New this morning from PRWeek: Meet the communicator behind Sean "Diddy" Combs’ empire, EVP of comms Nathalie Moar. Plus: WE Communications has acquired a "significant stake" in Indian firm Avian Media and is merging its local operations into the agency to create a shop called Avian WE.
Arizona’s governor has ordered Uber to stop testing self-driving cars in the state. Governor Doug Ducey’s letter was sent less than 10 days after a semi-autonomous vehicle killed a pedestrian near Arizona State University (USA Today).
Good news, bad news by the numbers for President Trump. The good: A new CNN poll puts his approval rating at 42%, the highest mark since the 100-day point of his presidency. The bad: CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey has Trump’s approval down three points from December. The other numbers: 60 Minutes’ interview with Stormy Daniels, about whom Trump has not directly tweeted, scored the show’s highest ratings in 10 years (ABC News).
How fake news spreads in 2018. A fake GIF depicting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor and activist Emma Gonzalez tearing up the Constitution has gone viral, with one video posted by alt-right platform Gab getting 65,000 retweets this weekend (Business Insider). Gonzalez actually ripped up a shooting target in the original video posted by Teen Vogue (CNN).
People are sharing a fake picture of Parkland shooting survivor Emma González ripping up the Constitution. The real photo is from a Teen Vogue photo shoot, where she tears apart a shooting target poster ??? pic.twitter.com/HXHG3dBdIm— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 27, 2018
Correction: Monday's Breakfast Briefing incorrectly referred to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) as John Warner. Apologies for the error.