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Musk Suggests Slashing Twitter Takeover Offer Based on Bot Numbers

Musk Suggests Slashing Twitter Takeover Offer Based on Bot Numbers

By Naveen Athrappully Elon Musk has suggested he wants to slash his initial $44 billion takeover bid for social media platform Twitter after accounting for the proportion of bots present on the microblogging site. “I’m worried that Twitter has a disincentive to reduce spam, as it reduces perceived daily users,” Musk said in a series of…

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Texas Ranchers Struggling With Property Damage Amid Surge of Illegal Immigrants

By Autumn Spredemann As a human tidal wave continues flowing across the U.S. southern border from Mexico, cattle ranchers in Texas scramble to deal with the destruction done by illegal immigrants and human traffickers. There were 201,800 encounters between U.S. Border Patrol agents and illegal aliens along the southwest land border in April, according to data released…

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Saudi Arabia Signals Backing for Russia in OPEC+

By Tom Ozimek Saudi Arabia has signaled its support for Russia as a continued member of the OPEC+ oil cartel, which comes amid ongoing Western pressure to sanction and isolate Moscow over the Ukraine invasion. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the energy minister of Saudi Arabia, told the Financial Times in an interview published on May 22 that he sees Russia as…

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Biden Says US Considering Removing Tariffs on China

By Aldgra Fredly President Joe Biden said on Monday that his administration is “considering” removing some Trump-era trade tariffs currently imposed on China, as a measure designed to help reduce pressures from record inflation in the United States. Biden, on his first trip to the Indo-Pacific region as president, arrived in Japan on Sunday after visiting…

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Pelosi Barred by Catholic Church From Receiving Communion Over Abortion Advocacy

By Joseph Lord Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been barred by the Catholic Church from receiving Holy Communion over her support of abortion, which the Catholic Church strongly opposes. The decision was announced by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, who serves as archbishop for Pelosi’s home city. “After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to…

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Rubio Accuses Google of Election Bias, Censoring Campaign Emails

By Rita Li Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blamed Google for allegedly filtering his emails to supporters in the run-up to the midterms this fall, describing on May 21 his current situation as being in “purgatory.” The senator said that up to 90 percent of his campaign emails to supporters with a registered Gmail address never reach their…

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Georgia’s Record-Breaking Early Voting Turnout Defies ‘Voter Suppression’ Accusations

By Tom Ozimek Early voting in Georgia broke records this week despite last year’s adoption of election integrity measures that critics derided as “voter suppression” and President Joe Biden called a “blatant attack” on the Constitution and compared to a Jim Crow-era relic. More than 710,000 people had voted early in Georgia’s primary election as of May 19, according to the…

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Hillary Clinton Approved Giving Trump-Russia Allegations to Reporter: Testimony

By John Haughey and Zachary Stieber WASHINGTON—Hillary Clinton greenlighted the plan to give allegations against Donald Trump to a reporter ahead of the 2016 election, Clinton’s campaign manager testified in federal court on May 20. “We told her we have this and we want to share it with a reporter. She agreed to that,” said Robby Mook, the campaign…

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Florida Court Overturns Ruling on DeSantis Redistricting Map

By Caden Pearson A Florida appeals court ruled Friday to reinstate a redrawn congressional map that Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed ahead of the 2022 midterm elections after it was struck down by a lower court judge on May 11. DeSantis sought to redraw the north Florida district of Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, arguing the district was…

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