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In a polarised world, even checking facts on Twitter becomes politicised | Kenan Malik | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Like many Twitter debates, the war of words that broke out last week between Donald Trump and the social media company may seem inconsequential, even infantile. However, the spat raises important questions about the relationship between the public, technology companies and the state, especially in a polarised America. On Tuesday, Twitter attached a health warning […]

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’ | Technology – Blog – Emails

Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it “glorifies violence”, further escalating the social media company’s row with the US president. The US president’s tweet, posted on Thursday night Washington time, warned people in Minneapolis protesting against the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer […]

‘You lot can’t rattle me’: John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death | Film- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

John Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for Boyega’s hard-hitting tone and use of an […]

Donald Trump’s move against Twitter factchecking could backfire | Technology – Blog – Emails

Donald Trump’s apparent plans to punish Twitter for appending a factcheck to his claims that Tempemail-in ballots would be “substantially fraudulent” could reshape the web – but not necessarily in the ways he or his supporters intend. Trump’s expected avenue of attack focuses on section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. That law underpins much of how […]

‘Truth twisters’: rogue civil service tweet causes storm | Politics- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

It was a sentiment perhaps shared by at least some people who had watched Boris Johnson’s press conference, but not necessarily what you might expect from the official account of the civil service. “Arrogant and offensive,” read the tweet from the @UKCivilService Twitter account, which has just over 250,000 followers. “Can you imagine having to […]

Advice for communications practitioners sourcing media placements- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

What media opportunities can communications practitioners explore and utilise across digital media during the Covid-19 pandemic? Jason Teitler, senior vice-president of global communications and brand lead for Special Olympics International, shares his advice on how brands can continue to reach consumers and audiences. For many in the communications and marketing fields, along with their colleagues […]

Streaming executive behind Disney+ to become new TikTok CEO | Technology- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Walt Disney Co’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the chief executive officer of TikTok, the popular video app owned by China’s ByteDance, the companies said on Monday. Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but in February was passed over […]

TikTok is the perfect medium for the splintered attention spans of lockdown | Sophie Haigney | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

TikTok is the perfect medium for the splintered attention spans of lockdown | Sophie Haigney | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Tempemail.co Skip to content Someone, somewhere, makes a sandwich, gracefully pressing her fork into the edges of crustless white bread. Someone else jumps in the air and somehow manages to remove his hoodie with […]

‘People still need to laugh’: how lipsyncing spoofs saved lockdown | Technology – Blog – Emails

In the TikTok videos going viral across social media, the voices are familiar: a rambling presidential whine, or a patronising prime minister. But the people apparently speaking are altogether – and hilariously – different. In uncannily calibrated lipsyncs, Donald Trump is shown as a hectoring schoolteacher or drunken clubgoer, while Boris Johnson reads a bedtime […]

Revenge porn in Australia: the law is only as effective as the law enforcement | Society- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

When Laura* was 14, she was convinced that her boyfriend was the love of her life. So, when several girls messaged her to say he had sent them a video of her drunk and engaging in a sexual act, she told herself they were lying. “I was just like, ‘Oh, you don’t know anything about […]