June 14, 2024

Gypsy Rose Blanchard deletes social media so she ‘won’t get in trouble and go back to jail’: report

Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s parole officer is reportedly concerned that the convicted felon-turned-influencer’s social media activity could land her back behind bars. Blanchard — who served eight years in prison for the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard — deleted her accounts “at the advisement of her parole officer, so she won’t get in trouble […]

Social media users upset as Shetland pony is stuck in cattle grid for 4 hours with crews toiling

A Shetland pony, age 21, became stuck in a cattle grid this week after someone left a gate open in the Welsh countryside, allowing the animal to get out of its usual area on private property and reach the grid — with social media users letting their feelings fly about the incident. Emergency services’ rescue […]

Trump backs TikTok as Congress considers bill to ban Chinese-owned social media app

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday signaled his opposition to a TikTok ban being considered in Congress, arguing that it would help Facebook, which he called “a true Enemy of the People!” “If you get rid of TikTok, Facebook and Zuckerschmuck will double their business,” Trump, 77, claimed in a Truth Social post, apparently referring […]

Selena Gomez’s mom defends her frequent social media breaks: ‘Whatever she needs’

Selena Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey, has come to her defense following the backlash she’s received for taking frequent breaks from social media. “It’s just whatever she needs for that time period,” Teefey told Elite Daily Thursday about what length of time her daughter prefers to step away from social media. “I can go a week […]

Johnson is a social conservative’s social conservative

Mike Johnson has a strict insistence on his conservative evangelical values. | Francis Chung/POLITICO He’s served in leadership as vice chair of the Republican Conference, but with just four House terms under his belt, Rep. Mike Johnson remains little-known within Washington. One thing is clear, however. Johnson is a social conservative’s social conservative — the

Critics rip Nikki Haley over vow to require all social media users be verified: ‘blatantly unconstitutional’

Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was ripped by critics Tuesday after she vowed to require all social media users be verified in the name of “national security.” “When I get into office, the first thing we have to do, social media accounts, social media companies, they have to show America their […]

Jordan Peterson plans to broadcast court-ordered social media training: ‘Let the public decide for themselves’

Canadian psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson said he plans to broadcast all aspects of the “social media training” he was ordered to undergo following a series of controversial posts he shared online. An Ontario court upheld a decision last week ordering Peterson, a media personality and professor emeritus of the University of Toronto psychology […]

Christian social worker takes legal action after job withdrawn, told he must ’embrace and promote’ LGBT rights

A Christian social worker from the United Kingdom is pursuing legal action after he had a job offer withdrawn due to his beliefs about homosexuality and marriage. Felix Ngole said he was denied a job opportunity with the NHS after they discovered his “very strong views” on homosexuality and marriage. Ngole made headlines in recent […]

Federal appeals court allows lawsuit by Philadelphia officers fired over racist, violent social media posts

A dozen Philadelphia police officers who have been fired or suspended for offensive social media posts have been granted permission to sue the city over First Amendment violations. The officers’ social media accounts were part of a database published in 2019, which documented numerous offensive and violent posts made by active-duty and former police officers […]

Tennessee teacher’s Facebook post revealing why ‘kids aren’t ready for social media’ goes viral: ‘Terrifying’

With the recent vote to ban TikTok in Montana, parents and educators appear to be examining the role of social media in their children’s lives.  And when it comes to social media and kids, experts say there’s a lot of downside. That’s also the message from a middle school teacher’s now-viral Facebook post, which has been shared […]

Report: Biden Admin Forced Social Security Employees to Complete ‘Mandatory’ LGBTQ+ Training

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images President Joe Biden’s administration forced Social Security Administration (SSA) employees to complete a “mandatory” training that lectured employees on respecting their coworkers’ “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity,” The Sentinel reported. The LGBTQ+ training warned that using preferred pronouns is compulsory and threatened investigations for those deemed noncompliant, according to audio recordings obtained

Gov. Sanders to sign bill requiring parental permission for social media use for minors

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday was set to sign a new bill into law that will require social media platforms to get parental permission for new user registration of minors, a bill she says will “protect kids and empower parents.” The bill, titled the Social Media Safety Act, was passed by the Arkansas Republican […]

Biden White House teams up with TikTok influencers to help tout record on social media, ‘reach young people’

The Biden White House has teamed up with TikTok influencers and more in a new effort to tout his record on social media and “reach young people,” according to Axios.  The president, who has yet to officially announce his re-election bid, is reportedly enlisting the help of hundred of influencers on TikTok and other social […]

‘Jeopardy!’ champion quits social media after drawing Hitler comparisons

“Jeopardy!” has a new winner on a hot streak this week with Brian Henegar. While Henegar, who works a normal job as a guest service agent in LaFollette, Tennessee, has emerged victorious twice so far on the hit game show, he’s having a very different experience on social media after viewers began suggesting that his […]

Sen. Josh Hawley proposes legal age to allow kids on social media

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is pushing for legislation that would create a legal age for children to be allowed on social media, arguing tech companies have engaged in harmful practices that put profits over “protecting kids.” Hawley has long been a major critic of social media platforms and tech companies in general, repeatedly calling for […]

