Boards for Meta, Twitter face backlash from NY pension fund
A major New York pension fund that has invested in both Facebook’s corporate parent and Twitter believes it’s time to shake up the companies’ boards of directors because of their inability to keep violent content off their influential social media services.
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan
A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor, Aaron Greenspan, who runs a legal document website. Donato wrote that the lawsuit had failed to make plausible legal claims.news.yahoo.com
Oklahoma lawmakers pass new anti-abortion law ahead of potential SCOTUS ruling
Oklahoma's state legislature has passed an anti-abortion law that would be the most restrictive law in the nation. The legislation prohibits abortion at any point in pregnancy, except to save a woman's life or in cases of rape or incest reported to police. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford reports.news.yahoo.com
Elon Musk called the woman who accused him of sexually harassing her flight attendant friend a 'far left' actress 'with a major political axe to grind'
Musk posted a series of tweets on Thursday night, calling the accusations "utterly untrue" and claiming that the incident "never happened."news.yahoo.com
A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.
SpaceX paid a flight attendant $250,000 in severance after she accused Elon Musk of exposing himself and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for a sexual massage.news.yahoo.com
Elon Musk’s Chinese doppelgänger ‘Yi Long Musk’ gets banned on Douyin
Elon Musk’s viral doppelgänger, affectionately known online as “Yi Long Musk,” has reportedly been banned from Chinese social media. The Douyin account of the Chinese social media star, whose true identity remains shrouded in mystery, has been wiped clean of content, according to Radii China. Although Radii stated that Yi Long Musk's ban was a result of “violating community guidelines," the media outlet did not specify which rules the viral star broke.news.yahoo.com
Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'cannot move forward' until he has clarity on bot numbers
Musk's plan to buy Twitter has worried policymakers around the world. Elon Musk has said his $44 billion purchase of Twitter will not move ahead until he has more clarity on how many accounts are fake. Twitter estimated in a filing earlier this month that fewer than 5% of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter were bots or spam accounts. But Musk estimates that around 20% of the accounts on Twitter are fake or spam accounts and he's concerned that the number could be even higher. "Yesterday, Twitter's CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%.cnbc.com
What’s a Bot? Why Musk and Twitter’s CEO Are Fighting Over Fake Accounts
Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. chief Parag Agrawal are butting heads over the way the social media giant handles so-called bots, stoking speculation Musk may try to lower the price or even walk away from his $44 billion offer for the company. Musk told a tech conference in Miami that fake users make up at least 20% of all Twitter accounts, possibly as high as 90%. Twitter disagrees. It reports that spam accounts make up less than 5% of total users, and Agrawal posted a long thread laying out his comwashingtonpost.com
Q&A: Philanthropy Together CEO talks TED and giving circles
Sara Lomelin offered the final TED Talk of this year’s conference, on a particularly star-studded day in Vancouver where she followed actress Bryce Dallas Howard, TV producer Michael Schur, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk talking about the future of his company and his plans for Twitter.
Elon Musk prevails in Delaware court case on SolarCity deal
A Delaware court sided with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a bitter legal battle over whether he acted against the best interest of other shareholders when he steered the electric car maker into a $2.6 billion acquisition of a solar panel maker founded by two of his cousins.
Mayor Lenny Curry tells Elon Musk that Jacksonville would make perfect headquarters for Twitter
A day after it was announced that Elon Musk had purchased Twitter for $44 billion, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined a chorus of elected officials looking to convince Musk to move Twitter headquarters to their state.