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Sky News quietly removes content before senate inquiry

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Sky News Australia has quietly begun to remove content from its platforms that questions the country’s Covid-19 pandemic response or unproven treatments for the disease

Controversial right wing talkshow host Alan Jones.

It comes as the controversial news network prepares to face a Senate inquiry on Friday, to face questions about media diversity.

The broadcaster was suspended from YouTube for seven days last week after posting material that goes against the platform’s Covid misinformation policies.

Sky News Australia hosts Nicholas Reece, Rita Panahi and Peta Credlin

The CEO of Sky News, as well as a prominent presenter and the digital editor have all criticised YouTube for deleting the videos, but the company has since removed all questionable content from its website.

YouTube says “we have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies based on local and global health authority guidance, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm.”

Free speech defence

The news network is not backing down, with the company’s digital editor Jack Houghton arguing YouTube’s decision to suspend Sky News Australia is a disturbing attack on the ability to think freely.

“Sky News Australia has been temporarily suspended from posting on the Google-owned platform YouTube for publishing opinion content the tech giant disagrees with,” Houghton says.

“Among the videos deemed unpalatable for societal consumption were debates around whether masks were effective and whether lockdowns were justified when considering their adverse health outcomes.”

Sky News Australia Digital Editor Jack Houghton

“The stance taken by some commentators at this network was that masks are not effective in containing outbreaks, particularly when mandated outside in the fresh air. Some also took issue with the frequency and mechanisms of locking down Australians.

“Other commentators vehemently disagreed, and their views were also published.”

“The science is certainly not clear on either of these two points,” Houghton says.

Greens Senator calls for inquiry into Sky News Aus for spreading misinformation

Last week, Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has called for the government to investigate Sky News Australia for spreading misinformation

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Kardashian denounces Balenciaga ad

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After a week of silence, Kim Kardashian has denounced the controversial Balenciaga ad campaign that depicted children alongside bondage-style attire.

The ad images came under fire last week as people noticed the odd outfits sported by the child models’ stuffed animals.

Kardashian has strong ties to the luxury fashion house, and she was criticised for keeping tight-lipped about the ongoing controversy.

The 42-year-old mogul tweeted:

“I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened.”

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Nude Britney Spears post sparks concern among fans

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A nude Britney Spears post has many fans concerned about her wellbeing

Pop sensation Britney Spears is no stranger to a controversial social media post, where she openly flaunts her body.

However, her latest post to Instagram has many of her beloved followers concerned.

The 40-year-old posted an explicit photo of herself in a near-empty bathtub, with a flower emoji the only thing between the world and her private parts.

It was paired with an unusual captions that read, “I like to suck!!! Never professional pics … sucking comes easy for me!!! Keep clapping bitch!!!”

The icon has 41 million followers on the social media app, many of whom were quick to share their concerns.

Some are suggesting Spears’ account is being controlled by someone else, attempting to make her look bad.

While others backed the pop stars post, supporting her desire to be open with her body image because she struggled during her younger years in the spotlight.

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A police officer quits the force, after setting up her own porn site

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A police officer describing herself “Officer Naughty” has quit the force, after setting up her own porn site.

Constable Sam Helena was suspended after an Only Fans page went viral.

She calls herself a “good girl gone bad” and has previously faced disciplinary action for sharing raunchy videos of herself.

One clip shows the officer in a navy blue corset with a police badge. But the force believes her behaviour had brought the organisation into disrepute.

A Met Police spokeswoman says it is investigating the behaviour.

It’s understood Commissioner Mark Rowley has vowed to clamp down on misconduct and misogyny in the force.

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