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    Alex Wong/Getty Images TRUTH Social, the new platform being developed by former President Donald Trump, will reportedly use artificial intelligence censors to purge content which is deemed NSFW. The platform has been advertised as an alternative to Twitter which “encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.” One of Trump’s complaints about platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has been the alleged censorship of conservative voices. He was banned by both companies last January. According to a new report from Fox Business, Trump’s platform will also rely on Big Tech software to heavily moderate content, but only to ensure it remains “family-friendly.” CEO Devin Nunes, who retired from the House just a few weeks ago, told the network that TRUTH Social will nix speech which is not appropriate for all audiences. The company will do so by using artificial intelligence from a Silicon Valley tech firm. Trump Media & Technology Group plans to launch TRUTH by President’s Day with the best content moderation available. Brooke Singman, writing for Fox Business, reported: But those involved in...
    ALINA Kozhevnikova is reportedly 'to be fired' from her currently airing season of 90 Day Fiancé. This came as the Russian reality star's ‘racist’ past social media posts continued to ignite fan fury. 7Alina Kozhevnikova is 'to be fired' from Season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 DaysCredit: TLC 7She was slammed by fans for her multiple 'racist' postsCredit: Instagram/@alinakasha Alina, 27, made her debut on Season 5 of TLC's 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days in December 2021. Many fans were endeared by the Russian native's burgeoning romance with American Caleb Greenwood, 28 - and by her backstory. The model and singer has diastrophic dysplasia - a type of dwarfism and hereditary genetic disorder affecting cartilage. However, Alina is reportedly being "fired" from the show due to her shocking old social media posts. “The producers are horrified that this stuff keeps coming out, and keeps getting worse and worse,” a source told Ashley's Reality Roundup - as TLC is "scrambling" to cut her out of future episodes. “Despite what some people think, they don’t do an...
    ANNA Duggar resurfaced on social media, congratulating her sister on the birth of her baby months after husband Josh Duggar was found guilty on child pornography charges. Priscilla Waller, Anna's sister, and husband David welcomed their daughter on January 19. 5Anna Duggar resurfaced on social media after Josh Duggar was found guiltyCredit: TLC 5She resurfaced to congratulate her sister on the birth of her childCredit: Instagram/davidncil Anna has been relatively quiet on social media following the verdict in Josh's case. She resurfaced after her sister gave birth, however, sending kind words to her and her husband. Priscilla and her husband shared a photo of their daughter, revealing that she was born on January 19. "Introducing our precious blessing, Deborah Joy Waller," they captioned the post. "She was born at 2:46am, on Jan. 19, 2022 Weighing 7lbs, 5oz and 20.5" long. "Check out more pictures and a video at DavidlovesPriscilla.com." Most read in CelebrityTRAGIC LOSS Regina King's son's cause of death after 'devastating' tragedyMOM'S TWIN Inside Kim Kardashian's daughter North's transformation to look like famous momNOT WELCOME Khloe Kardashian 'BANNED' Tristan...
    A woman has recalled her dating fail – but it’s not someone else she’s complaining about.  She completely exposed herself by revealing she made an embarrassing mistake by making it super obvious she was looking at her date’s social media pages. 3A woman has shared her awkward dating fail storyCredit: TikTok/kayleyalexandriaa 3She has no idea if the man knows about her embarrassing accidentCredit: TikTok/kayleyalexandriaa “I was talking to this guy from Hinge and I went to stalk his Instagram, but it was private so I found his Facebook,” the woman, who goes by @kayleyalexandriaa online, wrote over a video of her face. “I was scrolling through old profile pictures of him and I accidentally shared his profile picture from 3 years ago on my timeline.” The woman did not reveal if she ever went on a date with her match after that, but in the caption of her video, she wrote that she had no clue if the guy got the notification from her share on Facebook. In the comment section she admitted she “froze and didn’t know what to...
    A pro-Trump social media influencer who posted video of himself at the U.S. Capitol during last year’s riot was sentenced on Monday to three months of home detention after a federal prosecutor accused him of abusing his online platform to stir up the mob. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich said she finds it “deeply disturbing” that Brandon Straka, 45, used his social media influence to encourage and defend the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “Election challenges are fought in the courts, not by storming the Capitol,” Friedrich said. The judge also sentenced Straka to three years of probation and ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine. Straka’s personal Twitter account has nearly 500,000 followers. Using his “significant public profile,” Straka encouraged others to storm the Capitol, to take a protective shield from a police officer and to “hold the line” even after he departed the Capitol grounds, a prosecutor said in a court filing. “Even if he didn’t personally engage in violence or property destruction during the riot, Straka encouraged and celebrated the violence of that day,” Assistant...
    Brandon Straka, a pro-Trump social media influencer and founder of the once-popular #WalkAway movement, was sentenced Monday to three months of home detention after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge related to his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Straka, a former New York City hairstylist, pleaded guilty in October on charges relating to joining the pro-Trump mob that breached the U.S. Capitol, at times encouraging rioters to enter the building. Straka can be heard on video footage from that day yelling, “go, go, go” and “take it, take it,” as rioters fought a Capitol police officer for his riot shield, according to court documents reported on by Insider. Judge Dabney Friedrich, who sentenced Straka, rebuked the defense’s argument that the social media influencer did not comprehend the severity of his actions on January 6. “It’s very hard to draw that conclusion, looking at the video footage and particularly his comments at the time, and immediately thereafter,” Friedrich said, noting that Straka told rioters to “hold the line” as a police officer was under...
