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Zuckerberg Goes Plutocrat, “Cancels” All Facebook Event Until June 2021

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According to an announcement that CEO Mark Zuckerberg made on April 16, 2020, Facebook is no longer holding large gatherings until June 2021.

The social media giant is also extending its work from home requirement through the end of May.

They will also let employees who don’t feel comfortable about coming into their normal office jobs to continue working remotely “through at least the summer.”

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“A small percent of our critical employees who can’t work remotely, like content reviewers working on counter-terrorism or suicide and self-harm prevention, and engineers working on complex hardware, may be able to return sooner, but overall, we don’t expect to have everyone back in our offices for some time,” Zuckerberg declared in a post on his Facebook page.

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Furthermore, Facebook is banning business travel until June.

Near the end of February, Facebook canceled its annual F8 developers conference as the virus started to spread across the globe.

This Facebook is usually held in late April or early May in the San Francisco Bay area.

Last year, more than 5,000 people from across the globe attended F8.

Major tech events have experienced a number of cancellations in 2020.

Renowned conference SXSW saw its events cancelled after the city of Austin took action back in March.

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The Attorney General on His Way Out?: Trump Mulls Firing Bill Barr, Advisers Trying to Dissuade Him

Trump is unhappy about more than just Barr’s recent voter fraud comments.

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President Donald Trump is considering firing Attorney General William Barr, with the Washington Post reporting Wednesday evening that Trump “remained livid” at him.

On Tuesday Barr said that the Justice Department did not find evidence of “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

An unnamed senior administration official told the Post that although Trump is upset about Barr’s comments, he’s also unhappy with Barr about other matters, such as his previous lack of action on the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and his handling of John Durham.

The president is pressuring Barr to release the “Durham report,” which could implicate officials in using the investigation to target Trump for political reasons. Trump also sees Barr’s secret appointment of Durham to DOJ special counsel as a “stall tactic.”

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AG Barr Reveals John Durham Was Appointed Special Counsel Weeks Before 2020 Election

In the wake of Election Day Attorney General Barr authorized federal prosecutors to “investigate substantial allegations” of voter fraud. But in his comments Tuesday, Barr claimed that “most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct.”

“They are not systemic allegations,” said Barr.

Trump may want to fire Barr, but several advisers are trying to persuade him not to, according to the unnamed senior official.

Either way, it’s tough to see how Barr remains attorney general for much longer. If Joe Biden pulls off the steal and gets inaugurated, he will certainly replace Barr with his own AG. And if Trump hangs on for his second and final term, he may very well want to clean house and start afresh.

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