream Media

WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon retires at 77 with a USD 3.4 billion fortune, the decision follows an investigation by the company's board for agreements to pay USD 12 million over 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct, is succeded by his daughter Stephanie

Netflix loses 970,000 subscribers during Q2 2022, largest quarterly loss in the company's history, shares up more than 10% as the market expected at least 1.4 million lost, Netflix shares dowwn two-thirds of their value since the start of 2022

Google, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram all suppress any advertising for Alex's War, the documentary about Alex Jones is ranked 2nd on the iTunes movie preorder rankings behind Top Gun: Maverick, director Alex Lee Moyer says the movie is an impartial, fly-on-the-wall look at why so many revere Jones as a hero when he has said things that would make anybody uncomfortable

Twitter sues Elon Musk to try to force him to buy the company according to his contractual obligations, Musk walked away from his proposed USD 44 billion takeover due to not being given information about the number of fake and spam accounts on the platform

Dutch right wing broadcaster Ongehoord Nederland fined EUR 92,000 for spreading wrongful information and not differentiating between facts and opinion, allowed for instance Flemish politician Felix de Winter to unopposed talk about replacement theory, ON chair Arnold Karskens calls the fine unjustified and says they are getting fined for letting elected representatives speak about mass migration and the consequenses of rampant climate measures

Elon Musk threatens to walk away from his USD 44 billion bid to buy Twitter as the company repeatedly has refused to provide information regarding the amount of spam bot accounts, says the company's offer of only providing details about the testing methods breaches the merger agreement obligations

BBC alters female rape victim's quote from he/him to they/them to prevent misgendering the transgender attacker, the pronouns reportedly changed on advice from the 14-member central diversity team in accordance with the editorial policy

Johnny Depp awarded USD 10,35 million by unanimous jury in defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, Heard awarded USD 2 million for winning her defamation countersuit

Infowars files for bankruptcy, presumably to avoid paying damages for commentary on Sandy Hook massacre

Elon Musk buys 9.2% of Twitter and becomes largest shareholder, has critized the platform for lacking free speech and hinted at planning shake-up of social media industry

Germany forces its five largest internet service providers to block porn site xHamster as it does not do enough to block children from accessing it (German)

Meta agrees to pay USD 90 million to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit over a Facebook Like button plugin tracking even logged-out users, the company says they are glad to move past the issue and denies any wrongdoing

Zero Hedge denies vague CIA accusations that they spread Russian propaganda, say they only published views that challenge the conventional narrative such as the Covid-19 virus being created in a Chinese lab or disputing that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent, says no cooperation with Russia has ever taken place and that it is bizarre that the deep state chooses the trite and discredited Russiagate conspiracy theory for the hit piece silencing attempt

Germany blocks several of Covid-19 denier Attila Hildmann's Telegram channels from German users and investigates a Bavarian man for hate speech and Holocaust denial on the platform, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser met with Telegram earlier this week and has previously threatened to shut down the platform in the country as researchers have found that that popular power users such as Hildmann and Austrian Identitarian Movement leader Martin Sellner contribute to a spiral of radicalization

Tencent Video restores the original Fight Club ending after the cut with a blank screen saying police foiled the plans went viral, nude sex scenes between Brad Pitt's and Helena Bonham Carter's characters still missing

More than 70 episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience removed from Spotify, the heavily discussed episode featuring the mRNA pioneer and vaccine scientist Dr. Robert Malone remains

Russia closes the Moscow bureau of German broadcaster Deutsche Welle and revokes its employees' accreditations in the country, will also terminate the broadcasting output on its territory and plans to label the company a foreign agent, Russia has earlier criticized a German ban on the state broadcaster Russia Today's German-language programming

Former CNN anchor Leon Harris arrested accused of trying to leave a DUI crash scene in Maryland, faces a total of nine charges including driving while under influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, attempting to elude police and failure to control vehicle speed to avoid a collision, Harris previously pleaded guilty to DUI in 2013

Facebook loses a million daily active users during Q4 2021 which is the first ever decline, adds 2 million monthly actives which is the slowest ever quarter-on-quarter growth rate, has close to 3 billion daily active users across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp

CNN President Jeff Zucker resigns immediately over undisclosed relationship with his key lieutenant Allison Gollust, Gollust remains with the company and says she looks forward to continuing the great work, senior executives Michael Bass, Amy Entelis and Ken Jautz to fill the position as interim heads until the merger with Discovery is complete

Fight Club gets new ending on Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video, the ending with exploding buildings is replaced with a black screen and a text explaining that the police figured out the plan, arrested all criminals, prevented the bombs from exploding and sent Tyler Durden to a lunatic asylum

BBC director-general Tim Davie warns about job cuts after GBP 285 million missing in the budget due to freezing the licence fee for two years, says they need to rethink their operational structure, the staff reportedly upset and depressed according to insiders

Netflix shares down 21.8% after report showing slowed subscriber growth, the company added lots of subscribers during 2020 due to Covid restrictions but this effect has waned

Nigeria lifts ban on Twitter after seven months For its 200 million people, the ban followed a censoring of a President Buhari post where he threatened to handle separatist rebels "in the language they will understand", Twitter reportedly to open an office in Nigeria, appoint a country head and meet its tax obligations according to the deal