Tag: Politics

Facebook Canceled A Feature That Finds ‘Common Ground’ Between Users With Opposing Political Views

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 Gets Political By Backing Tennessee Democrats

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 Just Can’t Figure Out How To Deal With Fake News — Even CEO Jack Dorsey Admits It

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

40-Year Study Shows Conservatives More Likely To Live Meaningful Lives Than Liberals

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

Search For 'California Republicans' On Google And 'Nazism' Is Listed As An Ideology

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

People Who Hate Body Odor Are More Likely To Lean To The Right Politically

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

Michael Flynn Agrees To Submit Himself For Questioning In Exchange For Immunity: Is He Guilty?

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

Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans: Study

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

Tired Of Seeing Political Posts On Your Facebook Feed? Here's How To Remove Them

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

Trump Temporarily Bans Millions From Entering The US: What You Need To Know About The President's First Week In Office

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

Study Finds Getting Political Beliefs Challenged Lights Up Same Brain Areas Responsible For Personal Identity, Emotional Responses To Threats

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 Launches Swipe To Vote Poll Feature That Helps Users Get Matched With A Candidate Based On Political Views

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 Posts Spark Facebook Divide: Employees Want Hate Speech Removed, But Zuck Says No

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 Launches Endorsement Tab To Help You Show Your Support For A Presidential Candidate

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

How Significant Is Climate Change? Depends On What Political Party The Person You're Asking Belongs To

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

The Most Entertaining Political Apps For Both Trump And Clinton Supporters

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 Tags Users As Liberal, Moderate Or Conservative: How You Can Check And How The Social Network Does It

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

Here's Brexit As Explained By 'The Simpsons'

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

Obama, Dalai Lama Meet At White House: Will It Damage Bilateral Ties With China?

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

Hillary Clinton's Three-Word Response To Donald Trump's 'Crooked' Attack Makes Twitterverse Go Wild

Twitter lost it when Hillary Clinton was able to shut down Donald Trump’s 'crooked' comments with these three words.

Viral June 10, 2016

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Attacks Critics, Calls For International Support At UN Event

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

Political Drama Series To Stream On Netflix After Watching 'House Of Cards'

Here are the best political drama TV series to stream after binge-watching season 2 of 'House of Cards.'

Internet Culture March 19, 2016

New Dating Site Matches Bernie Sanders Supporters Who 'Feel The Bern' Of Being Single

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 To Shift Gears From Snarky, Buzzy, Gossip Site To Political Website

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 Explains Political Views With New 'Policy Transparency' Page

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 Teaming Up For The Upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate In Iowa

Twitter and CBS are partnering to stream the second Democratic debate of 2015.

Apps/Software October 26, 2015

Chewbacca Arrested Illegally Campaigning For Darth Vader In Ukraine

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 Roars Onto Hillary Clinton's Instagram During Rally In Iowa

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 Is Popular Because He Speaks To Voters Like They’re Fourth-Graders: Study

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

This New Platform Helps GOP Political Candidates With Their Campaigns

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 Includes Washington, D.C. In A New 50 States Song On 'Last Week Tonight'

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

Watch Jon Stewart Age In This Incredible Time-Lapse Of Every 'Daily Show' Ever

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

Brigade: A New Political Debate App Backed By Sean Parker

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

Facebook Study On How Users Are Insulated From Political Opinion Receives Flak From Academics

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

White House Correspondents' Dinner 2015: How To Watch 'Nerd Prom' On Your TV, Online And On Your Phone

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

Earth Day 2015: 7 Facts You Need To Know About The Holiday's History And Origins

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

Mailman Calling For Campaign Finance Reform Lands Gyrocopter On US Capitol Lawn

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

Equal Pay Day 2015: 6 Things You Need To Know About The Gender Wage Gap

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

Edward Snowden Helps John Oliver Break Down Government Surveillance On 'Last Week Tonight'

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

Who Is Trevor Noah? The Comedian Is Reportedly On The Short List To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show'

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

CNN Made A Political Parody Of 'Too Many Cooks' And It Is Almost As Bizarre As The Original

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 #RaceTogether Campaign Draws Venti Size Twitter Response

Starbucks launched a new campaign #RaceTogether to encourage discussion about racism both in stores and on social media.

Internet Culture March 17, 2015

Ecstasy, Ketamine And Other Drugs Are Now Legal In Ireland But For One Day Only

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

John Oliver Tackles Voting Rights In The U.S. Territories — Or Lack Thereof — On 'Last Week Tonight'

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 Best Speeches From The 2015 Oscars: How Politics Energized The Lukewarm Show

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

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