Category Archives: Politics

Bloomberg News Criticized For Ruling Out Adversarial Coverage Of Its Owner

Reporters at Bloomberg News have long objected to an editorial policy that precludes coverage of its parent company, Bloomberg L.P., or its billionaire founder and owner, Michael Bloomberg. Those concerns resurfaced on Sunday when Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced that in light of Bloomberg’s formal entrance

In Stark Contrast with Facebook, Twitter Bans Political Ads Ahead of 2020

After Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.

Mulvaney Admits Quid Pro Quo, Then Alleges Media Misconstrued His Comments

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, undercut on Thursday President Trump’s long-maintained position that there was no quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their phone call in July. Mulvaney’s admission stunned White House officials, and Trump himself, who later authorized a second statement which tried to walk back Mulvaney’s damaging comments.