    (CNN)A pro-Trump organizer and social media influencer who spoke at a Washington, DC ,rally the day before the US Capitol attack was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday. Brandon Straka, a self-described "former liberal" who founded the #WalkAway campaign to encourage people to leave the Democratic Party, admitted to recording himself telling the mob to "go go go" as they reached the Capitol and telling rioters who were wrestling a shield away from a US Capitol Police officer to "take it, take it." He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Capitol in October. Straka will have to pay a $5,000 fine, the maximum fine allowed, and an additional $500 for the damage done to the Capitol building by the mob. Newt Gingrich thinks members of the January 6 committee should be threatened with jail time"The thing that's hard to understand is that he started this movement, the Walk Away movement... with the mission to bring together all walks of life to have civil discourse and to listen to one another and to not be violent," said District...
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. uploaded a bizarre rant to Facebook on Friday, which went viral over the weekend for all the wrong reasons. The nearly 5-minute video titled “Pathetic: Biden can’t read a teleprompter!” has been viewed on Trump Jr.’s Facebook page over 390,000 times, but on Twitter, where critics derided the clip, it has been seen by millions as the former first son trended on the social media platform. “Guys Joe Biden is at it again, reading the instructions from the teleprompter and not being able to decide what’s the quote and what’s the message,” Trump Jr. said. “He did it again earlier this week with the United States of America, at least that’s what it sounded like to me,” he continued, in an apparent reference to President Biden’s press conference last week. Trump Jr. continued, arguing that Biden shows weakness to America’s enemies. “You know what, can’t put Joe Biden in the same room with someone, he might let one rip. Guys Joe Biden is what stands between us and a nuclear-capable China,”...
    More On: meredith marks ‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jennie Nguyen says she ‘broke’ husband’s ribs in angry fight Jen Shah, Meredith Marks and Lisa Barlow unfollow Jennie Nguyen amid drama Meredith Marks appears to call Jennie Nguyen’s controversial posts ‘vile’ ‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah accuses Meredith Marks of having ’10 boyfriends’ Meredith Marks said “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” co-star Jennie Nguyen’s racially insensitive social media posts have left her “sickened” and assured fans they’ll see “repercussions.” “Since it was not perfectly clear in my previous tweet and I can now speak out in more depth, I am sickened by my co-worker’s racist and prejudicial posts that recently surfaced,” Marks’ Twitter statement began Sunday. “I do not stand behind or support these posts in any way, shape, or form. I stand with and support the communities affected and targeted by this. I am deeply disturbed and outraged by her actions. Black Lives Matter.” Marks, 49, asked for viewers to have patience while implying Bravo is handling Nguyen’s actions. “You will see repercussions,” Marks assured. “As difficult as it is, give...
    Getty Images Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns. After leading the Cleveland Browns to the playoffs a year ago, Baker Mayfield was sitting at home recovering from shoulder surgery this weekend during the Divisional Round and shared some thoughts on the thrilling games via social media. Mayfield chimed in with congratulations to the teams and a reminder that he’s upset about not being in the postseason. “Congrats to all teams moving on,” Mayfield wrote. “Some extremely competitive football was played this weekend. Was entertaining to watch. Would absolutely much rather be playing, but was fun to watch.” But Mayfield didn’t stop there, apparently giving a sign-off from social media. “Nevertheless… social media is toxic,” Mayfield tweeted. “Always kept my circle tight. Time to get back to that. Family and loved ones only.” Nevertheless… social media is toxic. Always kept my circle tight. Time to get back to that. Family and loved ones only. ???????? — Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) January 24, 2022 Mayfield Likes Tweet Calling Him OutMayfield was caught in some of the crossfire during the contest between...
    MEREDITH Marks is the latest Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star to speak out against costar Jennie Nguyen, after a slew of controversial remarks from her past resurfaced. The backlash started last week, when dozens of Facebook posts by Jennie were unearthed mocking the Black Lives Matter movement and its protesters. 5Jennie Nguyen is facing increased criticism after some controversial remarks resurfacedCredit: Getty 5Meredith Marks is the latest to call for repercussionsCredit: Bravo Almost immediately, her costars and fans of the Bravo show asked that Jennie, 44, be fired despite her public apology regarding the matter. Meredith Marks is just the latest to express her outrage. After initially tweeting "Vile" and nothing else after the posts were discovered, Meredith is now going into greater detail. She tweeted: "I am sickened by my co-workers racist and prejudicial posts that recently surfaced. I do not stand behind or support these posts in any way, shape, or form. "I stand with and support the communities affected and targeted by this. "I am deeply disturbed and outraged by her actions. Black Lives Matter." Most...
