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‘Prosecute/Fauci’: Elon Musk stirs yet another pot on Twitter



Twitter boss Elon Musk has come under fire for suggesting U.S. infectious disease expert should be prosecuted

Health practitioners are among those condemning Elon Musk for a tweet, which suggested top U.S. infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci should be prosecuted.

Fauci was a senior advisor to the U.S. Government during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Twitter, Musk wrote “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.” It follows a campaign by some Republican lawmakers who are seeking to charge Dr Fauci with crimes because of his health advice.

Musk has recently removed a former Twitter policy, which targeted Covid-19 misinformation.

The policy reversal led to singer Elton John leaving the social media platform, which Musk acquired for $44 billion.

“I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked,” the 75-year-old singer said.

Meanwhile, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly told the Twitter CEO not to “mock and promote hate toward already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the #LGBTQ+ community.”

Kelly said Dr Fauci is a “dedicated public servant”, who was tasked with saving lives when the pandemic began.

Lawmakers have also debated Musk’s original tweet. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said Dr Fauci “calmly guided our country through crisis”.

Ms Klobuchar also asked Musk to “leave a good man alone in your seemingly endless quest for attention.”

However, Republican officials have sided with Musk.

Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted “I affirm your pronouns Elon”. She had been removed from the social media platform over Covid-19 misinformation.

Ms Taylor Greene is one of several Republicans who have announced a probe into Dr Fauci’s handling of the pandemic.

Dr Fauci will leave his post later this month. He has been the Director at the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases since 1984.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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The possibility of a U.S. recession



There’s been a lot going on in markets…

It’s been a turbulent time in financial markets, to say the least.

From seeing a banking crisis sweep around the world, to a new global reserve currency start to emerge – there hasn’t been a quiet day on the market.

And there’s also a little bit of Marty McFly meets Bog Iger from Disney, as UBS appoint a former Credit Suisse CEO to help with the merger of the two banks.

AND, the possibility of a U.S. recession…

Chris Uhl from joins us to discuss.

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Disney trumps DeSantis with legal loophole



Disney has outplayed Ron DeSantis by leaning on a decades-old royal clause

In February, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis moved to take over Disney World’s governing body.

It was all in retaliation to the company’s public stance against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

But now, new reports suggest this whole plan may have backfired.

Members of the new governor-appointed board argue the previous members stripped the board of its power before they left.

It was all part of an agreement, which was approved a day before DeSantis assumed more control of the land around Disney’s theme park.

Disney is leaning on a property law which essentially makes the company the government of the area.

New board member Ron Peri says the board has lost the majority of its ability to do anything beyond maintain the roads and basic infrastructure.

For just under six decades, Disney has operated its expansive theme park and resort in Florida under a specially designated district.

A board oversaw the area and had free reign of development processes.

Disney also had the authority to appoint district board members.

But this special status came under threat when Disney clashed with DeSantis and his “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Florida lawmakers the passed a bill in February to end Disney’s self-governing status and give the governor the authority to appoint new board members to the district.

DeSantis appointed five supervisors, including a parents’ rights activist and three Republican donors.

But the new supervisors say previous board members entered an agreement before they left their positions – effectively stripping them of any powers. #trending #featured

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The Power of Play



Let’s take a look at the history of video games and the exciting future of the gaming industry.

From classic arcade games to the latest consoles and online multiplayer experiences, gamers have been lining up for decades to get their hands on the hottest games.

But what goes on behind the scenes to create these immersive worlds? The Power of Play takes you behind the curtain to explore the hard work and dedication of game developers as they bring these virtual experiences to life.

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