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Trump dominates news cycle with tweet about Kirsten Gillibrand

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00pm 12/12/2017 at 6:00pm
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tried to come to the defense of her colleague Sen. Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY) after President Donald Trump claimed that the latter used to beg him for campaign contributions “and would do anything for them.” Warren fired back on Twitter and asked Trump if he is “really trying...

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Woman Gets Probation in January 2017 Chicago Facebook Torture Case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00am 12/9/2017 at 11:00am

Back in January, two men and two women in Chicago were arrested after they used Facebook to broadcast images of themselves torturing a mentally disabled man. The defendants were black and their victim was white. The case was classified as a hate crime.

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Why Scarborough’s Misleading Hatch Tweet Matters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 12/3/2017 at 5:30pm

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough cause a Twitter storm when he posted a misleading tweet about Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).  Scarborough misrepresented Hatch’s comments about entitlements generally as being specifically about CHIP, a program created back in 1997 when Hatch co-sponsored the legislation with then-Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA).

Scarborough has since taken down the...

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NY Times turns its Opinion Twitter feed into Dem propaganda machine

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:43pm 11/29/2017 at 5:43pm

Media outlet or political organization? And where does the New York Times fit here?

Wednesday, the NYT turned their opinion-devoted Twitter account into an activist page lobbying against the tax reform bill passed by the Senate Budget Committee Tuesday.

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95-year-old ‘Indiana Joan’ target of social media outrage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/26/2017 at 4:00pm

A 95-year old Australian woman who participated in archeological digs during the 1960’s is under fire for keeping the objects she physically collected during these excavations.

Her travails started when she showed some of her treasures during an interview for a feature news piece.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Harassed By Net Neutrality Advocates

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/25/2017 at 7:00pm
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has started to face harassment online and at his private residence as the agency plans to rollback net neutrality.

Net neutrality are rules that force internet providers to treat all information equally. Those that don’t like it have placed threats, even naming his children, on Pai.

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Aging, humorless Dem Senator rips judicial nominee Don Willett over Bacon Marriage tweet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 11/15/2017 at 6:30pm

Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted confirmation hearings for several judicial appointees including Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett. Willett has been nominated for a spot on the fifth circuit.

An avid Twitter user, Willett is a bright, humorous spot on the social media platform. Prior to the hearing, many a...

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News Outlets Forced to Clarify Melania Trump Has No Body Double After Ridiculous Internet Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:36pm 10/19/2017 at 5:36pm

2017, a most ridiculous time to be alive. Wednesday, internet sleuths thought they were really on to something — the “Melania Trump” standing next to the president was not in fact Melania, they claimed.

Dressed in a trench coat and sporting a fab pair of sunglasses, someone whose TV has jacked...

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How “Me Too” Unfairly Maligns Men and Perpetuates Victimhood

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:44pm 10/18/2017 at 9:44pm

If you’ve paid any attention to social media this week, you’ve likely seen several posts saying “me, too.”

Meant to amplify instances of sexual assault, and prompted by the innumerable Harvey Weinstein victims, women who believe themselves victims of such an instance have been encouraged by their peers to mark themselves by...

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Covering Up Political Bias: NY Times Social Media Guidelines for its Reporters

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:20pm 10/13/2017 at 9:20pm
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I’m in favor of mainstream media reporters and news people speaking their political minds on social media.

Let it all hang out, tell us how much you hate Republicans/Conservatives/Non-Liberals/Americans/Donald Trump/Deplorables etc.

Lay your political biases on the table for all the world to see. If your news reporting is straight up and supported,...

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Google sold ads to Russian-linked parties too

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:20pm 10/10/2017 at 7:20pm

A Russian-linked operation different from the Kremlin-linked troll farms that spent bank on Facebook ads, dropped tens of thousands of dollars placing ads on YouTube, GMail, and other Google platforms. Their goal? Presumably to interfere in the 2016 election.

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Facebook Forks Over 3,000 Potentially Russian-linked Ads to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:39pm 10/2/2017 at 1:39pm
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Caving to pressure from Capitol Hill, Facebook is releasing some 3,000 possible Russia-linked ads to Congress who has been investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

When the ads will be turned over to Congress has not yet been made clear. As part of the announcement Monday, Facebook also indicated...

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Valerie Plame Resigns from Iran-Deal Backer Ploughshares Foundation After Sharing Anti-Semitic Article

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00am 9/25/2017 at 10:00am
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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson resigned from Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that was a key component to the Iran Nuclear Deal, after she tweeted an anti-Semitic article that claimed American Jews drive the wars in the Middle East.

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Congresswoman: NRA, Dana Loesch are Domestic Security Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/11/2017 at 4:00pm

Radio host, TV host, and NRA spokeswoman has had quite a week. Journalists caused outrage after they claimed she said she wanted to fist The New York Times (she actually said fisk).

Huffington Post’s Yashar Ali penned a great and gracious apology on Twitter to Dana for his mistake.

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Court: VA Politician Who Blocked Constituent on Social Media Violated First Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00am 8/1/2017 at 10:00am
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U.S. District Judge James Cacheris in Alexandria, VA, ruled that politicians who block followers on social media violates free speech.

From The Wall Street Journal:

A federal court in Virginia ruled that a local politician violated the free-speech rights of a constituent she banned from her Facebook page, in a case the judge...

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J. K. Rowling Spreads False Claim About Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/29/2017 at 1:30pm
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In yet another example of the anti-Trump contingent creating and spreading misleading stories about President Trump, J. K. Rowling has gone on a Twitter tirade about a video that shows Trump supposedly ignoring a child in a wheelchair.

What the now-viral video fails to show is that at the beginning of this...

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Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief: CNN a victim of “social media mob frenzy” over Trump wrestling GIF

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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Yeah, CNN threatened to out the guy who made the CNN wrestling meme. But the threat, according to CNN, was just some language that the legal suits stuck into the CNN statement. So if you complain about it, you’re just part of a social-media “mob” that is falsely playing the victim.

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