On Thursday evening, Twitter suddenly suspended several high-profile journalists who cover the platform and Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, who acquired the company just a few months ago. This has also led to the Eu threatening Musk with sanctions. EU commissioner Vera Jourova said the EU’s new Digital Services Act requires “the respect of media freedom.” The German Foreign Office also warned Twitter that “press freedom cannot be switched on and off on a whim.”
NYC Passed a Law That Employers Must Disclose Pay in Job Advertisements
New York City has passed one of the mind-bending laws that requires employers to be clear about their pay in job advertisements. This will push better pay for women and people of color when looking for job opportunities. One restaurant worker said, “You’re put in a really challenging position of not wanting to upset your employer and not wanting to scare away an opportunity, but also wanting to fight for what you know is what you deserve.”
Elon Musk Makes an Offer to Buy Twitter
On Thursday, Elon Musk made his offer to buy Twitter. Employees of Twitter felt conflicted about this because his ideas could completely change the landscape of Twitter. Their management called in for an all-hands meeting at 2:00PM to discuss the takeover bid. Elon Musk said, “Having a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive is extremely important to the future of civilization, I don’t care about the economics at all.”
Rihanna is Officially a Billionaire
Forbes reported on Wednesday that Barbadian singer Rihanna just joined the billionaire’s club, and she is now the wealthiest female musician in the world. Rihanna’s fortune stands at about $1.7 billion, and she’s second only Oprah as the wealthiest female entertainer. While Rihanna is one of the biggest female pop stars in the world, most of her fortune came from the beauty and fashion company she founded, Fenty Beauty.
An appeals court just dismissed a ruling that another appeals court upheld earlier this year. The Supreme Court might have to step in and make a final decision in this fight against cigarettes. The law says that cigarette companies would have to use graphic imagery in their health warnings about the dangers of cigarettes. Because […]