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‘Diamond & Silk’ offer chance for bipartisan push back on social media censorship

Diamond and Silk are the biggest free-speech heroes to emerge from Facebook's congressional hearings this week. These two black women should be rallied behind as they put a compelling face on political censorship on social media. Yet, black lawmakers and social justice leaders are holding their … Read More

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Our obsession with selfies and social media is ruining childhoods because young girls are …

The obsession with selfies and social media is undermining childhood innocence, according to an award-winning writer. Jacqueline Wilson, who is best known for the Tracy Beaker books for young readers, warned that girls were succumbing to an 'awful kind of self consciousness'. Appearing at the … Read More

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Kin of fatal crash victims vents out in social media

A RELATIVE of a family who figured in a fatal collision in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Thursday expressed her anger on social media over the deaths of her family. Keisha Mae Tesoro, in her Facebook account, recalled the tragic accident which claimed the lives of her relatives. She said: …

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Teenagers posting nudes on social media sparks outrage

There was uproar after social media reports emerged that some teenagers had posted semi-nude images of themselves on a popular online platform. It all started with a feed of a girl who went live on her Instagram page and wanted to expose her nudity on social media without being questioned. …

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Social media campaign to raise money for MADD

The Dean of Students Office plans to sustain the program and incorporate other aspects of #SmartMoveUCCS – like being a good bystander, taking care of yourself, and more. “We hope to make a positive impact with this social media campaign, and we're excited to see how the program evolves in …

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Marriage via social media

He admonished members and all who cared to listen at the monthly Holy Ghost Service and Vigil of the church last weekend —which makes the matter even more serious—against social media marriages. As he rightly observed, it is wrong to get married to someone whose background you do not know. …

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Children are groomed on social media to carry drugs

Violent gangs using children and teenagers as drug mules have taken to grooming them at random via social media, including Instagram and Snapchat, Scotland Yard said yesterday. They raised the alarm as two men from a notorious gang became the first dealers to be jailed under new legislation … Read More

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Why social media influencers can be frustrating for journalists

On the one side, traditional journalists, many of whom are specialists in their fields and have spent years amassing contacts, knowledge and experience; on the other, influencers, modern-day entrepreneurs with huge social media followings who have immense power to sway public opinion. Each side … Read More

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Social media headache

WITH social media playing a major role in the lead-up to the general election, Barbadians are being urged to be somewhat wary of what is being broadcast through such mediums. The word of caution is coming from General Secretary of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the new candidate for …

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How social media helped Canadians show their support for those grieving the loss of the Humboldt …

The far-reaching response to the bus crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team has left many in awe. Social media, experts say, provided a means to mourn the tragedy and support those who are grieving that Canada has never had before. As of Friday night, …