Category Archives: social media and politics

Facebook Targets Hate Group and Vaccine Misinformation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 17, 2019 In the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings in which 50 worshippers were killed by a white nationalist gunman, Facebook … Continue reading

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Nothing to Report

The ongoing special counsel investigation report about the President and his administration, led by Bob Mueller, was submitted to the Attorney General last Friday. It was the biggest news story of the weekend and possibly the year. For the entire … Continue reading

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Facebook Turns the Page to Stay Relevant (and Out of Trouble)

“Bu-Bye!  Facebook is switching its messaging mission from News Feed to more private, encrypted communication.  Facebook watchers are wondering what this means for News Feed, though, the core of its advertising business model. Chesnot / Getty Images  Facebook’s future is private … Continue reading

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Social Media Displacing Unions as Teacher Walk-out Spreads to 2 More States

Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers joined their classroom brethren and sisters following West Virginia’s successful school boycott over cuts in pay, benefits, and school funding.  The statewide teachers’ strike that shuttered West Virginia schools for almost two weeks resulted in the … Continue reading

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A Bully is a Bully!

This week, Laura Ingraham, a FOX news anchor, has publicly mocked student activist, David Hogg’s reputation by tweeting: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable … Continue reading

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