Digital media

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Reddit aims to double in size as social news site invests for growth
After punching below its weight for years, firm is building new tech and experimenting with charging users

Alex Hern

07, May, 2021 @10:37 AM

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From Marilyn Monroe to the Manson Family, the dark side of Hollywood – podcasts of the week
Badlands considers crime, history and legends bubbling beneath the surface of Tinseltown. Plus: a look at the “unseen forces” around us, and just who is Matthew MaGill?

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies and Danielle Stephens

07, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Donald Trump returns to social media with glorified blog
Ex-president unveils retro webpage featuring series of statements resembling blogposts ahead of Facebook oversight board’s decision on his suspension

David Smith in Washington

04, May, 2021 @10:36 PM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers sell rights to catalogue of hits to Hipgnosis
Trend of artists selling rights continues, as Kid Creole and the Coconuts also sign deal

Mark Sweney

04, May, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Trolls can be hunted down and rooted out. So why aren’t social media giants doing it? | Sean Ingle
Four-day sporting boycott reinforces the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to get rid of those dishing out abuse – now

Sean Ingle

03, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Substack: how the game-changer turned poacher
It started as a newsletter platform for unknown writers. Now it is becoming a media giant in its own right – with a reputation for luring big-name columnists to its ranks

James Ball

02, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Suzanne Wrack
Blackouts aren’t a perfect solution, but this one can play a part in a wider campaign to tackle racism, sexism and homophobia

Suzanne Wrack

30, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A striking look at the UK justice system – podcasts of the week
Josie Bevan considers her own family’s story and societal flaws in Prison Break. Plus: more nuanced takes on black lives and racism from Resistance

Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier and Elena Morresi

30, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sports bodies to boycott social media for bank holiday weekend over abuse
Leading sports bodies will begin an 84-hour boycott of social media on Friday by stepping up their demands for companies such as Facebook and Twitter to do more to stop online abuse being sent or seen

Sean Ingle

29, Apr, 2021 @9:58 PM

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Spotify expected to report subscriber slowdown
Such an update would be another signal that Covid lockdown entertainment boom is over

Mark Sweney

25, Apr, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Enough with the imperial nostalgia and identity politics. Let museums live | Tristram Hunt
As cultural spaces are set to open again, critics from left and right need to get out of the way

Tristram Hunt

25, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Footballers and clubs to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse
Professionals and teams from top English leagues will log off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the whole of next weekend

Mark Townsend

24, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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