TikTok Deal?

Episode 317 - August 1, 2020


  • Undeadspin
  • TikTok...TikTok...TikTok
  • Denying Holocaust Deniers
  • Nike Ad: You Can't Stop Us
  • Country Time's Littlest Bailout Fund
  • Virtual Influencers
  • Covid Disinformation
  • Walmart Nazis
  • Conference Pause
  • Cancel Culture
  • Coronavirus Bubbles

Best Practices


The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.


China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House but Microsoft put acquisition talks on hold after Trump indicated he planned to ban the app regardless of a deal.

Denying Holocaust Deniers

Holocaust survivors around the world launched a campaign on Wednesday targeting Faceboo’s Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove Holocaust deniers from the site. He has yet to do that, but the campaign continues.

Nike: You Can't Stop Us

Nike's latest ad sends a powerful message about Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Littlest Bailout Fund

Country Time launched 'The Littlest Bailout Relief Fund' campaign to support children who's lemonade stand businesses have been hard hit by the pandemic.

Worst Practices

Trump's Expert On Demon Semen

Donald Trump’s new Covid doctor, Stella Immanuel, tweeted “Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do.”

Walmart Nazis

A couple in Marshall, Minnesota wore red masks with a Nazi swastika to a Walmart in protest of Governor Walz’s “dictatorial” state-wide mask mandate.

CES Goes Virtual

The chaotic Consumer Electronics Show is usually attended by 180,000 people. Its going virtual will be a huge blow to tech marketers who rely on CES to showcase upcoming products at an event that draws tons of press, tech enthusiasts, and buyers.

Cancel Culture

If democracy is to survive this era and thrive in the future, we need tolerance for ideas that are out of favor and an end to cancel culture.

Weekly Numbers

Coronavirus Social Bubbles

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