    Devin Nunes said Sunday that in a 'normal world' hundreds of people would be probing the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop, an issue close to the former top GOP member of the House Intelligence Committee. During an interview with Fox's Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo, Nunes lamented over social media sites banning and suppressing the spread of the New York Post story revealing the incriminating contents of the laptop belonging to President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden. The story was published just one month before the 2020 presidential election. Nunes' comments Sunday morning were part of his first interview touting his new title of Chief Executive Officer for former President Donald Trump's new media business Trump Media & Technology. 'Big tech and the fake news media complex in this country helped cover up evidence that clearly – I mean, this was major evidence that sat on that laptop,' the former California Republican congressman said on Sunday.  Former Rep. Devin Nunes debuted his new title as Trump Media & Technology Group CEO in an interview with Fox News on Sunday...
    JERSEY Shore's Angelina Pivarnick has announced she is taking a break from social media to concentrate on her family. The reality star, 35, shared the news on her Instagram stories along with a sweet video of her adorable niece as fans suspect she’s split from husband Chris Larangeira. 5Angelina told fans she is taking some time away from social media to concentrate on her familyCredit: Instagram/Angelina Pivarnick 5Angelina was on Auntie duties as she announced that she would be taking some time off from social mediaCredit: Instagram/Angelina Pivarnick The Staten Island native filmed herself enjoying some "auntie time" with her sweet niece as they cuddled up on the couch. Angelina captioned the short clip: "Family is all that matters. I am taking some time off of social media to focus on my family." The announcement comes after Angelina concerned fans in her latest social media posts as they questioned the status of her marriage with her husband Chris. Rumors first circulated after she shared pics from her holiday gathering with Chris noticeably missing from the shots. She mentioned "life's little crazy right...
    Scott Morrison's profile on China's largest social media website has been hacked and re-branded to push the Communist nation's propaganda in what has been dubbed a 'blatant' act of censorship. The Australian prime minister has recently seen his WeChat account turned into a pro-Beijing mouthpiece under the name 'Australian Chinese new life', in what intelligence chiefs are calling 'foreign interference'. Mr Morrison's 76,000 followers on the 'super app' were sent a notification indicating they should opt out immediately or they'd be automatically signed up to the bizarre new account. Intelligence agencies are taking the latest attempt by China to inflame tensions with Australia extremely seriously, with one expert saying it is 'anti-democratic'. Scott Morrison's profile on China's largest social media website has been hacked and re-branded to push the Communist nation's propaganda (pictured before the hack) Scott Morrison (pictured with his wife Jenny) has been victim of a Chinese cyber hack, with his WeChat page now spouting propaganda Mr Morrison's page was renamed earlier this month, but his team have been locked out of the account dating back to July...
    A Texas deputy was shot and killed early Sunday morning during an apparent traffic stop. The deputy, Charles Galloway, had served under the Harris County Precinct 5 office in Houston, Texas, for 12 years, according to Click2Houston. The office announced the shooting on social media a little after 3 a.m. on Sunday. A Precinct 5 deputy has been shot and killed during an apparent traffic stop this morning in Southwest Houston. Precinct 5 deputies are on the scene and HPD will be handling the investigation. Prayers for the deputy's family and his brothers and sisters in blue. #hounews pic.twitter.com/MxvdlSXKJH— Harris County Pct 5 (@HCpct5) January 23, 2022 The office said in its social media post it has Precinct 5 deputies on the scene and that the Houston Police Department would be handling the investigation. ONE NYPD OFFICER DEAD AND ANOTHER 'FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE' AFTER HARLEM SHOOTING "Prayers for the deputy's family and his brothers and sisters in blue," the office's social media post read. The identity of the shooter was not...
    LOGAN PAUL has trolled social media sensation Hasbulla after being called out by the Russian. Hasbulla, who shot to fame last year following a string of hilarious viral clips, jokingly challenged the YouTuber to a fight on Twitter last weekend. 4Logan Paul was recently called out by viral sensation HasbullaCredit: TWITTER 4The YouTuber responded to his fellow social media star on InstagramCredit: INSTAGRAM@LOGANPAUL 4And he trolled him by comparing him to Dodgeball character White GoodmanCredit: INSTAGRAM@LOGANPAUL Via his official cryptocurrency Twitter account, he said: "Hey @LoganPaul, I challenge you a fight for your NFT." It didn't take long for Paul to get wind of the call-out, which he responded to on Instagram. He posted a screengrab of the video to his story with the accompanying caption: "Called out by the king himself @hasbulla." Paul then mocked the social media star by posting another snap of his call-out video above a picture of Dodgeball character White Goodman, who was played by Hollywood A-lister Ben Stiller. Hasbulla, 18, has yet to respond to Paul's dig at him. Dagestan's Hasbulla has become a...
    DECLAN RICE has sent Manchester United fans into a frenzy after describing Old Trafford as 'one of my favourite places to play.' The West Ham captain was yet again a standout performer in Saturday's top four clash against the Red Devils. 1Rice has caused a stir on social media after talking up Old TraffordCredit: GETTY IMAGES But the Hammers conceded right at the death with Marcus Rashford netting at the far post. And after the game, Rice added fuel to the fire as he talked up the Theatre of Dreams. He told Sky Sports: "I was loving it. Every time I come to Old Trafford, I've always said it's one of my favourite places to play. "It's an amazing stadium." Rice's comments have caused quite the stir on social media. One United fan said: "The way he tries to hide his smirk after saying, '…places to play', lad knew exactly what he was doing there - we need him in a UTD shirt next season!" Most read in Premier LeagueUNITED LATEST Cristiano Ronaldo cryptic post, Milinkovic-Savic BOOST, Rangnick 500K...
