Tag - media



Twitter's new X logo at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California, on July 29
Aug 31, 2023
Elon Musk's X to collect biometric data, work and school history
It’s unclear how X will collect the data or how it may be used.
A growing array of media companies say they are blocking OpenAI's webpage-scanning tool.
Aug 31, 2023
Fearing digital 'pillaging,' news outlets block OpenAI web bot
The New York Times, CNN, Australian broadcaster ABC and news agencies Reuters and Bloomberg have taken steps to thwart the GPTBot web crawler.
A monitor displays a news report about the death of Johnny Kitagawa in July 2019.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 30, 2023
Media respond to report on sexual abuse at Johnny and Associates
The committee said Japan's mainstream media chose to ignore Kitagawa’s sexual abuse in order to maintain access to Johnny & Associates' talent pool.
The charred remains of Lahaina, a coastal town on the Hawaiian island of Maui, on Aug. 11
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 28, 2023
Extreme weather events are driving climate denialism online
Researchers tracking talk on social media report that some people believe recent climate catastrophes are actually proof that climate change is fake.
An internet influencer (Tina Tamashiro) loses her identity to AI in Daisuke Miyazaki’s “#Mito.”
Aug 24, 2023
‘#Mito’: Sharp satire riffs on the dark side of AI and social media
Daisuke Miyazaki’s drama offers an intimate look at an influencer’s life and career stripped of surface glamour and glitz.
Actor Sandra Yi Sencindiver says her international success illustrates how structural racism and discrimination are behind the myth of a white, homogenous Denmark shown on screen.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 24, 2023
A call from Denmark for diversity in the arts
Actor Sandra Yi Sencindiver advocates for broader representation in media and challenges conceptions of what being Danish means and looks like.
X is planning to remove the headline and text while retaining just the lead image from links to news articles shared on the platform, Elon Musk has said.
Aug 23, 2023
X plans to remove headlines from links to news articles
It is not immediately clear how the move will impact advertisers on the platform, which Musk claimed in July had 540 million monthly users.
The European Union has named 19 platforms that face stricter rules on policing online content and transparency.
Aug 23, 2023
Big tech to face full force of new EU law
The landmark law is part of the EU's legal arsenal deployed to bring tech companies to heel and enforce order.
A view of a Nestle, La Laitiere product cover in a supermarket in Paris. The video of Nestle's version of Baroque artist Johannes Vermeer's oil painting The Milkmaid generated sigificant "media value" for the Swiss food giant.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 21, 2023
From 'Mad Men' to machines? Big advertisers shift to AI
Many companies remain wary of security and copyright risks, however, meaning humans will remain part of the process for the foreseeable future.
Elon Musk
Aug 19, 2023
Elon Musk says X will strip ability to block accounts
The block function on X allows a user to restrict specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their posts or following them.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Aug 18, 2023
Elon Musk arrives in Japan for first visit in nine years
The purpose of his trip is not yet clear, but the space-loving billionaire has posted video clips of the teamLab Planets art installation in Tokyo.
AI apps on a smartphone screen. In a joint statement, Japanese organizations said that current generative AI creates content based on the analysis of large amounts of data collected from the internet without the consent of and payments to copyright holders.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 17, 2023
Japanese publishers voice copyright concerns over generative AI
The statement said that Japan's copyright law is more favorable to AI learning than those of other countries.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been charged with conspiring to obstruct the results of the 2020 election.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 17, 2023
Musk accused of favoring Trump in battle with DOJ over tweets
The special counsel’s office argued that Twitter was asking for "special" treatment for Trump that wouldn’t be available to other users.
Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg recently spoke out about "vile comments" he and his wife were receiving from fans on social media.
Aug 11, 2023
Tensions build after collision of hockey, TikTok and romance novels
BookTok has brought new fans to hockey, but some wonder if fans are crossing the line with explicit comments.
The streets of Kagoshima city on Wednesday amid strong winds from Typhoon Khanun.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 9, 2023
Japan prefectures drift away from posting disaster warnings on X
A growing number of prefectures have stopped posting disaster warnings on the platform due to limits on the number of free posts allowed.
Imma, a virtual influencer, is the face of Nomura’s new campaign for tax-free investment accounts.
Aug 4, 2023
Nomura hires virtual influencer to coax Japan’s young investors
Boosting individual investments is particularly crucial as the country's baby-boomer generation passes on their assets to a younger generation.
A conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain uses a light emitting ultraviolet rays to kill the coronavirus in 2020.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 2, 2023
Sushi chain drops suit against teen over prank video
“The customer has admitted his responsibility and we have reached a settlement with reasonable details that are acceptable to us,” a spokesperson said.
Rui Matsukawa (center), a Liberal Democratic Party member of the Upper House, is seen in a picture taken in Paris. Matsukawa posted the picture on social media and later deleted it.
Aug 2, 2023
LDP lawmaker cautioned by party executive over France visit photo
The photo, in which Rui Matsukawa mimics the shape of the Eiffel Tower in front of the landmark, has already been deleted after drawing strong criticism.
Facebook owner Meta Platforms has started the process of ending news availability in Canada.
Aug 2, 2023
Meta starts blocking news in Canada
Google has said it is considering a similar move amid an ongoing global debate as more governments try to make tech firms pay for news content.
Seiji Kihara
Aug 1, 2023
Kishida aide Kihara sidesteps reporters after wife in the spotlight
Weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun reported that Kihara's wife had been questioned by Tokyo Metro Police on a voluntary basis.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan