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Facebook executives weren't happy when their own data showed it perpetuates a right-wing echo chamber

President Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Facebook's best-performing pages in the US are often entirely right and far-right wing publications. The data demonstrating as much comes from Facebook's own measurement tool, CrowdTangle. In private, Facebook execs have reportedly bristled at the data tool and what it shows. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Despite claims by some Republican politicians led by former President T...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Fox News, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Right Wing, Sean Hannity, Ben Shapiro, Boland


Facebook execs weren't happy when their own data showed it perpetuates a right-wing echo chamber

President Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Facebook's best-performing pages in the US often are entirely right and far-right wing publications. The data demonstrating as much comes from Facebook's own measurement tool, CrowdTangle. In private, Facebook execs have reportedly bristled at the data tool and what it shows. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Despite claims by some Republican politicians led by former President ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Fox News, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Right Wing, Sean Hannity, Ben Shapiro, Boland


Morning Docket: 06.08.21

* R. Kelly's attorneys are requesting to withdraw as his counsel and say it is "impossible" to properly represent him. Bet the lawyers hope they aren't "trapped" in the courtroom... [Fox News] * A prominent West Virginia attorney passed away this week following a car crash. [Metro News] * The Department of Justice says it will defend former president Trump in a private defamation lawsuit. [Forbes] * Stormy Daniels says her attorneys are cooperating with investigators looking into the operat...
Tags: Florida, Law, West Virginia, Fox News, Department Of Justice, R. Kelly, Trump, Kelly, Hill, Stormy Daniels, Boca Raton, Trump Organization, Metro News, Morning Docket, President Trump, Boca News Now


"Donald Trump tried to make law and order a defining issue in 2020, but the rioting he so forcefully denounced was, in most places, too transitory to become an overwhelming issue."

"He was also in the awkward position of trying to run against disorder as an incumbent rather than a challenger, and his chaotic governing style wasn’t a good match for a message of orderliness. But now, more than a year into a serious crime wave, Democrats should beware—they are fooling themselves if they think they won’t be blamed for a rise in violence in Democratic-run cities that clearly, at some level, is a result of police forces feeling beleaguered and overwhelmed." Writes Rich Lowry i...
Tags: Crime, Law, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Rich Lowry, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Order And Chaos


Fox News filed to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation suit by vote-machine company Dominion. The suit claims Fox promoted baseless claims of election fraud from Giuliani and others.

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images Fox News Media filed a motion to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems in March. Fox said the lawsuit threatened freedom of speech. Dominion said Fox's coverage of its voting machines during the election had caused "enormous and irreparable economic harm." See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News Media has the $1.6 billion lawsuit broug...
Tags: Politics, Media, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Fox News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Delaware, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Fox News Media, Dominion, Smartmatic, President Trump, 2020 Election


Watch Mike Lindell get tricked by a prank caller pretending to be Donald Trump during a livestream for his new social-media site

Michael Lindell with President Trump at the White House in 2017. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Mike Lindell fell for a prank-caller pretending to be Donald Trump during a 48-hour livestream. Lindell introduced "our real president," and then the caller abandoned the prank. It happened during a livestream for the launch of Lindell's own social-media site, Frank. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had a difficult telethon launch for his new social-media sit...
Tags: White House, Trends, Retail, Donald Trump, Trump, Frank, Ted Nugent, Lindell, Blackman, Scott Baio, Alan Dershowitz, Ron Blackman, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon, President Trump


A YouTuber pretending to be Donald Trump prank-called Mike Lindell during a livestream. Lindell fell for it.

Michael Lindell with President Trump at the White House in 2017. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Mike Lindell fell for a prank-caller pretending to be Donald Trump during a 48-hour livestream. Lindell introduced "our real president," and then the caller abandoned the prank. It happened during a livestream for the launch of Lindell's own social-media site, Frank. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had a difficult telethon launch for his new social-media sit...
Tags: White House, Trends, Retail, Donald Trump, Trump, Frank, Ted Nugent, Lindell, Blackman, Scott Baio, Alan Dershowitz, Ron Blackman, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon, President Trump


