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He says he’ll let Microsoft buy Tik-Tok only if they pay the U.S. a large fee—“like the landlord-tenant,” where “the tenant...they pay what’s called key money.” Classic Trump: key money is a bribe, in NYC illegal to demand of prospective apartment renters. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/business/economy/trump-tiktok-china-business.html?referringSource...
Just checking in on the #StopHateForProfit ad boycott campaign… https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-facebook-ad-boycotters-returnbut-plenty-of-big-players-are-staying... via @Doomscrolling Eternal
Haunting how Zuck managed to escape a deposition while dodging parliaments and dissembling for congress.
It’s my opinion Facebook paid $5B to FTC and buried a smaller SEC settlement to avoid Zucka/Sandberg depositions/role in a cover-up (involving insider trading, foreign interference in elections, consumer data harms, etc). Yesterday FTC Commissioner @Rohit Chopra implied same worry.
tweeted this yesterday, but wrote it up for posterity. during the tech ceo hearing, for some reason, matt gaetz defended a federally designated terrorist org as well as homophobic and white supremacist groups https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/07/matt-gaetz-jeff-bezos-jewish-defense-league/
Obama reflects on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965, when John Lewis and other civil rights marchers were brutally beaten by police in Selma: "I imagine initially, that day, the troopers thought they'd won the battle" https://cbsn.ws/31gKrKb
Trump’s economy. Trump’s virus. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/07/30/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus/the-us-economys-cont...
Biden called it in April.
3 USC 1: the election shall be “on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year.“ No exceptions. The president is signaling the propensity for dictatorship we warned of in impeachment & trying to distract from 32% economic drop & Russian bounties
🚨Trump cannot delay the election. Only Congress, through a new law could do so. In any event, per the US Constitution his term expires noon on January 20. That cannot be moved, period. https://www.democracydocket.com/2020/03/no-trump-cannot-move-the-general-election/
Having worked with @OSCE/ODIHR on election observation missions in different countries, I'd just point out that this is the kind of stuff you expect of vile dictatorships. Ummm, seriously disturbing stuff.
New from me: Fresh docs shed more light on Facebook’s Instagram deal & Zuckerberg’s competitive streak. At one point, Systrom asks if MZ will go into “destroy mode” if IG rebuffs FB. The answer: “probably.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-destroy-modemyth-or-reality-11596068322