The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 7th, 2018 morning edition

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The semi-apology and finger-pointing are a disappointing conclusion to the year-long web of obfuscation that the FCC has woven.

It was so galling to everyone looking for answers that the GAO was officially asked to look into it.

That investigation is still going on, but one conducted by the FCC’s own OIG resulted in the report Pai cites.

Nevertheless, the FCC has continuously upheld the idea that it was under attack and has never publicly walked it back.

If the FCC had its doubts, why did it not say so instead of risking withering criticism by avoiding the question for months on end?.

A separate investigation by the Government Accountability Office regarding fraud in the comment system will no doubt affect those plans.

I’ve contacted the FCC and its Office of the Inspector General for more information, including the report itself. »

YouTube Bans Infowars’ Alex Jones for Spewing Hate Speech

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YouTube banned the main Infowars account from its site on Monday, robbing founder Alex Jones of his largest platform to spew hate speech.

Specifically, YouTube’s terms of service prohibit hate speech and Jones has been spewing invective for years.

YouTube told CNBC that Jones had broken the site’s rules about hate speech and harassment. »

Rick Gates says he committed crimes with former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

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Rick Gates, the star witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's fraud and conspiracy trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, took the stand Monday to testify that he committed crimes with his former business partner.

But while sitting just a few feet from Manafort, Gates testified that Manafort worked with him to commit financial crimes, including filing false tax returns.

Manafort directed him to commit other crimes, Gates said, such as not disclosing foreign bank accounts and omitting information from a court deposition. »