Common Ground was a feature-in-development supposed to curb the growing political divide between Facebook users. However, Facebook eventually canceled the project, and here’s the reason why.
Internet December 24, 2018
Taylor Swift recently announced her support for Democrat Phil Bredesen, the former governor of Tennessee in his senatorial bid against U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. The singer has mostly been silent about her views in politics until now.
Celebrities October 9, 2018
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke out amid debates on the role of social media platforms in political discourse. The chief executive said that the political bias of Twitter workers does not influence how the site carry out its rules.
Internet August 22, 2018
A massive survey of 50,000 individuals showed that right-wingers were more likely to find meaning in their lives than those who leaned left. The data was gathered in 16 countries over a span of 40 years.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2018
A Google search for the term 'California Republicans' stated that Nazism was one of its ideologies. Google has since removed the error from the search, and has apologized.
Google May 31, 2018
Scientists have found that there is a connection between people hating body odor and having conservative political beliefs. They also found that people who most negatively reacted to smells also supported Donald Trump.
Viral March 2, 2018
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn wants immunity in exchange for information on President Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, a year after he insinuated that asking for immunity is a sign of guilt.
Feature | Culture April 1, 2017
According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, both Democrats and Republicans are stressed out over politics in the country. They reported anxiety over politics and where the nation is heading to.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017
Even though the election is over, your Facebook feed is still full of political drama. Give yourself a much-needed break by taking the politics out of your News Feed.
Apps/Software February 5, 2017
It has only been ten days since President Donald Trump was sworn into office but things are already messy. Here’s a look back at what the new administration has toppled so far
Feature | Culture January 29, 2017
There’s nothing like politics to get people riled up and researchers have discovered that getting political beliefs challenged fires up the same brain areas associated with personal identity and threat response.
Life & Style December 27, 2016
Tinder teamed up with Rock the Vote to launch a new polling feature that helps users get matched with a candidate and see where they can vote on Nov. 8.
Apps/Software October 26, 2016
Donald Trump's recent posts about Muslin immigration have fired a heated debate at Facebook headquarters. Facebook employees want to remove the posts as hate speech, but Zuckerberg said no.
Internet October 21, 2016
Facebook launched a new feature that will let its users post and share political endorsements amid the 2016 election in the United States. The company explained that it is part of a commitment to ensure civic engagement.
Internet October 19, 2016
When it comes to climate change, one's political inclinations might be just as important as the science behind the entire discussion.
Earth/Environment October 5, 2016
While watching the presidential debate on Monday evening, check out these entertaining political apps to send the perfect GIFs and memes to others or play games while on commercial break.
Apps/Software September 26, 2016
Facebook determines whether users are liberal, moderate or conservative and labels them accordingly for their ad preferences. How does Facebook do it, especially for people who are not outspoken on their political views?
Internet August 25, 2016
For people outside of Europe, the Brexit vote may seem confusing, but as always, someone simplified the whole thing through the magic of 'The Simpsons.'
Viral June 28, 2016
On June 15, President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama in a private meeting at the White House, despite a warning from China. A Chinese spokesperson warned the meeting could 'damage bilateral ties' between the two countries.
Feature | Culture June 16, 2016
Twitter lost it when Hillary Clinton was able to shut down Donald Trump’s 'crooked' comments with these three words.
Viral June 10, 2016
Currently facing possible impeachment, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff traveled to New York and speak in the UN Assembly for climate change agreement. She has also strongly promised to fight the process.
Life & Style April 25, 2016
Here are the best political drama TV series to stream after binge-watching season 2 of 'House of Cards.'
Internet Culture March 19, 2016
Bernie Singles is the new dating site where fellow supporters of the presidential candidate can connect to talk politics.
Apps/Software February 22, 2016
Gawker is giving up on gossip reporting to refocus on politics, particularly, the 2016 presidential campaign. Unfortunately, the transformation involves shutting down more than a few publications and letting go of several staff.