Ben Affleck’s Dunkin’ Super Bowl commercial sends social media into a frenzy: ‘Greatest thing ever filmed’

Ben Affleck’s Super Bowl commercial for Dunkin’ Donuts sent social media into a frenzy Sunday night as fans declared it the winner early into the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. The commercial aired during the first break and features Affleck working the drive-thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Massachusetts, where […]

Swedish PM Slams Disinfo Claiming Social Services Kidnap Muslim Children

Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson slammed a Muslim-led disinformation campaign that has claimed Swedish social services are kidnapping children from Muslim parents. The campaign, which has been going on since late 2021, claims that children are being forcibly taken from Muslim families in Sweden and has spread across social media channels. “What we have now

NFL Still Spending Millions on Social Justice Initiatives

Nic Antaya/Getty Images The National Football League (NFL) has not cut back on its social justice spending initiatives despite the harm it has done to its brand in recent years. In 2020, when Black Lives Matter (BLM) mandates reached national consciousness in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a white Minneapolis

Mike Pompeo: Next GOP President Must Consider Changes to Medicare, Social Security

Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images While the Republican Party fights internally on how to address entitlement benefits like medicare and social security, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the next Republican president “has to be more serious” than previous GOP presidents about addressing the national debt, even if it means making significant changes to

Trump to GOP: Don’t touch Medicare or Social Security in debt ceiling fight

In issuing his statement now, the former president places his fellow Republicans in a political corner. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump issued a warning to Republican lawmakers on Friday: Don’t lay a finger on entitlement programs as part of the debt ceiling showdown with the White House. “Under no circumstances should Republicans

RNC’s McDaniel: Biden Lied – Medicare, Social Security Are off the Table

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden lied at his State of the Union address when he said Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare. Anchor Dana Bash asked, “You accused President Biden of using scare tactics when it comes to Republicans wanting to

Alabama’s First Black Poet Laureate Makes Words Her Weapons in the Fight for Social Change

This is an excerpt from the book The Moment: Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice, edited by Steve Fiffer and published by NewSouth Books. The author of more than a dozen books, Fiffer most recently collaborated with the late civil rights icon Dr. C.T. Vivian on his memoir, It’s

Donald Trump Warns GOP Against Cutting Medicare, Social Security Amid Debt Ceiling Fight

Donald J. Trump For President 2024 Former President Donald Trump warned Republicans not to vote for any cuts to social security or medicare as lawmakers spar over the debt ceiling. “Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from medicare or social security to help pay for Joe Biden’s reckless spending spree

Biden classified documents story lights up social media: ‘Watch how fast this disappears’

Twitter users pounced on the news revealing that President Biden’s personal attorneys discovered a “small number of documents with classified markings” in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center on Nov. 2. According to the attorneys, the documents were found after they planned to vacate the office space, and the National Archives soon took […]

Republicans Will Investigate FBI Coordination with Social Media

1,799 Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) said on this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” House Republicans plan to use oversight to investigate possible coordination between the FBI and social media companies. Turner said, “While we pursue intelligence community to try to hold them accountable, while we’re doing that, Elon Musk is showing what’s happening on the other side with […]

Race Medicine: American Medical Establishment Touts Social Justice Overhaul

The American medical establishment is touting its turn toward race-based, social justice-oriented health care. A report done by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) — the leading organization for medical schools, teaching hospitals, and scientific studies — shows the expansion of race-based ideology in the practice of medicine. The report, titled “The Power of

Watch: ‘My Son Hunter’ Full Theatrical Trailer Premiere and Truth Social Panel Discussion Hosted by Devin Nunes with Donald Trump Jr., Robert Davi, Peter Schweizer, and Alex Marlow

Watch the world premiere of the full theatrical trailer for the highly anticipated feature film My Son Hunter broadcast tonight on Truth Social at 9:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned after the trailer debut for an all-star panel discussion hosted by Truth Social CEO and former California congressman Devin Nunes. The panelists are: Donald Trump Jr.;…

NEA President: We Need to Teach Students about Race So They ‘Confront the Injustices That Have Been Built Into Every Social System’

During an interview with CBS on Tuesday, National Education Association President Becky Pringle commented on efforts to limit critical race theory and other teachings on race in schools by stating that educators must ensure students are taught the truth because when students are taught the truth, “they have the creative imaginations about what they can…

Indianapolis Cop Sues NFL for Social Media Posts Regarding Dreasjon Reed Shooting

An Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) officer is suing the NFL for social media posts made by the league in the aftermath of the Dreasjon Reed shooting. According to WISH in Indianapolis: Officer De’Joure Mercer filed the suit Monday in federal court in Indianapolis. Mercer shot and killed Reed after a police chase in May…

Social Media Mocks Amazon’s ‘Health Kiosk’ as ‘Despair Closet’

Amazon has introduced a small box called “AmaZen” for employees to sit in for their “mental wellbeing.” The kiosk was immediately mocked across social media as a “despair closet.” The Guardian reports that the e-commerce giant Amazon has introduced a human-sized box featuring an interactive kiosk where workers can watch videos about “mental health” and “mindfulness…

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