Make sure social media is a GoT spoiler-free zone

The internet is pretty much just concerned with Game of Thrones today. With the finale of the epic fantasy programme finally hitting screens last night, it seems like everyone is talking about it. But if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to find social media – especially Twitter – almost impossible to navigate without spoilers. Twitter’s unrelenting churn and […]

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Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Regulator directed 13 media organisations to suspend 39 journalists after coverage of politician taken to prison. Kampala, Uganda – Media groups are challenging a decision by the country’s communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) […]

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Egypt's Sisi: Defaming security forces is 'high treason'

President’s warning comes amid controversy over a BBC investigation into alleged rights abuses by security forces. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warned on Thursday he considers defamation of the country’s armed forces and police an act of “high treason” that wouldn’t be tolerated. In televised comments during a visit to the Mediterranean coastal town of Alamein, he reminded viewers of […]

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Apple’s Subscription News and Magazines Service: What You Need to Know

At its “Show Time” media event in Cupertino, California on Monday, Apple announced its long-rumored news and magazine subscription service, called Apple News+. Apple News+ will exist as a tab within the free-by-default Apple News service, and offer unlimited access to stories from various paywalled magazines, newspapers and digital news sites — a blockbuster catalog of media that Apple executives […]

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AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over pedophile concerns

AT&T pulled all its advertising from Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube for the second time in two years after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed the exploitation of children. “Until Google can protect our brand from offensive content of any kind, we are removing all advertising from YouTube,” an AT&T spokesman said in a statement Thursday. […]

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Sales of Enquirer’s Bezos exclusive were a ‘big disappointment’

The National Enquirer story that blew the lid off Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ extramarital affair may have dominated the news cycle — but it was a disappointment on newsstands, according to a well-placed source. The Enquirer had originally planned to release the scintillating story to newsstands on Jan. 16, but was thwarted when the Enquirer called Bezos for comment a […]

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Who made Hearst’s decision to kill Bryan Singer story?

How high up the Hearst corporate ladder did the alleged decision go to kill a story — intended for Esquire’s December issue — that alleged a series of underage boys were sexually abused or raped by “Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer over a period of decades? The story was written by Maximillian Potter and Alex French, both contract writers for […]

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