Development Update

Yesterday we cancelled the live stream and commentary of the Nova Scotia COVID19 update by TLDR Press. When we were preparing for the launch of FrostTek Productions, we were looking at all of the old projects from the Eaton Media Group. We decided that now that everybody’s health and wellness had finally stabilized, which projects were going to stay in which projects were indeed going to be cancelled permanently. We looked at what we wanted to accomplish, and because we finally have access to truly high-speed Internet, we realized that there are so many more things we can do.

When we started looking at what we could do, we realized that although our previously existing infrastructure was reasonably proficient, it could not deal with the production schedule that we were looking at putting together. Fortunately, we were able to pick up a number of things in store and other things were in stock but available for online order only. Several orders were placed from many different vendors for a lot of electronic equipment. Other items were ordered in early December, and as of yesterday, we received an influx of emails telling us that those key components that we need to function have finally shipped out. They were initially supposed to be here before Christmas, but that didn’t happen.

Another thing that was stopping official production from starting was licensing. To do something and be above board, we have to ensure that the proper licensing is in place. We were finally granted our primary license shortly before Christmas and decided that we couldn’t launch things until after the Christmas holiday with everything that was going on. We have been testing multiple different types of recording and streaming software. We are pleased to announce that we have finally chosen a software streaming package and purchased the appropriate licensing to move forward with regular live broadcasts.

We had initially tested the software and several other software suites to give us more capabilities, but we finally narrowed it down. Hopefully, within the next two weeks, all of our remaining hardware should finally arrive, and we will be able to get into total production.

Also, we have been busy consulting our legal team on the different policies for the operations of TLDR Press. We previously announced that we had created the social media policy. This was not an easy task, and it took a lot of consulting to come up with something that most people think is very straightforward. We are also working on a privacy policy for TLDR Press, and we hope that that should be finished soon. There is a considerable amount of detailed writing to complete, which takes time.

tl;dr Press Social Media Policy

A lot of consulting is currently going on here at FrostTek Productions as we are swamped rolling out all of the details and infrastructure to support TLDR Press. As part of this rollout, we are working with a group of consultants to create the appropriate policies that will regulate how we as an organization function and how we handle online communications. We are proud to announce that we have completed TLDR Press’s social media commenting policy. This policy will be modified for each of our digital properties as we build them out.

TLDR Press (part of FrostTek Productions) uses social networking platforms to connect and interact with different audiences. Besides our website, we share content on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, BitChute, Rumble, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Twitch & Tiktok. Each of these social networking platforms has its privacy policy. Please see our privacy policy for more information (Coming Soon).

We encourage public interaction and communication about the content we post on our social media accounts. The person who posts a comment is solely responsible for the comment’s content. However, this does not imply that TLDR Press agrees with or accepts any public comment’s content, opinions, or views.

While we do not discriminate against views or opinions posted to our social networking accounts, we reserve the right to remove or not approve any comment. A comment will not be edited or modified to remove unacceptable content; the entire comment will be deleted. All comments submitted to our website will be reviewed before posting. Some of the reasons we may remove or not approve a comment are listed below:

  1. Abusive, vulgar, obscene, racist, threatening, or harassing comments.
  2. Libel, slander, or personal attacks of any kind, including offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.
  3. Spam, including content that promotes products or services or contains gratuitous links.
  4. Making unsupported accusations.
  5. Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous, or destructive activity.
  6. Duplicate posts.
  7. Clearly off-topic.
  8. Political campaigning or lobbying.
  9. Use of multiple accounts to sidestep temporary or permanent restrictions

Repeated violations may result in a temporary suspension of the ability to comment. In extreme cases, we may outright prevent someone from commenting permanently. Suppose the algorithm or a moderator discovers that you have multiple accounts or are using multiple accounts to sidestep our social media policy. In that case, all accounts will immediately be terminated and will receive a permanent suspension from all interactions of TLDR Press and FrostTek Productions social networking accounts.

Moderating and posting comments should only be expected to occur during regular business hours.

TLDR Press uses various third-party social media services for outreach. Use of these social media services may require a membership that subjects users to policies, requirements, or rules beyond the control of TLDR Press or FrostTek Productions. TLDR Press does not endorse membership in a particular social media service and takes no responsibility for any content that other users may post. Communications made through social media services will not, in any way, constitute legal or official notice to FrostTek Productions or any of its entities, officials, or employees. The views expressed in comments and posts on our website reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of TLDR Press or FrostTek Productions.

TLDR Press Launched!

