Episode 317 - August 1, 2020
- 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
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
Brands try creating their own influencers to control their messaging.
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.”
Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do. You are not bigger that God. I promise you. If my page is not back up face book will be down in Jesus name.— Stella Immanuel MD (@stella_immanuel) July 28, 2020
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.