News Update for Thursday, November 30


Trump Shares Inflammatory Videos

Source: The New York Times

Tom Brenner/The New York Times

President Trump set off a racially charged controversy on Wednesday by sharing videos from a tiny British ultranationalist group to his millions of followers on Twitter. At least one twists the facts of what the viewer is seeing, while two others are provided without necessary context. His move was quickly condemned by Britain’s prime minister as well as politicians across the spectrum.

No modern American president has promoted inflammatory content of this sort from an extremist organization. Bush and Obama both made a point of avoiding public messages that were likely to be seen as anti-Muslim and could aggravate racial and religious animosities, arguing that the war against terrorism was not a war against Islam.

One More Media Star Falls

Source: The New York Times

Karsten Moran for The New York Times

NBC Today  host Matt Lauer was one of the most powerful men in the world of television. He interviewed world leaders, hosted NBC’s flagship events and was one of the network’s highest paid hosts for 20 years. He was fired yesterday after a complaint of inappropriate sexual contact with a subordinate. Two more women had come forward by the end of the day. Mr. Lauer, 59, joins a shameful group of media figures destroyed by the recent epidemic of harassment claims, including studio tycoon Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., CBS host Charlie Rose and political journalist Mark Halperin.

Google Launches New App

Source: Globo

Photo: Divulgação/Google

Having trouble making your cell phone data plan last to the end of the month? Google is launching a new app, Datally, to help smartphone users control their mobile internet consumption. The new program shows how much data each app is using, blocks “hidden” internet data consumption and pinpoints the closest Wi-Fi networks. Some of these features are already available as individual apps on Android smartphones, but with Datally, they can all be accessed in a single app. Google has not informed if there will be an iOS version.

Did you know? One out of every five connected homes in Brazil uses their neighbor’s internet.

Grêmio Wins Third Libertadores

Marcos Brindicci

Grêmio beat the Argentinean team Lanus in Buenos Aires by 2 X 1 last night to win their third title as champions of the Libertadores Cup. Renato Gaúcho, the team’s coach, is the first Brazilian to win the championship both as a player and a coach. Grêmio will now represent South America in the FIFA World Club Championship, which begins next month, in Abu Dhabi.

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