Ezra Levant, head of conservative news site Rebel Media, is suing an Ottawa Twitter user who suggested the Rebel and/or Levant stood to financially benefit from the site’s 2016 crowdfunding campaign for Fort McMurray disaster relief. Filed in Ontario Superior Court, Levant’s statement of claim alleges Robert Day, aka @CanadianCynic, defamed him and seeks $95,000 in damages. The Rebel-promoted Indiegogo campaign raised $162,476 for the Canadian Red Cross.
Apple will block autoplay videos on its next iteration of the forthcoming version of its Safari web browser. The next iteration will also disable trackers that allow advertisers to monitor ads for user activity.
The Green Room, the world’s first-of-its-kind smart phone networking app for the international filmmaking and creative industries communities has made its debut, after approval by Apple and Google. The brainchild of Australian indie filmmaker Kosta Nikas and creator Peter Lord, the app encourages users in the filmmaking and creative industries communities to create profiles, post and find crew for projects.
In an effort to engage its audience and increase transparency, The Washington Post has set up a Facebook group where readers can ask reporters how and why they cover stories. PostThis is open to anyone and has reached over 2,800 members in just three months.