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India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content

Another day, another call for Facebook to remove content. This time it comes from officials in India, who claim that content hosted on Facebook has led to a mass panic and exodus of tens of thousands of people from cities …

Canada Money Controversy Surrounds “Racist” Image Canada Money Controversy Surrounds “Racist” Image
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The governor of the Bank of Canada has apologized for and Asian-looking woman who appeared on an early design for the new Canadian $100 banknote. In a statement to the press, Governor Mark Carney said, “I apologize to those who …

Facebook Removes Page Targeting Australian Aborigines Facebook Removes Page Targeting Australian Aborigines

After protests, pressure from Australian officials, and an online petition, Facebook has taken down a page that targeted the country’s indigenous peoples, the Aborigines. The page, “Aboriginal Memes,” saw users post oftentimes discriminatory and racially spiked memes about the continent’s …

Drag Queens Sing Their Support for Chick-Fil-A Food Drag Queens Sing Their Support for Chick-Fil-A Food
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When the Henson Company dumped Chick-Fil-A in support of gay marriage, it turned up the heat on the debate over gay rights in America. Culture war lines were drawn around chicken sandwiches while gay kiss-ins, Christian Chick-Fil-A appreciation days, and …

Controversy Makes Chick-fil-A One Of The Fastest Growing Brands On Facebook Controversy Makes Chick-fil-A One Of The Fastest Growing Brands On Facebook
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I probably don’t have to tell you that Chick-fil-A is at the center of a great deal of controversy these days, concerning its open views on gay marriage. These views have led to a seemingly endless debate among Chick-fil-A supporters, …

NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold
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Deliberate racism? Unfortunate timing? Public overreaction? Simple FAIL? People are debating those questions this morning after a promo for the new NBC show Animal Practice ran immediately following Bob Costas’ lead out to Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’ historic gold medal …

Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet
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Another Olympian has been sent home from the London Games because of his inability to control his thumbs. Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella was dismissed from the Olympics on Monday as the result of a tweet he posted after his …

Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt
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Apparently, someone on Chick-fil-A’s PR team really sucks at PR, as this evidence suggests that someone is creating fake Facebook accounts to bolster their position in the midst of the company’s worst public image crisis ever. As you probably remember, …

Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona
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Actor Jason Alexander, who has been no stranger to controversy this summer, has been talking about gun laws on Twitter, and striking more than a few nerves in the process. He has plenty of supporters and plenty of “haters”. Either …

Jason Alexander Takes Time Out From Twitter Gun Debate To Plug Franklin And Bash Jason Alexander Takes Time Out From Twitter Gun Debate To Plug Franklin And Bash

Twitter can be quite the marketing vehicle, and actor (and apparently director) Jason Alexander knows this. He took the time to plug an episode of the quirky TNT lawyer series that he directed with a few tweets right at a …

This Classless Tweet Will Probably Cost Celeb Boutique Some Business [UPDATED] This Classless Tweet Will Probably Cost Celeb Boutique Some Business [UPDATED]
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Unless you’ve completely avoided the internet and television today, you’re aware that the early morning hours saw a devastatingly senseless and brutal crime take place in Aurora, Colorado. During a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, a 24-year-old man opened …

Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned? Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?
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I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the …

Facebook Is Putting Words In Users’ Mouths By Promoting Content From Pages They Like Facebook Is Putting Words In Users’ Mouths By Promoting Content From Pages They Like
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There’s a new feature making its way to the Facebook News Feed that has some people up in arms. And while I’m usually the first to defend Facebook against the wrath of whiny, misinformed, overreactions from the Facebook population – …

If You Think You’re A Sh*tty Parent, Just Check Out What One Mom Posted To Facebook If You Think You’re A Sh*tty Parent, Just Check Out What One Mom Posted To Facebook
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People post some seriously screwed-up things on Facebook – for instance anything surrounding a birth. Or in some cases, their proudest number twos (seriously, I know this guy). I once witnessed, live, two Facebook friends go at it about one …

Oreo’s Gay Pride Facebook Post Creates A Firestorm (Shocking!) Oreo’s Gay Pride Facebook Post Creates A Firestorm (Shocking!)
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June is officially LGBT Pride month, as President Obama continued the tradition with an address last week at the White House. “And as long as I have the privilege of being your President, I promise you, you won’t just have …

Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture? Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture?
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With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other popular social websites woven into both our personal and business lives, it is clear that society has become dependent on social media. Technology companies and marketers are, of course, advocating this dependence since it …

IO Interactive Apologizes For Hitman/Nun Trailer IO Interactive Apologizes For Hitman/Nun Trailer

Stating a desire to capture the grindhouse theme made popular by the exploitation movies of the past, developers at IO Interactive have apologized for their Hitman: Absolution trailer, which leads this post. Given the apparent sexism contained within the trailer, …

Jason Alexander Tweets Epic Apology For “Cricket Is Gay” Comments Jason Alexander Tweets Epic Apology For “Cricket Is Gay” Comments
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Last week, former Seinfeld star and current poker fanatic Jason Alexander pissed some people off with some comments he made on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. During the interview, Alexander referred to the sport cricket as a “gay …

Was The Hitman: Absolution Nun Trailer Sexist? Was The Hitman: Absolution Nun Trailer Sexist?
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Yesterday, the E3 trailer for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution game hit the streets as companies are eager to build buzz heading into the video game industry’s huge summer expo. By and large, if the YouTube reaction is anything to go …

Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook? Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?
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I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, …

The Great Diablo III Error 37 & Review Debate – Who’s Right & Who’s Wrong? The Great Diablo III Error 37 & Review Debate – Who’s Right & Who’s Wrong?
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Let me preface this article by stating, I haven’t played Diablo III, beyond the beta events Blizzard offered to players before its release date. I came away rather unimpressed during these events; but more on that later. Therefore, I can …