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Mark Zuckerberg welcomes regulation, as long as it’s the kind he likes

In the last 24 hours Mark Zuckerberg has bitten the bullet. The notoriously media-shy mogul gave a slew of interviews this week as he attempted to control the fall-out from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and explain just how the data analytics firm which helped the Trump campaign managed to harvest the profile information from 50 million Facebook users without their permission. Amid all the … [Read more...]

Tennessee Republicans block resolution condemning neo-Nazis

Republicans in the Tennessee House of Representatives have shot down a resolution that would have condemned white nationalists and neo-Nazism. House Joint Resolution 583 was filed by Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) in the wake of the Unite the Right rally, where one counter-protester was killed by white nationalist James Alex Fields Jr.  The motion stated that “recent tragic … [Read more...]

The Koch brothers want to spend millions to convince you the tax bill is good

Not satisfied with Republicans passing a tax bill that is hugely beneficial to them, the billionaire Koch brothers are planning to invest millions in an advertising campaign designed to sell the hugely unpopular bill to the American people. The “full-scale, nationwide education campaign” will include TV and digital ads along with phone banking, door knocking, and town hall events, in … [Read more...]

Proud Boys founder disavows violence at Charlottesville but one of its members organized the event

The founder of the far-right “Proud Boys” has gone on the record disavowing the so-called “alt-right” – but the condemnation doesn’t mean much, since one of its own members was a main organizer for the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Gavin McInnes, who founded the “pro-Western fraternal organization,” said that the “Alt-Right wants to start infiltrating our … [Read more...]