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Google executives and Facebook CEOs oversaw an illegal ad auction deal, states allege

Google executives and Facebook CEOs oversaw an illegal ad auction deal, states allege

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. Reuters The chief executives of Google and Facebook personally oversaw an illegal 2018 deal that gave Facebook an edge in Google’s ad auctions, a group of state attorneys general claimed, led by Texas in an amended antitrust complaint against Google on Friday. Facebook, …

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Spencer Cox raised more than 0,000 in 2021 and paid 1,000 to investigate campaign manager Austin Cox

Spencer Cox raised more than $800,000 in 2021 and paid $121,000 to investigate campaign manager Austin Cox

Financial disclosures show that the governor’s campaign spent more than $120,000 on investigating a former campaign manager accused of sexual misconduct. (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Governor Spencer Cox speaks during the monthly news conference for PBS Governor Utah, December 16, 2021 at the Eccles Broadcasting Center in Salt Lake City. Financial disclosures …

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Messy 2021 job reports, unreliable job data overshadow Joe Biden

Messy 2021 job reports, unreliable job data overshadow Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden makes remarks in the Statues Hall of the US Capitol Building during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, US, January 6, 2022. Drew Angerer | Reuters To say that the US …

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Now Facebook’s ex-election chief is wondering about the impact of social media on politics

Now Facebook’s ex-election chief is wondering about the impact of social media on politics

Katie Harpath joins Facebook FB -0.20% More than a decade ago as the first Republican employee of the company’s Washington, DC office, skeptical members of Congress pushed the young social network’s merits for a healthy election. Now she is giving a different message. Promoted to Facebook’s director of public policy for the global election, Ms …

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Selling access?  For , Utah Parents United promised the chance to meet the “key players” in the state government

Selling access? For $25, Utah Parents United promised the chance to meet the “key players” in the state government

The Conservative Father’s Right Group sells tickets to meet with some of Utah’s political leaders on Monday night at the Utah State Capitol. (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. | January 8, 2022, 1:00 pm On the evening of Monday, January 10, …

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