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Maryland Governor Blasts Local Official Who Ordered Removal of Thin Blue Line Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2019 at 9:00am 11/4/2019 at 9:00am
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Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unloaded on Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich after he demanded a police station remove a thin blue line flag given to them by a young boy.

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Obama’s White House Photographer Suggests White House Staged Trump Situation Room Photo

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1:00pm 10/28/2019 at 1:00pm
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The White House released a photo of President Donald Trump and his advisors watching a raid in Syria that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

President Barack Obama’s White House photographer Pete Souza suggested on social media that the White House staged the photo.

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REPORT: Steven Crowder Claims YouTube is Silencing Tulsi Gabbard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00pm 10/25/2019 at 7:00pm
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A new experiment performed by conservative comedian Steven Crowder alleges that YouTube isn’t merely lying but that they’re purposely going out of their way to curate search results within the United States to a degree that could be considered election tampering.

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Mitt Romney has a Secret Twitter Account. Hello, ‘Pierre Delecto’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:00am 10/21/2019 at 11:00am

I find it funny how everyone now loves Utah Sen. Mitt Romney because he has become one of the louder voices against President Donald Trump.

McKay Coppins wrote a loving profile of Romney in The Atlantic, which also included the senator groaning about Trump’s use of Twitter.

Except…it seems like Romney enjoys Twitter...

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College Students Who Leave Facebook for a Week Report Being Less Depressed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/7/2019 at 12:00pm

This isn’t surprising at all. One other upside of this is that students who stay off social media are probably going to concentrate more on their studies.

The Nieman Lab reports:

College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed

Threatening to leave Facebook, or talking...

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Faculty at U. Iowa Told Not to Promote Upcoming Greta Thunberg Visit on School’s Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:30pm 10/5/2019 at 1:30pm
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At least one professor really wanted to promote this upcoming appearance, but the administration said they can’t use their social media to promote political policy changes.

The Gazette reports:

University of Iowa tells faculty not to promote Greta Thunberg visit via UI social media

In the news that teenage globe-trotting climate activist Greta Thunberg...

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Women’s March Votes Off New Board Member Zahra Billoo Over Anti-Israel Tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00am 9/19/2019 at 11:00am
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On Monday, the Women’s March voted off its board Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland due to the anti-Semitism controversies surrounding them.

The organization announced 16 new members to the board. I noted in my Monday blog that Zahra Billoo could cause problems for them due to her past statements on...

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Saudi Arabia Trying to Improve Image by Using Instagram Influencers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm 9/9/2019 at 5:00pm
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Saudi Arabia has chosen to use Instagram influencers as a way to help boost its global image.

They took this route instead of stopping the execution of gays and journalists and embracing basic human rights.

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Red Caps Trigger a Fragile Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Makes Her ‘Uncomfortable’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 9/2/2019 at 8:00pm
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Pulitzer Prize finalist author Rebecca Makkai set off a Twitter storm the other day. Turns out red caps trigger her because God forbid it could say MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

A simple red cap causes her heart to do some “weird sh*t.

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Transgender Professor Thinks It’s OK to Celebrate Deaths of ‘Transphobes’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/2/2019 at 1:00pm

College of Charleston Professor Rachel McKinnon, a transgender, found herself in hot water when she tweeted that it’s okay to celebrate deaths of those others find transphobic.

She tried to clarify that she wasn’t celebrating, but that it’s okay if others do.

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Trump supporters are quoting journalists’ embarrassing social media statements, and the NY Times is furious

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9:05pm 8/25/2019 at 9:05pm
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The call out and cancel cultures, enabled by major media, are out of control. Old tweets, sometimes from teenage years, are dug up and turned into media feeding frenzies.

In December 2018, Robby Soave at Reason reported, Medi...

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Speech First Wants College Students to Share How Speech is Handled on Their Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/25/2019 at 1:30pm

The organization Speech First started a social media campaign to encourage students to record and share how their university handles speech.

From Campus Reform:

The organization is encouraging students who see attempts to censor viewpoints on campus to snap a picture of the situation or policy, post it to Instagram with the hashtag...

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Germany: Hundreds Probed Over Anti-Migrant Comments on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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German authorities have investigated hundreds of internet users over comments they made on a Facebook video posted by the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The massive probe, spanning over 250 investigations, was launched in response to the live streaming of a migrant protest by the Bavarian-wing of the AfD party...

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Twitter Locks Out “Team Mitch” for Sharing Video of Protesters Chanting Death Threats At McConnell Home

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:00am 8/8/2019 at 9:00am
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Twitter locked out @Team_Mitch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account, after it posted pictures of people protesting outside of his home and literally calling for his head. That meant the account could not post new tweets.

The social media platform took this action even though it allowed the hashtag #MassacreMitch to...

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New Gossip Social Media App “Pop” Targets College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/24/2019 at 12:00pm

A few years back, there was another application similar to this called Yik Yak. It caused a lot of problems.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

New Gossip App Hits College Campuses

Despite their relatively short shelf life, the development of campus-based social media platforms isn’t slowing down. Pop, the latest social media app to target...

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College Student Considers Organizing ‘Area 51 Festival’ After Joke Goes Viral on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/22/2019 at 12:00pm

He posted something on Facebook as a joke and people are so into it, he might try to make it happen.

ABC News reports:

College student floats idea of ‘Area 51’ festival after joke invitation catches fire on Facebook

When a California college student created an event to meet aliens at Area 51, he...

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Investigation: How anti-Israel groups tried to turn failure at CUFI Summit into social media success

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:45pm 7/21/2019 at 7:45pm
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Over the past several weeks, the Legal Insurrection Foundation has investigated the coalition of anti-Israel groups that organized protests and disruptions at the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit July 7-9, 2019

Calling their campaign “Rise against Racism”, Counter CUFI followed the traditional modus operandi of intersectional anti-Israel groups, seeking to...

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