Musk says he will support DeSantis if Florida governor runs for president

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday he would back Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who recently won a second term, runs for president. Earlier this month, DeSantis beat Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 percentage points to win re-election as governor of Florida and cemented himself … Read more

Adidas launches probe into misconduct allegations against Kanye West

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) on Thursday said it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West, after the German sporting goods maker last month ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer. Adidas said it initiated the probe after receiving an anonymous letter making several allegations against … Read more

U.S. House Republicans press TikTok on Chinese data sharing

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Republican members of Congress, who will set the House agenda next year, pressed short-form video app TikTok on Tuesday, fearing the company misled Congress mistaken about how much user data it shares with China, where owner ByteDance is headquartered. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top Republican on the House Energy … Read more

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump said on Saturday he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a narrow majority voted to reinstate the former US president, who was banned from the service social media outlet for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Just over 15 million Twitter … Read more

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll on Friday evening asking his followers to vote on whether to restore former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with initial results showing around 60 % of votes yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly translates to “the … Read more

Trump fights Twitter ban at U.S. appeals court

Nov 14 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinvigorate his lawsuit against Twitter Inc challenging his permanent suspension from the platform after his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on November 6 January 2021. Lawyers for Trump, a Republican, told the San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court … Read more

Elon Musk’s Twitter slow to act on misleading U.S. election content, experts say

November 8 (Reuters) – Election experts reported on Tuesday the spread of new lies on Twitter (TWTR.MX) and other social media services as Americans voted in the midterm elections, four days after Twitter Inc fired half its staff and new owner Elon Musk tweeted a recommendation to vote for Republican candidates. The nonpartisan watchdog group … Read more

Trump’s company ‘cheated’ tax authorities, prosecutor says at trial

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s real estate company misled tax authorities for 15 years, a prosecutor said on Monday in his opening statement in the Trump Organization’s tax evasion trial. , while defense attorneys countered that the company’s longtime chief financial officer acted for his benefit. The company paid certain … Read more

Elon Musk deletes tweet with unfounded theory about Pelosi attack

Oct 30 (Reuters) – New Twitter owner Elon Musk appears to have deleted a tweet posted on Sunday referring to an unfounded theory regarding the attack on the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in their San Francisco home. The since-deleted tweet was in response to one by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, … Read more

Musk says he had no role in bringing Kanye West back on Twitter

Oct 28 (Reuters) – Twitter owner Elon Musk said on Friday he was not involved in reactivating rapper Kanye West’s account, which was suspended by the microblogging site earlier this month for posting anti-Semitic material. The billionaire said Twitter restored the rapper’s account, now known as Ye, before the social media platform’s $44 billion takeover … Read more