Sup you beautiful bastards, hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday Welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show and let’s jump into it The first thing we’re gonna talk about today. Is this story about a woman by the name of Josephine Iyamu. Now Josephine is a uk-based nurse She would reportedly find women in small Nigerian towns. She would promise them a better life in Europe and as you might imagine because we’re talking about it on this show, that’s not what happened. Reportedly, these chosen women would go through a week of juju ceremonies where they would be beat with dead chickens then forced to eat their hearts. Additionally, forced to drink blood with worms and their skin was cut with razor blades. Then as part of the ceremony They would make an oath in front of a voodoo priest to pay Iyamu for her services. This reportedly range in between thirty thousand to thirty eight thousand euros, which these women obviously did not have. Then, after the ceremony, Iyamu who is known to the victims as Madame Sandra would take pieces of their head and pubic hair and she would place it in a bag. And then tell the women that this was a pact with the devil and if they did not follow through with their promise, they would die. And following all of this, she would then send the women to Germany. And to get them there she would reportedly use an inflatable boat used across the Mediterranean. And actually in at least one instance, they reportedly had to be rescued and were taken to a camp in Italy. But for all the other women, once they arrived in Germany, an associate of Iyamu would place them in a brothel where they would work as prostitutes to pay the debt off. And to make it even harder to pay off this “debt.” The women would be charged daily fees for the room they were staying in. A fee that, according to one of the women, turned out to be 120 euros a day for a single room apartment. Now luckily in July of 2017 German police identified one of Iyamu’s victims. They began to collect evidence against Iyamu. Specifically for being the ringleader of a network trafficking vulnerable women That information was then passed on to UK authorities and in August of 2017, lyamu was arrested at Heathrow Airport. According to reports, while she was in custody, she actually tried to get the families of the victims that were speaking out against her arrested back in Nigeria. And on top of that, according to a report, she attempted to bribe UK law enforcement into proving her innocence. Now all of this led to a 10 week trial. Iyamu denied the charges. Then on June 27th Iyamu is found guilty on five counts of arranging or facilitating travel for sexual exploitation perverting the court of justice. And all of that brought us to yesterday where she was sentenced to 14 years in jail. 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And the first bit of awesome today I just want to give a shout out to the mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti. In the lead-up to the 4th of July, he went on his Twitter and posted hashtag Fireworks are illegal in the city of Los Angeles and even small ones can cause a lot of damage. This watermelon was completely destroyed by a firework the size of a stick of gum. And that tweet was a caption to this video he included. I don’t think that tweet and video accomplishes what Garcetti thinks it accomplishes. He just made it to look awesome. That’s like if you put out a tweet that was like “underage drinking and drug use is illegal and dangerous.” And that was the caption to only the cool parts from the project X trailer. The main point, Thank you for the unintended laugh Garcetti. Sometimes the ones that you don’t plan for are the best ones. Then we had bad lip reading giving us that Fergie classic: Nobody Wants My Bread. Then we at First We Feast giving us the quest for the ultimate patty melt. Arguably the most notable and honorable of quest. Then we had Ted ed answering a question that is actually scientifically significant but also sounds like something you think about if maybe you’re way too high. Specifically, but why do poisonous animals poison themselves? They also got a new featurette for Ant-Man and the Wasp. And if you want to see the full versions of everything I just shared, the secret link of the day, anything at all, links as always are in the description down below. Then in quickie international news, reportedly at a South African game reserve, several rhino poachers were mauled to death by lions. Of course my initial response to that was “oh no, that is so horrible.” As far as why I say poachers and I don’t get very specific (this is, this is a little rough) according to the reserve, they think that it was two or three but said “We’re not sure how many there were there’s not much left of them.” And the reserve owner Nick Fox adding, “They strayed into a pride of lions. It’s a big pride so they didn’t have too much time.” The main point of the story, I kind of hope it was three. Then let’s talk about some online entertainment quickies. First up, we have Mia Khalifa who you might be familiar with for reasons I won’t mention right now. She’s teaming up with Roosterteeth for the reboot of sports ball, their sports video podcast. Also returning to the series you have Tyler Coe and it is launching on July 16th. And personally I’m really interested to see how this does. I say that because I think this will be a fantastic example, a test case if you will, for audience conversion based off of platform as well as kind of a genre or content type. For example, the show you’re watching right now, relatively successful here on YouTube, but it really does not translate into followers and views and likes on Instagram. Mia’s done a sports show in the past called Out of Bounds with Complex News. And that show in general really struggled on YouTube. There were a few wins here there though; which many people found crazy because Mia Khalifa is incredibly large on the internet. I mean just on Instagram right now, she has 8.4 million followers. But then in this conversation that obviously brings up content type and platform. But it’ll be interesting. I’m excited to see what it looks like. Then we have youtuber KSI, in the lead-up to his fight with Logan Paul in August, announcing that he has a documentary coming out. It’s called Can’t Lose, it’s coming out August 10th, it’s available on a number of platforms. Once again, it’s just another example of these guys fantastically monetizing this whole situation. I mean the documentary isn’t even just a documentary. It’s being released 15 days before the fight with Logan Paul; so it’s essentially serving as promo for that. Then it’s also further monetization of his first fight with Joe Weller. That said, while I am of the mindset that whoever wins this actual fight that there are no real winners or losers because you know everyone’s making money. Releasing a