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Netflix’s new Squid Game-inspired reality TV show

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If you enjoyed the Netflix series Squid Game this opportunity may be just for you

Netflix is now recruiting contestants for a reality TV show based on the South Korean drama.

But don’t worry, it won’t be a matter of life or death, instead the worst outcome would be going home empty-handed.

456 recruits from various countries will play games with the chance of winning a USD 4.56 million prize, the largest in reality TV history.

The challenges are inspired by the original show with “their strategies, alliances, and character put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them”.

To participate you must be at least 21 years old, speak English and be available for filming for up to one month in early 2023.

This all comes only days after the streaming giant confirmed a second season for the popular show.

The series revolves around a group of people struggling to pay off their debt who are given the opportunity to compete in deadly children’s games in the hopes of winning a huge cash prize.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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Did The Simpsons predict Musk’s Twitter takeover?

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New Twitter boss Elon Musk claims The Simpsons predicted his takeover years ago

Elon Musk has alluded to the fact that The Simpsons predicted his takeover of Twitter in a 2015 episode.

The episode titled “The Musk who fell to Earth” showcases Lisa Simpson feeding birds in a letter box with the label “Home Tweet Home.”

During the episode, Musk flies in on his rocket ship before meeting the Simpsons family.

Before Musk leaves, the show throws to the bird house. Lisa Simpson then says “I guess humanity wants its change one bird house at a time.”

Fans of the series have been quick to jump on its so-called prediction capabilities. They often draw parallels between the episodes and monumental events in history.

Lovers of the show are convinced it predicted Donald Trump’s Presidential run, Disney’s purchase of Fox and the 9/11 attacks.

More recently, they’re certain the show predicted England and America’s 2022 World Cup match in an 1997 episode.

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British lawmakers want to fine social media

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Social media companies could be fined if they don’t remove harmful content, according to a new plan from the UK Government

Lawmakers want to make it illegal to encourage users to harm themselves online.

It’s part of a crackdown on online behaviour on content that leads to self harm.

In a statement, Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan said these firms “can no longer remain silent bystanders”.

She says they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms.”

It follows the death of Molly Russell in 20-17, which sparked concern for harmful content online.

A coroner ruled social media platforms fed her content that “romanticised acts of self-harm”.

Sexually explicit materials will also be banned under the new policy.

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Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff

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Twitter boss Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”.

That’s despite his recent struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms.

Musk says signups to Twitter are averaging over two million per day over the past week.

Reported impersonations on the platform spiked earlier this month, before and in wake of the Twitter Blue launch.

Musk says buying Twitter will speed up his ambition to create an “everything app” called X.

Musk’s “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” will have features like encrypted DMs, longform tweets and payments.

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