Netflix Criticized for Using Actual Footage of Deadly Event in Travelers and Possibly Bird Box

Image: Netflix It has not been an especially great week for Netflix or its polarizing monster flick Bird Box, which has spawned one of the most idiotic so-called “challenges” to surface in this cursed timeline we’re trapped in. In yet another public relations headache for the company, Netflix is now looking into whether actual footage […]

TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports

Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number of cord cutters across the U.S. The company today owns over 190 TV stations, which it’s leveraging in order to create its own […]

Deezer's new app serves up 30,000 radio stations for free

ASSOCIATED PRESS Deezer has unveiled a new app that will give users access to 30,000 radio stations around the world. “Radio by Deezer,” only available on Android in the UK for now, offers up music, live sports, news and talk, including stations like BBC Radio, Classic FM and talkSport. All of that is served up […]

Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel

Alex Jones in September 2018.Photo: Jose Luis Magana (AP) Alex Jones, chief of noxious conspiracy website and suspicious supplement sales front Infowars, was kicked off most of the web’s biggest platforms last year amid legal battles over his alleged harassment and defamation of mass shooting survivors’ families: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and Pinterest, to […]

YouTube bans dangerous challenges like the 'Bird Box' dare

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Netflix YouTube already frowns on challenges and pranks that put people at risk, but it’s making that policy more explicit in light of the recent rise of Bird Box-inspired dares. The service has updated its guidelines to directly ban all challenges and pranks that are dangerous or harmful, including activities that […]