The Daily Populous

Monday November 7th, 2022 day edition

image for Comedian Kathy Griffin suspended from Twitter after mocking CEO Elon Musk

Comedian Kathy Griffin's Twitter account was suspended Sunday, the same day she changed her page's title to "Elon Musk" and mocked the new CEO.

It came as Musk announced that accounts that impersonate celebrities and other notables would be prohibited unless they're labeled "parody.".

Musk would appear to be the main beneficiary of his policy, which might seem to contradict his claim to be a "free speech absolutist."

Griffin used her "Elon Musk" account Sunday to urge Americans to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections Tuesday to preserve abortion rights.

Musk has been widely criticized for his shaky start running Twitter after he criticized its content moderation and promised a new era of free speech.

That appears to be part of what inspired many to switch their page names to Elon Musk.

On Sunday, comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted that her account had been locked multiple times since Musk took over Oct. 27. »

Pope criticizes German Catholic reform movement – DW – 11

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Pope Francis said that he did not want "another" Protestant Church in Germany, echoing fears that reforms could split the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis on Sunday warned German Catholics against implementing reforms while speaking to journalists on his flight back from Bahrain.

Francis was responding to a question as to what Germany's Catholic Church should do in the face of decreasing membership. »

Congressman Tells Fox News Viewers: Trumpism ‘Parallels’ Nazism

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Jim Clyburn on Fox News defends comparing Trumpism to Nazism: "I've studied history all of my life.

“You’ve repeatedly made comments about Hitler, about Nazism, about Germany in the 1930s in recent years,” Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream said to the congressman.

“So if they’re lying, they’re denying, they’re drying to delete, they’re trying to nullify votes,” the congressman concluded, “vote against that foolishness. »

Lionsgate Flirting with Major ‘John Wick’ Video Game

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Lionsgate is flirting with the potential of a major video game based on the “John Wick” action franchise, the studio’s CEO let slip on Thursday.

There already is a “John Wick” video game that exists, of course; Mike Bithell’s independent “John Wick Hex” which was released in 2020 and re-imagined the gunman’s fighting as a strategy game akin to gunfire chess.

While 2014’s “John Wick” grossed $86 million on a $20 million budget, the sequels have only gotten bigger as the cult of Wick and Reeves grows. »

Don't lick this toxic frog, National Park Service warns

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As tasty as it might look, you should refrain from licking the Sonoran desert toad, the National Park Service has warned.

On Tuesday, the NPS used Facebook to warn passerby to use caution around the Sonoran desert toad, also known as the Colorado river toad.

The amphibian is one of the largest toads found in north America, measuring up to 7 inches, according to the Facebook post. »