    TIKTOK continues to have technical difficulties into 2022. The social media app was experiencing issues on Saturday, January 22, 2022. 2The video-sharing app went down for thousands of usersCredit: Getty Images - Getty Is TikTok down? Reports of Tiktok being down occurred on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at around 7pm EST. The site Downdetector, which tracks apps and websites' statuses, reported TikTok users were having issues sharing media to their friends and posting on their stories. Server connection was also a reported issue. Many users then took to Twitter to discuss TikTok's problems. "Tiktok DMs down. Can’t send my friends funny sh**," a tweet read. "Been down for the last hour. Can’t comment or videos won’t play. #tiktokdown," a social media user wrote. "tiktok is down and im stressing," a tweet stated. How do I know if my TikTok account is down? Users have been reporting multiple technical issues with the app. Some of the issues being reported are: Messages are not sending Not being able to share videos in the app Not being able to...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Bystander footage captured a dangerous street takeover near the Fairfax District that caused a headache for neighbors overnight.Video posted to social media at 12:18 a.m. Saturday showed a car spinning in circles as a crowd of about 100 people gathered to watch.The wild stunt happened at the intersection of Gardner Street and Melrose Avenue, and sparked numerous calls from angry residents, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.Another video posted to social media showed several cars leaving the area, apparently right after police arrived.No arrest has been made.RELATED: Street racers bring traffic to a halt during takeover on EB 91 Freeway; 1 arrestedEMBED More News Videos One person was arrested after dozens of street racers brought traffic to halt on the eastbound side of the 91 Freeway in Bellflower.
    More On: celebrity social media Erika Jayne changes caption after Lisa Rinna is accused of blackfishing Fans call out Jennie Nguyen for old anti-discrimination video Whitney Rose ‘shocked and saddened’ by Jennie Nguyen’s offensive posts Betty White tells fans to ‘stick around’ in video recorded for 100th birthday Ian Alexander Jr., the son of Oscar-winner Regina King, died by suicide Friday night. Fans are now looking to his social media pages for answers, discovering his haunting last messages. “You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it’s a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s–t…..yea that one really hits home,’ Ian tweeted five days before his death. In another recent tweet, the DJ who went by desdune reflected on his relationship with social media, sharing, “I don’t think instagram is healthy for me.” Fans have since responded to the tweets with kind words, with one follower tweeting, “Just to watch the love your mom has for you is emotional. My heart goes out to her. ????????????.” Alexander Jr.’s final tweets. desdunemjv/Twitter King confirmed the...
    PAIGE DeSorbo is one of the stars from Bravo's Summer House. Here's everything we know about her relationship status. 2Summer House star Paige DeSorbo's boyfriend Craig Conover Who is Paige DeSorbo dating? On December 21, 2021, Paige DeSorbo uploaded a photograph of her embracing Craig Conover, a star of Bravo's Southern Charm. She captioned the image: "Sew in love." They reportedly began dating officially in October of 2021, and have been close friends for years. "Their friendship has grown into more as they’ve spent more time together," a source told Page Six. On January 11, 2022, Conover took to his own Instagram account to share an image of the couple in front of a ski lift, captioning his post: "So I kinda love this stuff." The following day, he uploaded additional pictures of the couple to his profile. Who is Paige DeSorbo? Born on November 6, 1992, Paige DeSorbo is a reality television star and social media personality. Hailing from New York, Paige is also a Fashion Host for Amazon Live. She got her...
    An ESPN editor added the following "editor's note" under Rodgers' remarks:The CDC study found that in a group of 1.2 million people who were fully vaccinated between December 2020 and October 2021, 36 of them had a death associated with COVID-19 -- and that of those 36 people, 28, or about 78%, had at least four of eight risk factors.What did Rodgers say about COVID?Rodgers has been an easy target for critics of free-thinking Americans who choose not to receive the COVID vaccine — or, at the very least, consider all available evidence about the vaccine before receiving it. After all, Rodgers contracted COVID-19 in November despite saying during the preseason that he was "immunized." Rodgers had gone through a "multi-immunization process," he told ESPN, but did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rodgers has bucked cancel culture and the woke mob, he has advocated for prioritizing health and other "legitimate COVID treatment options," called science that cannot be questioned "propaganda," and Rodgers has told his fans to listen to Joe Rogan's podcasts. Rogan has hosted several doctors who have...
    Joe Rogan's controversial interview with anti-vaccination virologist Dr. Robert Malone caused such an uproar that more than scientists, doctors, and other health professionals signed an open letter to Spotify as a petition for his podcast to be removed from the platform. While Rogan's spread of misinformation is quite alarming, a new analysis published by NPR's Shannon Bond explains how the controversy surrounding his situation underscores a bigger problem; one that appears to be a bit more difficult to regulate. In the open letter, health professionals and members of the scientific community argue that online platforms like Spotify have enabled right-wing figures who have become adept at spreading misinformation. "We are in a global health emergency, and streaming platforms like Spotify that provide content to the public have a responsibility not to add to the problem," said Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Public Health. "Their friends and family were sending it to them as evidence that the vaccines are dangerous and that they shouldn't get it," she said. "It provides a sense...
