Family Research Council hosted a panel discussion entitled “Losing Our Voices: Who Owns Free Speech on the Internet?” featuring Craig Parshall with the American Center for Law and Justice, Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center, and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his appearance in a joint Senate committee about the social network’s alleged political bias. U.S. Senator Ben Sassed asked Zuckerberg about his view of what hate speech includes.
The SPLC “Hate Tracker” page includes the following social media hashtags: #christmas, #merrychristmas, #merrychristmaseve, #jesus, and #whitegenocide and #ineedwhitesupremacybecause this week.
Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump blocking individual users on Twitter does not infringe on their rights protected by the First Amendment.
CNN’s threat to release the identity of an anonymous Reddit user over an anti-CNN GIF he created that went viral due to President Trump has backfired.
Shane Vander Hart: We would be better served as a nation, and cooler heads would prevail if everyone would take a collective breath on police shootings.
MacKenzie Dreeszen says her alumni status was revoked by her sorority, Delta Phi Delta, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA due to her pro-life beliefs.
Gail Ernst makes some inappropriate remarks on Facebook, and his wife Joni Ernst, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, is expected to throw him under the bus?
(Topeka, KS) Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to the Kansas Board of Regents Monday to explain the unconstitutionality of its new policy that restricts the free speech of university professors when they post to social media sites. “Universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas, but this policy aims to shut that down […]
Attendees at the closing session of the National Association of Convenience Stores convention keynoted by Hillary Clinton are forbidden to use social media.
Google Reader will be closing July 1, if you haven’t already you need to find an alternative in order to receive Caffeinated Thoughts’ updates.
In an effort to be transparent our editor, Shane Vander Hart, announces his new work managing the Republican Party of Iowa’s web efforts.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Today Americans for Prosperity Foundation announced former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a headline speaker at the fifth annual RightOnline Conference (www.RightOnline.com). RightOnline, held in Las Vegas on June 15 & 16, is the premier conference for bloggers and online activists to network while learning new tactics and strategies for effective […]
Perhaps I celebrated too soon. Planned Parenthood’s and liberal outrage at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation seems to have done the trick. Twitter and Facebook blew up and so Komen caves “reversing” its decision. “We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment […]
“I can’t stand the hate anymore, Bart. I’m going to have to de-friend you.” This was the Facebook status update of a friend(?) of mine a few months ago. Of course, I never saw the actual post itself as my childhood “friend” courageously made the post after he de-friended me. Another friend was kind enough […]
Interesting infographic over at Mashable from Ignite, you can see below (click the picture for full version). The five social media networks in decline wasn’t surprising to me. I was surprised that Linked-In was on the rise since they’ve been around awhile. With StumbleUpon and Reddit I have accounts I rarely use. I haven’t tried […]