News 6′s Matt Austin talks to ‘Monsters in the Morning’ about viral video in defense of his daughters
News 6 anchor Matt Austin appeared on the popular Orlando radio show "The Monsters in the Morning" on Wednesday to discuss his viral video in defense of his daughters that has grabbed headlines from across the world.
Central Florida woman joins national lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia
A Polk County woman has joined a national class action lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America and Kia America Inc. alleging “blatant breach of public trust” led to a surge in thefts of certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles sold without an engine immobilizer.
U.S. midterms bring few changes from social media companies
Midterms Social Media FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Social media companies are sharing their plans for safeguarding the U.S. midterm elections, although they are offering few specifics. (AP Photo, File) (Uncredited)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Social media companies are offering few specifics as they share their plans for safeguarding the U.S. midterm elections. Compared with previous years, though, Meta's public communication about its response to election misinformation has gone decidedly quiet, The Associated Press reported earlier this month. That can include links to state-specific hubs for local election information as well as nonpartisan public service announcements for voters.wftv.com
Florida social media influencers entertain millions by observing the weird, wacky things in the Sunshine State
This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin are speaking with two of Florida’s best known influencers when it comes to viral videos. They each have millions of followers on TikTok alone. Each one has their unique style and brand that their followers cannot get enough of, and they have managed to turned a hobby into big business.
Twitter shareholders to meet amid Elon Musk’s takeover drama
Elon Musk on Wednesday revised the financing plan for his proposed $44 billion purchase of Twitter, raising investor hopes that the unpredictable billionaire still intends to pull off a deal roiled by market turbulence and Musk's own unpredictable fixation with the number of fake accounts on Twitter.
One of the possible killers of unarmed civilians in Bucha has been identified
Ukrainska Pravda - SATURDAY, 21 MAY 2022, 16:56 CHINGIZ ATANTAYEV IN BUCHA (LEFT) AND A PHOTO OF HIM FROM SOCIAL MEDIA (RIGHT). Russian investigative journalists have identified one of the possible killers of unarmed civilians in Bucha.news.yahoo.com
Elon Musk reaches deal to acquire Twitter for $44 billion
Elon Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion on Monday, promising a more lenient touch to policing content on the platform where he promotes his interests, attacks critics and opines on a wide range of issues to more than 83 million followers.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen fears the metaverse. Here’s why
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is warning that the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy will be addictive and rob people of personal information while giving the company another monopoly online.
Elon Musk: I’ll sell 10% ($20B) of Tesla stock based on Twitter poll
Tesla shares closed Monday down nearly 5% after CEO Elon Musk said he would sell 10% of his holdings in the electric car maker — more than $20 billion worth by most calculations — based on the results of a poll he conducted on Twitter over the weekend.
18-year-old from Lansing charged in connection with threats made against CPS schools after Simeon shootings
A south suburban man has been charged with a misdemeanor after multiple threats were made against several Chicago schools, including Simeon Career Academy, a school that lost two students in fatal shooting hours apart Tuesday, police said.chicagotribune.com
Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts
China LGBT Social Media In this Aug. 7, 2020, file photo, icons for the smartphone app WeChat is seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing. China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content. WeChat sent account holders a notice they violated rules but gave no details, according to the founder of an LGBT group, who asked not to be identified further out of fear of possible official retaliation. The official attitude is increasingly strict, the founder of the LGBT group said. University officials asked students two months ago to shut down LGBT social media groups or to avoid mentioning their school names, according to the LGBT group founder.wftv.com
Russia fines Facebook, Telegram over banned content
Russia Social Media A user holds a smartphone with an opened Facebook page in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Russian authorities have ordered Facebook and messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content. A Moscow court fined Facebook a total of 17 million rubles (roughly $236,000) and Telegram 10 million rubles ($139,000). A Moscow court fined Facebook a total of 17 million rubles (roughly $236,000) and Telegram 10 million rubles ($139,000). Since then, a growing number of restrictions targeting messaging apps, websites and social media platforms have been introduced in Russia.wftv.com
Florida law seeks to rein in large social media companies
Social Media Florida Florida Gov. Federal law prevents internet companies from being sued for removing posts and federal law trumps state law when there is a conflict. It will also allow individual Floridians to sue social media companies for up to $100,000 if they feel they've been treated unfairly. The bill targets social media platforms that have more than 100 million monthly users, which include online giants as Twitter and Facebook. The law will require large social media companies to publish standards on how it decides to “censor, deplatform, and shadow ban.”Regardless of the federal law, the new Florida law is constitutionally flawed, said Computer and Communications Industry Association President Matt Schruers.wftv.com
Oswego area residents call for justice, transparency following Portillo’s fight that started when a beverage spilled into a customer’s vehicle
More than a dozen Oswego and Aurora area residents spoke out during an Oswego Village Board meeting Tuesday night, many asking for justice to be served in relation to a physical altercation at a Portillo’s between a customer and an employee.chicagotribune.com
2 shot in apparent ‘targeted attack’ in Orland Park, police chief says
Mitchell said shots were fired from one vehicle into a second vehicle, and the vehicle from where the shots were fired fled north on Will-Cook Road. The victims drove into the Kinder Care lot after the shooting, but no one at the Kinder Care was injured, police said.chicagotribune.com
Man who dangled from Trump Tower for more than 13 hours is pulled to safety by cops who ‘literally saved this young man’s life'
“It was something that we train for. It’s something that we’re very used to. It’s very challenging and sometimes when someone is looking at it from the outside they think, ‘wow, why does it take so long?’ ” Matias said. “There’s different tactics in our toolbox that we utilize and I think today we probably utilized every single one.”chicagotribune.com
NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across Florida
Traffic navigate flood waters in Miami, Florida, U.S. May 25, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Ryan Rea/Social Media via REUTERS. (Reuters) - A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The low pressure system is not expected to become a tropical cyclone due to strong upper-level winds, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding over portions of southern and central Florida tonight, spreading northward to coastal sections of northeastern Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas on Tuesday and Wednesday, the NHC added.feeds.reuters.com