— The Court finds Nazi references in the political discourse (made by whichever 'side') to be odious and repugnant," Judge Singhal wrote. "But bad rhetoric is not defamation when it does not include false statements of fact." "CNN declined to comment on the decision"!
— Nelson Matus, the director of a local news site, had previously survived two assassination attempts in 2017 and 2019.
— The post generated over 5,000 likes in less than a week, and the tweet accumulated over 25,000 likes. The claim references a 2018 lawsuit that alleged Donald Trump and his children unlawfully used funds from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to further business and political interests.
— How to use Meta's Threads app and what's missing. Threads looks very similar to Twitter and connects automatically to a user's Instagram account.
— ost newsrooms we surveyed have already experimented with generative AI technologies like ChatGPT, but not necessarily to create content. The use cases we've learned about are quite diverse: code writing, summaries, enhancing headlines and SEO. One respondent said they were using ChatGPT as a 'banter buddy', "Imagine having a trusted companion in ChatGPT, ready to engage in lively banter and brainstorming sessions," they said.
— If the goal of mediating research is to have a societal impact, then it seems that we are pushing all the buttons that don't work. An analysis of the collection of about 50,000 scientific publications on climate change for the year 2020 showed that that most of the research selected by the media overly focused on large-scale climate projections that will occur in the future, and a narrow range of threats such as polar bears, drought and melting glaciers.
— Supporters of Carlson, in addition to those who would like to believe Musk can use Twitter to destroy the mainstream press, asserted that Carlson's debut was a success, with more than 20 million views at the time of this publication. But what counts as a video view on Twitter is unclear. Musk himself said that "it simply counts if you saw the post on the X/Twitter app or via web browser, not how long you watched." In contrast, Nielsen, the gold standard of television ratings, provides data on the average number of concurrent viewers, not the cumulative number of views. The two sets of data are apples and oranges.
— According to the New York Times, it was a racist text message from Carlson that alarmed the board of Fox. Fox feared that the cable star would be questioned by Dominion lawyers about the infamous message in the event of a trial. 'It's Not How White Men Fight'. The message was sent to one of his producers soon after the events of Jan.6, 2021, when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying Biden's victory.
— The charge itself that SVB contributed over $70 million to Black Lives Matter or closely aligned organizations is based on a supposed "BLM-funding database" maintained by the Claremont Institute, a right-wing and openly anti-democracy organization that is also closely tied to disgraced former law professor John Eastman, who was closely involved in former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The Associated Press confirmed that the database does not show any spending to Black Lives Matter, and obtained a comment in which Claremont explained it was including "reparative initiatives," which it called "race-based, discriminatory hiring programs; race-based, sub-prime lending; partisan voter initiatives; and DEI efforts." The AP also obtained a comment from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which confirmed it did not receive $70 million from the bank, and added: "Even if we did, the idea that this type of contribution would be controversial is rooted in a pathology that Black organizations don't deserve to be funded."
— The BBC said in its statement: "We have said we consider his recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines. The BBC has decided that he will step back from presenting MoTD until we've got an agreed and clear position on his use of social media. "We have never said that Gary should be an opinion-free zone, or that he can't have a view on issues that matter to him, but we have said that he should keep well away from taking sides on political issues or political controversies."
— The 21-year-old forward faced allegations of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault
— On 18 January BBC published an update to their Corrections and Clarifications page about the interview, apologising that "we were not better prepared at the time to challenge Dr Malhotra's points during his interview."
— Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, allowed nearly 4,000 advertisements on its site — most bought by fossil fuel companies — that dismissed the scientific consensus behind climate change and criticized efforts to respond to it, researchers found.
Tweets containing "climate scam" or other terms linked to climate change denial rose 300% in 2022, according to a report released last week by the nonprofit Advance Democracy. While Twitter had labeled some of the content as misinformation, many of the popular posts were not labeled.
— Philippines' Department of Justice had said Rappler's issuance of financial instrument, known as Philippine Depositary Receipts, to foreign investors Omidyar Network and North Base Media had generated taxable income worth 141.86m pesos ($2.58m) which it did not declare in 2015. Ms Ressa and Rappler denied the charges and said the transactions involved legitimate financial mechanisms that do not generate taxable income.
In January 2018, the Philippine government had also revoked Rappler's operating licence. It said the media site, which has two US investors, had violated a clause in the constitution that limits media ownership to Philippine citizens.
Ms Ressa was previously convicted of libel and sentenced to up to six years in prison in June 2020. She was later freed on bail.
Wednesday's acquittal is not the end of Ms Ressa and Rappler's legal woes, as they still face three active court cases. These are: Rappler's appeal against the 2022 closure order; an appeal by Ms Ressa and former Rappler journalist Reynaldo Santos Jr against convictions for cyber libel; and another tax case against Ms Ressa and Rappler.