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Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar

BEIJING — Bowing to intense pressure from millions of internet users, a Chinese social media site said on Monday that it would scrap plans to censor cartoons and video games with gay themes. The site, Sina Weibo, had announced on Friday that it would target gay content as part of …

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Why JD Wetherspoon is right to call time on its social media accounts

Going against 'conventional wisdom', cheap and not-often-cheerful pub chain J D Wetherspoon has canned all 900 of its social media accounts. Chairman Tim Martin claims that doing so is unlikely to have any effect on the business 'whatsoever'. It comes a year after making the decision to delete its … Read …

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Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has used Twitter to tell its 44,000 followers that it is quitting social media. The firm's head office and 900 pubs will quit the micro-blogging site, alongside Instagram and Facebook with immediate effect, it said. The pub chain linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social … …

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JD Wetherspoon closes all social media accounts

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon has closed all of its social media accounts following concerns regarding the misuse of personal data and the impact on MPs from what it calls “anonymous trolls”. The company, which owns 900 pubs in the UK and Ireland, tweeted to its 44,400 followers that it …

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JD Wetherspoon closes all of its social media accounts with immediate effect

… Facebook accounts, which had 44,000 and 100,000 followers, respectively, as well as its Instagram feed, for all of its 900 pubs and head office. It added that recent concerns regarding the misuse of personal data, following the Facebook scandal, and the addictive nature of social media had influenced … Read …

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Erica Garner Posthumously Wins Shorty Award for Social Media Activism

From her commitment to speaking out against the war on drugs to advocating for prison abolition, Erica Garner understood that none of us are free until all of us are free, and she used social media to make that clear every single day. She understood social media's power and potential, …

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NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg sparks social media campaign to talk the game up

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has taken to social media to fire back at his critics over the state of the game this season after starting up a social media campaign to talk up rugby league. Using the hashtag 'Talk the Game Up', Greenberg has already been backed by Kangaroos …

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Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction

When the President changes our country so drastically, will we have a new concept of what's normal? If our social media feeds consist of people who think just like us, how can we expect social change? And why do we always assume the future will be better than the past? …

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Social Media awareness raised after girl’s photo goes viral without permission

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As the Facebook privacy investigation sparks debate, a Nashville mother and father say their child's photo went viral without their permission. The parents call the post fake and misleading, and are trying to get it taken down. Journie Muse just celebrated her 5th birthday. but she's … Read …

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Companies may redefine social media dos, don’ts

Job seekers also need to be careful as recruiters are keeping track. “With people increasingly exposing themselves on social media, organisations are starting to scan potential employee profiles to watch out for any inappropriate content being posted by the candidates,” said Vibhav Dhawan, managing … Read More