Situational awareness: The Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's ruling that allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85 billion.
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The last 24 hours have been brutal for Alex Jones' media empire InfoWars, banned from Facebook and YouTube — and deleted from Apple's podcast library, Spotify and Stitcher.
The big picture: Alex Jones hasn't changed. His most notorious comments, including calling Sandy Hook a hoax, are years old. The platforms have changed, with a domino effect that marks a major shift in how online harassment and censorship is handled by Silicon Valley.
Why it matters: Big Tech helped Jones reach audiences of millions through social sharing and algorithms. Now it's memory-holed him.
What they're saying:
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Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox is doused yesterday after hitting the game-winning walk-off single to defeat the Yankees in the 10th at Fenway Park in Boston.
Here's a heck of a quote on the difference between men's and women's soccer, courtesy of a man who owns one team of each:
“The women don’t fall down on the ground and roll around like Neymar... Men whine. Women just take the bump and get up and go.”— Dell Loy Hansen, owner of the Utah Royals franchise, to the WSJ