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Former Obama Speech Writer’s Podcast To Air In 32 Markets

Lovett or Leave It hosted by Jon Lovett will feature comedians, actors, journalists, activists, and politicians talking about the biggest news of the day.

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A podcast hosted by former President Barack Obama’s speechwriter will air in 32 markets and across an award-winning channel on the Audacy app, the company announced Monday.

Lovett or Leave It hosted by Jon Lovett will feature comedians, actors, journalists, activists, and politicians talking about the biggest news of the day. The partnership to carry Lovett’s podcast also expands on a relationship with a company that he launched along with Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor called Crooked Media.

The show will be available on CHANNEL Q, an Audacy Original Station and the award-winning LGBTQ+ Talk Radio Network, effective immediately.

“We’re delighted to build on our existing partnership with Crooked Media and deliver Lovett or Leave It to our CHANNEL Q audience, over the air in 32 markets and digitally nationally via station’s stream on the Audacy platform, each weekday,” said Jeff Sottolano, Executive Vice President of Programming, Audacy. “The show’s quick and witty flair for discussing the most relevant topics surrounding today’s political and pop culture landscapes is what differentiates itself and we look forward to welcoming the show to the CHANNEL Q family.”

CHANNEL Q is available nationwide with the Audacy app and on Audacy stations in 32 markets. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“We’re so excited to expand our partnership with Audacy to bring Lovett or Leave It to even more listeners around the country and to kick it off with our special Pride episode ‘Out of The Closets and Into the Streets,” said Sandy Girard, Senior Vice President of Programming, Crooked Media. 

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New Texas Law Will Make It Illegal to Block, Ban Posts on Social Media Outlets

Texas lawmakers ruled last week that makes it illegal to block, ban, remove, deplatform, demonetize, and de-boost posts on social media platforms.

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Texas lawmakers have put Big Tech on notice following a ruling last week that makes it illegal to block, ban, remove, deplatform, demonetize, and de-boost posts on social media platforms with 50 million or more US monthly users.

The 15-word ruling will most likely set the stage for an intense debate in the Supreme Court and could further divide a nation struggling to interpret free speech and the First Amendment.

According to MSN, Texas’s law, HB 20, which seeks to address the perceived imbalance, was blocked in December by a district court judge who ruled it was unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

Trade organizations NetChoice and the Computer Communications Industry Association have appealed directly to the Supreme Court, according to The Verge. In a statement, NetChoice counsel Chris Marchese said the law strips private online businesses of their speech rights.

“The First Amendment prohibits Texas from forcing online platforms to host and promote foreign propaganda, pornography, pro-Nazi speech, and spam,” he added.

The Texas attorney general’s that the appeals court made the right decision and said it would continue defending the Texas law.

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Ted Sarandos to Staffers: Quit Netflix if You Find It Hard to Support Our Content

The Netflix CEO sent an internal memo discussing the diversity of its products and suggested that some content may conflict with people’s personal beliefs. 

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As streaming giant Netflix continues to hemorrhage subscribers, the company has reportedly told its employees to find a new job if they’re offended by some of the content that is being created.  

According to Variety, CEO Ted Sarandos sent an internal memo discussing the diversity of its products and suggested that some content may conflict with people’s personal beliefs. 

“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful,” the memo said. “If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

According to the company’s first-quarter earnings report, Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers during the January-March period. Some employees staged a walkout when Dave Chapelle railed against transgenderism. At that time, the company vowed not to silence its artists. 

Sarandos reiterated that Netflix supports individualism and respects the principles and values of its subscribers. 

“While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: We support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices,” the memo added.

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Elon Musk Committed to Buying Twitter Despite Deal Being on Hold

The Telsa CEO linked a Reuters report, stating that false or spam accounts depict fewer than 5-percent of its monetizable daily engaged users during the first quarter.

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Elon Musk’s endeavor to purchase Twitter is temporarily on pause due to the pending investigation into the number of bots that comprise the social media outlet’s userbase.

The Telsa CEO linked a Reuters report, stating that false or spam accounts depict fewer than 5-percent of its monetizable daily engaged users during the first quarter.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted on Friday. 

Musk then added that he’s “still committed to acquisition” of the social media giant. Twitter had 229 million users who were served advertising in the first quarter.

The disclosure came days after Musk, who has agreed to a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, tweeted that one of his priorities would be to rid “spam bots” from the platform.

Also, Twitter shares declined 11-percent pre-market trading after Musk tweeted the Reuters article; however, shares for Tesla increased as much as 4.9-percent. 

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