The latest online marketing news for 2016.
We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.
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- Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:35:58 +0000: Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm - Internet | The Guardian
Platform popular with Trump supporters is back online, but only carries a message from its CEO, using IP address owned by DDOS-Guard
Parler, the social network popular with Donald Trump supporters, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company.
The network vanished from the internet after it was dropped by Amazon’s hosting arm and other partners over a lack of moderation after its users called for violence and posted videos glorifying the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January.Continue reading...
- Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:21:50 +0000: When film stars attack: Russell Crowe's reaction to criticism could set a trend - Internet | The Guardian
The actor’s unexpected response to a complaint about an 18-year-old film could pave the way for big-name actors to personally insult Twitter users
One of the most surprising new avenues to have formed for celebrities over the course of the pandemic has been Cameo. For the uninitiated, Cameo is a service where celebrities can create personalised messages for their fans. For £75, Hodor from Game of Thrones will wish you a happy birthday or – if you have £750 lying around – Richard Dreyfuss will put on a Jaws shirt and struggle to pronounce your name.
But maybe this isn’t enough for you. Maybe you want to find direct engagement, with a much bigger star than Cameo offers, and for free. If that’s the case, I can heartily endorse not liking a Russell Crowe movie. Because, even if it takes him a while, Crowe will do his best to respond to your criticism. And if you’re really lucky, he’ll sound like an out-of-touch bus stop crackpot in the process. Here’s what happened.
Thanks Russell. I'm 60 but I get your point. Love Unhinged. Greetings from Liverpool, I.Continue reading...
- Sun, 17 Jan 2021 14:27:29 +0000: Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in - Internet | The Guardian
In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves?
Last week, as Twitter permanently banned Trump from its platform, critics from the right have been quick to blame a “leftist” culture within tech companies for a crackdown on free speech. That is not without its contradictions – many people have expressed concerns about the decision, including Alexei Navalny and Angela Merkel. But it does raise an uncomfortable issue: in recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right.
So what do experts make of it – and should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves? We asked five defenders of free speech to weigh in.
The contention between opposing ideas is a catalyst to get to the truth
Censorship – and any type of oppression, really – always begins by targeting particularly unsympathetic peopleContinue reading...
- Sun, 17 Jan 2021 10:15:02 +0000: How Trump supporters are radicalised by the far right - Internet | The Guardian
A move by extremists to the encrypted Telegram app from Parler makes it harder to track where the next attack could come from
Far right “playbooks” teaching white nationalists how to recruit and radicalise Trump supporters have surfaced on the encrypted messaging app Telegram ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The documents, seen by the Observer, detail how to convert mainstream conservatives who have just joined Telegram into violent white supremacists. They were found last week by Tech Against Terrorism, an initiative launched by the UN counter terrorism executive directorate.Continue reading...
- Sun, 17 Jan 2021 07:30:10 +0000: Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler - Internet | The Guardian
Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters
At least 14 Conservative MPs, including several ministers, cabinet minister Michael Gove and a number of prominent Tory commentators joined Parler, the social media platform favoured by the far right that was forced offline last week for hosting threats of violence and racist slurs.
Parler was taken offline after Amazon Web Services pulled the plug last Sunday, saying violent posts and racist threats connected to the recent attack on the US Capitol violated its terms.Continue reading...
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