U.S. calls on social media giants to fight back against Iran’s Internet suppression

U.S. calls on social media giants to fight back against Iran’s Internet suppression

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2019 As Iranian citizens found it nearly impossible to get online over the past week, the Islamic Republic’s leadership was using their own social media accounts to blast protesters and the so-called “outside forces” they blame for encouraging the protests. The Iranian government imposed a near-total shutdown of the Internet […]

Family of Mini AOC, age 8, shuts down her social accounts after threats

Family of Mini AOC, age 8, shuts down her social accounts after threats

by WorldTribune Staff, July 4, 2019 A Democrat staffer doxxing Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh. A mob of Antifa thugs attacking a gay reporter in Portland. And, now, death threats against an 8-year-old girl. Welcome to the “tolerant” Left. After receiving death threats and harassing phone calls, the family of Ava Martinez has shut […]

Lighten up: Survey finds lots of ‘unfriending’ going on; Democrats 47 percent ‘more rage-happy’

Lighten up: Survey finds lots of ‘unfriending’ going on; Democrats 47 percent ‘more rage-happy’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2019 The unfriend button is taking a pounding as political rage spreads like wildfire on social media, a networking and privacy firm said. A survey for Comparitech found that nearly 52 percent of social media users have wiped friends over political arguments. Overall, 44 percent unfriended somebody with opposite political […]

What was wrong with Facebook yesterday? Even the techs don’t know for sure

What was wrong with Facebook yesterday? Even the techs don’t know for sure

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2019 Facebook was down for users around the world on March 13. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” Facebook tweeted. The Facebook outages began Wednesday afternoon ET and appeared to affect people in multiple […]

Lifestyles of the rich and communist: Tony Castro lives large

Lifestyles of the rich and communist: Tony Castro lives large

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2019 The grandson of longtime communist dictator Fidel Castro is flaunting his family’s wealth on social media with posts of him driving around in a BMW and enjoying lavish vacations while much of the population in Cuba struggles to find […]

Miss Iraq had to flee her country after selfie taken with Miss Israel

Miss Iraq had to flee her country after selfie taken with Miss Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2017 Iraq’s Miss Universe contestant received death threats and her family was forced to flee the country after a selfie she took with Miss Israel went viral. Miss Iraq Sarah Idan said she “didn’t think for a second there would be blowback” when she posted the photo with Miss Israel […]

Social media giants dominate advertising market and by default the media narrative

Social media giants dominate advertising market and by default the media narrative

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2017 The dominance in the digital advertising market of the two social media Goliaths is only getting larger as the role played by independent, privately-owned media voices fade into near oblivion. The so-called “duopoly” enjoyed by Google and Facebook will account for 63.1 percent of digital advertising investment in 2017, […]

Journalist maps the seamless, anti-Trump media narrative managed by tech giants

Journalist maps the seamless, anti-Trump media narrative managed by tech giants

by WorldTribune Staff, August 12, 2016 It’s no surprise to conservatives that the “usual suspects” of left-leaning media outlets are doing everything they can to boost Hillary Clinton and demonize Donald Trump. In 2016, however, “the propaganda skewing … runs much deeper than just the media,” journalist and political pundit Liz Crokin wrote for Observer.com on Aug. […]

Iran cracks down on women modeling without headscarves online

Iran cracks down on women modeling without headscarves online

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 Iranian women are required to wear headscarves not only in the real world but in the virtual world as well. Iranian police recently arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting “un-Islamic acts” online such as female models posting images of themselves without the hijab, state media […]