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August 9, 2020
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Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

Spotify Technology SA said on Friday it would pause selling political advertisements on its music streaming platform in early 2020. The world’s most popular paid music streaming service, with nearly 141 million users tuning into its ad-supported platform in October, said the pause would extend to Spotify original and exclusive podcasts as well. The move, […]
UK

Gove: Stormzy is better at rap than politics

LONDON- British minister Michael Gove dismissed Stormzy’s criticism of Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday, saying the grime star was a far better rapper than he was a political analyst. Stormzy, who sported a Union Jack emblazoned stab-proof vest at Glastonbury in June, has said he backs opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and has […]
Asia

Rising opposition leader from parliament barred by Thai court

BANGKOK- On Wednesday, Thailand’s Constitutional Court disqualified outspoken opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit as a member of parliament after finding him guilty of violating election law. Thanathorn, 40, the leader of the progressive Future Forward Party, has emerged as one of the most prominent opponents of a government headed by former junta
Business

Twitter plans to ban political ads

Twitter Inc on Friday laid out its plan wherein a ban on political ads is necessitated. This comes just as campaigns for the 2020 presidential elections are heating up. This aims to ban ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes. Last month, Twitter said that it would ban political advertising. […]