Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

This Prank Proved That Americans Don’t Read Past Headlines

Abstract background on risk business concept, metaphor to small fish being in danger among many hooks. Heather Callaghan, ContributorWaking Times But it may have proven more… A social media April Fool’s prank spearheaded by NPR in 2014 is – ironically – drawing some reflection. This isn’t one of those frustrating social media psychology […]

Modi touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, left, speaks next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. A rare visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend has captivated his extensive fan club in the area and commanded the attention of major U.S. technology companies eager to […]

Israel strangles freedom of speech

Knesset adopts bill to prevent state-controlled media from giving opinions Marianne Azizi writes: It has been a sad week for democracy in Israel as the stranglehold on state-run media became official. During the week Naftalie Bennet, the education minister, was quoted as saying: “We are here to rule the people even if the media don’t […]

Sick claims by israelis on social media that photos of Palestinian boy’s brutalization were faked. Overlooking fact IDF has admitted it

The ‘Pallywood’ smear: Viral images of Palestinian boy’s brutalization bring backlash Israel’s defenders on social media are pushing a “Pallywood” narrative in reaction to the video gone viral documenting a soldier’s brutal treatment of a child in the occupied village of Nabi Saleh last Friday. Shortly after the UK’s Daily Mail publicized the incident, it revamped […]

BEST OF THE WEB: Shocking image of drowned Syrian boy symbolizes growing NATO war refugee crisis, sparking outcry on social media

     The image of a lifeless toddler washed up on a beach lying face down in Turkish sand has sent shockwaves across social media, serving as a stark reminder of the reality of the refugee crisis facing Europe. The tiny Syrian boy with his shoes still attached to his feet and wearing shorts and a […]

Revitalize Your Passion for Life

2nd September 2015 By Christine Horner Guest Writer for Wake Up World We’ve been fortunate enough to survive the “me” generation to learn that life is much more inclusive than it used to be. Thanks to social media, “me” exploded into “we,” and a socially conscious generation was born. What was once considered personal fulfillment […]

Did Virginia Beach Police Go Too Far?

A recent video being passed around social media – which surfaced on Twitter first – shows three Virginia Beach Police officers attempting to arrest a man. The only problem is, from the video, and witness reactions, it seems that the police might have been a little heavy handed. See video below. Police brutality on the […]

#Revenge: Excerpt from the new book ‘Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age’

The following is an excerpt from the new book Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age. Authors Adi Kuntsman and Rebecca L. Stein define digital militarism as “the ways that social media tools, technologies, and practices can be employed in the service of militant projects by both state and everyday civilian users.  Of course, […]

Pre-thoughtcrime: Russian think tank app catches protestors before they protest

0000000 (Sean Gallagher)  Issac Asimov’s Harry Seldon used “psycho-history” to predict the future. Tom Cruise used “precogs” in Minority Report. And now a pro-Putin think tank is trying to divine dissident activity by mining social media. The Center for Research in Legitimacy and Political Protest claims to have developed software that will search Russian social […]

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