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AT & T CEO says that White House's management of CNN's Acosta seems to break freeze protection

AT & T Inc. Managing Director Randall Stephenson resigned at the White House over his decision to suspend CNN correspondent…

AT & T Inc. Managing Director Randall Stephenson resigned at the White House over his decision to suspend CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press releases earlier this month, stating that the administration had ignored established procedures in a way that seems to violate press freedom protection.

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obviously owns CNN after approximately $ 81 billion purchases of Time Warner were closed earlier this year. Stephenson has been CEO since 2007.

“If the White House wants to pull someone’s press information, there’s a process,” said Stephenson at the Wall Street Journal WSJ Tech D.Live conference last Monday. “That process must be followed, otherwise what is the criterion for drawing a person’s press data?”

& # 39; You did not like the issue? Yes, it seems to be a violation of our freedom of press. “


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The remarks include a slight echo of the saliva &#821

1; mostly on Twitter and mostly at the president’s orchestration – between the White House and the Amazons

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Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post; The Trump administration has said that it has abandoned references for Acosta, CNN’s head of the White House correspondent, for “putting his hands” on a white house intern who tried to take a microphone from him at a television press conference after President Trump got tired of the question.

Trump threatens more journalists’ tasks when striking “dumb” questions

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a video of the incident that seemed to have been edited in a way that made the reporter’s actions look more aggressive, according to an analysis of Storyful. Read: Kellyanne Conway says Jim Acosta’s “karate chop” clip was not changed, it was “sped up”

Separately, Stephenson called on Monday for clearer standards of rules about network neutrality, says no company should be allowed to slow down the content of another. “We do not really have legislation’s clarity,” he said, adding that companies “could not block you from coming to Netflix

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or what you want to come to.

Trump administration, to a large extent with telecom giant backing, has been pushing to revise Obama rules that promote open internet access.

Read: What half-time results may mean net neutrality

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