Despite shootings, ‘Terminate’ GOP group remains on Facebook

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Despite yesterday’s shooting rampage targeting GOP members of Congress, a disturbing Facebook group remains in place today with no apparent action taken by the social media behemoth. Read all »

Mel’s Manifesto: A new normal

It’s been a busy, yet terrible couple of days here at the Media Equality Project. I wanted to take a minute to check in with everybody to let you know what is happening. Read all »

Under pressure, corporate sponsors pull out of Trumpian ‘Caesar’ production

After conservative activists and members of a six-week old organization on Facebook called #Stop the Scalpings made their voices heard, corporate sponsors have pulled out of a controversial new play. Read all »

Twitter erupts with #RogerAilesIsDeadParty

With the unexpected passing of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, foes of the cable news network and its onetime CEO flooded Twitter this morning, posting hundreds of angry and celebratory messages. Read all »

Twitter blocks #StandWithSean ad purchase

Calling it an “ineligible purchase”, Twitter has blocked a proposed paid advertising campaign by the StopTheScalpings political organization. Read all »

Washington Times reporter assaulted by anarchist thugs

In another sign of the surreal nature of today’s anti-Trump protests, a reporter was assaulted earlier this morning for no reason other than walking past a gang of anarchist thugs. Read all »

Oakland rave fire: Heartbreaking pleas for information on victims

With at least 25 young people still missing, the fire that consumed a building during a rave party has parents, friends and partners taking to social media in a desperate search for answers. Read all »

Silicon Valley VCs launch ‘F*ck Trump’ effort

Apparently hoping to generate global publicity and praise, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm has jumped directly into partisan politics, publicly denouncing the Republican Party’s presidential nominee using vulgar language.

Charles River Ventures, a 46-year-old firm based on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, made the announcement this afternoon on its website and via a post at Medium. Read all »

Bitter war of words between Hannity, WSJ editor over Hillary, Trump

For a crystal-clear picture of the Grand Canyon-like divisions between the rigid, seemingly-shortsighted NeverTrump crowd and those who believe Hillary Clinton must be stopped at all costs, take a look at the bitter war of words between Bret Stephens and Sean Hannity.

While hardly the only battle between “conservatives” who don’t mind a Clinton victory to stop the GOP nominee and those who think Trump is not the devil he’s been made out to be, this showdown is notable for its high-profile nature. Thanks to social media, it’s all out in the open. Read all »

Pokemon GO players camp out in front of man’s house!

If you thought the Pokemon GO craze couldn’t get any weirder, guess again.

A Massachusetts man has found himself in a weird position as players have begun congregating in front of his home. Why? It’s because the site has been designated as a “gym” by the game’s creator, with no clear way for him to opt-out. Read all »

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