    Renowned and outspoken anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy is set to be a prominent speaker at a weekend march in Washington, DC, as a massive rally is planned for the Lincoln Memorial. Kennedy, a former resident of Northern Westchester County, in Bedford, is expected to be a key speaker at the march, which is planned for Sunday, Jan. 23 regarding the distrust of vaccines among a group who reportedly have experienced negative side effects from COVID-19 vaccines. Attendees will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Washington Monument and the march will begin at 11:30 a.m. ending at the Lincoln Memorial, where a rally will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Prominent anti-mandates are scheduled to address the crowd including Kennedy. Previously, Kennedy had been active on social media stating that some COVID-19 vaccines have been untested and could cause serious health problems, despite a lack of evidence, leading to a ban from the social media platform. Related story - Family Feud? Kennedys Blast RFK Jr. Over His View On Vaccines Kennedy has a lengthy history of speaking out among...
    Shane McInerney, 29, was charged over his alleged conduct on a Delta flight An Irish soccer coach has been accused of wreaking havoc on a Delta Air Lines flight from Dublin to New York by mooning first-class passengers and repeatedly refusing to wear a mask, among other alleged disruptions.  Shane McInerney, 29, was charged in a complaint unsealed on Wednesday with intentionally assaulting and intimidating a member of a flight crew on Delta Flight 45 on January 7. According to the complaint, McInerney refused to wear a face mask despite 'dozens' of requests from the flight crew, and grew increasingly disruptive to the point where the crew considered diverting the plane to remove him. McInerney is a native of Galway, and was flying to the US to take a job teaching soccer at an academy in Daytona, Florida, a law enforcement source told DailyMail.com.  Shane McInerney, 29, is charged with intentionally assaulting and intimidating a member of a flight crew on a flight from Dublin to New York. The Irish soccer coach is seen above on Sunday in Daytona Beach, free...
    Devin Nunes in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News previewed plans for the company he is heading, Trump Media and Technology Group, which aims to take on Big Tech and establishment media in what he called “the battle of all battles.” He confirmed that the first product to launch will be a social media platform and that the company is looking to launch it by the end of March. “Right now, we’re looking at by the end of the first quarter,” he said, but added, “We’re going to come out when it’s ready to come out.” He said there is a talented team of committed patriots in place building the infrastructure from scratch so that it could not be shut down by any one company. Contrary to some reporting from the mainstream news media, he said, “We have people from every corner of the United States and around the world that want to come work for us.” “There are people that are essentially sick and tired of the Silicon Valley craziness and the left-wing crap going on,” he said. He said...
    Getty Images Rashard Higgins of the Cleveland Browns. Rashard Higgins had to tell a fan to chill after he called him out for not putting out a public message on social media supporting Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield prior to his surgery. The now-deleted message from the fan criticized Higgins for celebrating former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. for his strong playoff performance but not giving his quarterback some words of encouragement following surgery on a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. I texted him,” Higgins said in response. “Everything dont gotta be social.” I texted him … everything dont gotta be social. https://t.co/EHIEXD5h0S — Wu (@CALLME_WOOD) January 20, 2022 After a losing season, every interaction by Browns players is being dissected and talked about on social media. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said at the end of the year that he’d rather his players don’t spend as much time on those platforms. “I would tell you, I do not know – maybe there is a metric for this – that our team is on social media more than...
    By Robert Burnson | Bloomberg Meta Platforms Inc. and Snap Inc. are to blame for the suicide of an 11-year-old who was addicted to Instagram and Snapchat, the girl’s mother alleged in a lawsuit. The woman claims her daughter Selena Rodriguez struggled for two years with an “extreme addiction” to Meta’s photo-sharing platform and Snap’s messaging app before taking her life last year. The complaint in San Francisco federal court isn’t the first lawsuit to blame a youth’s suicide on social media, but it comes at a sensitive time for platforms that engage millions of young people worldwide. In November, a group of U.S. state attorneys general announced an investigation of Instagram over its efforts to draw children and young adults, taking aim at the risks the social network may pose to their mental health and well-being. The states’ probe was launched after a former Facebook employee turned whistle-blower testified in Congress that the company knew about, but didn’t disclose, harmful impacts of its services like Instagram. The backlash against social media isn’t limited to the U.S. The father of...
    Getty Images/Michael S. Schwartz, AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Getty Images/Don Emmert Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Last week, Gettr, the social media site that sells itself as a MAGA alternative to Twitter, entered damage control mode. The hugely popular podcaster Joe Rogan, who days earlier had signed up for the app, was publicly blasting Gettr as “fuckery” and “fugazi” and accusing the startup of artificially boosting his follower count by adding his massive Twitter following of 8 million to his much smaller audience on Gettr. Rogan was essentially saying Gettr was juicing the numbers and claiming millions of users it didn’t have. An attack from Rogan, the host of the biggest podcast in the country who is popular on the right, was a big problem for a social media firm that is only six months old and targets conservatives as its consumer base. As he dealt with the fallout, Jason Miller, the former Trump campaign spokesperson who is the company’s CEO, traded messages with Guo Wengui, the controversial fugitive Chinese billionaire and...
