Media Matters

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis has made it officially official. He will be—as he has been for the last two years–running for re-election. He obviously can’t envision a 2024 presidential run unless he’s a re-elected incumbent. He made the formal announcement, of course, at his favorite formal-announcement forum: Fox News.
  • TikTok, according to the research firm Kantar, is the least trusted major social media platform—behind Instagram, YouTube, Google and Facebook.
  • According to Yahoo Finance, fugitive-leaker Edward Snowden was paid $35,000 by Iowa State University to make a digital appearance earlier this year.
  • “Facebook knows the destructive consequences that Instagram’s design and algorithms are having on our young people and our society, but it has routinely prioritized its own rapid growth over basic safety for our children.”—Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. His consumer protection subcommittee is looking into Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook’s own internal research found that teen girls reported that Instagram made their body image issues worse.

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