SXSWarren: A day later, Elizabeth Warren defends her Big Tech breakup proposal

Enlarge / Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at SXSW 2019. (credit: Nathan Mattise) AUSTIN, Texas—”So yesterday you made a pretty big announcement about tech. Then like the gangster you are, you flew down to a tech conference… “ Time Editor-at-Large Anand Giridharadas led with that at his South by Southwest conversation with Massachusetts Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful […]

YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

At the Lesbians Who Tech conference, Susan Wojcicki said the platform takes children’s safety seriously and has restricted comments on videos featuring kids. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki defended her company’s efforts to keep violent content off the video platform at the sixth annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit Friday in San Francisco. Wojcicki was interviewed by New York Timescolumnist […]

Empire Star Terrence Howard Defends Jussie Smollett: 'His Innocence or Judgment Is Not for Us to Decide'

Empire star Terrence Howard has broken his silence just days after TV son Jussie Smollett was arrested for allegedly staging last month’s hate-crime attack against himself. Howard initially posted a video to Instagram on Saturday night featuring Smollett with a baby. The post was captioned, “All your lil homies got you… We love the hell outta you […]

2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris defends her prosecutorial record: ‘I’ve been consistent my whole career’

REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage Kamala Harris the junior US senator from California, is running for president — and she’s getting out ahead of any prickly questions about her prosecutorial past. Harris kicked off her campaign with a rally in Oakland over the weekend, and on Monday she appeared at a town hall in Iowa hosted by CNN. […]

UFC News: Conor McGregor regret revealed, Dana White defends Jon Jones, Cyborg backed

UFC News – Conor McGregor regret revealed by Gunnar Nelson Conor McGregor’s good friend Gunnar Nelson has revealed he was disappointed he wasn’t able to help ‘The Notorious’ prepare for his UFC 229 grudge match with Khabib Nurmagomedov. “That was mostly because of my knee, you know,” he told MMA Fighting’s Peter Carroll during the […]

Standing against Soros: Facebook board defends COO Sandberg’s decision to snoop on billionaire

Facebook’s board of directors has defended COO Sheryl Sandberg’s decision to conduct opposition research into liberal billionaire George Soros. Facebook was under intense scrutiny for running a PR campaign against the magnate. Sandberg admitted last week that she ordered staff to conduct research into Soros and his trading of Facebook stock, after he called the […]

‘My deal is right’: May defends Brexit divorce plan despite MP rebellion and cabinet resignations

Amid a string of resignations and huge backlash from rebel MPs, Prime Minister Theresa May still believes her draft Brexit deal with the EU will help secure British jobs, protect borders, and smooth the UK’s exit from the bloc. In a combative piece for the Sun on Sunday, May insisted that the preliminary agreement she […]

‘Straight bull’: Tomi Lahren defends Megyn Kelly in blackface debate

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren has defended Megan Kelly, following reports that the NBC host will lose her daytime show over remarks she made questioning whether the use of blackface as a Halloween costume was racist. The bombastic blonde pundit tweeted her support for Kelly on Thursday night, referring to the news that Kelly was […]

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones: Ex-Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff DEFENDS intimacy of job

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestant Seann, 32, and dance partner Katya, 29, have come under fire following a kiss they shared made headlines last week.  After apologising for their “drunken mistake” on social media and It Takes Two with Zoe Ball, 47, ex-Strictly professional Kristina Rihanoff, 41, has spoken out about the situation.  Joining Louise […]

Trump administration defends FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

(Reuters) — The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge. In a 167-page court filing late on Thursday, the Justice Department and FCC urged the court to reject the suit filed by 22 states, the Distric…Read […]