TLDR Press (tl;dr Press) went live for the first time yesterday across multiple platforms. We did encounter some issues with the broadcast, but at the same time, it was a significant achievement. It’s one thing to broadcast to a single platform in one resolution like 1080P; It’s another to be able to broadcast to multiple platforms at 1080P. Traditionally, when broadcasting to numerous platforms, the signal (quality) gets downgraded from 1080P to 720P, which many people find unacceptable. We can now broadcast to up to seven different platforms with our current license, thanks to a new broadcasting and streaming system that we’ve discovered. Depending on how well things go, we can expand that up to 10 platforms and potentially even 15 simultaneous streams.

It’s not an easy task to launch a new platform and indeed in the early days, there were many disagreements amongst members of the team on what type of name we should assign this new project. Originally we were going to call it the Nova Scotia Government Review. Its sole purpose was to report on what Nova Scotia Government officials and agencies were saying so that the people of Nova Scotia would understand what’s going on or at least not what’s actually going on instead of what the corporate media tell them.

It was a matter of sitting down one evening and looking at a bunch of news stories and hearing one person complain about how there was just too much information coming in, so he said, “what’s the tldr?”

At that moment, after realizing that so many people find news articles and stories simply too long to read, we had to come up with something different, and that’s where the name was officially changed to TLDR Press or as stylized tl;dr Press.

After a few hours of looking at different styles of logos, we were able to come up with something simple yet elegant that stands out from all of the rest. If you look back to the top of the page, you can see the brand’s official logo. As seen in the image below, we also have a very simple header image used in streaming when there’s nothing to be displayed on the screen. These images are designed to be clean and straightforward.

Once we had a name picked out, we had to start creating all of the social media accounts and all the accounts across the different broadcasting platforms. We do not have addresses for many of the accounts yet, but we will gladly provide them once they are officially released. Since yesterday was the first official live stream that we will be converting to a podcast, it will take the next 10 to 14 days for the podcast episodes to be distributed across all nine platforms that we are hoping to be listed. Therefore, we should update those addresses towards the end of January.

If you want to follow, like or subscribe, check out the links below to our different social media channels and broadcasting platforms.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PressTLDR

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PressTLDR

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZAr-iZ14uHzJP0t1kDl1w

Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/uPBPjSvGTin4/

Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1214843

After setting up the social media accounts and broadcasting channels, we completely forgot about our domain name and that’s very important. It was hard to find a name because TLDR is a concise phrase, and it’s on the top of many people’s lists. We wanted something unique and something that people would be able to remember. We know that everybody is used to your standard .COM or we prefer to use .CA, so we had a look at the different extensions that you can now purchase and decided to go with something new but also highly premium.

After pouring through quite literally hundreds of different domain extensions, we finally settled on one that we think everyone will love. We are pleased to announce our official domain name for TLDR press will be tldr.press

We purchased the domain name and have migrated the DNS information to our current server. We are currently using a placeholder to look for an appropriate content management system. We hope to have the website up and running by the end of this week, at least in a basic form. Once we get better analytics on the performance of TLDR Press, we will be moving it to its own server, so it doesn’t interfere with the operations of the frost tech mainframe.


Doctor Hubert J. Farnsworth – Futurama

Over the past several days, there have been quite a few developments at FrostTek Productions. While we initially wanted to start production on several different things, we had to wait until registration and licensing were complete for legal reasons. We received an email with confirmation and our new business license two days before Christmas. Of course, it was a little too late to start working on many things, so shortly after Christmas, it was the 27th, we immediately started converting all of our old accounts over from the Eaton Media Group brand to FrostTek Productions. Note that some names already needed to be changed, but we had some issues converting accounts.

Many email addresses and accounts had to be updated and fixed, which has taken a very long time. Old social media accounts had to be removed in cases where we could not transfer ownership, and new social media accounts have been created. FrostTel Productions from here on out will not produce any actual content of its own. It is merely a production company that produces content under several different banners.

To create content that caters to the broadest array of viewership possible, we have created several different categories and the corresponding brand accounts for those categories. We are working diligently to create some separation between the different types of content production because we don’t want to have overlap.

An excellent example of this is our new TLDR Press brand. Content produced specifically for TLDR Press is designed for general consumption. It’s intended to check what’s going on around the province of Nova Scotia. Its sole purpose is to collect as much information as possible and disseminate it so that it does not interject with personal opinion and merely sticks to the facts. In contrast, Mr. Reality Check is a deep dive, intellectual dark web style podcast. It will look at subjects in a much more critical light and allow more opinion-based commentary.

