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Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules

DENVER (AP) — When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer, he said he hoped he would never have to do it again.

Republican legislatures are granting him that wish.

At least eight GOP-controlled states have passed bans on donations to election offices this year as Republicans try to block outside funding of voting operations. The legislation often comes as part of Republican packages that also . . .

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Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax: Big Tech Lawsuit to ‘Frame the Law’ for 21st Century

Critics of former President Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuit against Big Tech censorship are not just “wrong” about the merits of the case, but they are dangerously dismissive of a case that will dictate legal precedent for generations to come regardless of whether it is even heard, according to legal expert Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax.

“All bets are off; this is a very important case; we don’t know how it will be decided,” Dershowitz told “Saturday Report.” “But whatever way it is decided, it will frame the law for the rest of the 21st century in the age of high tech. That’s why it’s so important.”

Dershowitz, author of “Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities,” noted conservative . . .

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Musk under fire again: CEO to testify over Tesla acquisition

In the runup to Tesla Inc.’s 2016 acquisition of a company called SolarCity, Elon Musk hailed the deal as a “no brainer” — a purchase that would combine the leading maker of electric vehicles with a manufacturer of solar panels that can recharge EVs.

It didn’t exactly work out that way.

On Monday in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Tesla CEO will testify about the $2.5 billion deal in a shareholder lawsuit that alleges that Tesla’s acquisition was rife with conflicts of interest, overlooked . . .

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