Facebook owner Meta may remove news from platform if U.S. Congress passes media bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc (META.O), threatened on Monday to remove information from its platform if the U.S. Congress passes a proposal to facilitate collective bargaining for public bodies. releases with companies like Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook. Sources briefed on the matter said lawmakers are considering adding … Read more

Florida mulls U-turn on move to strip Disney theme-parks of self-governing status – FT

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Florida lawmakers are considering overturning a decision that would strip Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) of its right to operate a private government around its famous theme parks, the Financial Times reported on Friday, quoting people. informed of the plan. In April, lawmakers gave final approval to a bill ending Walt Disney’s … Read more

Obituary: China’s Jiang Zemin confounded doubters, mended U.S. ties

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Raised from obscurity to lead the ruling Chinese Communist Party after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was meant to be just another leading figure in the transition, intended to be a footnote in history. Yet Jiang, who died Wednesday at the age of 96, baffled naysayers, … Read more

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

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

U.S. journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A US journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday as he tried to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow jersey to support the LGBTQ community in a country where same-sex relationships are illegal. . Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now has … 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

U.S. senator questions Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift sales complaints

LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ticketmaster faced further questions from a Democratic U.S. senator on Thursday about its sales practices, two days after Taylor Swift fans complained about website outages and lengthy expectations to buy tickets for his upcoming US tour. In the letter to Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N), Senator … Read more

U.S. sanctions senior employees of Iranian state-run media

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday sanctioned senior executives of an Iranian state media company it accuses of being an “essential tool” in the repression and censorship of its people by Iran, stepping up pressure on Tehran for its crackdown. on the demonstrations. In a statement, the US Treasury Department said … Read more

Republican ‘red wave’ fizzles, but midterm race for U.S. Congress tight

Republicans still in favor of House victory Key runs in both chambers are too close to call Biden’s next two years at stake BIRMINGHAM, Mich./PHOENIX, Arizona, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Republicans made modest gains in the U.S. midterm elections but Democrats fared better than expected as Senate control was based on three races which remained … Read more