WASHINGTON - Last month after Donald Trump watched Fox News lob what he called "softball questions" at a Democratic lawmaker, the US president delivered a crisp smackdown of his favorite network: "Fox sure ain't what it used to be." After years of often fawning coverage by Fox, particularly from its pro-Trump anchors like Sean Hannity, the commander in chief appears to be tilting his media gaze toward a younger, more right-wing rival, cable outfit One America News Network (OANN). The small upstart broadcaster was launched only recently, in 2013, by technology millionaire Robert Herring, who sought a more conservative alternative to mainstream media behemoths like CNN. Today it seeks to outfox Fox by drawing extra attention from Trump, who has been voicing his displeasure with the ratings leader over everything from presidential polling to its hosting of Democratic candidate town halls. Last week in a tweet to his 63 million followers, the president managed to disparage Fox and his … [Read more...] about Is Trump’s love affair with Fox News fading?
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ZURICH: ABB shares jumped almost 4per cent in early Monday trading as investors welcomed news the Swiss engineering group had poached Bjorn Rosengren from Swedish mining equipment firm Sandvik to be its next chief executive.Rosengren will take over at the Zurich-based maker of industrial drives and robots in March, the company said on Sunday.ABB, whose previous CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer left suddenly in April, is in the middle of overhauling its business following years of lackluster profit and bungled acquisitions.Chairman Peter Voser, who has taken on CEO functions on an interim basis, said on Monday he was confident he had got the right man."As my successor as CEO, Bjorn Rosengren is the ideal candidate to take ABB forward, together with our strong team on the Executive Committee. He understands how to empower people to perform and create long-term value," Voser said in a tweet.During his four years at Sandvik, Rosengren decentralized the operations of the metal-cutting tools and … [Read more...] about ABB shares jump as new CEO raises turnaround hopes
MANILA -- Actor Gerald Anderson on Sunday posted a quote from popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami on surviving hard times. The quote read: "... once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you manage to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." Over the weekend, Anderson has been posting photos from his 3-day training course to become an Army reservist. Bea Alonzo. In previous interview with ABS-CBN News, Anderson denied speculation that a third party was involved in the breakup. He denied that his "Between Maybes" leading lady Julia Barretto was the reason why he broke off his relationship with Alonzo. … [Read more...] about LOOK: Gerald shares post about surviving the storm
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news. The analysis by big-data firm Alto Data Analytics over a three-month period ahead of this year's EU elections casts doubt on the effectiveness of fact-checking even though demand for it is growing. Facebook has been under fire since Russia used it to influence the election that brought Donald Trump to power. The company quadrupled the number of fact-checking groups it works with worldwide over the last year and its subsidiary WhatsApp launched its first fact-checking service. The EU, which has expanded its own fact-checking team, urged online platforms to take greater action or risk regulation. Fact-checkers are often journalists who set up non-profits or work at mainstream media outlets to scour the web for viral falsehoods. Their rebuttals in the form of articles, blog posts … [Read more...] about Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows
MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed charges against the alleged administrator of a website where the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos – which implicated President Duterte’s relatives in the illegal drug trade – were first shared, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday. The NBI’s Cybercrime Division (CCD) filed charges of inciting to sedition in relation to Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, against Rodel Jayme, creator of metrobalita.net where the YouTube link of “Ang Totoong Narcolist” was reportedly first posted. metrobalita.net was found yesterday filled with Japanese characters. In his Twitter account, Jayme is described as a blogger, gamer, licensed amateur radio operator. NBI agents arrested Jayme at his residence in Parañaque City last April 30. “Jayme was arrested by the NBI-CCD who would present him for inquest at the … [Read more...] about NBI files raps vs man who shared ‘Bikoy’ videos