The Daily Populous

Friday August 21st, 2020 night edition

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That may finally happen with Ben Affleck’s version of the crimefighter.

The Argo director’s brooding Dark Knight is coming back for one more movie, with Affleck agreeing to return as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming big-screen version of The Flash, Vanity Fair has learned.

Portrayals of Batman always ignite furious debate among fans, and Affleck’s selection for the part continues to provoke intense discussion, even years after he first donned the cowl.

This does not disrupt The Batman film starring Robert Pattinson, who remains the future of the franchise.

Affleck got the script at the end of last week and agreed this week to join the project.

Affleck won’t be the only Batman making a comeback; a few more of the alternate-dimension heroes who turn up in the Flash movie will be figures we’ve seen before.

Michael Keaton’s Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film is also set to appear in what Muschietti said was a “substantial” part. »

Steve Bannon pleads not guilty in scheme to defraud donors to campaign pledging to build border wall

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Bannon, 66, joined the Trump campaign in 2016 and subsequently served in the White House as chief strategist until being forced out in August 2017.

Federal prosecutors said donors were repeatedly assured that 100% of the money raised would be used to build the wall, but those claims were false.

To keep the deal out of public view, Bannon agreed to funnel payments from We Build the Wall to Kolfage through the nonprofit he controlled. »

Reddit reports 18 percent reduction in hateful content after banning nearly 7,000 subreddits

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In June this year, Reddit began a huge campaign to remove hateful content from its site, blocking communities that engaged in hate speech and harassment.

In an update on its progress today, the company says it’s banned nearly 7,000 subreddits (including repeat offenders) resulting in an 18 percent drop in users posting hateful content.

Reddit has long been criticized for tolerating racist and misogynistic content, with the site’s executives defending its position as upholding free speech. »