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favicon theguardian.com —  11+ hour, 10+ min ago

Colbert on Arizona audit: "They hired Maga fans, and even they couldn't say No 45 won'

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/sep/28/stephen-colbert-arizona-election-audit-seth-meyers-trevor-noah

"So they hired Maga fans, and even they couldn't say that No 45 won," said Colbert. ... On Late Night, Seth Meyers recounted another ignominious end: Rudy Giuliani on Fox News. ... hurt" because years ago, he helped get Rupert Murdoch's Fox News on Time Warner and thus available to ... Fox News ban Stephen Colbert mocked the humiliating conclusion of a partisan effort to overturn ... and legal calculation" related to Dominion Voting Systems, which has slapped the network with a $1.6bn ... ...

favicon theconversation.com —  10+ hour, 35+ min ago

The Gabby Petito case has been exploited by the media. We need to stop treating human tragedy as entertainment

https://theconversation.com/the-gabby-petito-case-has-been-exploited-by-the-media-we-need-to-stop-treating-human-tragedy-as-entertainment-168562

Courtesy of David Robinson via AP Criminal case as fair media game My concern ... Consider the case of 20-year-old Ashley Loring Heavyrunner, an Indigenous woman who disappeared in Montana ... This undated photo provided by David Robinson shows his son, Daniel Robinson, in Arizona. ... The murder of 22-year-old American Gabby Petito, and disappearance of her fiance, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie ... Others have created Instagram and Twitter accounts in Petito’s name, in what could be seen as an opportunistic ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 7+ min ago

Social media firms serve as gateway for scammers, says finance watchdog

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/sep/28/social-media-giants-serve-as-gateway-for-scams-warns-finance-watchdog

Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram serve as a "gateway" for fraudsters, the City watchdog ... While the Financial Conduct Authority praised Google for having changed its terms for financial advertisements ... The FCA has waged a long-running battle with social media firms and search engines amid a spike in online ... "We expect Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others to also, and we'll be engaging with them." ... fraud, which the Home Office has said makes up about 86% of all fraud in the UK. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  10+ hour, 48+ min ago

How to Be an Antiracist author Ibram X Kendi awarded MacArthur "genius grant'

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/28/how-to-be-an-antiracist-author-ibram-x-kendi-awarded-macarthur-genius-grant

A handful are writers, including author and radio producer Daniel Alarcon, poet Don Mee Choi and historian ... The bestselling historian Ibram X Kendi has been awarded a $625,000 ( 460,000) MacArthur "genius grant ... Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. ... Cecilia Conrad at the MacArthur Foundation, said the group of fellows chosen this year "helps us reimagine ... The other recipients this year range from landscape ecologist Lisa Schulte Moore to adaptive technology ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  10+ hour, 48+ min ago

What makes me thankful? I grew up in a world before Instagram | Arwa Mahdawi

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/28/what-makes-me-thankful-i-grew-up-in-a-world-before-instagram

data and being used to incite violence and undermine democracy Could it be a reaction to the Wall Street ... In an almost comically condescending blog post and series of tweets, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri explained ... with Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok; an image-obsessed world of likes, retweets, follower ... But I can tell you this: I am incredibly thankful that I grew up before social media became ubiquitous ... According to the WSJ, an internal Facebook presentation from 2019 noted that "we make body image issues ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  12+ hour, 23+ min ago

Britney vs Spears review - Netflix doc is schlocky, trashy and deeply uncomfortable

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/sep/28/britney-vs-spears-review-netflix-doc-is-schlocky-trashy-and-deeply-uncomfortable

In this context, Netflix's Britney vs Spears - directed and narrated by fan and film-maker Erin Lee Carr ... It often has the feel of a schlocky true crime documentary, with Carr and the journalist Jenny Eliscu ... Eliscu recounts how she handed the petition to Spears - whom she had interviewed twice for Rolling Stone ... In February, the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears recast her career through a post-# ... of allegations in the New York Times' follow-up documentary, Controlling Britney Spears, that Spears ... ...

favicon theconversation.com —  17+ hour, 38+ min ago

R. Kelly was aided by a network of complicity - common in workplace abuse - that enabled crimes to go on for decades

https://theconversation.com/r-kelly-was-aided-by-a-network-of-complicity-common-in-workplace-abuse-that-enabled-crimes-to-go-on-for-decades-168809

For example, a former tour manager, Demetrius Smith, testified that he bribed an Illinois state employee ... to get a fake ID for underage R&B Singer, Aaliyah, so that Kelly could marry her. ... The prosecution in Kelly’s case provided evidence that Kelly was enabled by a silent network. ... Members of the network of complicity fall victim to such storytelling and myth-building. ... up the singer’s crimes. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  12+ hour, 51+ min ago

Why is Hollywood still denying Black queer love stories?

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/sep/28/black-queer-love-stories-film-tv

historian and endowed chair in African-American Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University School ... film Moonlight, which was written by Black gay screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Barry ... As a community," said Darryl Stephens, who played Noah Nicholson on Noah's Arc. ... , Anthony, Jamal and Syed. ... For The Boys, which was created by Ellis C Dawson and Mekhai Lee, focuses on a trio of Black gay friends ... ...

favicon theconversation.com —  18+ hour, 52+ min ago

'The Activist' reality TV show sparked furor, but treating causes as commodities with help from celebrities happens all the time

https://theconversation.com/the-activist-reality-tv-show-sparked-furor-but-treating-causes-as-commodities-with-help-from-celebrities-happens-all-the-time-168025

which has worked with Elton John, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bündchen to raise money, initially to ... to Sierra Leone with World Vision as its “ambassador.” ... One example: actress Elizabeth McGovern mixed up Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and Darfur when she went ... The ENOUGH Project promotes NBA star Luol Deng, the model Iman and other famous people as what it calls ... There are philanthropic consultants, like the Global Philanthropy Group, which help celebrity clients ... ...

favicon kesq.com —  1+ mon ago

Former R. Kelly tour manager reluctantly testifies about the singer's marriage to Aaliyah - KESQ

https://kesq.com/news/national-world/cnn-national/2021/08/21/former-r-kelly-tour-manager-reluctantly-testifies-about-the-singers-marriage-to-aaliyah/

Demetrius Smith, 65, testified reluctantly, at times telling US District Judge Ann Donnelly he "didn't ... Kelly, 54, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is standing trial in New York and has pleaded not ... Shortly after obtaining their marriage license, in a Sheraton hotel suite near Chicago O"Hare Airport ... knowingly infected multiple people with the incurable sexually transmitted disease. ... The marriage was annulled the following year after Aaliyah's family became aware of it, the Chicago Sun-Times ... ...