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CNN ditches Facebook in Australia in major shock move

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CNN has given up Facebook for its Australian audience

In fear, CNN says it has stopped posting articles on Australian Facebook pages, citing a court ruling that media firms would be held liable for defamation made by the general public via the comments section.

The company has also tried to collaborate with Facebook, to request comments be muted – but those discussions have reportedly failed.

The move makes CNN, which is owned by telco giant AT&T , the first major news organisation to pull its Australian Facebook presence, since the nations’s high court ruled that publishers were legally responsible for comments posted below stories.

And that’s even if the stories themselves were not defamatory.

CNN does not feature prominently in Australian media consumption, however the decision could have reverberations across the industry if other outlets follow in the footsteps of the American based broadcaster.

Facebook declined a request to help CNN and other publishers disable public comments in the country following the ruling, CNN said.

“We are disappointed that Facebook, once again, has failed to ensure its platform is a place for credible journalism and productive dialogue around current events among its users,”

a CNN spokeswoman said in a statement.

The spokeswoman also added that CNN would continue to publish content on its own platforms within Australia.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Meet Purple – the new M&M “spokescandy” character

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Mars has introduced its first new M&M character in more than a decade

The new purple “spokescandy” is a peanut M&M designed to represent acceptance and inclusivity

Purple joins the other classics like Red and Yellow.

Mars says the character’s “charm and quirky nature” comes from her “keen self-awareness, authenticity and confidence”

Mars redesigned its M&M characters earlier this year after facing criticism for Green’s sexy characterization

In announcing Purple, Mars put out an ad with the character singing an original song, “I’m Just Gonna Be Me.” 

Mars says one dollar from every stream of Purple’s song will be donated to a nonprofit arts company.

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Why is Trump suing CNN?

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation

Trump is taking his vengeance to the Federal Court in Florida.

He alleges CNN has sought to use its massive influence to defeat him politically.

The former president is seeking 475 million dollars in punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.

Trump has previously said he will be commencing actions against other media outlets who defrauded the public during the 2020 election.

His attorney’s believe there was a smear campaign, including commentary that he is a cult leader and a racist.

Of course, defamation cases are hard to win. Public figures have to prove that journalists acted with malice.

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Why Beatles’ legend Ringo Starr cancelled a concert

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Beatles’ legend Ringo Starr cancelled a concert after falling ill.

The 82-year-old drummer was supposed to perform with his All-Starr band in the U.S.

In a statement shared by the venue in Michigan, Starr’s team says the drummer did not have Covid but the illness affected his voice.

The casino says “Ringo is sick and was hoping he could carry on, hence the late decision, but it has affected his voice so tonight’s show, scheduled to begin in a few hours is cancelled.”

Saturday night’s cancelled shows was already a rescheduled date from this June after Starr band members were diagnosed with Covid.

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