For the first time, TICKER NEWS is now available on podcast apps, allowing you to hear the latest news, plus special programs
TICKER NEWS is now available as a podcast.
You can catch up on the latest news, or programs devoted to special topics including U.S. politics and TICKER AIR.
TICKER CEO Ahron Young says:
“TICKER always puts the story first. Video is in our DNA, but we want TICKER content to be available however our audience wants to enjoy it.”
“We are putting significant resources into TICKER content to make sure we get to the heart of the stories we cover.”
The first podcast to air is TICKER AIR, cohosted by Ahron Young and Geoffrey Thomas from Airlineratings.com
Every day, two full world news bulletins will be available, as well as three special documentary programs.
TICKER podcasts are available daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Just search TICKER NEWS to subscribe.
APPLE PODCAST – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ticker-news/id1632145760
British lawmakers want to fine social media
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.
Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff
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.
Move over Black Friday, it’s Cyber Monday
If you’ve still got a bit of cash left over from Black Friday sales, well today is Cyber Monday.
Officially kicking off today, the Cyber Monday sales are widely regarded as some of the biggest and best discounts you’ll see all year.
Some retailers are promising 80 percent discounts off top items.
Black Friday sales raked in a record $9.12 billion from online shoppers this year despite concerns about inflation and higher prices.
Inflation accounts for some of the increase this year, with people paying more to buy less.
Online sales for electronics spiked 221% on Friday compared to an average day in October, with top sellers including Apple MacBooks and watches.
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