Supreme Court Vacates Ruling That Barred Trump From Blocking Twitter Users

The Supreme Court has vacated a ruling that held that former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was a public forum, and that therefore under the First Amendment he could not block people from responding to his tweets. The court held that the dispute — involving a former president’s now-banned social media account — is moot, […]
Tags: Twitter, News, Supreme Court, Donald Trump, President Trump


Morning Docket: 03.31.21

* A lawsuit alleging that a company conspired to fix the price of pork has settled. Guess their actions didn't sound kosher and they were allegedly acting piggish... [Meat+Poultry] * Check out this profile of a retired lawyer who found a new calling as a writer. [Post and Courier] * Bigelow Aerospace is suing NASA for around a million dollars for purportedly not paying for work. That number doesn't seem out of this world... [CBS News] * Representatives of Dominion Voting Systems have not ru...
Tags: Law, Cbs News, Nasa, Conspiracy, Chicago, Trump, Crain, Bigelow Aerospace, Pig, Morning Docket, President Trump, Lawyerly Lairs, Dominion Voting Systems


After all the enthusiasm for Joe Biden's bringing dogs back to the White House, the dogs are banished to Delaware.

Major, the newer of the 2 German Shepherds, had a "biting incident" at the White House, and that's the end of the lovely little story about how bad Donald Trump had no dogs, no warmth, no love, but then Joe Biden bounded in, restoring the love and life that we'd known when Barack Obama and his faithful pal Bo stood guard over the nation. Yes, Joe got off to a bad start, what with his strange game of pulling his dog's tail, which left him with a broken foot, but it was puffed in the press as part...
Tags: Law, Dogs, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Joe, Bo, Ann Althouse, President Trump


Trump's enablers: Meet the 125 people and institutions most responsible for his rise to power

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Insider compiled a database of the 125 people and institutions essential to Donald Trump's rise to power and his norm-busting presidential behavior. Names include friends, family, lawyers, business partners, donors, staff, media executives, and social-media influencers. You can read the full database here.  Donald Trump's u...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Vladimir Putin, White House, US, Trends, United States, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Teaser, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mike Pence, Melania Trump


Morning Docket 02.10.21

* A woman is apparently considering a lawsuit against the maker of Gorilla Glue after she purportedly sustained damage from using the product in her hair. Not sure the claims will "stick"... [Fox News] * Alan Dershowitz added his own voice to the chorus of commentators who believe Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers did not do a good job on the first day of the impeachment trial. [Yahoo News] * An animal rights lawyer is accused of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband and his girlfriend. [N...
Tags: Law, Attorney General, Senate, Disney, United States, Fox News, Donald Trump, New York Daily News, Hill, Yahoo News, Alan Dershowitz, Morning Docket, Merrick Garland, Gorilla Glue, President Trump


Morning Docket: 02.09.21

* A lawsuit has been filed following the Rose Bowl being played in Texas this year because of COVID-19. They should have a bowl game to resolve the dispute... [Fox News] * President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has apologized to Stormy Daniels for putting her through "needless pain." [Yahoo News] * A Pennsylvania lawyer, who allegedly helped clients commit insurance fraud, has been disbarred. [Bloomberg Law] * Robinhood is facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a coll...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Football, Pennsylvania, Fox News, Robinhood, Justice Department, Rose Bowl, Trump, Melania Trump, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Yahoo News, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law


Morning Docket: 02.08.21

* President Trump's impeachment lawyer has asked that the impeachment trial be paused for the Jewish Sabbath. Guess he doesn't roll shomer shabbos... [CNN] * A Florida lawyer accidentally flashed his medical marijuana card instead of his driver's license in a video that has gone viral. [Fox News] * The Supreme Court has ruled that some of California's restrictions on in-person worship are unconstitutional. [NPR] * Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of shooting protestors in Kenosha, Wis...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, California, Subway, Marijuana, Fox News, Jewish, Trump, Kenosha, Yahoo News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin, Morning Docket, Impeachment


"Seeing a troubled life as a drama, a series of conflicts that, with luck, lead to resolution is one of the ways we reach a state of hard-won grace as we age. "

"Countries invent stories and myth in order to make sense of trauma, too. One reason the scars of the Civil War have never fully healed is that we’ve never, as a nation, agreed on a single narrative about what it was all for. Now we are engaged in a great debate about the lessons and meaning of the Trump era. To progressives like me, the past four years have been a period of mendacity, incompetence, racism and — in the end — insurrection. The wounds are fresh.... [T]he scars of the Trump years a...
Tags: Law, History, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Boyle, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Jennifer Finney Boyle


