It has been a mile a minute week in the world of tech, with everything from new MacBook-rivalling Samsung laptops to fresh rumblings of a certain classic survival horror game getting a PS5-flavoured reboot hit the headlines.
But this week it had a particularly troublesome time thanks to the launch of HBO Max. Though it’s only available in the US at the moment, the streaming service has a seriously impressive portfolio of new exclusives and older content you won’t find on competing services.
These include everything from new Looney Toons cartoons to keep the sprogs happy to gritty, binge-worthy classics like The Sopranos. What’s more, the service only costs $14.99 a month which is semi-competitive with the equivalent package on Netflix.
For those that missed it, this week Twitter took a stand creating a new label to flag and deal with offensive tweets from politicians and world leaders. The offending tweets are now flagged as ‘abusive behaviour’ and hidden from view while Twitter gauges whether or not they are “in the public interest”.
It didn’t take long for US President Trump to release a slew of tweets that fell victim to the new tagging system. Enraged by the indignity, the US President has since hit back threatening a fresh executive order removing a number of legal protections for social media companies.
The move is apparently designed to stop the spread of fake news and harmful content – which ironically is exactly what Twitter is trying to do with the new tags – but in reality, could open Twitter and other social media services up to a wave of lawsuits for removing potentially dangerous content.
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