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The actresses speaking out over being labelled ‘difficult’

The actresses speaking out over being labelled ‘difficult’

Entertainment
Getty ImagesActress Katherine Heigl has discussed being labelled "difficult" in the entertainment industry and the harmful impact it had on her mental health.The Grey's Anatomy star drew criticism when she described 2007's Knocked Up - her breakout film - as "sexist".She told the Washington Post that her "shunning" from Hollywood left her feeling she would "rather be dead".But she added she's since "grown into accepting that ambition is not a dirty word" and stands by her opinions."I may have said a couple of things you didn't like, but then that escalated to 'she's ungrateful,' then that escalated to 'she's difficult' and that escalated to 'she's unprofessional'... What is your definition of difficult? "Somebody with an opinion that you don't like? Now I'm 42, that... [annoys] me," she sa...
North Carolina Facebook page labelled fake news

North Carolina Facebook page labelled fake news

Technology
A Facebook page that seemed to be sharing local news in North Carolina is a textbook example of a disinformation campaign, BBC News has been told.The site accumulated more than 50,000 followers in less than a month but also raised suspicions it was peddling fake news.Administrators of the site claimed to be students at the North Carolina State University, working on a news project.The university told BBC News that was not the case and blamed Russian bots.Disinformation expert Dr Claire Wardle said: "It has all the hallmarks - it is labelled as 'satire' to get it past the Facebook fact-checkers, it is using genuine content but stories that are from years ago and from all over the US and not just North Carolina, it has stories that...