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Jeremy Clarkson's daughter has ingenious way of putting off vile men flashing her online
Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter Emily has opened up about her experience online, where she says men have “cyberflashed” her.The 27-year-old has revealed that she has been harassed by men who have sent naked pictures of themselves to the star.She also called out social media site Instagram after she said she was targeted “relentlessly” by the vile pictures, of which she has devised a plan against.Emily, who hosts the Should I Delete That? podcast, has admitted that she replies with a fake message in an attempt to scare off the trolls.She sends them a message supposedly from “AI technology” which has “recognised” that the picture has been sent, which then requests the sender to “reply” before their “account is terminated by the end of the day”.Emily said: “It’s great to see all these men writing back: ‘Help!’”The influencer has also been an advocate for tougher sexual harassment laws and wants “cyberflashing” to be included under the umbrella.The Sunday Times reported that Emily said that Instagram has done “nothing really” in regards to the phenomenon: “I report them and [Instagram] says: ‘It does not go against our guidelines’.”Emily also added that the platform removes “uncovered female nipples” because they violate the site’s nudity guidelines.To try and tackle the issue, Emily and a few famous friends, including Love Island contestant Sharon Gaffka and Countdown’s Carol Vorderman, met with digital and culture secretary Nadine Dorries.The group wanted to talk about the Online Safety Harms Bill, which was announced in the Queen’s Speech and promises to bring people “one step closer to a safer environment”.Some believe that the bill doesn’t go far enough in a bid to protect internet users and Clarkson spoke her thoughts.She
Russia's ‘troll factory’ hackers spreading pro-Kremlin propaganda from warehouse base
Russian "troll factory" based in an old arms factory is peddling support for Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine by targeting the social media accounts of politicians and TikTokkers, the UK government has said.According to research funded by the UK government, the trolls are tasked with targeting western media outlets and politicians, using varied techniques to put a positive spin on the bloody war.The study breaks down how the scheme tries to manipulate public opinion on social media, as well as in the comments sections of major media outlets.Boris Johnson, the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz; and the EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell are all targets, the study said.Musicians including Daft Punk, David Guetta, Tiesto and Rammstein also appear to have been targeted.Top TikTok stars were also paid to peddle a positive narrative about the Kremlin, the study added.Activities on Twitter and Facebook were detected, but were found to be particularly concentrated on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.The troll farm, in St Petersburg, is said to recruit and hire salaried workers openly, justifying the work as “patriotic activity” in support of the “special military operation” in Ukraine.For more of the latest showbiz and TV news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.The British foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said: “We cannot allow the Kremlin and its shady troll farms to invade our online spaces with their lies about Putin’s illegal war.“The UK government has alerted international partners and will continue to work closely with allies and media platforms to undermine Russian information operations.” The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, said: “These are insidious attempts by Putin and his
Kirstie Allsopp locks horns with Nadine Dorries over backlash to Channel 4 privatisation
Location, Location, Location star Kirstie Allsopp knocked heads in a fierce Twitter spat with Nadine Dorries over the privatisation of Channel 4, which airs several of Kirstie's programmes.The pair locked horns after the Culture Secretary wrote an opinion piece addressing the Government’s decision to push ahead with plans to sell off the channel.Nadine, 64, told the British public that it was time for Channel 4 to “fly the nest towards a very exciting future”. In her piece, Nadine wrote that former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who set up Channel 4 in 1982, had ultimately wanted it to be “free from the constraints of the state” and described opposition to the move as “lazy, overwrought and ill-informed rhetoric from the Leftie luvvie lynch mob”.Kirstie, 50, who has been a long-time employee of the broadcaster, took to Twitter to disagree with the minister’s decision in view of her 427,000 followers.Yesterday, Kirstie shared Nadine’s article, writing: “Some of the language directed @nadinedorries has been vile 100%. “It’s also crystal clear she doesn’t understand @Channel4, nor why it matters. “Writing this divisive piece abuses her position and illustrates why she is entirely unsuited for the role at @DCMS (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).”In a later tweet about Nadine’ piece for The Mail on Sunday, Kirstie questioned whether it was “really ministerial” to describe those contesting privatisation as a “lynch mob” while “at the same time complaining about having been accused of fascism”.Sharing an article about the US Senate passing an anti-lynching Bill, she added: “This piece might make you think twice about using the term.”Reacting to Nadine’s decision last week, Kirstie penned:
