Blagger’s Blog: A helpline for Greta Thunberg haters

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Acclaimed satirist and director Chris Morris describing his new film, The Day Shall Come, in an interview with The Guardian. The movie opens in the UK next month.

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Broadcaster ABC Australia has launched a spoof helpline aimed at ‘predominantly middle aged white men’ who find themselves enraged at Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate change activist. Spot on we’d say.

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How not to do internal comms in one massive leap— White House officials apparently emailed a transcription of a conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to the opposition Democratic Party, effectively instigating the beginning of an attempt to impeach the US leader. They then followed it up with an email asking for the recipients to ‘disregard’ the previous email. D’oh.

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Facebook has begun hiding the total Like counts on posts in Australia.

Amazon Alexa now has the option to use Samuel L. Jackson’s voice, among other celebrities.

BBC staff have complained after Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty was reprimanded for breaching the corporations guidelines by remarking that she was “furious” about racist comments made by Donald Trump.

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