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Media Beat: October 01, 2018

By David Farrell

How a 'right to be forgotten' could trigger a battle over free speech in Canada

Last week, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien served notice he intends to seek clarity from the Federal Court on whether existing laws already give Canadians the right to demand that search engines remove links to material that is outdated, incomplete or incorrect, a process called "de-indexing." – Kathleen Harris, CBC News


Scruff’s son, TJ Connors replaces Dave Wheeler at CITI-FM

Winnipeg radio station 92.1 CITI-FM announced it has hired a replacement for morning show DJ Dave Wheeler, who filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against Rogers Media after he was fired.

TJ Connors, a native Winnipegger whose dad is former radio broadcaster Scruff Connors, will join the station on Dec. 3 as part of the new Rena, TJ and Turnbull show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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The station calls the show, which will feature personality Kelly Butler, "a dream team of diverse personalities and edgy humour."  – Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press

Jazz.FM rejects Garvia Bailey’s dismissal suit, blames her performance

Jazz.FM filed a statement of defence Friday in response to a $420,000 lawsuit Bailey filed at the end of last month. The suit alleged wrongful and constructive dismissal, claiming she was terminated for joining a group of 13 current and former employees known as the Collective, which launched complaints against then-CEO Ross Porter and other senior leaders at the station in a March letter. – Donovan Vincent, The Star

P.J. O’Rourke Creates American Consequences

American political satirist, author and journalist PJ. O’Rourke has created an online magazine about what’s really happening in American finance… and what’s about to happen next and best of all, it is free to subscribe to.

How Instagram rose into a cultural powerhouse

Most celebrities now, some with tens of millions of followers, put far more care into what goes on the platform. Instagram has become central to their public images. The same goes for teenagers who just want to look cool, as well as everyone in between. – Daniel Victor, The New York Times

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Security breach affects 50M Facebook accounts

To deal with the issue, Facebook reset some logins, so 90 million people have been logged out and will have to log in again. That includes anyone who has been subject to a "View As" lookup in the past year. – AP

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The Beaches Bring "Blame Brett" to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

The Toronto quartet brought their viral single into their late night TV debut.

Following the viral success of "Blame Brett" in 2023, The Beaches have made their late night TV debut, performing their naming-and-blaming single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Though the Toronto band has been together for a decade, winning a 2018 Juno for Breakthrough Artist following their debut album, last yearmarked a watershed moment for the quartet. They traded their heavier rock sound for sleek new wave guitar tones and took back control of their career, deciding to release their new album, Blame My Ex, independently. (They co-wrote the album with Canadian artist and songwriter Lowell, who also has a credit on Beyoncé's newest hit.)

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