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04/05/22

The NewsWhip Daily 04/05

Welcome to The NewsWhip Daily for April 5th. Today, Twitter announces that Elon Musk will join the board of directors.

Also today, Channel 4 in the UK, Russia and Wikipedia, and an ACA expansion.

Business

The top business stories are about Channel 4 in the UK, Russia making threats, and a Celtic fan.

Watch: The moment Nadine Dorries realised Channel 4 is not paid for by taxpayers - The London Economic
Current Interactions: 5.1k
Predicted (in 3h): 8.7k
Russia threatens to fine Wikipedia if it doesn't delete 'false information' - Reuters
Current Interactions: 1.6k
Predicted (in 4h): 4.9k
Ticketless Celtic Fan Applies For Kiosk Assistant Job At Ibrox Purely To Watch The Old Firm Clash With Rangers - SPORTBible
Current Interactions: 2.6k
Predicted (in 4h): 3.8k

Healthcare

The top healthcare stories are about Shanghai's Covid policy, a potential new variant, and the ACA.

Shanghai defends separating infected children from uninfected parents. - New York Times
Current Interactions: 2.6k
Predicted (in 3h): 5.2k
New Covid Variant Found In The UK With Hundreds Of Cases Identified - LADBible
Current Interactions: 3.2k
Predicted (in 4h): 4k
With Obama looking on, White House to open ACA plans to more families - Washington Post
Current Interactions: 1.4k
 
Predicted (in 3h): 4k

Tech

The top tech stories today are all about Elon Musk becoming Twitter's largest shareholder again.

Elon Musk Goes Viral with 3-Word Tweet After Becoming Largest Twitter Shareholder - IJR
Current Interactions: 10.6k
Predicted (in 1h): 21.2k
Boebert calls for Twitter to Bring Back Trump now that Elon Musk is the Largest Shareholder - The Conservative Opinion
Current Interactions: 6.5k
Predicted (in 4h): 16k
WATCH: Tucker claims "Restoring free speech to Twitter is the greatest possible threat to the people in charge." - The Conservative Opinion
Current Interactions: 2.7k
Predicted (in 4h): 9.1k

Top news social posts of the last 24 hours

Facebook

Franklin Graham on Elon Musk's Twitter investment

Current interactions: 202.6k

Twitter

Elon Musk reacts to his Twitter investment

Current likes and retweets: 819.2k

Spotlight: Elon Musk to join Twitter board

Yesterday, it was announced that Tesla CEO and serial tweeter Elon Musk had acquired a 9.2% stake in Twitter, becoming the company's largest shareholder. 

As with almost everything Musk does, this has generated significant media and public interest, with 9k articles and 1.65 million engagements. This is only set to keep rising again as, in the last hour, it was announced by the CEO Parag Agrawal that Musk will be joining the board of directors of the company.

In terms of the coverage, most of the top articles have come from conservative media outlets, who have framed the purchase as having the potential to restore 'free speech' to the platform.

The top individual story came from NPR, but almost all the engagement with that story was driven by Franklin Graham sharing it with his perspective on the news in the top Facebook post of the day.

Top 10 stories of the last 24 hours

Elon Musk becoming Twitter's largest shareholder was the top narrative of the last 24 hours, with six of the top ten stories about the move. The top story, which was the Elon Musk NPR story, had more than 200k engagements. 

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