Today marked a serious milestone because we conducted our first multistream covering three different platforms for both TLDR Press and Mr. Reality Check, which meant that we were running a total of 6 streams. It was a little tricky. There were many technical difficulties. We had some communication errors with some of the guests that appeared on today’s episode and dealt with those. We are still waiting for a lot of hardware to arrive, and hopefully, it will be shipping out within the next five days.

We look forward to bumping up the production schedule, and more people are actively joining the team. As it sits, we have potentially 2 to 3 guests willing to be reoccurring contributors to the show on either TLDR Press or Mr. Reality Check.

We have finally figured out some of the significant issues on things’ gaming and entertainment side. We were doing a live stream before Christmas using the Nvidia broadcast software to use the AI features in our new graphics card, but unfortunately. However, the recorded version of the stream was perfect. There was no lag or glitching whatsoever. The broadcasted version actually had several issues that seriously degraded the audio and gaming performance.

Now that the new year is finally here, as mentioned above it should be about five days before the other equipment is finally shipped out. Then we will be in a much better position to finally start the production of videos daily.

One thing that has delayed the relaunch in creating all of this content has been simply waiting for new hardware to arrive. There are so many issues with the supply chain right now that it is nearly impossible to get what we actually need

The other major issue that we’ve been waiting for was licensing. Several things in the province’s business landscape in Nova Scotia and Canada have changed. Many social media platforms have also changed their terms of service, which means we’ve had to review these new rules and regulations to make sure that we’re separating everything.

Personally, as the managing partner, I have had to take a step back and look at a number of the projects that we were attempting to put together. After two years of delay, there is no sense in even trying to resurrect those long-dead and delayed projects. We’re going to be cleaning things up and delivering content hopefully daily by the end of the month, so please, make sure you keep an eye out because we’re going to make a lot of really nifty stuff.

Joshua Eaton
 Managing Partner

tl;dr Press – Ethical Guidelines

The following are the ethical guidelines for TLDR Press that will govern how information is collected and published. These guidelines were initially created and published by the Canadian Association of Journalists but have been modified to be specific to TLDR Press and FrostTek Productions. They have also been edited to clarify particular guidelines or expand upon them for extra clarity.

This document is intended to provide a framework to help us hold ourselves accountable for professionalism in our work. While many specific questions are considered here, it is impossible to capture all potential scenarios. Instead, we seek to provide examples of our general ethical principles and to help apply those principles and use our best judgment when faced with scenarios not covered here.

Please visit the Canadian Association of Journalists for the original guidelines or download the PDF. Also, see Principles for Ethical Journalism


  • We will be diligent in our efforts to verify all facts. Accuracy is the moral imperative of journalists & news organizations. It must never be compromised, even by pressing deadlines of the 24-hour news cycle.
  • We will make every effort to verify the identities and backgrounds of our sources.
  • Seek documentation to support the reliability of those sources and their stories, and we are careful to distinguish between assertions and facts. The onus is on us to verify all information, even when it emerges on a deadline.
  • Make sure to retain the original context of all quotations or clips, conveying the original tone. Our reporting and editing will not change the meaning of a statement or exclude crucial qualifiers.
  • There is no copyright on news or ideas once a story is in the public domain, but we will credit the originating source if we can’t match the story.
  • While news and ideas are there for the taking, the words used to convey them are not. If we borrow a story or paragraph from another source, we will credit the source or rewrite it before publication or broadcast. Using another’s analysis or interpretation may constitute plagiarism, even if the words are rewritten unless it is attributed.
  • When we make a mistake, whether in fact or context and regardless of the platform, we correct it promptly and transparently, acknowledging the error’s nature.
  • We publish or broadcast all corrections, clarifications, or apologies consistently.
  • Despite public requests or ” source remorse, we will not “unpublish” or remove digital content, despite public requests or “source remorse.” Rare exceptions involve matters of public safety, an egregious error, ethical violation, or legal restrictions such as publication bans.


  • Respect the rights of people involved in the news.
  • Give people, companies, or organizations publicly accused or criticized the presumption of innocence and the opportunity to respond before publishing those criticisms or accusations. We will make a genuine and reasonable effort to contact them, and if they decline to comment, we say so.
  • We will not refer to a person’s race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender self-identification, or physical ability unless it is pertinent to the story.
  • We will avoid stereotypes of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.
  • We will take special care when reporting on children or those who are otherwise unable to give consent to be interviewed. While some minors, such as athletes, may be used to being interviewed, others might have little understanding of the implications of talking to the media. So when unsure or dealing with particularly sensitive subjects, we err on the side of seeking parental consent. Likewise, we take special care when using any material posted to social media by minors, as they may not understand the public nature of their postings.
  • We will not allow our own biases or ideological beliefs to impede fair and accurate reporting.
  • We respect each person’s right to a fair trial.
  • We do not pay for information, although we may compensate those who provide material such as photos or videos. At some time in the future, we may employ experts to provide professional expertise and pay for embedded activities. We will make sure to note any such payments in our stories.
  • It is becoming common to be asked for payments in foreign countries, whether for guides, connections or help a source travel to meet reporters. It’s essential to question the subject’s motives in such cases and be transparent in telling audiences what occurred.


