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Microsoft President Brad Smith expressed the company’s support Wednesday for the Australian House of Representatives’ proposal requiring various technology companies to share revenue with Australian news organizations. The legislation proposed last December in Parliament seeks to remunerate Australian news organizations that publish original content spread on digital platforms like Google and Facebook. Proponents of the [...]

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Technology company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News Thursday for broadcasting false claims about the 2020 presidential election. The 276-page complaint alleges that Fox News, following the lead of pro-Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, “joined the conspiracy to defame and disparage Smartmatic and its election technology and software.” The lawsuit [...]

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The Russian government Thursday demanded social media companies continue removing posts encouraging minors to protest the detention of political leader Alexei Navalny. The statement issued by Roskomnadzor, the state’s media watchdog, declared that social media companies had been put on notice to prohibit certain content. Though, the agency also commended restrictions during last week’s protests, [...]

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A class-action lawsuit was filed against Robinhood Thursday after the company barred purchases of GameStop securities (GME) throughout the entire day trading period. The complaint requests an award for damages and an injunction to immediately remove restrictions on purchases. It states, “Robinhood purposefully, willfully, and knowingly the stock ‘GME’ from its trading platform in the [...]

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The European Parliament Thursday passed a resolution criticizing Vietnam for prosecuting political dissent ahead of one of the country’s major political gatherings. Approved by a vote of 592-32, the EU resolution condemns Vietnam’s recent “crackdown on dissent and increasing violations of human rights,” and demands the release of political prisoners who exercised their right to [...]

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The Thai government filed a criminal complaint against political leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Wednesday, citing crimes against the monarchy. Juangroongruangkit is the leader of Future Forward, a pro-democracy party created to contest Thai elections. He criticized the government’s administration of recently developed COVID-19 vaccines. Juangroongruankit specifically condemned the government for relying too heavily on the Crown [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday evening calling for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. Requests for Pence to convene the cabinet to remove Trump have grown in recent days, as reports indicate the president is unwilling to resign in the aftermath [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit?blocked a Trump administration refugee policy Friday, halting the ability of state and local governments to unilaterally reject resettlements in their jurisdictions. The Refugee Act, passed by Congress in 1980, created a refugee resettlement program, bringing refugees into the US for humanitarian concerns. An individual seeking participation [...]

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Federal prosecutors indicted political strategist Steve Bannon Thursday for his alleged involvement in a privately funded border wall fraud scheme. Southern District of New York (SDNY) prosecutors submitted that Bannon, along with three others, garnered hundreds of thousands of online donors for “We Build the Wall” while falsely claiming that the entirety of the proceeds [...]

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US President Donald Trump Tuesday signed a pardon for women’s rights leader and American suffragist Susan B. Anthony. The pardon applies to Anthony’s 148-year-old conviction for voting in the 1872 presidential election. Illegal at the time, Anthony received a $100 fine for casting the ballot, which she refused to pay. A leader in the women’s [...]

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