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Trump to Sue Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Dorsey

Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce Wednesday that he is filing a class-action lawsuit against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over  their decisions to ban him from posting in the wake of the Jan. 6 incidents at the U.S. Capitol.

The lawsuit is being supported by the America First Policy Institute, headed by former Trump official Linda McMahon, Axios reported Wednesday morning.

Trump’s expected court action was signaled late Tuesday by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who tweeted: “Trump announcement tomorrow . . .

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FTC, Khan Face Deadline in Antitrust Case Against Facebook

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, recently confirmed after being a noted Big Tech critic, has less than a month to file an amended antitrust complaint against Facebook.

A federal judge earlier this week dismissed two antitrust lawsuits filed by the FTC and a coalition of states that targeted Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram.

Judge James E. Boasberg, an Obama-era nominee, argued the FTC’s complaint provided . . .

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South Florida investigative reporter Michele Gillen dies

MIAMI (AP) — Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66.

Longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre confirmed Gillen’s death from natural causes in a Facebook post Friday.

“For all those who knew her, she was a relentless warrior who fought indefatigably for the vulnerable,” Izaguirre wrote. “In every story she . . .

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Facebook suspends Trump for 2 years, then will reassess

Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts will be suspended for two years, freezing his presence on the social network until early 2023 following a finding that Trump stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

At the end of the suspension, the company will assess whether Trump’s “risk to public safety” has subsided, Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post. He said Facebook will take into account . . .

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Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

Facebook plans to end a contentious policy championed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site, according to several news reports.

The company’s rationale for that policy held that the speech of political leaders is inherently newsworthy and in the public interest even if it is offensive, bullying or otherwise controversial. The social media giant is currently . . .

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John Davis, real singer behind Milli Vanilli, dies at 66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — John Davis, one of the real singers behind the lip-synching pop duo Milli Vanilli, died of the coronavirus this week, according to his family. He was 66.

Davis died on Monday in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had lived and performed for a long time, his daughter Jasmin Davis said in a Facebook post.

“We are so incredibly sad and heartbroken,” Davis told The Associated Press in a Facebook . . .

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