Takeshi’s Castle star uses video to promote tax scheme

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Soo City Image caption Hideo Higashikokubaru (centre) starred in the cult TV show Takeshi’s Castle An actor-turned-politician is promoting tax payments in a Japanese region through the medium of a bizarre video starring an “alien sausage” mascot. Former comedian Hideo Higashikokubaru (also known as Sonomanma Higashi) appears in a promotional video for a [...]

Hurricane Irma: No such thing as a category six storm

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright @spann Image caption Meteorologists and social media users are issuing warnings about fake hurricane Irma news Striking video and reports are emerging about Hurricane Irma catastrophically hitting the Americas – but don’t believe everything you see. As with Storm Harvey in Texas last week, fake news, videos and doctored images about Irma have [...]

Homoerotic images flood ‘Moggmentum’ tag

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty images Same-sex marriage proponents have hijacked a hashtag that had been previously been used by youth supporters of Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, after he spoke of his opposition to gay marriage. The tag “Moggmentum” had been previously been used by supporters, mostly young Conservative Twitter users, to tout Rees-Mogg as the [...]