Facebook announced plans to resume political, electoral and social issue ads in the U.S. tomorrow, March 4, ending a temporary ban it put in place after the November 2020 — to avoid confusion and abuse amid claims by former President Donald Trump and his supporters that the election had been stolen. The ad ban was a bit of a reversal by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has in the past has hewn to a hands-off position on content and political advertising , which is considered speech, unless there is the risk of imminent danger. But a lot changed with the unprecedented misinformation that proliferated on social media around the last election and the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. “Unlike other platforms, we require authorization and transparency not just for political and electoral ads, but also for social issue ads, and our systems do not distinguish between these categories. We’ve heard a lot of feedback about this and learned more about political and … [Read more...] about Facebook To End Ban On Political Advertising March 4
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Popular reality show Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 is nearing yet another weekend. On the third weekend, host Mohanlal will have a lot to discuss with the contestants, especially after a high-voltage week that saw several brawls, arguments and even physical attacks. On the other hand, one among them will go back home ending their ambitious journey in the show. Talking about the nominated contestants, Bhagyalakshmi, Sai Vishnu, Dimpal Bhal, Soorya Menon and Anoop Krishna have been nominated through the usual nomination process. Notably, contestants Firoz Khan, Sajna (the duo should be counted as a single unit) and Michelle Ann Daniel were directly nominated by Mohanlal as a punishment for breaking the rules of Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 . Well, with several speculations doing the rounds about the elimination process this week, reports are rife that actress Michelle might have to pack her bags to return home as the second eliminated contestant of the season. Several … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss Malayalam 3: Will Michelle Ann Daniel Bid Goodbye To The Show This Week?
EXCLUSIVE: SpongeBob‘s partner in crime is getting his own show. I have learned that Nickelodeon is finalizing deals for The Patrick Star Show , a SpongeBob SquarePants animated spinoff centered on SpongeBob’s best friend Patrick Star, voiced by Bill Fagerbakke . I hear voiceover recordings already have started for the project, which is expected to receive a 13-episode order and comes from the creative team behind the mothership series. According to sources, The Patrick Star Show is in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!, with Patrick (Fagerbakke) hosting his own late-night talk show. I hear the series would revolve around Patrick and his family. Fagerbakke is being joined by a largely new cast voicing new characters, with SpongeBob cast members expected to make occasional appearances, reprising their roles. A rep for Nickelodeon declined comment. ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Spinoff Series ‘The Patrick Star Show’ Set At Nickelodeon In … [Read more...] about ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Spinoff Series ‘The Patrick Star Show’ Set At Nickelodeon
The Podcast Academy has announced the nominees for their inaugural Awards for Excellence in Audio, a.k.a. the Ambies . Matthew McConaughey, Tessa Thompson, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Malcolm Gladwell and Willem Dafoe, and Charlotte Gainsbourg are among the 164 nominees in 23 categories that include Best Performer in Audio Fiction, Best Podcast Host, Best True Crime Podcast, Podcast of the Year, and more. Dirty Diana , The Left Right Game, and Wind of Change each earned four nominations, the most for any podcast. Dirty Diana is also up for Podcast of the Year, up against nine other programs including Chasing Cosby, Bunga Bunga, Detours, and Say Their Name . “The Podcast Academy was founded a year ago with the mission to foster inclusivity, elevate awareness, and build excitement for podcasts through initiatives, programming, and our annual awards,” Donald Albright, Chairman of the Podcast Academy and President & Co-Founder of Tenderfoot TV, said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Podcast Academy Announces Nominees for Inaugural ‘Ambies’ Awards
About three months ago, the classic 1970s lineup of Genesis – Peter Gabriel , Phil Collins , Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett and Tony Banks – sat down together in London to shoot an interview for the upcoming BBC/Showtime documentary Genesis – Sum of the Parts . “It was emotional,” says Genesis guitarist Rutherford. “But I also realized that nobody has changed. Peter and Tony still have a nice sort-of interplay. Phil was the joker, just like always.” It was a fun day of nostalgia, but don’t expect it to lead to any sort of reunion tour with Gabriel. “We discussed that years ago and that does remain possible,” says Rutherford. “I’d like it to be. But from what I see, there are no plans, though no doors are closed.” A reunion with the Collins-led lineup seems a bit more likely, especially since the singer recently told the press he wants to come out of retirement and possibly perform again. “I’m speaking to Phil tomorrow,” says Rutherford. “We’ll see what happens. But if he … [Read more...] about Mike Rutherford Talks Genesis Reunion, Return of the Mechanics