Media industry regulation

October 25, 2017 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Twitter and Google say they will send representatives to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing next week on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The Oct. 31 hearing is the third scheduled with the social media companies as congressional investigators probe the spread...
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A visitor poses near a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition highlighting China's achievements under five years of Xi's leadership at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 17, 2017 - 7:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. From meetings largely cloaked in secrecy, powerful players will emerge publicly in...
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Twitter's Carlos Monje, the director of public policy and philanthropy, right, knocks on the door with Colin Crowell, head of global public policy, to enter the closed door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. Officials from Twitter are on Capitol Hill as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 28, 2017 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee was anything but satisfied. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said Twitter's...
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September 19, 2017 - 7:52 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create "significant obstacles" to competition. The National Communications Authority, known as Anacom, said in a statement on...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will allow American journalists, Red Cross employees and other humanitarian workers to apply for exemptions to a ban on travel to North Korea. The ban will take effect on September 1, 30 days after the regulations are published Wednesday in the Federal...
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A currency trader covers his face with his hands at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 14, 2017. Asian shares were marginally higher on Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. The Federal Reserve chair's second day of testimony to Congress generated little market-moving news. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 14, 2017 - 4:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global shares were moderately higher Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. The Federal Reserve chair's second day of testimony to Congress generated little market-moving news. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1 percent at 7,...
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A woman, who did not wish to give her name, reads newspaper front pages displayed at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, July 10, 2017. News outlets are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate online advertising and online news traffic. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 10, 2017 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News outlets are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate online advertising and online news traffic. The News Media Alliance, which represents nearly 2,000 news organizations, said the two companies'...
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July 02, 2017 - 7:43 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a march Sunday in Istanbul despite the governor's ban against it and police security precautions that could eventually be used against protesters. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social...
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July 02, 2017 - 4:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a planned march in Istanbul despite the governor's ban. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social media it won't recognize the ban. The march is to begin at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) Sunday in...
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FILE - This is a Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo of Rupert Murdoch, right, Chairman of Fox News Channel, as he walks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, left, to their table for dinner aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New York. Britain’s Culture Secretary Karen Bradley is ruling on whether to permit the proposed 11.7 billion pound merge of Sky and Twenty-First Century Fox. Bradley is set to offer her verdict Thursday June 29, 2017. The merger would allow Rupert Murdoch to consolidate his power base in British media. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/File)
June 29, 2017 - 10:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after regulators said the deal could give Rupert Murdoch and his family too much influence over the country's media. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said Thursday...
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