Star Wars: The Last Jedi abuse blamed on Russian trolls and 'political agendas'

Report finds half of negative comments aimed at Rian Johnson’s movie came from Twitter bots or trolls, indicating fan backlash was overstatedMore than half of the hostile responses to The Last Jedi, episode eight of the Star Wars saga, were politically motivated trolling or the result of non-human bot activity, according to an academic paper published by a US digital media expert.Morten Bay, a research fellow at the University of Southern California (USC), analysed Twitter activity about the film and concluded that more than 50% of posts are by “bots, trolls/sockpuppets or political activists using the debate to propagate political messages supporting extreme rightwing causes and the discrimination of gender, race or sexuality. A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls.” Related: The Last Jedi's Kelly Marie Tran speaks out against online bullying Related: Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi rockets to chart top spot

Michael Kogge’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dean & Son) has ascended into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 62,104 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Part 'Star Wars' homage, part unexpected coming-of-age novel: 'Black Star Renegades'

It’s easy to read Michael Moreci’s debut novel “Black Star Renegades” and compare it to “Star Wars.” After all, the story was inspired by that epic saga. But to characterize it as a retelling or a ripoff wouldn’t do justice to this complex, self-aware and fun romp through space. “Black Star... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Star Wars: How to build your own Death Star

Blueprints for the Death Star battle station that featured in the Star Wars films have been published by maintenance book publishers Haynes.     Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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What’s With All of the Star Wars Manga?

Wondering why there are STAR WARS manga adaptations of middle-grade and young adults prose versions of the stories? We have thoughts. Continue reading at Book Riot

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C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels talks ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ his new memoir and four decades of Star Wars

The only actor to appear in every film of the Skywalker saga reflects on his experience in the book “I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-20 13:00:00 UTC ]
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How an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Wound Up in a Memoir About Domestic Abuse

Carmen Maria Machado explains why she dedicated a chapter of her new book to recapping a sci-fi show from the ‘90s. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-11-14 23:07:23 UTC ]
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Democracy overboard: Rupert Murdoch's long war on Australian politics | Kevin Rudd

Australia has become a dangerously complacent country, dancing to the reactionary tune of the Murdoch pressAustralia has become the complacent country. Complacent about its future economic competitiveness. Complacent about climate change. Complacent about how to navigate our future in the region... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-06 20:00:48 UTC ]
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Vanity Fair does Star Wars, the Vogue thief, Esquire’s editor to exit: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here’s the previous edition. Hooray! Somebody’s gonna sell a lot of print media! OK, to Star Wars nerds, but... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-23 18:07:02 UTC ]
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Igloo and Ameet partner on Lego Star Wars

Igloo Books, a division of Bonnier Publishing, is partnering with Ameet on a series of Lego Star Wars titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election

Investigation finds Russians posing as Americans made payments to activistsRevelations likely to put further spotlight on Russian meddling in US electionRussian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists in the US to help fund protest movements on socially divisive issues,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Disney streaming service bags Star Wars and Marvel content

Star Wars and the Marvel comic book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service, potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Star Wars: Rogue One rockets into the top spot

Matt Forbeck’s Star Wars: Rogue One (Egmont) has knocked Lee Child’s Night School (Bantam) off the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, shifting a stellar 57,949 copies according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars box office record with $700 million opening

Star Wars, Harry Potter or indeed the almost century-old comic book legends Batman and Superman may have sprung from a rich creative well, but in a stunning twist all of them have been banished to the box office naughty step. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story global publishing program rolled out

DK has unveiled its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story global publishing program today (16th December), following the film's nationwide release this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Leia Gets Her Badassery Back in the New Star Wars Book

In Claudia Gray's new novel, Bloodline, Princess Leia—sorry, Senator Organa—fights to keep the Senate from crumbling (again). The post Leia Gets Her Badassery Back in the New Star Wars Book appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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Understanding the Complex World of Star Wars Publishing

Publishing books for the Star Wars franchise requires a understanding of interlocking multiverses, authorized storylines — and it hasn't always gone smoothly. The post Understanding the Complex World of Star Wars Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Move Over, 'Star Wars': Young Koala and Clumsy Cat Win This Week's Viral Chart

A koala and a clumsy CG cat have defeated the Force, at least temporarily.Ladies and gentlemen, meet superstar koala joey Imogen! With 24 million views already for her videos from Australia.com and Symbio Wildlife Park, actually, it's likely that you have done so already. Her charisma and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2015-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HP's Star Wars Special Edition laptop comes with everything but a Thermal Detonator

A long time ago in a corporate licensing office, far, far away, someone started granting permission to make Star Wars merchandise to just about anyone with a pulse and a checkbook. The result was Jar Jar Bink’s Tongue Sucker, Boba Fett misters and a Star Wars tackle box. So when you hear the... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Star Wars' takes center stage in Facebook's 360-degree video rollout

Facebook has added 360-degree videos to its news feed, an immersive feature the Menlo Park-based social media platform said will capitalize on a growing number of video publishers using the format. And to pique the interest of users, The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Lucasfilm have published... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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