The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 28th, 2023 day edition

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Last week, staff at Ubisoft Montpellier were informed their managing director was no longer with the company, Kotaku has learned.

It comes as the studio faces a labor investigation by local government authorities over an unprecedented number of developers experiencing burnout and going on sick leave.

Ubisoft Montpellier has been working on BG&E2 in some shape or form for over a decade now.

“The health and wellness of our teams is an ongoing priority,” a spokesperson for Ubisoft told Kotaku in an email.

Carmona, a nearly two-decade veteran of Ubisoft who began in marketing, left its Paris office in 2019 to become head of the studio best known for creating Rayman.

Carmona declined to comment when asked about why he was not longer at Ubisoft.

Some came back, while others eventually left the studio altogether, eventually sparking a visit from the French labor inspection office last December. »

Rupert Murdoch gave Jared Kushner 'confidential information' about Biden's 2020 ads before they were public, Dominion alleges

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In its defamation suit against Fox, Dominion claimed that Rupert Murdoch shared confidential info.

Jared Kushner was provided early access to Biden's 2020 election ads, per the filing.

The voting company alleged through depositions, and internal texts and emails, that Murdoch provided Jared Kushner with advance knowledge of then-candidate Joe Biden's political ads and debate preparations. »

Rupert Murdoch acknowledged that Fox News hosts endorsed false stolen election claims

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Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox Corporation, acknowledged in a deposition taken by Dominion Voting Systems that some Fox News hosts endorsed false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

In his deposition, Murdoch rejected that the right-wing talk network as an entity endorsed former President Donald Trump’s election lies.

When asked why he continued to allow Lindell, the MyPillow CEO, to make election fraud claims on Fox News, Murdoch said it was a business decision. »

US, Germany and Poland may hold joint maneuvers

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Washington is negotiating with Berlin and Warsaw on conducting joint military exercises in Poland in response to the Russian threat to NATO's eastern border, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on television on Feb. 27.

The minister didn't provide details on the maneuvers, saying they are currently "under review.".

Pistorius' statement comes amid joint naval exercises that Russia, China, and South Africa launched just ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion. »