“no b.s. broadcaster” Kim Iversen’s tenure, mentioned the laptop story in a tweet, Musk responded: “Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate.” Both Twitter and Facebook took action in October 2020 to limit the distribution of the Post’s then-unconfirmed claims about President Joe Biden’s son, limiting users from sharing links to the story. For roughly two weeks, Twitter also locked the Post out of its account. Although ex-CEO Jack Dorsey later said the move had been a “mistake,” the Federal Election Commission determined in 2021 that the platform’s suffocation of the story did not violate election laws. At least some of the contents of the laptop have since been vetted and authenticated by The New York Times.
What about you, Elon? The Tesla CEO made more of his opinions on digital freedom of speech known the day after clinching an agreement to buy Twitter and take it private for a cool $44 billion, calling the platform’s 2020 freezing of the New York Post’s account in the wake of its story on Hunter Biden’s laptop “incredibly inappropriate.” Prior to the renowned, Saagar Enjeti, a media figure recognised for anchoring The Hill web show Rising.
The mystery envelope handed to Olivia Wilde as she was on stage presenting to more than 4,000 industry insiders on Tuesday night were custody papers from her ex Jason Sudeikis, Deadline reports. The seemingly vindictive move confused onlookers but didn’t manage to throw an unflappable Wilde off-script as she enjoyed her moment in the spotlight at Warner Bros’ CinemaCon. “This is for me?” Wilde asked as a person got up from the front rows and slid the envelope across the stage. She opened it but calmly went back to speaking about her film, Don’t Worry Darling. Wilde and Ted Lasso star Sudeikis have two children and split in 2020. A source familiar with the matter claimed Sudeikis had no idea the process service company would choose that moment to deliver papers drawn up to establish jurisdiction for their kids. “He would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner,” the source said. The episode is a major security blunder for CinemaCon, and organizers told Deadline they have no idea how the person got inside or who they were.
Just 12 days after he was charged with manslaughter for his baby daughter’s overdose death, the troubled son of New York author Paul Auster has died of an accidental overdose, law enforcement sources told the New York Post. Daniel Auster was out on bail on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges after his 10-month-old daughter, Ruby, died of fentanyl and heroin intoxication at a Park Slope home in November 2021. Prosecutors said Auster admitted to injecting heroin, then taking a nap with Ruby by his side while his wife was at work. He claimed he woke to find her blue and lifeless. Auster had battled a heroin addiction since he was a teenager, according to the Post, and he pleaded guilty in the 1990s to stealing money from drug dealer Andre “Angel” Melendez, who was later killed by New York party promoter Michael Alig.