Monthly Round up June 15

Want to see what’s been happening recently in the news? Check out our roundup of the most relevant articles of the month. 

Details are leaking into the press of the FTC privacy investigation into Facebook.

FACEBOOK UNDER FIRE AFTER PROBE COVERS EMAILS (June 12, 2019) Emails uncovered appear to connect CEO Mark Zuckerberg to problematic privacy practices at the company. “There is serious concern at the company that this could become a serious public-relations issue for a company built on “public relations,” said John Manlove CEO John Manlove Marketing & Communications.

GOOGLE FIRES 6 OF ITS LARGEST LOBBYING FIRMS (June 12, 2019) Google is in the process of overhauling its public affairs and policy operations as a result of closer government scrutiny of its operations. “This is an after-the-fact response to continued government scrutiny into the company’s operations and affairs and a call from many Democratic presidential candidates that the company should be broken up. Obviously their $20 million a year lobbying budget missed the mark,” said John Manlove CEO of John Manlove Marketing & Communications.

TEXAS MONTHLY HAS A NEW OWNER (June 25, 2019) The chairman and new owner of Texas Monthly, LLC, is Randa Duncan Williams. Williams will make the fourth owner of Texas Monthly since its founding. As the new owner, Williams is not looking to change the journalistic quality that Texas Monthly has held since its start but only to build upon what Genesis Park has done.

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