David Mark

Executive News Editor

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David is an Executive News Editor at Morning Consult.


Energy Brief: EPA’s Acting Deputy Administrator Retiring in April

By David Mark Top Stories The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting second-in-command, Mike Flynn, is set to retire in April — the latest departure among a batch of career officials tapped by the Obama administration to hold senior political jobs temporarily until Trump administration replacements could be nominated and confirmed. Flynn’s departure could leave a vacancy […]

Tech Brief: John Hennessy Replaces Eric Schmidt as Alphabet Executive Chairman

By David Mark Top Stories Former Stanford University President John Hennessy replaced Eric Schmidt as executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Hennessy joined Google Inc.’s board in 2004, and served as dean of Stanford’s engineering school when then-graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page developed their now-ubiquitous […]

Tech Brief: At Least 1.4 Million Twitter Users Interacted With Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election Cycle, Company Says

By David Mark Out Today: The Latest Edition of Morning Consult’s Governor Approval Rankings Top Stories Twitter Inc. more than doubled, to at least 1.4 million, the amount of people it says interacted with Russian troll-created content during the 2016 elections. The company said it has notified each user individually, though Twitter did not contact those […]

Tech Brief: Facebook to Ban All Cryptocurrency Advertising on Platform

By David Mark Top Stories Facebook Inc., which has weathered criticism over the integrity of its advertising platforms, is aiming to block cryptocurrency advertising on the site — and asking users to report any ads that make it through. The social media giant suggested many cryptocurrency sponsors were not acting in “good faith,” and are […]

Tech Brief: Administration Reportedly Considering Nationalized 5G Network

By David Mark Top Stories National security officials reportedly say America needs a centralized nationwide 5G network within three years to guard against incursions by bad actors such as China, and are said to be considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network. In a memo, Trump administration figures likened it to “the […]

Finance Brief: Labor Department Grants Deutsche Bank Waiver From Libor-Related Punishment

By David Mark Government Brief A federal judge dealt another legal blow to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Leandra English, who’s challenging Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s interim leadership at the CFPB. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly refused to grant English a preliminary injunction against Mulvaney’s appointment, saying her suit is […]