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    A Fairfield County teen has been arrested for allegedly making threats against an area school on social media. The incident took place around 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, when the Fairfield Police Department was notified by the FBI New Haven of a possible threat made toward a Town of Fairfield school on the social media app Yik Yak, said Sgt. Michael Stahl, of the Fairfield Police.  The FBI was notified by the social media company of the anonymous message, Stahl said.  School administrations were notified and an investigation was immediately conducted regarding the credibility of the threat, he added.  During the course of the investigation, police identified the individual responsible for posting the message, police said. "The suspect, a juvenile student enrolled in the Fairfield Public School system, has since been arrested and is currently in police custody," Stahl said. At this time, there is no active threat against any Fairfield school nor towards any students or staff, he added. "We understand that incidents such as these may leave students and parents feeling unsettled," Stahl said. "As a result, there will be an increased police presence at...
    ROCKER Meat Loaf has unexpectedly had social media users talking on Twitter. He was brought into a series of memes and viral tweets after a social media mishap by Ivanka Trump. 6Meat Loaf got caught in the crossfire of Ivanka Trump's social media blunderCredit: Getty - Contributor Who was singer Meat Loaf? Michael Lee Aday better known as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is known for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. 6Meat Loaf visits the cast of the musical "Bat Out Of Hell" on Broadway at New York City CenterCredit: Getty Images He was born on September 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. Meat Loaf's 1977 album Bat Out of Hell went platinum with songs such as Paradise by the Dashboard Light and Two Out of Three Ain't Bad becoming huge hits for the star. His 1993 hit I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) reached number one in 28 countries including the UK and USA. 6Meat Loaf, posing in front of a red background wearing a leather jacket and jeans with a smirk...
    HEATHER Catlin is a news anchor familiar to the residents of Atlanta, Georgia. Heather's reporting responsibilities covers entertainment, sports, local traffic, and features. 1Heather Catlin is a journalist who landed a number of positions before Atlanta audiences recognized her for her work on WSB-TV Where is news anchor Heather Catlin? Heather Catlin joined ABC news affiliate, Atlanta's WSB-TV, in 2009. On the channel, Heather anchors a few segments which feature sports, entertainment, and local news. She anchors the segments, Hot Topics, Bulldogs GameWeek, and Sports Zone Friday. On January 19 of 2022, news broke that fellow reporter, Mike Shields, is taking over Heather Catlin's morning traffic broadcasting duties on WSB-TV. Heather also contributes stories to WSB-TV's online website. most read on atlantaSHOW ME THE MONEY Hundreds of Americans to get $850 a month in guaranteed paymentsVP'S PROMOTION Joe Biden repeatedly calls Kamala 'PRESIDENT Harris' and coughs in speech'DELTA KAREN' Inside downfall of Baywatch star 'who threatened mom and has DUI charge'BAYWATCH KAREN Ex-Playboy model & Baywatch star 'hit man, 80, in mask fight on flight' Who is Heather Catlin? Before...
    A look inside Dr. Anthony Fauci’s home office apparently showed images of himself that included a bobblehead and large portrait. “The glimpse into the nation’s top infectious disease expert’s workspace started making the rounds on social media Wednesday after an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed the images of Fauci,” the New York Post reported Thursday. Fauci in his office, surrounded by pictures of Fauci, watching that scene from "Fauci" where Fauci is in his office surrounded by pictures of Fauci. pic.twitter.com/3ALQOETaRK — Karl Dierenbach (@Dierenbach) January 19, 2022 The footage of him initially appeared in the Fauci documentary released in September. In the film, Fauci was seen seated at his computer writing what appeared to be an email while a canvas print of his face hung on the wall nearby. A framed photograph of what appeared to be his face was spotted on a bookshelf behind him, and a Dr. Fauci bobblehead was seen on another shelf beside an image of his daughter. The glimpse into Fauci’s office was ridiculed online after social media user Karl Dierenbach posted a Photoshopped image...
    The family said Baldwin's comments were “false, outrageous, defamatory, irresponsible, vindictive, and caused — and continue to cause — plaintiffs severe emotional distress." The McCollums said that they will ask a Wyoming jury to award them $10 million in actual damages and $15 million in punitive damages. “Alec Baldwin uses his power and influence to hurt people, instead of helping them. I just want him to know he cant get away with it," said Jiennah “Gigi” McCollum, the widow of Rylee McCollum. "People will fight back.”Here's more about the defamation case against Alec Baldwin: Alec Baldwin sued for $25M by family of Marine killed in Afghanistan www.youtube.com
    After the verdict had been delivered in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, Juror 50, also known as Scotty David (not his real name), wasted no time. He went home, took to his social media accounts like a fizzing bath bomb and sprayed his soapy thoughts online. He wanted to tell everyone what it was like taking part in the high-profile trial. Check it out! Pretty damn exciting, dudes! Better than his day job as an executive assistant slash global credit manager, that’s for sure. Scotty David went home, took to his social media accounts like a fizzing bath bomb and sprayed his soapy thoughts online SCOTTY DAVID'S TRIAL ANTICS Scotty David may not have broken any laws in America — but he would almost certainly be charged with contempt of court in the UK. Here, jurors are instructed that after the trial they can talk about what happened in the court room but must never, ever discuss what happened in the jury room, not even with family members. In addition, they must never post comments about the trial on social media,...
