Toronto Sun: Thai blogger facing jail time for eating bats in soup

Toronto Sun: Thai blogger facing jail time for eating bats in soup. “A Thai blogger could be jailed for up to five years for taping herself eating a whole bat in a bowl of soup. Phonchanok Srisunaklua uploaded the one minute and 40 second clip to her Gin Zap Bep Nua Nua (Eat spicy and delicious) YouTube channel where the dead animals are seen floating in a mud-coloured soup with cherry tomatoes, according to the Daily Mail.” You are welcome to Google the last name if you don’t like my sourcing; this is the only article I could find that didn’t include nauseating screen captures of her meal.

Canberra Times: ‘Vile’ posts cost food blogger $300k

Canberra Times: ‘Vile’ posts cost food blogger $300k. “A food entertainer’s campaign of ‘tremendous ferocity and insult’ towards a rival Instagram identity has cost him more than $300,000. In the first matter to proceed to trial under reformed defamation law, the NSW District Court found Fouad Najem caused serious harm to a man he’d never met by falsely calling him, among other things, a pedophile and racist.”

Associated Press: Drag performer sues blogger for defamation over edited video

Associated Press: Drag performer sues blogger for defamation over edited video. “Eric Posey filed the lawsuit Monday in a court in northern Idaho, saying his reputation was damaged and his professional opportunities suffered after Summer Bushnell, who runs a blog called ‘The Bushnell Report,’ released the video and falsely told her social media followers that Posey had committed a felony by exposing himself to children during a Pride event in June. A subsequent police investigation cleared Posey of wrongdoing, and a city prosecutor said an unedited copy of the video showed no evidence of indecent exposure.”

Neos Kosmos: Archbishop Makarios sues blogger for defamation

Neos Kosmos: Archbishop Makarios sues blogger for defamation. “Archbishop Makarios Grinezakis claims a blogger has falsely accused him of misappropriating millions of church dollars to fund a palatial apartment on Sydney Harbour and luxurious lifestyle while covering up abuse and dealing in bribes. The head of the Orthodox Church in Australia has appeared often on Greek Flash News blog penned by Alkis Morelas.”

Sciblogs: Bidding farewell to Sciblogs

Sciblogs: Bidding farewell to Sciblogs. “For 13 years, Sciblogs has been a staple in New Zealand’s science-writing landscape. Our bloggers have written about a vast variety of topics from climate change to covid, and from nanotechnology to household gadgets. But sadly, it’s time to close shop. Sciblogs will be shutting down on 30 June.”

ABS-CBN News: Russia orders blogger’s arrest over Ukraine videos

ABS-CBN News: Russia orders blogger’s arrest over Ukraine videos. “A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered the detention in absentia of Russian blogger Michael Nacke, accusing him of discrediting the Russian army and its offensive in Ukraine. Nacke, a 28-year-old Kremlin critic, hosts a YouTube channel with more than 700,000 subscribers that discusses Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. A citizen of Russia, he is currently in Lithuania, he told AFP, after Moscow’s Basmanny court ordered his detention.”

Reuters: Spanish police detain pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger accused of treason

Reuters: Spanish police detain pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger accused of treason. “Spanish authorities have detained a pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger and aspiring politician on an international arrest warrant for suspected treason, a police source told Reuters on Thursday. The source said Anatoliy Shariy, a vocal critic of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his pro-Western government, had been detained in the coastal city of Tarragona in Catalonia, the source said, without providing further details.”

Associated Press: Dagny Carlsson, dubbed oldest blogger in the world, dies at 109

Associated Press: Dagny Carlsson, dubbed oldest blogger in the world, dies at 109. “Dagny Carlsson, dubbed the world’s oldest blogger, who wrote about her life in Sweden based on the attitude that you should never think you are too old to do what you want to do, has died, Swedish media and her fan page reported. She was 109. At the age of 99, Carlsson attended a computer course and a year later, she started her blog where she called herself Bojan.”

The National Interest: Online Extremists Are Using Old Technologies for New Purposes

The National Interest: Online Extremists Are Using Old Technologies for New Purposes. “A recent report from Tech Against Terrorism, a research outlet supported by the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, found that a diverse array of violent extremists, from al-Qaeda and ISIS supporters to white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, have side-stepped regulation on social media by returning to self-operated websites, blogs, and forums. While this repurposing of retrograde digital communications technologies might give some observers a sense of deja vu, it nonetheless has major implications for online counter-extremism policy.”

TechCrunch: Substack introduces a new iOS app for reading, Android launch coming soon

TechCrunch: Substack introduces a new iOS app for reading, Android launch coming soon. “Online subscription newsletter platform Substack announced today that it’s launching an iOS app for reading. In a blog post about the announcement, the company said the new ‘Substack Reader’ app brings all of your Substack subscriptions into one place where you can read content from writers you follow.”