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Social Justice Warrior Gets Taste of Her Own Medicine

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/28/2015 at 4:00pm

Mark Twain once wrote that “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

In the age of the internet, that saying should be updated to “three times around the world”, as is evidenced by the story behind the resignation of a British scientist.

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Marco Rubio is doing something different on social media

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:15pm 4/22/2015 at 1:15pm

I learned a lot during my time on the 2014 campaign trail. I learned how to “cut a walk book” for a block walk, and organize a phone bank, and juggle 15 reporters, 25 volunteers, and one candidate with one hand tied behind my back; but most importantly, I learned how...

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How Republicans celebrated #Selma50

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:38pm 3/7/2015 at 11:38pm

Members of both political parties descended upon Selma, Alabama earlier today. Partisan politics were shelved as members of Congress were unified in remembering the sacrifice of those who marched for freedom.

So how did Republicans commemorate the day?

Take a look:

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Rahm Emanuel loves to tweet about himself in the third person

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 3:08pm 2/16/2015 at 3:08pm

Chicago’s Mayor can’t be bothered with first person pronouns. At least not when it comes to his Twitter account.

Not all politicians have social media pros running their accounts for them. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn runs his own Twitter account. And former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, also personally tweets from...

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No, Iran, Obama did not “unfriend” Netanyahu on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00am 1/27/2015 at 7:00am

Iranian media outlet Press TV made a major error yesterday when they mistook an Israeli satire article for actual news.

I realize that most of us have been fooled at some point by a link on Facebook or Twitter making some sort of ridiculous claim, but Press TV reached a whole...

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Politifact debunks obviously ‘shopped photo (that no one believed was real)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:09pm 12/4/2014 at 7:09pm

The photograph featured above surfaced shortly after a grand jury in Missouri refused to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. In a sea of memes, photoshops, and Twitter commentary, the picture went viral alongside its companion photograph (courtesy of Politifact):

Two different photographs, one very clearly...

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We Have a “Truthy”-ness Problem

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:45am 10/19/2014 at 11:45am

When it comes to quantifiably productive debate about politics, Twitter is the abyss. Those who choose to wade into its murky depths accept the fact that they’re jumping into the deep end with the hackers, the trolls, and the most enthusiastic dregs of internet society.

The government recognizes this, and they’re...

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Israel winning the social media war … in China

http://english.cntv.cn/2014/04/10/VIDE1397122920758164.shtml
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:00am 9/6/2014 at 7:00am
http://english.cntv.cn/2014/04/10/VIDE1397122920758164.shtml

I guess it is not really surprising that Israel is doing well in Chinese social media.

Israel and China have signed a series of new trade agreements in recent months, including academic cooperation, as we detailed in Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS.

Those expanding trade connections, based in large...

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7 Times the Public Received Bad News Without Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:43pm 9/1/2014 at 3:43pm

A few days ago, President Obama made what is probably one of his silliest remarks yet when he insinuated we’re only now realizing the world is a “messy” place because of the advent of social media.

Really? No one noticed the underbelly of humanity before Twitter? We beg to differ.

That time that jerk Aaron Burr...

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No, Social Media Does Not Stifle Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:40am 8/28/2014 at 8:40am

The New York Times published an article on Tuesday discussing the downside of social media and its alleged effect on silencing differing opinions in political debate.

Based entirely on a single issue study, the article concludes that social media squashes debate.

The Study

Pew Research Internet Project conducted the study which polled respondents on the Snowden-NSA issue.

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Hobby Lobby also argues its case in social media

http://youtu.be/empZxxB19nU
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:15pm 3/3/2014 at 5:15pm
http://youtu.be/empZxxB19nU

You may have heard about the upcoming Supreme Court case of Sebellius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

On November 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a case arising out of commitment of the Green family, the sole owners of Hobby Lobby S...

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At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:45am 8/10/2013 at 11:45am

We’ve all heard of the problems faced on Twitter with the #TwitterGulag resulting from false claims of harassment and/or spam.

It’s also a problem on Facebook, as detailed by Ruthie Blum (sister of John Podhoretz) at The New York Observer.

Blum speaks of the problem faced by pro-Israel writers on Facebook and draws an analogy to the...

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