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The White Home will meet with tech execs to speak ‘transformational concepts’

High tech executives from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Oracle will head to the White Home subsequent Thursday to debate “daring, transformationa...

 

High tech executives from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Oracle will head to the White Home subsequent Thursday to debate “daring, transformational concepts” centered on U.S. innovation.

The assembly, framed as a “roundtable dialogue” by The Wall Road Journal, is predicted to cowl a broad vary of rising tech matters, from 5G to AI to quantum computing, which “can assist guarantee U.S. management in industries of the longer term,” in accordance with a White Home e-mail.

The assembly follows longstanding tensions between the Trump administration and plenty of giant tech corporations over coverage choices, starting from social points like LGBTQ rights and immigration to commerce tariffs.

Notably absent is Amazon, which participated in early White Home conferences, however has grown more and more at odds with the administration as Trump has particularly focused Washington Publish proprietor, Jeff Bezos. Twitter, Fb and Google have all additionally been within the president’s cross-hairs over accusations of media bias and “shadow banning.” 

Together with CEOs like Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai (who can also be scheduled to testify in entrance of the Home a day prior), Carnegie Mellon College President Farnam Jahanian and personal fairness agency Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman may even be in attendance.

Unique Content material podcast: The frustration of ‘Home of Playing cards’ and its closing season

 

It looks like Netflix’s “Home of Playing cards” had an actual alternative for a recent begin with season six.

Granted, the behind-the-scenes turmoil in all probability made this season significantly difficult: Manufacturing was already underway when “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp got here ahead with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance in direction of him when Rapp was solely 14. In response, Netflix and manufacturing firm Media Rights Capital halted manufacturing and finally determined to rewrite the season with out Spacey’s character Frank Underwood.

If you happen to’ve watched “Home of Playing cards,” you understand that this will need to have been a huge change, since Underwood and his political schemes have been on the middle of the present for 5 years. Nonetheless, the earlier season ended with Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood taking on the presidency, so it appeared like the best time to rethink this as a present that’s centered on Claire.

What we received, nonetheless, was a season that’s nonetheless very a lot about Frank Underwood. Certain, he’s died offscreen earlier than the season begins, and Spacey by no means seems in these new episodes. However he nonetheless casts an extended shadow over the present, with all the characters targeted on the thriller of his demise and the facility vacuum he left behind. On the newest episode of the Unique Content material podcast, we attempt to clarify why we discovered this strategy so unsatisfying.

As well as, we speak in regards to the demise of comics legend Stan Lee and Hulu’s plans to create a number of collection primarily based on “Wild Playing cards,” a set of superhero tales edited by George R.R. Martin. This, in flip, leads us to the query on each “Tune of Ice and Hearth” fan’s thoughts: When is he going to complete the following ebook?

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White Home says a draft government order reviewing social media firms shouldn’t be “official”

 

A draft government order circulating across the White Home “shouldn’t be the results of an official White Home policymaking course of,” based on deputy White Home press secretary, Lindsay Walters.

Based on a report in The Washington Put up, Walters denied that White Home employees had labored on a draft government order that may require each federal company to check how social media platforms average person habits and refer any situations of perceived bias to the Justice Division for additional examine and potential authorized motion.

Bloomberg first reported the draft government order and a replica of the doc was acquired and revealed by Enterprise Insider.

Right here’s the related textual content of the draft (from Enterprise Insider):

Part 2. Company Duties. (a) Government departments and companies with authorities that could possibly be used to reinforce competitors amongst on-line platforms (companies) shall, the place in step with different legal guidelines, use these authorities to advertise competitors and make sure that no on-line platform workout routines market energy in a manner that harms customers, together with by the train of bias.

(b) Businesses with authority to analyze anticompetitive conduct shall completely examine whether or not any on-line platform has acted in violation of the antitrust legal guidelines, as outlined in subsection (a) of the primary part of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 12, or another legislation meant to guard competitors.

(c) Ought to an company study of potential or precise anticompetitive conduct by a platform that the company lacks the authority to analyze and/or prosecute, the matter must be referred to the Antitrust Division of the Division of Justice and the Bureau of Competitors of the Federal Commerce Fee.

