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Saturday March 16th, 2019 morning edition

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Reddit took down two of its most notorious subreddits on Friday, apparently because their users were sharing footage of the New Zealand mosque shootings.

Visitors to two subreddits known for sharing video and pictures of people being killed or injured—R/WatchPeopleDie and R/Gore—were met with a message saying the forums had been “banned from Reddit.”

Reddit and other social media sites scrambled to deal with copies of the New Zealand mosque shooting, which was livestreamed to Facebook by the alleged shooter via a camera.

At one point, a moderator at R/WatchPeopleDie said the subreddit’s operators wouldn’t take down footage of the killings.

“Hopefully Reddit believes in letting you decide for yourself whether or not you want to see unfiltered reality,” the moderator wrote.

The bans appear to represent Reddit’s latest attempt to grapple with its most infamous corners.

In September, the site “quarantined” the subreddits and a number of others, making it harder for users to find their content. »

Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’

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I’ve learned that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as the writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and I’ve confirmed it with Marvel and Gunn’s camp.

After the firing, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions to discuss the situation.

Persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and his handling of the situation after, Horn decided to reverse course and reinstate Gunn. »

The Average U.S. Millennial Watches More Netflix Than TV -- The Motley Fool

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The average Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) subscriber watches about two hours of on-demand streaming video per day, according to the company's VP of original content, Cindy Holland.

And it's a good bet younger users are likely to stream Netflix more than average.

That suggests younger users are watching more Netflix than everything else on TV combined. »

Trump just called immigration an 'invasion.' So did the New Zealand shooter.

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On Friday morning in Christchurch, New Zealand, attacks by at least one shooter at two mosques left 49 people dead.

Shortly after Trump calls the attack in New Zealand, where shooter called his victims "invaders," a "horrible thing," he goes on to talk about US illegal immigration:.

Also on Friday, Trump was asked if he saw "white nationalism as a rising threat around the world." »