Morning Docket: 02.03.21

* Whole Foods is facing a lawsuit alleging the retailer misled customers by calling a product "Honey Graham Crackers" when it actually wasn't that healthy. Guess you do attract more flies with honey... [Fox News] * A Florida lawyer has been disbarred for filming sexual encounters with inmates in jail. [New York Daily News] * The Manhattan District Attorney is apparently investigating Stephen Bannon following his federal pardon by President Trump. [Washington Post] * Check out a summary on a...
Tags: Florida, Law, Whole Foods, Washington Post, Manhattan, Fox News, Robinhood, San Antonio, Gamestop, New York Daily News, Trump, Alamo, Morning Docket, Stephen Bannon, President Trump, Manhattan District Attorney


NRA – Corporate Gun Control: The San Francisco Sneak

San Francisco IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- San Francisco boomed during the Gold Rush and had been a symbol of American ingenuity and prosperity. Now it’s home to would-be corporate overlords. These autocrats use their market dominance to threaten and shut down lawful businesses that engage in – or even with – industries that displease them. They’re more than willing to bend or misapply their own declared rules if it means hurting the “right” people or industries. Rosanna and Michael Sha...
Tags: Twitter, Guns, California, San Francisco, United States, Square, SHARPS, Biden, Sierra Nevada, Dorsey, Nra, Rosanna, Square Inc, Parks Department, Michael Sharps, Gun Rights News


Morning Docket: 01.29.21

* A lawyer is demanding to know whether the FBI has uncovered $400 million of gold from the Civil War. Sounds like a sequel to National Treasure... [New York Post] * The New York Attorney General alleges that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo underreported nursing home deaths from COVID-19 in New York. [CNBC] * PACER apparently crashed yesterday because so many people were looking at class-action filings against Robinhood involving GameStop stock. [Law & Crime] * President Biden has started st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, New York Post, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Attorney General, Fbi, Civil War, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Robinhood, Cnbc, Gamestop, Pacer


Morning Docket: 01.27.21

* Jeff Bezos is seeking $1.7 million in legal fees spent defending a failed defamation lawsuit filed against him by his girlfriend's brother. That's probably pocket change for a guy like Bezos... [New York Post] * An emoluments lawsuit against President Trump has been dismissed as moot. [New York Times] * President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been temporarily suspended from a YouTube partner program. [Jerusalem Post] * Nicholas Sandmann, the teenager who went viral for a confr...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Youtube, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Herald, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bezos, Jerusalem Post, Courier Journal, Lysol, Morning Docket, President Trump, Emoluments, Nicholas Sandmann


"[I]t was clear that he was getting input from people who were calling him up, I don’t know who, people he knew from business, saying, 'Hey, I heard about this drug, isn’t it great?' or..."

"... 'Boy, this convalescent plasma is really phenomenal.' And I would try to, you know, calmly explain that you find out if something works by doing an appropriate clinical trial; you get the information, you give it a peer review. And he’d say, 'Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, this stuff really works.' He would take just as seriously their opinion — based on no data, just anecdote — that something might really be important. It wasn’t just hydroxychloroquine, it was a variety of alternative-med...
Tags: New York, Law, Drugs, White House, New York City, Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, Anthony Fauci, Tony, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Anthony S Fauci, Fauci, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Coronavirus


Morning Docket: 01.21.20

* Tyson Foods is paying $221.5 million to settle a poultry price-fixing lawsuit. Guess the chickens are coming home to roost... [Food Business News] * The Supreme Court reportedly received a bomb threat while the inauguration of President Biden was underway yesterday. [Business Insider] * The National Rifle Association says it is "not afraid" of a lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General, and it will continue to fight the litigation. [Bloomberg Law] * A lawyer for the "QAnon Shaman" s...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Lil Wayne, Biden, Trump, National Rifle Association, Tyson Foods, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Food Business News, President Trump, QAnon Shaman, President Biden


