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CLIFF TOP
Can a special night celebrating Sir Cliff’s 80th birthday on BBC4 make amends for the Beeb’s over-enthusiastic coverage of a 2014 police raid on his home?

YOUTUBULAR BALLS
YouTube highlights its diversity by boasting of providing a platform to, er, white men from Folkestone and Lincolnshire.

PRIVATE PARTS
Apple’s commitment to human rights is undermined by giving in to Chinese government demands to remove apps that by-pass surveillance.

MUSEUM NEWS
No mention of protests and resignations over BP sponsorship in the British Museum’s annual review.

ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook’s crackdown on misleading adverts is not having much impact on disinformation about climate or vaccines.

CUT PASTE CHEQUE
The ad agency doing government Covid-awareness work brings its trademark three-word treatment to commercial clients.

PLUS: Ad Nauseam, Malgorithms, Dumb Britain & more.

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That Trump religious rally in Florida in full... Glitch hits honours list celebrating Covid heroes… Vallance and Whitty ‘join horsemen’… Lines on the Continuing Crisis in the Devolved Government of Scotland … The Halloween no-mask… At least things are bad in France too… Allison Pearson’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

Birthday Honours
Fat cats join the coronavirus heroes

A violinist writes
Musicians struggle to make a living

The penny drops
What the papers expected of the PM

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