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GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is still on the defensive about his controversial elephant killing, which made some big publicity waves for the company a couple months ago. The issue seemed to have died down for the most part, as far …

GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations
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As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous …

Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video?
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Mercy for Animals has written a letter to Vimeo trying to get an investigative video exposing animal cruelty at the E6 Cattle Co. reinstated on the site after it was pulled as a violation of Vimeo’s terms of service. If …

Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy
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Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall is causing quite a stink over remarks he made on Twitter about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  In the comments, he questions the events of 9/11 and suggests that people’s hatred of Bin Laden …

YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms
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Last friday, we reported that YouTube had banned a video from the group Mercy for Animals, which featured hidden camera footage of workers for the E6 Cattle company, mistreating calves. The video was indeed quite brutal and disturbing. Mercy for …

Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban? Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban?
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Update 2: Vimeo gave us the following statement: Vimeo cares deeply about the issue of animal cruelty and has specifically banned content that contains “gratuitous animal cruelty.” We removed this particular video because of its depiction of excessive violence against …

Facebook Pages Being Taken Down, Policy Comes Into Question Facebook Pages Being Taken Down, Policy Comes Into Question
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Numerous reports have been coming out that Facebook is taking down Facebook pages that are accused of infringing upon copyrights. The keyword there is “accused”. Apparently, Facebook does little (or nothing) to verify the legitimacy of the claims before taking …

Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? [Updated] Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? [Updated]
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Update 3: A spokesperson for Mercy for Animals tells us, “Nathan [Runkle - Executive Director] says that it appears that YouTube is once again hosting the video, while it appears Vimeo has removed it. They will be communicating with Vimeo, …

Groupon Kills Ads on Donald Trump’s Apprentice Website Groupon Kills Ads on Donald Trump’s Apprentice Website
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Online daily deals site Groupon announced today via blog post that they will be taking steps to ensure that no ads for their service appear on the website for “The Apprentice.” Apparently the rumor got around that Groupon was a …

Obama’s Birth Certificate Release: Twitter Responds Obama’s Birth Certificate Release: Twitter Responds
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Today, President Obama released his official Long Form Birth Certificate on WhiteHouse.gov.  Whether this move will have any impact on the Birther movement is yet to be determined. Since the internet has been the main platform for keeping this thing …

GoDaddy Takes Down Righthaven Domain GoDaddy Takes Down Righthaven Domain
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Righthaven is the subject of a bit of irony as it has had its domain taken down by registrar GoDaddy. If you go to Righthaven.com, you will see the message from the image above. If you’re unfamiliar with Righthaven, it …

GoDaddy CEO Breaks Twitter Silence Following Elephant Killing Controversy GoDaddy CEO Breaks Twitter Silence Following Elephant Killing Controversy
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has been pretty quiet for a couple weeks following the controversy that blew up around a video he posted online in which he killed an elephant in Zimbabwe. As said controversy ignited, he went on the …

GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited
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Since the controversy blew up around a video of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, the video has been edited heavily. Should the video have been edited, removed, or left alone? Tell us what you think. Parsons is still …

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Could Have Been A Zoologist GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Could Have Been A Zoologist
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As you may have heard by now, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has been taking some heat for his little vacation to Africa where he killed an elephant, video taped it, and tweeted it out to all of his followers. Parsons …

GoDaddy Elephant Killing Sparks “NoDaddy” Promotion From Venovix GoDaddy Elephant Killing Sparks “NoDaddy” Promotion From Venovix
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GoDaddy’s PR misstep, otherwise known as CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, has led to its competitors stepping up to scoop up the angry customers who are leaving the domain registrar behind. NameCheap was able to get some great PR …

GoDaddy Elephant Killing Leads to Competitor Raising $20K to Save Elephants GoDaddy Elephant Killing Leads to Competitor Raising $20K to Save Elephants
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons recently took a vacation in Africa, where he hunted an elephant, posted video of the killing and slaughter of the elephant, and and tweeted it out to the world. You’ve probably heard the story by now. …

GoDaddy Elephant Slaughter Draws Massive Backlash GoDaddy Elephant Slaughter Draws Massive Backlash
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons may need a lesson in online reputation management. Lesson 1: Don’t kill elephants. Lesson 2: If you do kill an elephant, don’t post a video about it on the web. 3: If you do kill an …

GoDaddy CEO Defends Elephant Killing GoDaddy CEO Defends Elephant Killing
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Previously, we reported on the backlash GoDaddy has been facing, following the posting of a video by CEO Bob Parsons of Parsons killing an elephant. PETA has been very vocal about it, naturally, but so have many others who aren’t …

Facebook Pulls “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page

Facebook pages can be used for any number of causes; naming a baby Megatron, helping a runner raise money for charity, or calling for a violent uprising against another ethnic group.  Today, a page falling into the latter category was …

Apple Removes “Gay Cure” App Amidst Controversy
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It looks like the pressure was too much for Apple as they have officially pulled the controversial Exodus International app from the app store. On Monday we told you about the heat Apple was taking from the gay-rights group Truth …

Senators to Apple: Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps
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Apparently, it’s pile on the folks at Apple week.  The company now finds themselves involved in two major app controversies, and it’s only Tuesday.  Yesterday, we told you about the heat Apple was taking  from gay-rights activists for a 4+ …