Red Lobster will no longer advertise on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show after he made controversial comments about women’s pay and immigrants

Hollis Johnson Red Lobster is no longer advertising on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, the chain told Business Insider Monday.  The seafood chain follows at least 19 other advertisers that have cut advertising on the show since December, including IHOP, Minted, and the jobs site Indeed.  The Fox News host sparked backlash recently for blaming […]

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law

The Australian government has passed the controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law. Since it gives authorities the right to demand access to encrypted forms of communication and to slap companies that refuse to cooperate with fines up to $ 7.3 million, it prompted tech giants like Apple to voice their opposition. Cupertino criticized […]

Tyson Fury demands controversial judge who cost him Deontay Wilder victory is SACKED

Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin scored the fight in Wilder’s favour despite the feeling that Fury had down enough after rising from the canvas TWICE, including in the 12th round. And Fury wants him out of the sport and has told him to go to Specsavers. He said: “I’ve never seen a worse decision in my […]

Tyson Fury FLOORED by Deontay Wilder TWICE with rematch on cards after controversial DRAW

Wilder downed Fury in the ninth round of their heavyweight contest at the Staples Center in the early hours of Sunday morning. And the American put Fury to the canvas in the 12th too – before Fury heroically got back to his feet to soldier on. To that point, Fury had appeared to dominate but […]

‘Your land, your future’! Germany offers migrants cash to go home in controversial ad campaign

As Germany still struggles to balance its migration policy, the Interior Ministry has apparently decided to take one of the issues into its own hands and, through an ad campaign, boost the numbers of voluntary repatriations. The ministry, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer, decided to lure potential repatriates with a supposedly […]

The Journal of Controversial Ideas—academic freedom sans responsibility is reckless

Enlarge / “A model brain atop a rocket symbolizes innovation, progress, and psychology topics.” Thanks, Getty Images! (credit: Shana Novak / Getty Images) Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the author in 1967, arguing that once a text is produced, it is an independent entity to be interpreted and understood by the audience without the […]

San Francisco’s second largest tech employer, Uber, won’t take sides on the controversial homelessness measure that the city’s tech execs are fighting about (CRM)

Proposition C is a ballot measure in San Francisco that would tax the city’s largest corporations to provide relief in the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis.  San Francisco’s biggest tech employer, Salesforce, and its CEO, Marc Benioff, have been the biggest advocates in favor of Prop C.  The city’s second largest tech employer, Uber, has been […]