‘You think: are we really doing this?’: how TV’s strangest shows get made

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nine years ago, TV developer Park Won Woo was taking a break in a car park after shooting auditions for a South Korean talent show. He had worked on Läs mer…

British Vogue covers celebrate black joy with sculpted hair

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The intricate art of sculpted hair celebrating black identity is front and centre of British Vogue’s April issue. Made up of four different covers around the theme of “joy”, Läs mer…

Mail on Sunday must publish front-page Meghan statement, court rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Guardian RSS 2021-03-05 14:32 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/05/mail-on-sunday-publish-front-page-meghan-statement-court

The Dissident review – inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s not shown in this documentary, but there is a gruesome TV news clip of Vladimir Putin high-fiving Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 summit in Läs mer…

A rhapsody for Queen fans – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Queenpod What Simon Lupton – documentarian and Queen archivist – and superfans John Robins and Sooz Kempner don’t know about the shapeshifting rock legends probably Läs mer…

Best UK streaming and pay-TV services 2021: Sky, Virgin, Netflix and Amazon Prime compared and ranked

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The choice of how you get your TV and movies in the UK has exploded in recent years, with a growing number of premium pay-TV providers and streaming services Läs mer…

Smash parties, talking vulvas and Big Mouth: inside Titmouse animation studio

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Animation is an anarchic medium. Anything can happen. In the hit Netflix show Big Mouth, hormone monsters haunt pubescent teens, characters surf waves of their own menstrual blood and Läs mer…

China's Communist party ran campaign to discredit BBC, thinktank finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China’s Communist party orchestrated an international campaign to undermine the BBC and discredit its reporting during the first two months of the year, using western social media networks, an Läs mer…

'Facebook has a blind spot': why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the last year, Facebook adjusted some of the most fundamental rules about what gets posted on its platform, halting algorithmic recommendations of political groups, banning lies about vaccines Läs mer…

Alan Rusbridger says Oversight Board will ask to see Facebook's algorithm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s Oversight Board is trying to gain access to the social network’s curation algorithm to understand how it works, according to Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of the Guardian Läs mer…

Optimizing for outrage: ex-Obama digital chief urges curbs on big tech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter A former digital strategist for Barack Obama has demanded an end to big tech’s profit-driven optimization of outrage and called for Läs mer…

Taking on the tech giants: the lawyer fighting the power of algorithmic systems

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In July 2019, Cori Crider, a lawyer, investigator and activist, was introduced to a former Facebook employee whose work monitoring graphic content on the world’s largest social media platform Läs mer…

‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Merck Mercuriadis had a good Christmas. On Christmas Day, the No 1 song in the UK was LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a novelty cover version of Journey’s 1981 Läs mer…

The dark side of the Chippendales – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Welcome to Your FantasyOily beefcake-merchants the Chippendales don’t seem like the most likely candidates for a true crime podcast, but this is one hell of Läs mer…

Competition watchdog expects Google and Facebook to strike deal with small publishers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If smaller and regional publishers don’t get a deal under the news media code, the government retains the “trigger” to force Google and Facebook to the negotiating table, competition Läs mer…

Digital fashion designers sought for UK’s first degree in virtual couture

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The seemingly sci-fi world of digital couture – in which social media users can buy virtual clothing to be worn online, while gamers can dress avatars in flamboyant “skins” Läs mer…

Listen to the world: Radio Garden app brings stations to millions in lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ever fancied listening to some pop music from Prague? Rock from Russia, or talk from Taiwan? With the pandemic limiting travel abroad, an online app has ignited the imagination Läs mer…

The social app Clubhouse is an invitation to trouble | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; So, are you on Clubhouse, the social-media sensation du jour? No? Me neither. But – I hasten to add, lest there should be any doubt about my social status Läs mer…

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'If you’re protesting against racism, you’re going to upset some racists'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Seven months ago, Sacha Baron Cohen was in the back of a speeding ambulance. It was an escape car, and he was fleeing a gun rally. The Borat producers Läs mer…

A shocking look at racial health inequality – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Bias DiagnosisIvan Beckley, a student doctor, hosts this podcast for Audible in which he scrutinises the racial inequalities in healthcare systems, from cancer treatment Läs mer…

Facebook announces UK trial to tackle climate misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has said it will start labelling misinformation about the climate crisis in a small trial limited to the UK. Labels will be attached to certain posts directing users Läs mer…

Naomi Higgins and Humyara Mahbub: the 10 funniest things we have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The last time two women did this list, they split it into two halves and said while they are both girls, they are not the same. Well, Naomi Higgins Läs mer…

How governments were left playing catch-up on misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Michael Marom steers his Telstra-branded company car past the site of a planned 5G tower on the streets of Mullumbimby, it draws a now predictable response. Someone is Läs mer…

Debate rages as Facebook prepares to say whether Trump can return

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook is expected to announce imminently whether it will allow Donald Trump to return to the platform after banning him more than a month ago. The decision will be Läs mer…

Jools and Jim get in the driving seat – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Jools and Jim’s Joyride Jim Moir and Jools Holland are the latest celebrities bringing escapist joy with their transport-themed podcast. It’s a laid-back affair, with Läs mer…

TikTok sale to Oracle and Walmart shelved as Biden reviews security, say reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Oracle and Walmart’s plan to buy TikTok’s US operations has reportedly been pushed back indefinitely, as the US president, Joe Biden, reviews the previous administration’s efforts to address potential Läs mer…

Influencers tread a path paved by Michael Gove and co | David Mitchell

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s hard to sympathise with all those social media influencers who’ve snuck out to Dubai to take photos of themselves in swimwear while the rest of us are stuck Läs mer…

I decided to quit Twitter and I feel like a new man | Romesh Ranganathan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I decided to quit Twitter last month. I haven’t been engaging properly with it for a while, only tweeting to point out a podcast or a show I was Läs mer…

A thoughtful look at love and sex – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Jacob Hawley On LoveFollowing on from On Drugs – which examined our relationship with narcotics, from criminality to chemsex – comedian Hawley hosts another thought-provoking Läs mer…