Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months.…

Chelsea Handler Receives Backlash For Hitler Parody

Chelsea Handler is no stranger to controversy. However, it seems like her latest parody on her late night talk show Chelsea Lately, may have crossed the line, and she is now being called “tasteless, offensive and hurtful.” During an episode…

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are…

Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment

Another Facebooker has spoken publicly about the controversial emotion experiment the company conducted without user consent in 2012. The company’s global policy management head, Monkia Bickert, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and had this to say when asked about…

Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment

An experiment Facebook conducted with some of its users two years ago has been getting a lot of negative attention in recent days after a paper about it was published. The company basically took about 700,000 users, and tested the…

Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over

The plot thickens. As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News…

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts…

Uber ‘Honors’ Pride Week with On-Demand Weddings

On-demand car company, ride-sharing purveyors, or disruptors of the taxi game – whatever you want to call them, Uber is known for creative marketing stunts. Last year, the company offered to deliver kittens for people to play with. Then, during…

Google, Once Again, Offends with D-Day Doodle

In another one for the Google hates America, freedom, and our veterans files, the search engine is once again on the defensive after pissing off some people on D-Day with a Google Doodle. For a brief period this morning, on…

Bride Drags Baby Down Aisle As Part Of Train

According to tradition, a blushing bride needs “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” One bride took “new” to a rather controversial extreme. Shona Carter-Brooks was ecstatic to be marrying the love of her life, Johnathon Brooks. The…