Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau blasts Twitter
Justin Trudeau blasts Twitter and opposition leader as public broadcaster is labeled ‘government-funded’
Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau had some strong words to say about Twitter today.
The social media giant has moved to label the country’s public broadcaster as 69 per cent “government-funded”.
Trudeau is accusing his main political rival of enlisting the help of tech executives in an attempt to get the network defunded.
Conservative opposition leader Pierre Poilievre reached out to Elon Musk last week to label the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as “government-funded”.
When Musk agreed, the broadcaster said it will be “pausing” activities on the social network.
Soon after this, the account’s label was changed to “69 per cent Government-funded Media.”
Musk says this is because the “Canadian Broadcasting Corp says they’re “less than 70% government-funded”, so [he] corrected the label”.
But the CBC says its journalism is “impartial and independent” and “to suggest otherwise is untrue. That is why we are pausing activities on Twitter.”
Poilievre has praised the decision, tweeting “now people know that it is Trudeau propaganda, not news.”
Trudeau has also responded, and the PM isn’t happy.
“Attacking this Canadian institution, attacking the culture and local content that is so important to so many Canadians, really indicates the values and the approach that Mr Poilievre is putting forward,” Trudeau told reporters on Monday.
“In order to attack this institution that is important for many, many Canadians, he runs to American billionaires, the tech giants that they continue to defend.” #trending #featured
Prince Harry involved in ‘near catastrophic’ car chase
Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death
Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi photographers in New York.
The incident took place after they left the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work.
“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers,” said Prince Harry’s spokesperson.
The chase involved paparazzi driving on the sidewalk, running red lights and driving while taking pictures.
“I thought that was a bit reckless and irresponsible,” New York Mayor Eric Adams said.
Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death.
Princess Diana was killed when her limousine crashed as it sped away from chasing paparazzi in Paris in 1997.
Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties in 2020, partly over what they described as intense media harassment.
Harry is currently involved in numerous court cases in London where he has accused papers of using unlawful methods to target him and his family.
Tom Hanks open to continuing career with A.I. help
Despite the crackdown on A.I., one famous actor has raised the prospect of his career continuing after his death by using the technology
‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Cast Away’ actor Tom Hanks says new tech could be used to recreate his image to appear in movies “from now until kingdom come”.
Hanks was asked about the legal ramifications of A.I. on a recent podcast with Adam Buxton.
He says talks are being held in the film industry about how to protect actors from the effects of the technology.
Hanks told the host: “I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on.”
The award-winning actor acknowledged that tech developments could lead to an AI-generated version of himself appearing in films he may not not normally choose.
Prince William begins planning coronation
Prince William wants his coronation service to “look and feel different” to that of King Charles III
Just days after his father’s coronation, Prince William is already thinking about how he will shake up his own crowning ceremony.
William says he wants it to “look and feel different”, so it is more“modern”and“relevant”.
Unlike the King, William will not include a“homage of the people”in his coronation.
At the recent service, the Archbishop of Canterbury invited the congregation at Westminster Abbey and people right around the world, to swear their allegiance to the King, his“heirs and successors”.
This decision was met with widespread controversy.
A source close to William says:“There is no way he will go down that route or anything like it.”
William has reportedly been“reflecting”on the events of last week with his closest friends and advisers.
He is mindful that in 20 years’ time, the service will need to be different to unify the nation and the Commonwealth. #trending #featured
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