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  • WhatsApp’s first ever TV commercial warns against fake news in India

    WhatsApp has faced a lot of criticism for the way it’s handled fake news in India. In its latest move to battle misinformation, the company has launched three TV commercials in India to spread awareness about the issue amongst its users in the country. The 60-second commercials, named “Share joy, not rumors,” will be aired starting today in 10 local languages across TV, Facebook, and, YouTube. The Facebook-owned company has slated the release of these films just before Rajasthan and Telangana...

    The Next Web
  • Bennelong’s grave: how history betrayed Australia’s first diplomat

    Woollarawarre Bennelong was a warrior and a peacemaker who became, perhaps, the country’s most misunderstood Indigenous man Woollarawarre Bennelong’s grave could not be more underwhelming, given all the myth and drama attached to his short life as the most renowned and, perhaps, misunderstood Indigenous man in the first three decades of Australia’s post-invasion settlement. Bennelong was a warrior and a peacemaker for a time held captive in chains by his European dispossessors. He took the...

    the Guardian
  • ‘There’s no people like me in places like this’: Confessions of black ad exec on advertising’s diversity problem

    Agency leaders need to reboot the conversation on race and ethnicity in advertising, according to an ad executive. The post ‘There’s no people like me in places like this’: Confessions of black ad exec on advertising’s diversity problem appeared first on Digiday.

    Digiday
  • Wandale Robinson’s flip a blow for UK, but it’s never over until it’s over

    Western Hills football standout Wandale Robinson announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 he is de-committing from Kentucky and will sign with Nebraska on Dec. 19, 2018. New Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield a welcome change.

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  • Passenger’s ‘terrorist’ joke gets him removed from flight

    A 21-year-old was removed from a Jet Airways flight and detained Monday after he was caught by other passengers covering his face with a handkerchief and typing a message about terrorists. Yogvedant Poddar was observed by others on a domestic flight in India taking a picture of himself on Snapchat with his face partly covered...

    New York Post
  • Passenger’s ‘terrorist’ joke gets him removed from flight

    A 21-year-old was removed from a Jet Airways flight and detained Monday after he was caught by other passengers covering his face with a handkerchief and typing a message about terrorists. Yogvedant Poddar was observed by others on a domestic flight in India taking a picture of himself on Snapchat with his face partly covered...

    nypost.com
  • First ever plane with no moving parts takes flight

    Flight represents breakthrough that could lead eventually to carbon-neutral air travel The first ever “solid state” plane, with no moving parts in its propulsion system, has successfully flown for a distance of 60 metres, proving that heavier-than-air flight is possible without jets or propellers. The flight represents a breakthrough in “ionic wind” technology, which uses a powerful electric field to generate charged nitrogen ions, which are then expelled from the back of the aircraft,...

    the Guardian