Billionaire Investors Urgently Needed to Rescue the Ailing News Industry

The gloomy reality for digital media:

The coverage doesn’t insulate the owner from the challenges facing many traditional media companies. The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Time are all in the red despite big investments and efforts to boost revenues. The Los Angeles Times may see deep job cuts as last year the company trimmed about 74 jobs. The Washington Post didn’t fare any better and let go of 240 employees. Time suffered a $20 million loss. Even established publications like The Boston Globe and The Atlantic are struggling for profitability. The rise of AI-powered apps is eroding readership. These billionaires are getting fatigued by the struggle to make money, even if it doesn’t affect their lavish lifestyles.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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