  • The public has a right to know about its institutions, elected officials or persons hired to serve its interests. People have a right to privacy, and those accused of crimes have a right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence.
  • There will be inevitable conflicts between the right to privacy and the rights of all citizens to be informed about matters of public interest. Each situation should be judged by common sense, humanity and relevance.
  • We will not manipulate or exploit people thrust into the spotlight because they are victims of crime or are associated with a tragedy. Nor will do we do voyeuristic stories about them. When we contact them, we will be sensitive to their situations and report only information in which the public has a legitimate interest.
  • Journalists increasingly use social networking sites to access information about people and organizations. When individuals post and publish information about themselves on these sites, it generally becomes public and can be used. However, we will not use deception to gain access to information intended to be private. In addition, even when such information is public, we must rigorously apply ethical considerations, including independent confirmation and transparency in identifying the source of information.


  • We serve democracy and the public interest by reporting the truth. Sometimes this may conflict with public and private interests, including those of sources, governments or advertisers.
  • Defending the public’s interest includes promoting the free flow of information, exposing crime or wrongdoing, protecting public health and safety, and preventing the public from being misled.
  • We do not give favoured treatment to advertisers, special interests or government. We will reject their efforts to influence the news.
  • We pay our own way whenever possible. However, not all journalists or organizations have the means to do so. So if another organization pays our expenses to an event that we are writing about, we will say so. It may include covering industries such as travel, automotive, the military and foreign trade. (There are some generally understood exceptions; for instance, it is common practice to accept reviewers’ tickets for film previews, concerts, lectures and theatrical performances.)
  • We will not solicit gifts or favours for personal use and promptly return unsolicited gifts of more than a nominal value. If it is impractical to return the gift, we will give it to an appropriate charity.
  • We do not accept the free or reduced-rate use of valuable goods or services offered because of our position. However, it may be appropriate to use a product for a short time to test or evaluate it. (A common exception is unsolicited books, music, food, or other new products sent for review.)
  • We generally do not accept payment for speaking to groups we report on or comment on.
  • We will not report about subjects in which we have financial or other interests. We will not use our positions to obtain business or other advantages not available to the general public.
  • We will not show our completed reports to sources – especially official ones – before they are published or broadcast unless they wish to verify facts. Doing so might invite censorship and challenge our independence.
  • We gather information to produce stories and images for public consumption. We generally do not share unpublished information – such as notes and audio recordings of interviews, documents, emails, digital files, photos and videos – with those outside TLDR Press. However, sometimes such sharing may be necessary to check facts, gain the confidence of sources or solicit more information.
  • Columnists and commentators are free to express their views, even when those views conflict with those of TLDR Press (FrostTek Productions), as long as the content meets generally accepted journalistic standards for fairness and accuracy.


  • As fair and impartial observers, we must be free to comment on the activities of any publicly elected body or special interest group. But we cannot do this without an apparent conflict of interest if we are active members of an organization we are covering, including membership through social media
  • We lose our credibility as fair observers by writing opinion pieces about subjects we also cover as reporters.
  • Editorial boards and columnists or commentators endorse political candidates or political causes. Reporters do not.
  • We must consider our political activities and community involvements, including those online. Refrain from participating in demonstrations, signing petitions, doing public relations work, fundraising or making financial contributions if there is a chance we will be covering the campaign, activity or group involved.
  • Suppose a journalist does choose to engage in outside political activity or espouse a particular political viewpoint. In that case, this activity could create a public perception of bias or favouritism that would reflect on the journalist’s work. Any journalist who engages in such activities – including running for office, must publicly declare any real or potential conflicts.
  • Our online activities present unique challenges. For example, the only way to subscribe to some publications or social networking groups is to become a member. Having a non-journalist subscribe on our behalf would be one solution, or we could join a wide variety of Facebook groups, so it could not be seen as favouring one particular constituency.