Whereas there are a number of affordable arguments to be made for and towards the regulation of social media platforms, “bias” might be the least amongst them.

That hasn’t stopped the regular drumbeat of accusations of bias below the guise of “anticompetitive regulation” towards platforms like Fb, Google, YouTube, and Twitter from growing in quantity and tempo in current months.

Bias was the important thing concern Republican lawmakers introduced up when Mark Zuckerberg was referred to as to testify earlier than Congress earlier this 12 months. And bias was entrance and middle in Republican lawmakers’ questioning of Jack Dorsey, Sheryl Sandberg, and Google’s empty chair after they have been referred to as earlier than Congress earlier this month to testify in entrance of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The Justice Division has even referred to as within the attorneys common of a number of states to evaluation the legality of the moderation insurance policies of social media platforms later this month (spoiler alert: they’re completely authorized).

With all of this exercise targeted on tech firms, it’s no shock that the administration would flip to the Government Order — a most well-liked weapon of selection for Presidents who discover their agenda stalled within the face of an uncooperative legislature (or prevailing rule of legislation).

Nonetheless, because the Put up reported, aides within the White Home stated there’s little likelihood of this changing into precise coverage.

… three White Home aides quickly insisted they didn’t write the draft order, didn’t know the place it got here from, and customarily discovered it to be unworkable coverage anyway. One senior White Home official confirmed the doc had been floating across the White Home however had not gone by the formal course of, which is managed by the employees secretary.

After Senate victory, Home pronounces plans to power its personal vote on web neutrality

 

Sizzling on the heels of a stunning 52-47 Senate disapproval of the FCC’s new, weaker web neutrality guidelines, the Home of Representatives will quickly try and power an analogous vote underneath the Congressional Evaluate Act. Consultant Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced in an announcement and at a press convention following the Senate vote that he’ll start the method very first thing tomorrow morning.

“I’ve launched a companion CRA in the home,” Rep. Doyle stated, “however I’m additionally going to start a discharge petition which we can have open for signature tomorrow morning. And I urge each member who’s uproots a free and open web to hitch me and signal this petition so we are able to deliver this laws to the ground.”

The CRA requires Senate and Home to submit the decision itself, within the former’s case Joint Decision 52, after which a sure variety of folks to log off on what’s referred to as a discharge petition, truly forces a vote.

Within the Senate this quantity is just 30, which makes it a great tool for the minority celebration, which may simply collect that many votes if it’s an vital problem (a full majority continues to be required to go the decision).

However within the Home a majority is required, 218 at current. That’s a harder ask, since Democrats solely maintain 193 seats there. They’d want two dozen Republicans to change sides, and whereas it’s clear from the defection of three Senators from the celebration line that such bipartisan assist is feasible, it’s removed from a performed deal. At present’s success might assist transfer the needle, although.

Ought to the required votes be gathered, which might occur tomorrow, or take for much longer, the vote will then be scheduled, although a Congressional aide I talked to was uncertain how shortly it will comply with. It solely took every week within the Senate to go from petition to flooring vote, however that interval might be longer within the Home relying on how the schedule works out.

Authentic Content material podcast: We drop by Netflix’s ‘Terrace Home’

 

Terrace Home is a tricky present to elucidate.

Like The Actual World and different actuality TV, the present places a gaggle of largely younger and engaging strangers collectively in a home. However that’s about the place the similarities finish.

On Terrace Home, many of the solid members genuinely appear to be rooting for one another. And whereas there’s drama, it’s scaled manner again, in order that passive aggressive remarks about soup can find yourself dominating an episode.

Darrell’s an enormous fan, so on this week’s episode of the Authentic Content material podcast, we checked out the newest season, Opening New Doorways (a co-production of Netflix and Japanese TV community Fuji). Sadly, that is his last episode as an everyday host, however at the very least he received to exit with a bang. (And we’re hoping to lure him again.)

We additionally coated the week’s streaming and leisure information, just like the (distant) launch date for Apple’s TV efforts, Netflix’s plans for Carmen Sandiego and new trailers for The Handmaid’s Story and Westworld. Plus, Jordan finishes watching the whole Star Wars saga.

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