Nadine Dorries to continue with plans to privatise Channel 4
Channel 4, which would result in the broadcaster being sold off after 40 years in public ownership.As reported by The Guardian, the government is hoping to raise close to £1billion, with the money potentially being used for creative training and for independent production companies.Last year, former Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the privatisation of Channel 4 was “needed” in order for it to “compete with the streaming giants”.“Without [more money], Channel 4 won’t have the money to invest in technology and programming, and it won’t be able to compete with the streaming giants,” he said, according to Sky News.Earlier in the year Ricky Gervais spoke out against the potential sale of Channel 4, calling it “a real shame”.“For almost 40 years, Channel 4 has been a launch pad for new ideas and new talent,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s been able to do that because of its remit and not-for-profit structure and it would be a real shame if that was destroyed by selling off the channel.”Channel 4’s chief executive, Alex Mahon, revealed the news to staff on Monday (April 4): “We have been informed in the last hour that the government will shortly announce that the secretary of state has decided to proceed with the proposal to privatise Channel 4,” she wrote in an email.“In our engagement with the government during its extended period of reflection, we have proposed a vision for the next 40 years which we are confident would allow us to build on the successes of the first 40.
Russia targets UK government with 'hoax' calls to Priti Patel, Downing Street claims
Russia are growing after Downing Street accused Russia of being behind hoax calls targeting two British ministers Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel were the targets of the hoax, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman.The spokesman said that they had been targeted by calls from imposters last week.They said: "The Russian state was responsible for the hoax telephone calls made to UK ministers last week."Last week it was revealed by Mr Wallace that he was video-called by a fake, posing as Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, and it later emerged that Ms Patel was a victim of the hoax call, too.Mr Wallace tweeted, at the time: "No amount of Russian disinformation, distortion and dirty tricks can distract from Russia's human rights abuses and illegal invasion of Ukraine."A desperate attempt."The spokesman added: "This is standard practice for Russian information operations, and disinformation is a tactic straight from the Kremlin playbook - to try and distract from the illegal activities in Ukraine and the human rights abuses being committed."Mr Wallace had previously said he believed Russia was behind the incident but this is the first time the Government has directly blamed the Kremlin.Number 10 has also claimed that the hoaxers also tried to target Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, but failed to do so - it was not clear how this attempt was known or stopped.The spokesman added that while the government does "generally have strong protections in place to guard against this sort of thing", an inquiry will be taking place to find out how it happened.According to journalist Adam Payne, Russia will likely release "doctored recordings of the calls with Wallace and Patel to spread
Roman Abramovich sanctioned by UK government before Chelsea owner is able to sell club
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government as they crackdown on Russian oligarchs who have assets in the country.The Blues chief was one of seven oligarchs to have sanctions placed on them by ministers on Thursday morning - bringing the overall tally to more than 200 individuals and entities.Abramovich had pledged to donate next proceeds of the sale to "all victims of the war in Ukraine" - but his plans will be disrupted by the sanctions.The club is said to be worth in the region of £3billion, with several interested parties said to have made contact ahead of a possible change in ownership.Although the assets of Abramovich have been frozen, Chelsea have been given a special licence to continue their season.The news means that only season ticket holders will be able to attend upcoming fixtures, with further blocks on the sale of any merchandise, player transfers and new contracts.The club are able to continue with all 'football related activities' but the sale of the club has effectively been barred.The update comes just hours before Chelsea take on Norwich in the Premier League - but won't disrupt the planned fixture.Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said of the club's license: "To ensure the club can continue to compete and operate we are issuing a special licence that will allow fixtures to be fulfilled, staff to be paid and existing ticket holders to attend matches while, crucially, depriving Abramovich of benefiting from his ownership of the club."I know this brings some uncertainty, but the government will work with the league and clubs to keep football being played while ensuring sanctions hit those intended. "Football clubs are cultural assets and the bedrock of our communities.
