Parler, a social media platform favored by conservatives, has received financial backing from Republican donor Rebekah Mercer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The site, which was founded in 2018 by John Matze, 27, has branded itself as an oasis of free speech and an alternative to platforms like Twitter and Facebook which have begun to moderate misinformation more closely. Along with her...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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