There’s a Huge Aspect to the Russia Facebook Ads Story that Needs to Be Discussed

It’s no secret that Russia was heavily involved in trying to influence last year’s election. While we’ve known about the cyber attacks launched against the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, it wasn’t until fairly recently that we learned Russia operatives had spent at least $100k buying ads on Facebook targeting certain people, demographics, groups, and […]

Bernie Sanders Is Right, Donald Trump Is A ‘Pathological Liar’

Despite the predictions of many political experts, Donald Trump is still leading the Republican primary polls just weeks away from the Iowa caucuses. When he first announced his campaign, many of us in the media assumed that this was a publicity stunt that would quickly dissipate like the 2012 Herman Cain debacle. What we failed […]

Is Jeb Bush Hiring Actors To Make His Campaign Seem More Popular Than It Is?

A story has been circulating for about a week now claiming that a company admitted that politicians rent crowds of people from them in order for their campaigns to seem more popular. It also hints that Jeb Bush may be one of these politicians and that his run for the White House might need all […]

Leelah Alcorn: Another LGBT Child Lost Because Of Hate, Religious Fervor, And Ignorance.

Leelah Alcorn posted a suicide note to social media before taking her own life this past Sunday. The note detailed Leelah’s struggle with her conservative Christian parents as a transgender teenager. Her parents refused to accept Leelah, insisting on calling her “Josh,” and, according to Leelah’s heartbreaking note, forced her to attend “Christian therapy.” Her parents did […]

ManBook: A “Men’s Rights” Facebook Full of Crazy

Thursday afternoon, my husband and I were perusing the Interwebz, actively avoiding going outside into the Arctic cold, when what to our wondering eyes should appear but a post from Jason Dye about “ManBook.” ManBook? What in the world is this, I wondered, and clicked the link. Here’s part of the incredibly lengthy introduction, from […]

There’s A Funny Thing Missing From the Republican National Committee’s Facebook Page This Year

Last year, the Republican National Committee posted the following message on Facebook: “From December 26th through January 1st, many families will take time to celebrate African culture and history. Kwanzaa is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the importance of family and community, and it reminds us of the great diversity in […]

Religious Conservatives Freak Out Over Atheist Christmas Billboard

It’s that time of the year again when all of the whining about the War On Christmas from religious conservatives and the pundits who cater to them starts. Right on cue, before the turkey has even cooled on Thanksgiving and people trample each other for toasters and TV sets, the usual suspects begin the usual […]

Gun Fanatics Are Creeping My Facebook Profile

“Mark Kessler commented on my picture? Don’t know him, but the name rings a bell.” It was just a Facebook notification that’s all. My profile is public, although I have my family and relationships set to private. Mark Kessler wasn’t on my friends list. So I clicked on his profile to see who he was and […]

Facebook Labels The Onion As Satire Because People Apparently Can’t Read

By now, just about anyone who uses the internet should at least be able to pick out The Onion as a satirical site. The operative word here being “should.” However, there’s apparently enough folks on Facebook who still don’t get it, and so Facebook has been running trials on flagging articles from The Onion as satire. […]

A Simple Explanation Showing How Facebook is Destroying Credible Journalism and News

Facebook is an easy target to bash – and rightfully so on a lot of levels.  They claim they’re all about the user experience, yet it seems with every one of their updates users become less and less satisfied with their service.  But much like Walmart, as much as people complain about it, they still […]