Jimmy Carr's 'inhumane' Holocaust joke slammed by David Baddiel and Paddy Doherty
Netflix special, Jimmy, 49, is seen mocking the deaths of thousands of gypsies at the hands of Nazis — saying it was “positive”.After the clip sparked anger on social media, Jewish star David, 57, spoke out and posted a statement that read: “You can obviously tell a Holocaust joke that is cruel and inhumane and mean-spirited and racist.“Or you can tell one that targets the oppressors, or draws attention to the fundamental evil of it, or shines and light on the humanity of the victims.”David then added: “It’s not the subject matter of the joke that counts, it’s the specifics of the individual joke. Clearly, Jimmy Carr’s was the former.”Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has branded the joke “abhorrent” and warned the Government will take action to stop streaming services showing offensive content.Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she said: “We are looking at legislation via the Media Bill which would bring into scope those comments from other video on-demand streaming outlets like Netflix.“So it’s interesting that we’re already looking at future legislation to bring into scope those sort of comments.”Dorries insisted the move is not about censoring comedy.She added: “Jimmy Carr’s comments, no one can call that snowflake or wokeishness.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries wants to hold Netflix to account for offensive comedy
Times Radio to talk about the Online Safety Bill, Dorries was asked about Jimmy Carr’s “disgusting” joke about the holocaust, where he refers to the death of thousands of travellers killed by the Nazis as a “positive”.Dorries explained that changes to the Online Safety Bill, which will make online harassment and abuse a criminal offence carrying jail sentences of up to five years, wouldn’t cover Carr’s comments because it doesn’t cover On-Demand services like Netflix because they are “separately carved out of this bill.”She went on to add that “we are looking at a future bill coming forward soon, looking at measures to bring into scope organisations like Netflix because what Jimmy Carr said was both shocking and abhorrent and unacceptable.”Nadine Dorries says a bill to regulate video on demand platforms will follow the online safety bill "very shortly".The culture secretary gave her reaction to comments made about the Holocaust by Jimmy Carr on his Netflix special.@jennykleeman | @lukejones03 | @NadineDorries— Times Radio (@TimesRadio) February 5, 2022She then added: ‘We don’t have the ability now, legally, to hold Netflix to account for streaming that but very shortly we will.”In a separate interview with Sky News, Dorries said that the proposed Media Bill would look to “make the kind of comments that Jimmy Carr made, subject to a new law which would impose sanctions on those organisations.”In 2017, Dorries tweeted that “left-wing snowflakes are killing comedy”. Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she responded that “What Jimmy Carr did last night is not comedy.
'No wonder they keep her locked in the attic!' Corrie's Tony Maudsley slams Nadine Dorries
Coronation Street star Tony Maudsley blasted the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, following her appearance on BBC Breakfast earlier today.The actor took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the chat that saw Nadine suffer a tense exchange with presenter Charlie Stayt.During the conversation, Nadine awkwardly quizzed Charlie on why he was asking her if she had spoken to the Prime Minister in the last 24 hours.Tony reacted to a video shared to Twitter by broadcaster Toby Earle showing the bizarre moment between Nadine and Charlie, which saw the former appearing to be interviewed via a video call from her attic at home.In view of his 71,900 followers, the actor tweeted: “B****y hell.“No wonder they keep her locked in the attic!”Tony’s tweet quickly racked up more than 238 likes, with other Twitter users replying to his remarks.Roz4luv said: “Yes I was watching that.Totally embarrassing.”Hazel15334825 agreed: “My goodness that's awful, so embarrassing.”LadyFiLahLah argued: “I think she looks unwell and very stressed.“Whether or not we agree with policy or poor behaviour we need to also show some compassion and not lower ourselves to their depravity and lack human kindness.”In response, Tony claimed: “I'm not sure she is unwell...she looks stressed because she's struggling to keep up with her own lies.” (sic)During the awkward discussion, Nadine eventually admitted to the BBC presenter there had been communication between herself and Boris Johnson.After Nadine questioned why Charlie was pressing her on the matter, the host insisted: "I'd like to know.”"We've communicated," Nadine revealed.Charlie continued: "I'm really confused, is that a difficult question?"I am just asking if you