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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of Internet Insider.
Happy Friday! In preparation for the weekend, we have some key reports from you on wrong wrong, MCU FansAnd one epic goof of former President George W. Bush.
In addition, our cultural editor Tiffany Kelly dive into the backlash the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial parodies intrude on her”This week on the internetcolumn. If you scroll a bit, it also shares with you its favorite meme of the week.
Let’s dive into the news.
DEEPFAKES: Many concerns were raised about deepfake technologybut now there is another reason to be wary. Researchers have found that biometric tests used by banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to verify the identity of users can be tricked by deepfake technology.
FANDOM: Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are call the CGI in the new trailer for She-Hulk: Lawyerwhich will be the eighth MCU show on Disney+. Our cultural journalist Gavia dug into the online discourse, from the bad CGI debates see you optimistic fans believe that Disney can polish the CGI before the show launches in three months.
‘LAPSUS’: Former president George W. Bush had a huge “Freudian slip” which the whole internet is talking. It’s up there with his “Fool me once” blunder. During a speech, the former president said it was “a man’s decision to launch a completely unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq.” He meant Ukraine. The incident has inspired a number of jokes and memes.
Heard-Depp parodies face backlash as trial ends
It seems almost impossible to escape the videos and comments of the Libel lawsuit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in line. Even if you are do not click on any of them.
Like Audra Schroeder of the Daily Dot written in april“I have never interacted with the content of the Depp-Heard essay that I saw on TikTok, nor searched for information about it, and yet he dominated my FYP— and many others — for weeks.
And the content has only got uglierwith many accomplishments parody videos and trial jokes, in which Depp is suing Heard, his ex-wife, for defamation after he wrote an op-ed in 2018 identifying himself as a victim of domestic violence. Depp was never named in the article, which was published in the Washington Post.
This week, NSYNC’s Lance Bass deleted a TikTok mocking Amber Heard’s testimony after that went viral on the app and sparked a backlash. Duolingo, on the other hand, faces its own backlash for talking about the trial in the TikTok video comments. “On what planet does a brand, even @duolingo, think it’s cool to make jokes about an alleged victim of domestic violence?” wrote Chris Harihar on Twitter.
During the weekend, SNLis cold about the Heard-Depp trial was widely swept. The video of the sketchwhich has been viewed more than 5 million times on Youtubehas more than 9,000 comments– many of them come from people who say so wasn’t funny. The sketch is centered on an incident of droppings found in the former couple’s bed. On Twitter, people critical SNL for writing a skit about a trial that involves alleged accounts of domestic abuse.
It certainly didn’t help that the lawsuit I haves broadcast live dailywith TikTokers rush to post content offering commentary on the facial expressions Heard makes or the secret meaning of her wardrobe. There are little room for nuance and contextand everyone is compete to add to the discourse.
“There seems…there is a broader misogynistic frenzy at work, a feature of the deeply reactionary moment we live in,” Michelle Goldberg wrote in a New York Times column Wednesday.
The trial should end May 27. Whatever happens, history will probably be stay in the news cycle for a certain time. But I wonder how we gonna watch this trial one yearor five yearsfrom now on.
Will we be even more disgusted that we are now with the number of memes and videos that are mocking allegations of domestic abuse– or will people ignore what happened?
— Tiffany Kelly
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