The scoop on social media for influencers, lobbyists, budding politicians and civilians with a stake in the Swamp's trending issues.
Has social media driven political polarization and does information cause political polarization?
You're wrong if you think social media is causing political polarization. Social media plays a role, but you cannot directly link it to political polarization. Political polarization refers to the division of political ideals and goals within a population. Social media was a fairly new phenomenon when this became an issue in recent years.
How To Properly Use Social Media For Social Activism
Social media is a perfect place for fun and entertainment. However, that’s not its only purpose. Various social media platforms can be used to send a good message and even engage in social activism.
Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You for Your Time
DURING MARK ZUCKERBERG’S over 10 hours of Congressional declaration last week, legislators over and again asked how Facebook brings in cash. The straightforward response, which Zuckerberg evaded, is the commitments and online exercises of its over two billion clients, which permit advertisers to target promotions with razor accuracy. In which case, asked agent Paul (D — New York), “for what reason doesn’t Facebook pay its clients for their extraordinarily significant information?”
Russia blocks Facebook and restricts access to Twitter within its territory
On Friday evening, the Russian authorities responded to the blockade imposed by social media platforms on the pro-media media, specifically RT and Sputnik, and announced the blocking of Facebook and Twitter, due to the impact of the war against neighboring Ukraine.
This War Brought Out the Best, and Worst, of Twitter
Over the last few days I have been thinking about surrealism a lot. It was the only word that seemed to describe the shocking change my life was subjected to on Feb 24th. I use the word surreal to describe how something so dream like and unreal could consume my very believable reality. Now having looked it up I am not surprised to see the surrealism started after World War I so that artists could share their unnerving and illogical experiences. It seems without even knowing I understood the mood they were trying to convey.
The Facebook scandal and American double standards
Do the Iraqis have the right to raise the slogan of death to American soldiers, former President George Bush and those who came after him, on social media, because they invaded their country and occupied their land, and displaced them in various parts of the world, killing more than a million people? Are they also allowed to apply the same action to the leaders and armies of other countries that participated in the invasion?
The Syrians and the “Block”
That was in March 2011, shortly before the outbreak of the revolution, in a conversation with a well-known Syrian activist about a dispute that broke out between her and another well-known activist over organizing a public protest activity in Damascus. Facebook, so she rested her head by making her a "block"!
Why I'm finally taking Twitter seriously...
8MAR2022; 0313, TUE Peaceful tidings. We're nearly upon "the ides of March", when it seems we were just yesterday contemplating how to get chose (sic) for cuffing season.
My portion of a random social media debate on increasing USA violence
23FEB2022; 0945, WED There's a lot of 17 year olds in the U.S. military. They all have guns. Inanimate objects aren't the problem. It's the evil, desperation, and hopelessness inside of our youth that's the problem.
Social Media’s Day of Reckoning Has Arrived as Russia Invades Ukraine
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc., are all playing a pivotal role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Many of us have never had such a front-row seat to war. Every major news outlet has people on the ground reporting the situation.
Comedienne Taaooma apologises to Nigerians for meeting VP Osinbajo, Aisha Yesufu Reacts
Comedienne with the real name Maryam Apaokaji, popularly known as Taaooma has recently apologized to Nigerians for visiting Vice-President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo.
Bay of Pigs
When John F. Kennedy became President of the United States on January 20, 1961, he inherited every policy decision that Eisenhower had yet to carry out. (1) One of these was the planned invasion of Cuba to depose Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement. The Central Intelligence Agency had recruited and trained Cuban exiles to conduct the invasion. The operation became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion after the point that the Cuban exiles made their landing. The planning of the invasion began with the 1959 defeat of Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba. The CIA believed that the use of Cuban exiles would work because of their perceived success in the 1954 coup against President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala. In the 1954 coup against Arbenz, the CIA had used disgruntled Guatemalan military officers and Agency provided air support to aid in the coup. In the Bay of Pigs, there would be no such saving graces. The air and artillery support the US promised was either canceled or so delayed that Castro's forces easily repelled the invading forces. Additionally, the CIA had no understanding of the environment in which they were operating. In Guatemala, there had been differing factions to exploit within Arbenz's government. In 1961 Cuba there were no such factions left on the island. This was due to any that had opposed the 26th of July Movement fleeing the island in the wake of losing their benefactor. This meant that the invaders had no support to meet them once they arrived. This led to the spectacular failure that is now associated with the Bay of Pigs. By 1961, the CIA had grown confident enough in its abilities to conduct such an operation. However, they operated with undeserved confidence, as they had not learned how to conduct such operations in hostile nations. It is by looking at the CIA's overconfidence in their ability to pull off the Bay of Pigs Invasion that we see how Fidel Castro and the Cuban government were able to assert their sovereignty, and become a regional power despite the lopsided odds stacked against them.