Department Of Justice Discussing Social Media Platforms Stifling Free Speech

The Justice Department said on Wednesday it has convened a meeting with state attorneys general to discuss concerns that social media platforms were “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas.” Spokesman Devin O’Malley said the attorney general had convened the meeting this month “to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free…

Facebook And Twitter Showcase Progress In Protecting Elections From Medling Before Congress

Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings on Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter’s CEO will also face angry Republicans who claim the companies have shown evidence of bias against conservatives. In prepared testimony…

Alan Price Confirmed Vevo Chief Executive Officer

Nine months after taking over for Erik Huggers as CEO, Alan Price has dropped the “interim” from his title at music platform Vevo. The company, a partnership between Sony Music, Universal Music, Alphabet and Abu Dhabi Media, announced the title change on Wednesday, adding that Price will continue focusing on expanding Vevo’s business, while driving innovation around original content. Price helped launch Vevo in…

Beats By Dre Now Official NBA Headphone After Landmark Deal

In a landmark deal, Beats By Dre and the National Basketball Association have announced a wide-ranging marketing and merchandising partnership that will make the Apple-owned company the official headphone, wireless speaker and audio partner of the NBA, WNBA and USA Basketball, as well as the NBA development system the NBA G League. This deal, which goes into effect next month,…

Dolly Parton To Be Honored With Person Of The Year Tribute At 2019 MusiCares

The eight-time Grammy winner is the first artist from the Nashville music community to be honored by the organization. She will be recognized for “her considerable creative accomplishments and her longtime support of a number of causes through her Dollywood Foundation.” Proceeds from the annual gala, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two days before the…

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