Social media platforms “used for evil and need to get fixed,” leading journalist says

Inside Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war — Part 1, the cycle of violenceInside Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs — Part 2, the human tollIn December, Ressa was indicted on charges of tax evasion related to Rappler and faces the possibility of 10 to 15 years behind bars in convicted. She insists the charges are politically motivated […]

Trump appointee sparks bipartisan furor for politicizing media agency

In separate statements, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelTrump appointee sparks bipartisan furor for politicizing media agency Office of Special Counsel widens Pompeo probe into Hatch Act violations  Overnight Defense: Trump, Biden set to meet in final debate | Explicit Fort Bragg tweets were sent by account administrator | China threatens retaliation […]

Alexandra Pelosi On Showtime Documentary ‘American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself’: ‘Social Media Is Destroying Our Democracy’

Pelosi has been making films for almost two decades and one of her most notable was “Journeys With George” where she documented the 2000 presidential election cycle and President George W. Bush’s road to the White House. After traveling around the country for a year and talking to Americans in several different states, Pelosi says […]

Last hurrah for the establishment media

Internet usage statistics are similarly stark. CNN does better than its competitors with 662 million total visits per month, compared to 363 million for Fox News and a mere 94 million for MSNBC and NBC News combined. However, over 20 percent of CNN visits are from outside the U.S., average time on site is just […]

Excel spreadsheet error blamed for UK’s 16,000 missing coronavirus cases

According to reports from The Guardian and Sky News, the mistake was caused when PHE tried to collate data from multiple sources in the form of CSV files by loading them into Excel. This popular spreadsheet software has limits in how many rows it can load — 65,536 rows in older versions and 1,048,576 rows […]

Official Xbox Series X media remote spotted on Amazon

Other new accessories coming for Xbox Series X include a redesigned controller, which will be available in three colors at launch, and an upgraded rechargeable battery. Xbox One has had some extremely good looking controllers this generation, so I’m eager to see what new looks Microsoft cooks up in the next one.

Danny Masterson Rape Case Gets Go-Ahead From L.A. Judge; Media Will Be Allowed To Attend Trial

At the time of the warrants this summer, Mesereau released a statement saying his client “is innocent, and we’re confident that he will be exonerated when all the evidence finally comes to light and witnesses have the opportunity to testify.”

Alice Fraser: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

There are a million videos of my two year old niece on our family WhatsApp finding normal things hilarious that are funnier than anything and I would include them here were it not a breach of her tiny dignity. That said, other people’s families are way less worried about baby privacy and this is a […]

Michelle Brasier: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

10. The best freestylers in the world It’s obvious that Aunty Donna rule the internet comedy space but everyone knows we are friends so I didn’t want to put them in for fear of being biased. Unfortunately the perfection of Montaigne’s soaring vocals and their rambling verses has forced my hand and so now you […]

The Improbable Appeal of TikTok Tarot

Jake Trevino is a TikTok tarot reader. In February he had a job lined up teaching and coaching a college speech team, but it fell through when the pandemic broke. Now he makes his money dealing cards and spinning stories in 60-second clips online. Before filming each video, Trevino says, he holds his tarot deck […]