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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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“Killing Eve” on Hulu is so good even Netflix wants you to watch it

The BBC America show is on linear TV, streaming on Hulu, and is for sale on iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon–so pretty much everywhere but Netflix. Whether it was a calculated tweet to snag streaming rights to Killing Eve down the road or the person running Netflix’s account went rogue or it was a magnanimous tweet of support for a great show… – KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company » http://f-st.co/rj9myle

Netflix pleads with people to stop doing the ‘Bird Box’ challenge

One viral meme shows a blindfolded family paddling away in their bathtub. Another shows a family running through their living room and one managing to hit the wall instead. There are numerous videos of random people walking blindfolded in cities like New York because sure, why not. One person put a hat over his head while driving. – Kirsten Korosec, TechCrunch https://tcrn.ch/2Tq14NP

Facebook Live Is the New QVC

Scan across the Facebook Live map, and more often than not, someone will be selling you something: impossibly fuzzy blankets; vintage clothing; pearls. Facebook launched Live to all users in 2016, hoping to capitalize on the burgeoning live video trend and court high school and college-age users who were moving away from the platform toward competitors like Snapchat. But for small business owners, Live streaming has taken the passive ecommerce shopping experience and made it active, without ever forcing a shopper outside for human interaction. Sellers aren’t just selling pearls: They’re selling two hours of time—what Reeves calls “hanging in the comments”—chatting about relationships, motherhood, and, from time to time, pearls. – Beejoli Shah, WIRED via Ars Technica http://ift.tt/2zCx8b3
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