“We know based on the past that in crises, everyone goes online to find information,” she said. “When there are large-scale fatalities and multiple emergencies, it’s very important for people to be able to communicate and feel safe … This really puts people who already have vulnerable access to communication in a much worse position. It is a dangerous precedent to set.” … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s social media blackout reflects sense that online dangers outweigh benefits
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"The impact of COVID-19 and measures to prevent its spread are affecting our segments in a number of ways, most significantly at Parks, Experiences and Products where we closed our theme parks and retail stores, some of which have now re-opened, suspended cruise ship sailings and guided tours and have seen an adverse impact on our merchandise licensing business," Disney said. … [Read more...] about Disney Suffers Multi-Billion Dollar Loss Due To Park Closures
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It’s essentially a countercultural rebellion against the app’s traditional stars: white, straight, conventionally attractive teenagers offering popular and repetitive dances. Creepy or nonsensical CGI is a cornerstone of deep TikTok, as is applying deep red filters to videos. Thus the Miel Pop llama is a perfect fit. … [Read more...] about Mi pan, su su su: how a dancing llama and a nonsensical song captivated TikTok