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Another Comes Forward with Harassment Claims Surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Nielsen blamed the treatment she received from Cuomo and his aides as one of the reasons that she left her television gig nearly four years ago.

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A former reporter for an ABC affiliate in Albany is the latest to speak out about the harassment that she received while covering NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

Lindsay Nielsen, who left News10 in 2017, told Fox News Monday that she became overwhelmed when she realized she was not the only journalist to be harassed by Cuomo.

“I was sitting in my car and was bawling my eyes out. I was just overwhelmed because I had very similar experiences and it all just kind of came flooding back to me,” she said. “I don’t want this behavior to happen to another reporter.”

Nielsen blamed the treatment she received from Cuomo and his aides as one of the reasons that she left her television gig nearly four years ago.

“They would call me late at night, you know 9-10-11 o’clock at night … it felt like that was also a tactic, like, I’m no longer in a professional setting and they’re doing this and making threats and yelling and just trying to intimidate and get me to not continue on with my reporting,”

Nielsen said Cuomo’s aides often promised her exclusive stories about the governor only to leave her hanging. She also said his aides would routinely call her late at night to berate her if her reporting was not favorable towards the governor.

“Any single time I had anything, giving them an opportunity to comment and they would never do that. They would never get back to me. They would wait until the story aired and then I would get a barrage of phone calls with threats to talk to the news director.”

A former staffer to the governor alleged to the New York Times that Cuomo made a series of inappropriate remarks to her.

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro to Host Opinion Podcast for NY Times

“When a lot of us hear the word “opinion” we think of hot takes — points of view in reaction to the news. But what about the experiences that shape our opinions?” The Times said in a press release. 

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The New York Times will have a new opinion podcast coming out soon called “First Person.” The company announced that Peabody Award-winning journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro will host this new show beginning June 9th. 

“When a lot of us hear the word “opinion” we think of hot takes — points of view in reaction to the news. But what about the experiences that shape our opinions?” The Times said in a press release

“That’s the question we’re exploring in “First Person,” a new podcast from New York Times Opinion with Lulu Garcia-Navarro. In each episode, Lulu sits down with people living through the headlines for intimate and surprising conversations that help us make sense of our complicated world.”

Garcia-Navarro will bring plenty of experience to her new podcast as a two-time Peabody Award-winning journalist with years of interviewing world leaders, authors, artists, and people living on the front lines of a changing world.

“This show is a new way of understanding where people’s opinions come from. It’s urgent and intimate and takes someone who is living through something incredible and asks them how they came to believe what they believe,” Garcia-Navarro said per Radio Ink

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Twitter Will Not Renegotiate Original Offer with Elon Musk

Twitter doesn’t plan on backing down from the agreement even as Musk attempts to cast doubt about the number of fake accounts on the platform. 

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Twitter is playing hardball with Elon Musk, who initially agreed to buy the social media platform for $44-billion. During a town hall meeting, executives of the company told staffers they would not renegotiate the price of his takeover agreement, per The Daily Beast

Furthermore, Twitter doesn’t plan on backing down from the agreement even as Musk attempts to cast doubt about the number of fake accounts on the platform. 

Nonetheless, earlier this week, the company stated that they had plans to “close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement” between the Telsa CEO and the social media giant. 

The terms of the buyout contract will make it hard for him to evade the deal with Twitter. It contains a $1 billion breakup fee, and the company could sue to compel Musk to follow through on the transaction.

Last week, the entrepreneur tweeted that he was placing the deal on hold until Twitter could verify that spam and fake accounts do not comprise more than 5 percent of its users. 

Musk stated that he was dedicated to purchasing the company and indicated that he was open to a deal at a lower price.

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Donald Trump Accuses Google of Trying to Ruin TRUTH Social

Truth Social was developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and is headed by former congressman Devin Nunes.

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Former President Donald Trump is not happy with Google. According to Rolling Stone, Trump believes that the tech giant is trying to ruin his new social media platform, TRUTH Social. The platform is currently not available to Android users which have drawn the ire of Trump.

“One person whom the outlet did not identify claimed to have discussed TRUTH Social’s unavailability for Android users with Trump,” the magazine wrote. “The person said he has also asked questions such as, “What’s up with Google?” and, “[is Google trying to] screw with me?”

Truth Social was developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and is headed by former congressman Devin Nunes.

Trump reportedly believes that Google and YouTube are out to get him. “This has left Trump with questions about the status of the product and whether his perceived enemies at Google had any plans to reject it,” the report said.

“Is Google trying to f**k me?” Trump asked.

Big Tech banned Trump from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat following the Jan. 6 riots. 

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