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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.

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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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Canadian Activist Lindsey Shepard Permanently Banned from Twitter after Spat With Transgender Woman

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/18/2019 at 5:00pm
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In a video by Canadian free speech activist and Wilfred Laurier University graduate student Lindsay Shepard, the activist announced she was been permanently banned from Twitter earlier this week.
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Facebook Labels St. Augustine Quote as ‘Hate Speech’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00am 7/17/2019 at 11:00am
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Facebook is going overboard in an attempt to make sure nobody gets their feelings hurt on the platform.

Pro-life activist Domenico Bettinelli claimed that Facebook deleted a quote from St. Augustine because it violated the platform’s Community Standards on hate speech.

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Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson Wants People Prosecuted for Mocking Members of Congress Online

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00am 7/5/2019 at 10:00am
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Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), is a perfect example of how out of touch our political class has become. Despite taking an oath to defend the Constitution, Wilson would like to override the First Amendment to protect members of Congress from mockery.

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Vimeo Bans Project Veritas Over Google Video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00pm 6/26/2019 at 7:00pm

On Monday, Project Veritas unveiled a new investigative video of a Google employee describing how the company wants to stop a “Trump situation” in 2020.

YouTube removed the video, but Vimeo went one step further. The company chose to ban Project Veritas from its platf...

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My Buddy and Me! Biden Mocked Over Photo of Obama Friendship Bracelet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00pm 6/10/2019 at 5:00pm

On Saturday we celebrated National Best Friends Day because everything has a day. I guess former Vice President Joe Biden thought he could seize the day to remind people that he served next to President Barack Obama for eight years by posting their friendship bracelet.

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Internet Hilariously Responds to ‘BirthStrikers’ Who Are Avoiding Childbirth Due to Impending Ecological Doom

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00am 6/10/2019 at 11:00am
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CNN published a story on Sunday about BirthStrikers, people who have chosen not to reproduce because of climate change. One woman justified her decision because of a future “ecological nightmare.”

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