NBCUniversal names streaming service ‘Peacock,’ to launch in 2020

(Reuters) – Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal will name its upcoming streaming service “Peacock,” offering a broad slate of original content, including “Dr Death” starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec... Read more »

RPT-Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

(Repeats SEPT 16 story, no change to text) By Foo Yun Chee LUXEMBOURG, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Apple will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission... Read more »

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

(Reuters) – One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers accused Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform. FILE... Read more »

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

(Reuters) – One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers accused Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform. FILE... Read more »

Pro-Kremlin rapper deletes new song goading protesters after outcry

(Paragraphs 5 and 12 contain language that some may find offensive) FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) talks to rapper Timati during a meeting with his supporters... Read more »

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company’s views ‘so wrong’

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc (FB.O) to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access... Read more »

PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal – Sept 9

Sept 9 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. –... Read more »

Democrat O’Rourke presses U.S. social media companies to combat disinformation

(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign on Friday called on Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s Google to do more to fight disinformation ahead of the November 2020 election.... Read more »

‘ZeroZeroZero’ takes bleak look at cocaine trade in Saviano book adaptation

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Ranging from Mexico to Italy, new television series “ZeroZeroZero” looks at the violent and dangerous world of cocaine trafficking, in a fictionalized adaptation of Italian... Read more »

Father and daughter bond explored in Egoyan’s ‘Guest of Honour’

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – “Harry Potter” actor David Thewlis plays a father desperate to understand his adult daughter’s choices in “Guest of Honour”, an exploration of a family relationship... Read more »