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Blagger's Blog— The Day Today at 25, Gillette's #MeToo moment, Wales isn't Scotland

Weekly High

Gillette’s latest commercial takes a very strong stance on the #MeToo movement and ‘toxic masculinity’. Some argue it lumps all men into the same basket, we think it’s a brave and necessary move considering the firm has long sold itself on manliness. A clip of striking originality in the era of masculine crisis, from an industry that has much work to do regarding this issue.

Weekly Low 

The obvious choice for this week’s low point would have been the catastrophic loss suffered by Theresa May in the Brexit vote. Never ones to go with the easy choice, though, we’ve kept it political but decided to go for this slice of social media nonsense from the Scottish Labour Party. A mistake of White House proportions…

Need to know

Facebook has announced a new $300million fund for local newsrooms and journalism. How’s that for an attempt at gaining absolution following 2018’s successive scandals?

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has called for new laws to tackle companies that trade in all the personal data most people don’t even know is being kept about them.

Music streaming service Spotify has just passed the 200million unique monthly users mark, bringing in an additional 9million members Q4 2018.


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