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Roku pulls Infowars channel citing complaints from “concerned parties”

In its statement announcing the decision to remove the channel, Roku did not say that Infowars had now broken any of its rules, as most of the other platforms that have removed the channel have done. It did not clarify whether the “concerned parties” were users, or advertisers who didn’t want their brands displayed next to the Infowars channel. – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SX7Lal
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Netflix refuses to film new show in North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ law

It’s the part about banning local governments from passing LGBTQ protections that became a stumbling block for Netflix, according to [Josh] Pate, the creator of OBX. Pate said that if North Carolina could repeal that part of the law sooner, Netflix might agree to let him shoot the series in the state. – Alex Bollinger, LGBTQ Nation » http://bit.ly/2TDD8GM

YouTube Responds After Failing to Credit Video From One of Its Own Creators in Tweet

The issue was surfaced Dec. 25 by YouTuber and domino artist Lily Hevesh, the creator of the video from which the clip was pulled. Hevesh quoted YouTube’s tweet in question and replied: “I’m a bit disappointed that YouTube would take my video and re-upload it with absolutely no credit. People rip off my work everyday and it’s honestly saddening to see this happen by YouTube itself.” – Catie Keck, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/OaVy1Gz

Netflix Scraps Louis C.K. Standup Special In Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The fallout from The New York Times expose of Louis C.K., in which five women detailed allegations of sexual harassment by him, continues. Netflix, which had signed the top comedian for two new standup specials, has decided not to go forward with the second one, which had not been produced. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood http://ift.tt/2ArKwLG

Netflix’s ‘Legend of the Monkey’ Whitewashing Sparks Petition to Boycott Series

“Legend of the Monkey” is an Australian-New Zealand co-production based on the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West” and attributed to Wu Cheng’en. It tells of the pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang to obtain sacred texts, aided by three disciples from folklore: Sun Wukong the Monkey King, Zhu Bajie also known as Pigsy, and Sha Wujing, aka Sandy. The tale has been told many times on screen before under various names. Japan had a TV adaptation called “Monkey Magic,” and Stephen Chow released a “Journey to the West” film in 2013 with a sequel in 2017. – Hanh Nguyen, IndieWire http://ift.tt/2oTSiZs
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