Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News based in Ireland covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact him via secure email at the address lucasnolan@protonmail.com

Articles by Lucas Nolan

Twitter Settles Federal Complaint over Misusing Private Data for Advertising

Social media giant Twitter has agreed to pay $150 million in civil penalties to settle a complaint that the site profited from deceptively collecting user data for six years. Twitter used phone numbers and email addresses it told users it was collecting for account security purposes to sell targeted ads.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal

Diet Google: ‘Privacy-Focused’ DuckDuckGo Fails to Block Microsoft Trackers

The allegedly “privacy-focused” search engine DuckDuckGo may not be as private as it claims, according to a recent report. According to researchers and eventually the CEO’s own admission, the site doesn’t block trackers from Microsoft, who provides much of the site’s search content.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shows his fist ( Stephen Brashear /Getty)

No Vacancy: Woke Airbnb to Close Business in China Due to Fierce Competition

Lodging rental company Airbnb, which has been a stalwart supporter of Communist China and a sponsor of the Genocide Games, is reportedly set to close its business in China, according to multiple sources. The woke Silicon Valley giant was already facing fierce competition from local companies, and its business has reportedly become more difficult to run during the coronavirus pandemic.

Brian Chesky CEO of Airbnb

Elon Musk Suggests Twitter Buyout Offer May Be Reduced Based on Bots

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggested recently that his $44 billion Twitter buyout offer may be cut in proportion to the real number of bots on the platform. Musk continues to express doubt about the platform’s outlandish claims of bots making up only five percent of its userbase.

BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images)

‘Financially Crippled:’ Celebrity NFTs Leave Fans and Investors Broke

In recent months, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have become increasingly popular with many celebrities promoting their own NFTs. Now, many fans who invested in digital tokens promoted by their favorite stars are financially “crippled.” One investor believes that celebrities “took their payouts and moved on while everybody who scraped by to invest in their futures got robbed.”

Floyd Mayweather

Trump Torches Musk: Elon Wants to Join GOP Because of Issues with ‘Probably Illegal Purchase’ of ‘Fake Twitter’

Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent statement that he would begin voting Republican, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to give him both barrels. Trump posted to his platform that Musk’s change of heart is likely due to “all of his problems with a probably illegal purchase of a crummy phony account loaded company, Fake Twitter.”

Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Musk answered a range of questions relating …

Feds Probe Another Deadly Tesla Autopilot Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a probe into yet another fatal car crash involving Tesla’s Autopilot “full self-driving” system. The latest Tesla crash under federal investigation resulted in three fatalities.

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 14: Engineer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk of The Boring Company listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel at Block 37 during a news conference on June 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Musk said he could create a 16-passenger …

Apple Delays Return to Office After Woke Employee Mob Calls Its Plans Racist

Apple has reversed course on its plans to return to normal operations and has suspended requirements that employees return to the office this month for at least three days a week. The U-turn comes after woke employees called the mandate to return to the office a racist move designed to make the company “younger, whiter, and male-dominated.”

Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Elon Musk: Twitter Deal ‘Cannot Move Forward’ Until Company Proves Its Fake ‘Bot’ Account Claims

Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to stall his acquisition of the social media platform Twitter, claiming that he cannot move forward until the number of bot accounts on the platform is clarified. Musk said in a tweet to the platform that his offer was based on “Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” and that he believes the platform could have 20 percent bots “or *much* higher.”

BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images)

Amazon Fires Senior Managers at Unionized Long Island Warehouse

Following Amazon employees union victory at a Staten Island warehouse, the company has fired more than half a dozen senior managers at the facility. The firings are viewed by some employees as a direct response to the successful vote by staff to join the Amazon Labor Union.

Jeff Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Research Firm: Twitter Is at Elon Musk’s Mercy

According to an investment firm betting against Twitter shares, Tesla CEO Elon Musk could end up paying less than the $44 billion he offered last month to purchase the social media platform. According to Hindenburg Research: “Musk holds all the cards here. If Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter disappeared tomorrow, Twitter’s equity would fall by 50% from current levels. Consequently, we see a significant risk that the deal gets repriced lower.”

BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images)