    Instagram influencers could soon start charging users monthly subscription fees to access exclusive content Instagram influencers could soon start charging users monthly subscription fees to access exclusive content. The Meta-owned platform is testing the ability among a 10 creators in the US, allowing them to turn a profit with Live videos and Stories. This feature is similar to the one rolled out to Facebook in 2020, which Meta said it would hold off on collecting a portion of the revenue until 2023 at the earlier - and the same applies too the new Instagram Subscriptions. 'With Instagram Subscriptions, creators can develop deeper connections with their most engaged followers and grow their recurring monthly income by giving subscribers access to exclusive content and benefits, all within the same platform where they interact with them already,' Instagram shared in the announcement. The test for Instagram Subscriptions, which launched Wednesday, also allows creators to set their desired fee that users pay monthly. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Time to put down the smartphone? People spend nearly a THIRD......
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE journeyman David Stockdale fancies himself as quite the all-round personality off the pitch. The former Brighton and current Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper has launched a personal website, packed full with pictures from a rather questionable photo shoot. 4Stockdale fancies himself as quite the businessmanCredit: https://www.davidstockdale13.co.uk/ 4The former Brighton goalkeeper has launched a website jam-packed with awkward pictures of himselfCredit: https://www.davidstockdale13.co.uk/ Echoing shades of comical TV character David Brent, Stockdale is snapped posing in some rather bizarre ways to unconvincingly promote himself. One of those being Stockdale in an armchair wearing a full suit, holding a box of cigars, sitting next to a chess board and globe in attempt to come across as James Bond-like. Meanwhile another has Stockdale perching on a flight of stairs while gazing dramatically into the distance, and there's also one of him on a leather sofa pretending to read a newspaper. In not so gracious fashion, Stockdale's official website begins by saying: "You know the goalkeeper - now find out about the personality." His hilarious page splits the man himself...
    KHLOE Kardashian looked unrecognizable in a resurfaced photo from 2011 of her long, brown hair flying all over the place. The shot was taken before her plastic surgery and shared before all of the reality star’s “filtered” photos on social media. 4Khloe Kardashian looked unrecognizable in a resurfaced photo from 2011Credit: Splash 4The snap featured the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum before her 'plastic surgery' and her 'filtered' social media photosCredit: Khloe Kardashian/Instagram The resurfaced photo was taken while Khloe was house hunting in Dallas after just moving there with her husband Lamar Odom. He had joined the Dallas Mavericks, and she was busy trying to find them a new home to live in together. During her outing, she looked unrecognizable in an oversized gray top, black leggings, and tall black boots, all before her plastic surgery, including a nose job, and rumored lip fillers. Without a hat, the wind whipped at her hair, and photos captured her long, brown strands flying all over the place. The snaps have continued to make its rounds throughout social media in the...
    FANS have demanded that Jennie Nguyen be fired from Bravo after a series of "racist" social media posts re-emerged from her past. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star deleted the account containing memes and propaganda that spoke out against organizations like Black Lives Matter. 5Fans pleaded with Bravo to fire JennieCredit: Getty 5They slammed the star despite her public apologyCredit: Instagram Followers of the Bravo show have asked that Jennie, 44, be fired despite her public apology regarding the matter. One wrote on Twitter: "cant wait to get the announcement jennie nguyen is fired from rhoslc." A second agreed: "So Jennie Nguyen is ignorant, racist, trifling, a MAGAt...and apparently too stupid to scrub her social media before landing on a TV show? "Wow...just wow. Guess she's lucky the reunion already filmed," they ranted. Another shared a petition that was started by those who believe Jennie should be axed, writing: "Andy Cohen: Fire Jennie Nguyen for being a Racist - Sign the Petition! https://chng.it/87QWCfFM via @Change." CONTROVERISAL COMMENTARY The backlash followed the discovery of the reality star's old social...
    An image taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff. After an immediate investigation, it was determined that while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context. We understand that the act of taping a mask to a student’s face is concerning to many and apologize that it occurred. The matter is serious and it is being addressed with the employee. However, all personnel and student matters are confidential and no further information can be provided. Anything else to know about this? A spokesperson for the North Penn Stronger Together Facebook group told Fox News that the "lack of good judgment and common sense demonstrated by this educator is shocking. "There is no justification for this action — regardless of whether the intent was playful, joking, malicious or something else," the spokesperson continued. "The fact...
    Then, just like that, he was gone. Britain’s Prince Andrew purged himself from social media on Wednesday amid a sexual assault scandal and his new status as a private citizen no longer officially recognized as a member of the royal family. UPI reports his official Twitter page led to a message saying the account does not exist. His Instagram account was set to private and his YouTube page also leads to an error message saying the page is not available. The prince’s Facebook page was still active by mid-Wednesday, but the Guardian reported it also will be taken down. The reason for the multiple silencing is simple. As Breitbart News reported, last week Queen Elizabeth II stripped her son of his military affiliations and royal patronages in response to the sexual assault accusations against him in the United States. Accuser Virginia Guiffre filed a lawsuit against him last August, saying that he assaulted her on multiple occasions in the United States and Britain when she was 17. Seven days ago a federal judge in New York ruled her suit could proceed. Shortly afterward, the royal family began distancing itself from Prince...
