Category: Social

Social Media Hits a New Low With the Death of Ronnie Mcnutt
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Social Media Hits a New Low With the Death of Ronnie Mcnutt

Ronnie McNutt became a celebrity overnight when his death by suicide became a viral trending topic. He died by suicide while on Facebook Live. This only proves that social media has hit an all-time low. The death of Ronnie McNutt is nothing if not tragic. The Mississippi man, a combat veteran, died by suicide while…

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Reds Social Media Accounts Post ‘Black Lives Matter,’ as Players Kneel During Anthem
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Reds Social Media Accounts Post ‘Black Lives Matter,’ as Players Kneel During Anthem

Cincinnati Reds players took part in the anthem protests that have become common during baseball’s return to play. And when they did, their team’s official social media accounts backed them up. Shortly after several players took a knee prior to Tuesday night’s Spring Training tilt against the Detroit Tigers, the Reds Twitter account tweeted “Black…

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LeBron Won’t Wear Social Justice Message on Lakers Jersey
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LeBron Won’t Wear Social Justice Message on Lakers Jersey

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. “It was no disrespect to…

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Social Media Platform Pinterest Accused of Discrimination by Black Employees
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Social Media Platform Pinterest Accused of Discrimination by Black Employees

A recent report from Fast Company describes how two black employees at social media platform Pinterest have gone public with stories of pay disparity and discrimination which they believe reveals a wider issue of “pay leveling” across Silicon Valley. A report from Fast Company titled “Discrimination charges at Pinterest reveal a hidden Silicon Valley hiring…

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Social Media Elites Furious as Trump Says Coronavirus Called ‘Kung-Flu’
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Social Media Elites Furious as Trump Says Coronavirus Called ‘Kung-Flu’

President Donald Trump angered celebrities, leftists, and reporters after he said during a campaign rally on Saturday that some people called the coronavirus the “Kung-flu.” “Its a disease without question has more names than any disease in history,” Trump said. “I could name Kung-Flu, I could name nineteen different names.” Trump spoke about the coronavirus…

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When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters
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When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters

Platform operators should treat personal media and mass media differently John Funge is the Chief Product Officer at DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup foundry. He’s founded, built and sold three technology companies. Social media in its current form is broken. In 20 years, we’ll look back at the social media of 2020 like we look at…

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Social Distancing Could Last Rest of Year, Govt Scientist Warns
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Social Distancing Could Last Rest of Year, Govt Scientist Warns

Britain’s Chief Medical Adviser, Chris Witty, has said that it would be “wholly unrealistic” to believe lockdown restrictions will be lifted entirely, forecasting that some kind of social distancing measures may be in place for the rest of the year. Prof Whitty told the Downing Street press conference on Wednesday: “In the long run, the exit…

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