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How Social Media became conduit for spreading terror

Since April 2015 when three terror suspects were arrested while travelling to Somalia to join Al Shabaab, Kenyan youths have increasingly been radicalised and recruited into terror groups through social media. The three, investigations revealed, had been recruited through WhatsApp, and were to meet a contact person

Social media provides relief for those awaiting word from Mexico quake zone

Images of the dead pop up on Victor Gonzalez’s Snapchat feed. They’re images that break his heart. “It’s horrible,” he said. “That’s your home country right there.” The 7.1 magnitude Central Mexico earthquake is the second major quake to hit the nation in as many weeks. The

On Social Media, They Represent the College 24/7

Nikki Sunstrum (standing) works to stay ahead of the news as social-media director at the U. of Michigan: “I always want to make sure that we’re breaking our news rather than trying to reactively correct any sort of factual errors that might have been told by another

Teachers Vs Social Media

Teachers have always faced challenges – time changes the medium but not the content. The teachers of today still face the issues of bullying and abuse, fighting against a tide of inattention. In 2017, however, they are working against smartphones and the digital world rather than pieces

The 5 Characteristics of Social Media Websites That Go Viral

With the advent of the web 2.0 comes a shift from simple and bland web pages to dynamic and interactive web platforms. It is now possible to create a social media site that does not only attract new businesses, but also foster relationships and create opportunities for other

MICDS community reeling after racist social media posts surface

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) — Racially charged comments on social media have an exclusive private school reeling. There has been a lot of damage control going on at MICDS in the aftermath, from school officials addressing all students Tuesday morning and holding two meetings with parents

‘Blank Space’! Taylor Swift’s Social Media Accounts Are Wiped Clean, Leaving Fans Scratching Heads

  Taylor Swift’s social media accounts and websites were wiped clean on Friday morning, ­leaving fans in a frenzy and wondering whether the 27-year-old star had been hacked, or is on the verge of dropping a new album. The “Blank Space” singer — or someone with access to her account

HBO’s Social Media Accounts Hacked. ‘Again?’ Asks Internet

In the latest of many security breaches that have plagued HBO for the past few weeks, the network’s social media accounts were compromised about three hours before writing this. HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts were hacked by a group called OurMine, who also hacked the social media

Smart social media marketing drives millennial businesses

NakhreWaali is one of the numerous budding online businesses running largely on the foundation of social media marketing in the country. When Pratiksha Tewari, a young child psychologist in Delhi, wanted to wear something different for her friend’s wedding, she checked out Instagram and settled on a beaded necklace

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters