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Trump media venture eyed by regulators; names Nunes CEO

Dec. 06, 2021 20:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators are looking into the deal that would bring Donald Trump's new social media company to the stock market, one that has attracted both legions of fans of the former president and people looking to make a quick profit. The company partnering with Trump Media...

GOP Rep. Nunes leaving Congress for Trump social media firm

Dec. 06, 2021 20:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, who was one of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent loyalists in Congress, is leaving the House at the end of this year to join Trump’s fledgling media company. A statement Monday from the Trump Media &...

Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

Dec. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency. Lee Enterprises filed the petition in District Court...

Trump media partner says it has lined up $1B in capital

Dec. 04, 2021 14:37 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump’s new social media company and its special purpose acquisition company partner say the partner has agreements for $1 billion in capital from institutional investors. The former president launched his new company, Trump Media...

Haugen urges lawmakers to avert impasse on social media laws

Dec. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen implored lawmakers Wednesday to avert the usual congressional stalemates as they weigh proposals to curb abuses on social media platforms by limiting the companies’ free-speech protections against legal liability. ...

Florida considers teaching risks, benefits of social media

Nov. 30, 2021 16:23 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida schools would be required to teach students the benefits and risks of social media under a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee. If passed, a curriculum would be developed and school districts would be...

Visiting New Mexico's Capitol? Bring vaccine proof, not guns

Nov. 24, 2021 18:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state legislative complex will be open to the public during upcoming legislative sessions, but only for those who provide proof of vaccination. New rules will also prohibit performances, advocacy booths and tours at the state Capitol...

Belarus' oldest newspaper is banned as extremist

Nov. 23, 2021 16:14 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' oldest newspaper was banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding Tuesday, the latest move in the government's relentless crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation. The Nasha Niva newspaper was outlawed as extremist by the...

Government favorite drops his bid to head UK media watchdog

Nov. 20, 2021 06:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The man who was once Britain’s most powerful newspaper editor has dropped his bid to head the country’s broadcasting regulator, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre was the government’s favorite candidate to...

Pakistan again lifts ban, fourth so far, on China's TikTok

Nov. 19, 2021 14:56 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulating authority on Friday again lifted a ban on TikTok, this time after four months, following assurances from the popular Chinese video-sharing service that it would control the spread of indecent content. It was the fourth time...