    Scientists have discovered healthy rocks of giant rose-shaped corals 100 feet (30 meters) above Tahiti beach. This is an important finding as corals are affected by climate change. Yakti 20 Jan. 2022 Latest update: 14:02 Source: Belgian “It is one of the largest coral reefs in the world at a depth of more than 30 meters,” said a report in support of UNESCO’s scientific work. “The beautiful condition of the rose-shaped corals and the size of the area they cover make this a very unusual discovery.” Diver in coral. © via Alexis Rosenfeld/@alexis.rosenfeld AP The rock is three kilometers long and 30 to 65 meters wide, and at a depth of 35 to 70 meters, it sounds even more. Some giant corals are about two meters in diameter. “This is a little explored area, because we know areas from zero to 30 meters,” said Laetitia Hedouin, a marine biologist and coral expert at the French research center CNRS and CRIOBE’s Environmental Research Institute. He further emphasizes that coral...
    GROWING up, TV shows and movies taught us that there was only one very specific beauty standard we should all be aspiring to. But thanks to the body positivity movement on social media, our Instagram, TikTok and Facebook feeds are now full of women who prove beauty doesn't come in just one shape or size. 5Danni's video has racked up over 784,000 viewsCredit: TIKTOK @bodyposidanni 5She listed all the tweaks she's made around her homeCredit: TIKTOK @bodyposidanni And one of our favourite social media stars is TikToker Danni - who has amassed almost 60,000 followers on her BodyPosiDanni account. Earlier this month, the plus-size social media star shared a video showcasing some of the tweaks she's made to make herself more comfortable in her living space. "Things that just make sense in a fat girl's home," she wrote. First up, Danni shared a clip of her sitting in her office chair. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED At first glance, it might look like any ordinary chair - but Danni says she purposefully had to...
    More On: real housewives of salt lake city Mary Cosby ditched ‘RHOSLC’ reunion because she didn’t want to be ‘beat up’ ‘RHOSLC’ star Jennie Nguyen faces backlash for controversial posts ‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah accuses Meredith Marks of having ’10 boyfriends’ Jen Shah claps back at criticism of her ‘RHOSLC’ reunion dress Well, that didn’t take long. “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jennie Nguyen has apologized for the controversial social media posts she caught heat for on Wednesday. “I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today,” Nguyen wrote via Instagram. “At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were.” “It’s why I deactivated that account more than a year ago and why I continue to try to learn about perspectives different from my own. I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.” (When Page Six visited the account Nguyen had posted from earlier Wednesday, it had not been deactivated.)...
    Jack Posobiec, senior editor at Human Events and host of Human Events Daily, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that social media “fact checkers” are a “thin veneer” to control freedom of speech. Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow sat down with Posobiec at Turning Point USA’s recent AmericaFest conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where he warned that the woke are “in charge” of social media, and that censorship will ramp up ahead of the 2022 midterms. “They are going to try to get as much restrictions, in terms of policy, on social media to kick off as many populists, and conservatives, and people who love their country, people who are traditional thinkers — whether you’re on the left or the right — before 2022 comes around,” he said. Posobiec continued: Because they know that come 2023, when the new Congress comes in — which we all know is going to happen — that they are going to get hit. They are going to get slapped down. So they are going to do everything they can to situate themselves with crackdowns, with ban hammers — prior...
    LODI (CBS13) — Multiple Lodi High School students were sent to the hospital after participating in a social media trend called the “One Chip Challenge,” the school’s principal confirmed Wednesday. The challenge dares a participant to eat a chip that has been covered in hot sauce and pepper. At least three students were referred to the emergency room due to their reactions to the challenge, according to Principal Adam Auerbach. READ MORE: Betty White Challenge Helps Sacramento SPCA Reach Fundraising GoalThe “One Chip Challenge” — created by chip brand Paqui — has been a popular trend on video sharing sites like TikTok and YouTube. According to Paqui’s website, Carolina Reapers and Scorpion Peppers are used to spice up the chips. Participants usually record themselves eating the chip and their reaction to it. READ MORE: Downtown Sacramento Hotel To Be Converted Into Homeless ShelterPrincipal Auerbach said any further participation in the “One Chip Challenge” could land students in trouble. MORE NEWS: Man Arrested On DUI Charge After Allegedly Driving Wrong Way On I-5“Anyone found in possession of these ‘chips’ from this...
    THE Texas based candy company was established over three years ago in 2018. Pica Pica is a Mexican candy brand that has gone viral on social media and is popular among Latinx influencers. 2Amanda Castillo is the CEO and owner of Pica Pica candyCredit: Instagram / @amanda.cste Who owns Pica Pica Candy? Since becoming popular through Instagram since 2018 many wonder who is behind the Texas-based Pica Pica candy brand. The business was founded by Amanda Castillo, a mother who was creating a candy table for her son's birthday party. In a post from July 2021 Castillo shared a photo of her posing with her candy. "Tomorrow is @picapica.tx's Birthday! 3 years ago I was planning my sons birthday party and decided to chile coat candies for his snack table," Castillo wrote. Most read in MoneyBIG BUCKS Deadline for automatic $660 monthly payments passes after $1,100 boosts sentCASHING IN SSI boost of $821 to be sent after new ‘$1,657 checks’ rolled out THIS WEEKMEAL DEAL Apply for automatic benefits of $95 as bonus pandemic EBT cards of $1,504 arriveHELP IS...