Donald Trump Leaves White House for Florida, Ending Chaotic Presidency

Donald Trump spoke to a sparse crowd of supporters at Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning, minutes after leaving the White House and hours before Joe Biden will be sworn in as his successor. Even in his final moments in power, Trump appeared to leave the door open to another run for the presidency, pledging, […]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, President Trump, Donald Trump Leaves White House, Florida Ending Chaotic Presidency


As DC readies for new president, agents predict a strong spring

Agents in the D.C. area say the turnover that occurs with a presidential transition is more understated than most people might initially think, but the dawn of a new administration is already bringing hopeful energy to a city that's seen a lot of turmoil in recent months.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Joe Biden, Analysis, Radio, Agent, The White House, Capitol Hill, Chevy Chase, Georgetown, Loudoun County, Kalorama, Markets & Economy, Select, Rental Market, Washington D.c


Trump has a +3 approval rating in the new Rasmussen poll.

 You can see all the latest polls here, at Real Clear Politics. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Polls, Trump, Rasmussen, Ann Althouse, President Trump


Morning Docket: 01.19.21

* A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who was reportedly arrested for being naked in a hotel. Maybe his pleadings were bare... [Fox News] * Rudy Giuliani reportedly claims he cannot be an impeachment lawyer for President Trump because he may be a witness in the case. [Business Insider] * State attorneys general are preparing yet another lawsuit against Google. [Fox News] * The D.C. Attorney General has suggested that President Trump may face criminal charges related to t...
Tags: Google, Law, Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Hill, Morning Docket, Impeachment, President Trump, MyPillow, DC Attorney General, Mike Landel


"Perhaps the next Trump, if there is one, will be another celebrity. Someone with a powerful and compelling persona..."

"... who traffics in fear and anger and hate. Someone who 'triggers the libs' and puts on a show. Someone who already has an audience, who speaks for the Republican base as much as he speaks to them. Republican voters have already put a Fox News viewer into the White House. From there it’s just a short step to electing an actual Fox News personality."  Writes Jamelle Bouie in "The Next Trump/There is no one quite like him in the Republican Party. So where should we look for the president’s inh...
Tags: Law, White House, America, Gop, Fox News, Republican Party, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Jamelle Bouie, Ann Althouse, President Trump, 2024 Campaign


"The dissolving of one of America's most enduring transfer-of-power rituals — the outgoing president welcoming the incoming president on the steps of the North Portico..."

"... and then riding with them to the United States Capitol — is just one of the snubs the Trumps are perpetrating as they leave Washington. Instead of a president and first lady, the Bidens will be greeted by the White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, according to a source familiar with the day's events and planning.... The Inauguration Day snub of the Biden's comes on the heels of a series of broken norms and childish behavior that comes directly from the President of the United States, who ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Etiquette, White House, America, Cnn, United States, Biden, Trump, Melania Trump, Oval Office, Bidens, Jill Biden, United States Capitol, Melania, Ann Althouse


Biden plans to roll back controversial Trump policies on his first day in office, including reversing the Muslim travel ban and rejoining the Paris climate accord

President-elect Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/AP Biden plans to sign "roughly a dozen" executive orders that include rejoining the Paris climate accord, and reversing the travel ban on several majority Muslim countries. A memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain outlines Biden's 10-day action plan in which he hopes to immediately reverse some of President Trump's signature policies. Biden has inherited a number of crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, a climat...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, China, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Who, Biden, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Trump, Muslim Ban


Morning Docket: 01.15.21

* A Yale Law professor who taught Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley claims his former students didn't pay attention to his lessons. To be fair, law school lectures are usually kind of boring... [USA Today] * President Trump is reportedly having a difficult time finding lawyers to represent him at his second impeachment trial. [Bloomberg Law] * Here is some advice from a "lottery lawyer" in case any of you win the extremely high Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots over the weekend. [CBS News] * A l...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Law, Cbs News, Ted Cruz, Usa Today, Trump, Capitol, St Louis Post Dispatch, Yale Law, Yale Law School, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Josh Hawley, President Trump, California Bar


Banning Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and President Donald Trump, right. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, January 8, Twitter moved to indefinitely suspend Trump from the platform — a move that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "sets a precedent I feel is dangerous," in a series of tweets. The ban came after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. During the attack, President Trump tweeted a video of support t...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Instagram, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Larry Ellison, Freedom Of Speech, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Terms Of Service, Trump, Capitol, Twitter Twitter