  • We will declare ourselves and not conceal our identities, including when seeking information through social media. However, we may go undercover when it is in the public interest, and the information is not obtainable any other way; in such cases, we openly explain this deception to the audience.
  • We normally identify sources of information. But we may use unnamed sources when there is a clear and pressing reason to protect anonymity. The material gained from the confidential source is of substantial public interest, and there is no other reasonable way to obtain the information. When this happens, we explain the need for anonymity.
  • We avoid pseudonyms, but when their use is essential, and we meet the tests above, we tell our readers, listeners or viewers.
  • When we use unnamed sources, we will identify them as accurately as possible by affiliation or status. (For example, a “senior military source” must be both senior and in the military.) Any vested interest or potential bias on the part of a source will be disclosed.
  • We will independently corroborate facts if we get them from a source we do not name.
  • We will not allow anonymous sources to take cheap shots at individuals or organizations.
  • If we borrow material from another source, we must credit the original source.
  • We will admit when we have made a mistake, and we make every effort to correct our errors immediately.
  • We disclose any biases that could be perceived to influence our reporting to our audiences.
  • We will inform our audiences when another organization pays our expenses or when we have made payments for information.


  • We will only promise anonymity when the material is of high public interest, and it cannot be obtained any other way. When we make these promises to sources, we will keep them.
  • A court or judicial inquiry may order us to divulge confidential sources upon threat of jail, and we should understand what we are promising. These promises and the lengths we’re willing to go to keep them – should be clearly spelled out as part of our promise. The following phrases, if adequately explained, may be helpful:
    • Not for attribution: We may quote statements directly, but the source may not be named. However, a general description of their position may be given (“a government official” or “a party insider”). In TV, video or radio, the identity may be shielded by changing the voice or appearance.
    • On background: We may use the essence of statements and generally describe the source, but we may not use direct quotes.
    • Off the record: We will not report the information, which can be used solely to help our own understanding or perspective. There is not much point in knowing something if it can’t be reported, so this undertaking should be used sparingly, if at all.
  • When we are not willing to go to jail to protect a source, we say so before making the promise, and we make it clear that the deal is off if the source lies or misleads us.


  • News organizations – including newspapers, websites, magazines, radio and television – provide forums for the free interchange of information and opinion. As such, we seek to include views from all population segments.
  • We will also make room for the interests of all: minorities and majorities, those with power and those without it, holders of disparate and conflicting views.
  • We will avoid stereotypes and not refer to a person’s race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender self-identification or physical ability unless it is pertinent to the story.


  • We are accountable to the public for the fairness and reliability of our reporting.
  • We serve the public interest and put the needs of our audience – readers, listeners or viewers – at the forefront of our newsgathering decisions.
  • We will clearly identify news and opinion so that the audience knows which is which.
  • We will not mislead the public by suggesting a reporter is someplace that they aren’t.
  • Photojournalists and videographers will not alter images or sound so that they mislead the public. When we do alter or stage images, we label them clearly (as a photo illustration or a staged video, for example).
  • We will use care when reporting on medical studies, polls, and surveys. We are especially suspect of studies commissioned by those with a vested interest, such as drug companies, special interest groups, or politically sponsored think tanks. We make sure we know the context of the results, such as sample size and population, questions asked, and study sponsors, and we include this information in our reports whenever possible.
  • If we make a mistake, we correct it promptly and transparently, acknowledging the nature of the error.


  • Ethical practise does not change with the medium. We are bound by the above principles no matter where our stories are published or broadcast.
  • We consider all online content carefully, including blogging and content posted to social media. We do not re-post, retweet or share rumours.
  • The need for speed should never compromise accuracy, credibility or fairness. Online content will be reported and edited as carefully as print content and subjected to complete editing when possible.
  • We will inform sources when stories about them will be published across various media, indicating the permanency of digital media.
  • When we publish outside links, we will make an effort to ensure the sites are credible; in other words, we think before we link.
  • When we correct errors online, we indicate that the content has been altered or updated and what the original error was.
  • So long as the content is accurate, we generally do not “unpublish” or remove digital content, despite public requests to do so, including cases of “source remorse.” Rare exceptions typically involve matters of public safety, an egregious error, ethical violation or legal restrictions, such as publication bans.
  • We will try to obtain permission to use online photos and videos whenever possible. We will always credit the source of the material by naming the author and where the photo or video was previously posted. We will only use these photos and videos for news and public interest purposes and not to serve voyeuristic interests.
  • We encourage the use of social networks as it is one way to make connections. However, we keep in mind that any information gathered through online means must be confirmed, verified and properly sourced.
  • Personal online activity, including emails and social networking, will be regarded as public and not private. Such activity can impact our professional credibility. We will think carefully before we post, and we take particular caution in declaring our political leanings online.