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The Crown: Culture Secretary wants Netflix to claim show is fictional | Ents & Arts News

The Crown could be in danger of misleading fans, causing viewers to confuse the show’s fictional events with fact, the Culture Secretary has warned. Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), welcomed the hit show on Netflix as a “beautifully realized work of fiction”, but wants the streaming giant to […]

Culture secretary

UK Culture Secretary calls on Netflix to label ‘The Crown’ fiction

Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has demanded that Netflix brand “The Crown” as fiction, to clarify that certain events depicted in the show should not be taken as fact. In an interview with Daily Mail, Dowden said: “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear […]

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Culture shock: why New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 worked

“How was school today?” I asked. “Chill,” came the response. I have two daughters in a public high school here in New Zealand. I have found this to be a standard response when we ask them how school is going. Whether they’re reporting on tests, reports, or evaluations, it all seems “cold.” They are allowed […]