Internet Culture November 18, 2015
Twitter has become a forum for all views and opinions, however, the company itself has views of its own. In fact, it has launched a new 'policy transparency' page aimed at helping users understand where it sits on a number of important issues.
Internet November 4, 2015
Twitter and CBS are partnering to stream the second Democratic debate of 2015.
Apps/Software October 26, 2015
A man named Stepan Chewbacca was arrested for declining to present his passport and for displaying 'willful disobedience to a police officer.' He was also illegally campaigning for his mate, Darth Vader.
Geek October 26, 2015
Katy Perry goes beyond performing her hit songs at Hillary Clinton's Iowa campaign rally, she takes over the politician's Instagram account. The pop star's uploads, featuring nail art, nieces and coloring books, and have drawn even more fireworks to Clinton's account.
Internet Culture October 26, 2015
Donald Trump may not think that you are smarter than a fifth grader. A study showed that Trump gave his presidential candidacy announcement using language that corresponds to fourth-grade level speech.
Internet Culture October 23, 2015
Forget about grassroots campaigns. Republic VX is a new platform designed to help campaign managers for Republican candidates keep track of staffers, voters and volunteers.
Apps/Software August 5, 2015
John Oliver showed how weird it is that Washington, D.C. isn't a state on 'Last Week Tonight.' In the process, he gave us a new 50 states song that you'll never forget.
Movies/TV Shows August 3, 2015
Jon Stewart's days at 'The Daily Show' are almost through. To commemorate his 20 years on the show, one fan put together this time-lapse video containing one frame from Stewart's every episode.
Movies/TV Shows June 25, 2015
Tech billionaire Sean Parker backed a startup's political app that is trying to get more millennials to participate in political discussions.
Apps/Software June 17, 2015
Academics are fast falling in line to question the transparency of a new Facebook study. Data scientists from Facebook wanted to know how online networks influence exposure to users' perspectives that 'cut across ideological lines.'
Internet May 9, 2015
The 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner takes over the nation's capital tonight. Here's how you can be sure to see all of the buzzworthy moments from this year's "Nerd Prom."
Movies/TV Shows April 25, 2015
You probably know Earth Day has something to do with the earth. But do you know when, why and how this national holiday came to be?
Feature April 20, 2015
Doug Hughes landed in a gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol as a form of protest against the corruption stemming from the involvement of money in politics.
Society April 16, 2015
April 14, 2015 is this year's annual Equal Pay Day. Here's what you need to know about how far we've come in closing the gender wage gap and how far we still have to go.
Feature April 14, 2015
John Oliver flew to Russia for his 'Last Week Tonight' segment on government surveillance. He interviewed none other than Edward Snowden, who happens to know a thing or two about the topic.
Movies/TV Shows April 6, 2015
In February, Jon Stewart announced he will be leaving 'The Daily Show' later this year. Current 'Daily Show' contributor Trevor Noah is reportedly under consideration to replace him, but who is he?
Movies/TV Shows March 28, 2015
The 2016 presidential election is quickly approaching. Get into the spirit and know who the major players are going to be by watching this weirdly hilarious CNN parody of 'Too Many Cooks.'
Movies/TV Shows March 20, 2015
Starbucks launched a new campaign #RaceTogether to encourage discussion about racism both in stores and on social media.
Internet Culture March 17, 2015
A loophole in Ireland's Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 has made the possession of ecstasy, ketamine and other drugs legal. But that will all end Thursday.
Internet Culture March 10, 2015
Most people think that if you're an American, you have the right to vote. However, John Oliver shows in his latest 'Last Week Tonight' segment that that may actually not be the case.
Movies/TV Shows March 9, 2015
The Oscars are known to drag on every year, but this year seemed particularly stale. Interestingly enough, the awards show became a platform for political theater where the speeches didn’t just punctuate the event, they were the event. Here’s a roundup of the best speeches from the night.
Movies/TV Shows February 23, 2015