documentary about yourself called Can’t Lose right before you go into another fight, is a little bit risky. We’ll have to wait to see what happens. Then of course, we had Hila Klein who’s one half of h3h3 productions. But in addition to that, she’s also the person behind the fashion brand Teddy Fresh. And massive news for her and her company, they are now getting their items in Zoomies nationwide: which includes over 600 stores. So congratulations. And the last bit of online entertainment news is Define Media that has been in the news for for several reasons recently. They have now reportedly sold the Screen Junkies. And specifically selling them to Fandom aka wikia. And the thing is, looking at the situation, this could actually be perfect for them. Wikia reportedly attracts 200 million uniques a month. An inclusion of all this new, rich video content could, one, help their stickiness: you know, users staying on the site longer. But also, based on how the YouTube algorithm works, if they’re able to garner that audience towards this property, if handled correctly, this could help them blow up even more than now. We’ll have to wait to see what happens here. Then in random story of the day news, we had Narsha a singer and actress out of South Korea. She was the center of this situation where there was all this backlash people criticizing her for a photo on Instagram saying she was photoshopping it. And in these photos specifically pointing out the bent pole. So you had people one saying, you know, if you’re gonna Photoshop and liquify and do all this stuff, at least do a good job of it. But also too, how dare you put out these unrealistic expectations. And it actually became such a big issue that a show in the country by the name of Night of TV Entertainment had an expert on. And it actually turned out that all this mocking, all of this hate was ill place because it wasn’t photoshopped. Turns out just a really weird bent pole. And so I guess the main lesson of this story is, I don’t know what the hell the lesson is. I’m surprised this is as big of a deal. I just assume every photo on the internet is already photoshopped. And actually if there is any way that I can use and take this story to get maybe something meaningful out to at least one person that needs to hear it. Please do not look at the videos and photos people are sharing on the internet as real representations of them and they’re life. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. What you are seeing there is not the painter but the painting. Please please please be aware of that. I mean, for me, I think it’s just so obvious and so prevelant that the only ones that actually annoy me anymore are the the people that get things like ass or calf implants. And then those people try to sell people workout plans and other bullshit to get what they did. Which they didn’t even get that way. But anyway, I could rant forever about lying superficial assholes. And then let’s look to the European Union where we have massive news and an update to a story we covered weeks ago about the EU CD. Now the EU CD or the EU copyright directive or the proposal for a directive of the European parliament and of the council on copyright in the digital single market. But, i’m just gonna go with the EU CD. Now if you didn’t see that coverage, one i’ll link back to the video and that specific timecode so you can watch it. But still kind of the TLDR is, in this EU CD, there were three articles that really were concernind. Article 3 which involved data mining and who was allowed to do it. Article 11 Aka the link tax and and this was something that was being pushed by news publishers who claimed that news aggregators in particular were benefiting off their work. This since most of the users would just read a headline and an excerpt from the link but never actually go to the article itself. And so this would create a situation where you’d have to pay for the right to link to copyright material. Then article 13 which was essentially the upload filter that was supposed to address copyright infringement. But it appeared to many that it was so vaguely worded that it would apply to all copyrighted material. Which would mean that content that was commonly believed to be fair use and most memes would infringe on the provision. And some of the biggest opponents of the EU CD included the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation, and Wikimedia. Whereas the supporters for the EU CD included the likes of Paul McCartney as well as music industry groups like BPI. But the main thing here is all of that brings us to 10:00 a.m this morning. The copyright directive was voted on and we found that 278 voted for the bill, 31 abstained, and 318 rejected the bill. It was slapped down. It was rejected. But a big note here is the bill is not dead. What’s happening is that it is being tabled until September many MEPs were upset that the bill wasn’t openly debated and so that’s why they voted against it. Which actually brings me to the note about the thing that I was most surprised about the first time we talked about the EU CD was the fact that so many people in the EU, that was the first time they really even heard about this. Or at the very least they had heard something was happening, but they didn’t know why people had an issue with it. And while, I pride myself especially on this show to to talk about really important things domestically and internationally, I am not a breaking news show and it is incredibly concerning that I was so many people’s first with this. And the thing is, it wasn’t just the citizens in the EU. Even many of the MEPs. Before all this internet outrage, many MEPs admitted they didn’t fully understand the complete ramifications of the bill. But, by the word getting out, by being constantly contacted, it drew their attention to further read the bill and its consequences and so it’s a reminder and a showcasing that contacting your rep can work. But of course, like I said before, it’s still not over. Which is why many including Julia Retta a Pirate Party MEP have said we need to keep the pressure on. Even calling for a day of action on August 26th. It’s just before parliament is back in session from summer vacation, bring the issue to the forefront so people just don’t forget about it. What that means is that the amendments to the bill will be debated and voted on first and then, as amended, the final bill will be voted on. So we’ll have to wait to see what happens there. But yeah, we’ll be who you talking about this soon when September comes around. That’s actually where I’m gonna end today’s daily Philip DeFranco show. Of course, let me know what you think about the last story, the first one, anything in between. I just want to hear from you in those comments down below. But, that that. Of course as always, my name’s Philip Defranco. You’ve just been filled it. I love your faces and I’ll see you tomorrow.