News That Matters

Tag: media

Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Entertainment
Getty ImagesAs a member of one of the most famous and glamorous families on the planet, Khloe Kardashian is rarely pictured looking less than a million dollars.The TV star and social media influencer and her team usually know how to produce the impossibly perfect image.So after an unfiltered picture was shared to her social media "by mistake" they were keen to have it taken down.They have asked social media platforms to remove it, although their efforts have spurred others to repost it.The natural-looking family photo showed the 36-year-old by a pool in a bikini.The star appeared unusually unairbrushed: more like an image you would see from your friend's lockdown lido swim session than from any of the Kardashians' previous personal campaign shots for their various brands.Kardashian's team ...

Defying rules, anti-vaccine accounts thrive on social media

Technology
With vaccination against COVID-19 in full swing, social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter say they’ve stepped up their fight against misinformation that aims to undermine trust in the vaccines. But problems abound.For years, the same platforms have allowed anti-vaccination propaganda to flourish, making it difficult to stamp out such sentiments now. And their efforts to weed out other types of COVID-19 misinformation — often with fact-checks, informational labels and other restrained measures, has been woefully slow.Twitter, for instance, announced this month that it will remove dangerous falsehoods about vaccines, much the same way it’s done for other COVID-related conspiracy theories and misinformation. But since April 2020, it has removed a grand to
EXPLAINER: Myanmar media defiant as junta cracks down

EXPLAINER: Myanmar media defiant as junta cracks down

Technology
Myanmar's military-controlled government is suppressing media coverage of protests against its seizure of powerBy ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 8:39 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBANGKOK -- Myanmar’s military-controlled government is seeking to suppress media coverage of protests against its seizure of power as journalists and ordinary citizens strive to inform people inside and outside of the country about what is happening.Authorities on Monday canceled the licenses of five local media outlets that had been offering extensive coverage of the protests, attempting to fully roll back such freedoms a decade after the country began its faltering transition toward democracy.The government has detained dozens of journalists since the Feb. 1
Kim Kardashian files to divorce Kanye West – US media

Kim Kardashian files to divorce Kanye West – US media

Entertainment
Getty ImagesKim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West, according to reports in the US media.The couple have been married for almost seven years and have four children together. The news was broken by celebrity news website TMZ after months of rumours of marital difficulties.Reports in US media suggest the reality star, 40, has requested joint legal and physical custody of their children. Neither has publicly commented. The couple are among the most recognisable stars in the world and are both hugely successful in their own right.Kim first found fame in 2007 as the star of an E! Television reality series about her family. Keeping up with the Kardashians has remained hugely popular since, with its 21st and final series due to air next year. Kardashians announce end to reali...
Will Framing Britney Spears be a moment of reckoning for the celebrity media?

Will Framing Britney Spears be a moment of reckoning for the celebrity media?

Entertainment
Getty Images"Everybody's talking all this stuff about me. Why don't they just let me live?"So sang Britney Spears on her 2004 single My Prerogative.More than 15 years on, in the week that a new documentary, Framing Britney Spears, aired in the US, those words are echoing once again.The New York Times film turns the spotlight on the singer's treatment by the press before her public breakdown in 2007 and the ongoing dispute over her conservatorship - an arrangement that means she doesn't control many aspects of her own life and career.The documentary has led to renewed criticism about her treatment within the bubble of 00s celebrity culture, and has sparked some soul-searching in the media."We are all to blame for what happened to Britney Spears," read an apology from Glamour magazine to the...