Pentagon leaks on Discord servers and throwback soft drink campaigns

The Presbyterian Church of Australia has been heavily criticised this week, following news of its Australian Law Reform submission to ban students who are sexually active or LGBTQIA+ from school council selection. It begs the question of how exactly Presbyterian schools would determine which students would be “appropriate” school leaders? 

In intelligence news, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman has been arrested and accused of leaking Pentagon documents on an obscure Discord server called Thug Shaker Central. The leak, which is the largest loss of classified Pentagon documents since Edward Snowden, has placed a spotlight on the popular gaming platform. 

In more positive news, Aussie soft drink brand, Solo, is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new campaign

The new “Solo Women” campaign marks the first time females  have featured in the drink’s advertising. The ads showcase women participating in adventure sports, a throwback to the campaign that made the brand famous through the 70s and 80s. 

In social media news, Snap Inc’s CEO, Evan Spiegel announced new features for its app, Snapchat, designed to attract more influencers to post on the platform. The move comes as the app seeks to distance itself from its original purpose as a messaging tool for friends. 

Its new features appear to imitate some of Snapchat’s largest rivals, such as TikTok and Instagram; a potentially smart move to pick up new users following TikTok bans on many countries’ government devices.

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