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Good morning, delightful ones. How’s June treating you so far? Are you enjoying the warmer weather, the longer days, and the reports stating that there is a ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050? Don’t mind me, just hyperventilating into a paper bag and rocking back and forth in the corner.
But the internet! It still happens! Let’s take a look!
Get out your (investigative) popcorn: Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers. And btw, as these hearings go on, be sure to follow Washington Post reporter Tony Romm on Twitter, because he knows this beat better than anyone, provides informative-but-funny commentary, and doesn’t mess around when it comes to calling strikes (that’s the proper use of a sportsball metaphor, yes?)
It’s sad that we’re living in a day and time that selling “privacy-as-a-service” is newsworthy, but as previously mentioned it’s 2019, so of course: Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company.
Today in UH YEA IT DOES: Reality TV fuels body anxiety in young people, says survey.
Another day, another chance for the President of the United States to call for a boycott of the parent company of a cable news channel that’s mean to him. And while Trump attacking private companies isn’t newsworthy because, 2019 of course, what is new is said company not giving AF, their stock shrugging, and a thousand crisis comms professionals throwing their “POTUS burns us on the Twitters” plans out the window.
Hey C-list political folks on both sides of the aisle: stop asking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to debate you, because attempting to hitch yourself to her media star under the guise of "discussion" is not a great look.
And if you want to see the most awkward prom photos in history, check out Here Are All The Looks That Were Served At Queen Elizabeth's State Banquet For The Trumps. Nothing to see here, everything is fine, especially since we knew this was coming: Trump Has Said A Bunch Of Things About The Royal Family That Could Make The State Banquet A Little Awkward.
I like you all a great deal. Be kind to each other, ok?