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DAILY DIGITAL EDIT – 08.01.2018

The Daily Digital News Edit, bringing you the top 3 digital news stories of the day.

Golden Globes 2018: Social media reacts to activism, all-black dress, #TimesUp movement 

Celebrities attending the 75th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night in Beverly Hills wore all black, and it wasn’t just for the fashion — it was a statement.

Actors and actresses, some wearing “#TimesUp” pins along with their dark attire, did so to spread further awareness of the sexual harassment, assault and misconduct in Hollywood that has been reported over the past few months. 

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 *Highlights how social media platforms can be leveraged to raise widespread awareness and be used to tackle pertinent societal issues, such as the sexual abuse and harassment. *

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Trump mocked for tweet calling his presidency ‘consensual’

President Trump was mocked on Twitter for a tweet in which he misquoted a New York Post column and called his own presidency “consensual.”

The gaff was especially poignant as it popped up on the night of the 2018 Golden Globes, which was focused on the #TIMESUP movement, a push for protections and equal pay for women in the wake of numerous women reporting sexual misconduct by powerful men in Hollywood and beyond.

Read more here. 

*This is the not the first time that the US president has received attention for his actions on Twitter. As such, the platform has faced increasing pressure from the public to ban him from using the platform – will this reignite and further add to the debate. So far, Twitter has simply stated it is not in a position in which it can ‘censor world leaders.’

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Would you take dating advice from your Amazon Echo?

From January 14th until Valentine’s Day, Alexa will offer dating advice to those who ask. Matchmaking company Three Day Rule put together 30 dating tips that Amazon Echo users can summon by saying, “Alexa, ask Three Day Rule for today’s tip. Advice ranges from swiping fatigue on apps to encouraging you to talk to strangers in real life. 

Read more here.

 *Novelty way in which a brand is jumping on the increasing popularity of voice assistant devices to capitalise on a key calendar hook – Valentine’s Day.*