The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 26th, 2022 day edition

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Saudi Arabia has asked Disney to cut “LGBTQ references” from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness before it can be screened in the kingdom, an official said on Monday – but denied earlier reports that the film has been banned.

Disney has so far declined the requested edits to the Doctor Strange sequel, slated for release around the world next week.

He added: “We sent it to the distributor, and the distributor sent it to Disney, and Disney has told us they are not willing.”.

Advance tickets had been removed from sale in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, but not in the United Arab Emirates.

Asked on Monday about the film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an employee for AMC Cinemas in Saudi Arabia said it had been “withdrawn”.

In November The Eternals, which features a gay couple, prompted edit requests from Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia.

Homosexuality is a capital offence in Saudi Arabia, known for its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law, which forms the basis of its judicial system. »

Google gives Europe a ‘reject all’ button for tracking cookies after fines from watchdogs

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Google is introducing new options to reject tracking cookies in Europe after its existing dialog boxes were found to be in violation of EU data laws.

Earlier this year, France’s data protection agency CNIL fined Google €150 million ($170 million) for deploying confusing language in cookie banners.

Previously, Google allowed users to accept all tracking cookies with a single click, but forced people to click through various menus to reject them all. »

Ukraine asks U.S. for $2B per month in emergency economic aid

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Ukraine is asking the Biden administration to provide at least $2 billion per month in emergency economic aid, arguing that failure to deliver the money could exacerbate the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia's invasion.

Beyond these billions in aid, an additional longer-term request is expected in the future to help Ukraine recover from what is estimated to be far greater damage from the war.

Marchenko said Ukraine is seeking the economic support to continue to pay for pensions, salaries for health care and education officials, and other humanitarian needs. »

The Satanic Temple sues elementary school as after-school club rejected - National

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The Satanic Temple has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvanian elementary school after the school board voted to deny the establishment of the After School Satan club.

The Satanic Temple intends to prove the school board discriminated against the temple by barring the creation of the After School Satan club, despite other organizations being allowed to operate their own programs.

1:30 The rise of The Satanic Temple in Canada The rise of The Satanic Temple in Canada – Jul 20, 2019. »