The Daily Populous

Saturday December 7th, 2019 morning edition

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A jury decided that Elon Musk had not defamed British caver Vernon Unsworth in a Los Angeles federal court on Friday.

"My faith in humanity is restored," said Musk in court after the verdict was delivered.

The jury deliberated for only an hour before delivering its verdict in the case, which went to trial earlier this week.

In his testimony during the defamation trial this week, Musk apologized to Unsworth and said he did not believe the cave explorer was a pedophile.

Musk and his defense team, led by attorney Alex Spiro, argued that "pedo guy" was simply heated rhetoric and not meant as a statement of fact.

He said Musk could "stick his submarine where it hurts," and viewed the escape pod as "just a PR stunt.".

Vernon Unsworth vs. Elon Musk was one of the first major defamation lawsuits --brought by a private individual over a tweet-- to ever go to trial. »

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to boost broadband access, break up internet and cable titans

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Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Friday to expand broadband internet access as part of a push to boost the economy and reduce corporate power over Americans.

In his sprawling "High-Speed Internet for All" proposal, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate calls to treat internet like a public utility.

His campaign argues that the internet should not be a "price gouging profit machine" for companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. »

‘The Irishman’ Nabs 17.1 Million U.S. Viewers on Netflix in First Five Days, per Nielsen

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Martin Scorsese’s mafia saga “The Irishman” was watched by 17.1 million unique Netflix viewers in the U.S. in the first five days of its streaming release, according to Nielsen estimates.

On its Nov. 27 premiere date, “The Irishman” brought in an average minute audience of nearly 2.6 million viewers and 3.9 million unique viewers in the U.S., per Nielsen.

According to Nielsen, 751,000 U.S. viewers on the Nov. 27 premiere date (or roughly 18% of the viewers for the day) watched the movie in its entirety. »