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 […]

Back to the future: Critics connect John Wayne’s 1971 comments to none other than Donald Trump

Back to the future: Critics connect John Wayne’s 1971 comments to none other than Donald Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2019 John Wayne was born in 1907 and died in 1979. The phrase “John Wayne” was trending on Twitter over the weekend after a viral tweet circulated featured excerpts from the legendary actor’s 1971 interview with Playboy. The tweet highlighted portions of the interview where Wayne said that films portraying […]

Out of control: U.S. media under pressure after major errors with inflammatory impact

Out of control: U.S. media under pressure after major errors with inflammatory impact

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2019 The major media are or should be reeling after two major blunders in a matter of days. Then again, news consumers frequenting these outlets may not even be aware. After BuzzFeed’s story which claimed President Trump had instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress was debunked by the special […]

‘Nuts’: Trump tweets blast Mueller investigation as off the rails

‘Nuts’: Trump tweets blast Mueller investigation as off the rails

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2018 As headlines warn of new pending indictments of bit players in the alleged Russian collusion scandal, the White House has been portrayed as under siege with a brooding President Donald Trump snarling at staff and bitter about his fate. Sensing perhaps that his base is fed up with what […]

Benghazi hero suspended by Twitter after tweet criticizing Obama

Benghazi hero suspended by Twitter after tweet criticizing Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 Barack Obama re-entered the political arena in a Sept. 7 speech in Illinois where the former president bashed his successor, attempted to take credit for President Donald Trump’s economy, and slammed Benghazi “conspiracy theories.” “The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. […]

Trump to ‘masters of the universe’: Un-American to silence conservative voices

Trump to ‘masters of the universe’: Un-American to silence conservative voices

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2018 President Donald Trump on Aug. 30 warned America’s tech giants, who have been termed “masters of the universe,” against censoring conservative voices. “I’ve made it clear that we as a country cannot tolerate political censorship, blacklisting, and rigged search results,” Trump said in calling out companies such as Google, […]

Closed Silicon Valley summit addresses ‘election protection’ weeks before midterms

Closed Silicon Valley summit addresses ‘election protection’ weeks before midterms

by WorldTribune Staff, August 24, 2018 A dozen of the largest U.S. tech companies sent representatives to a private meeting on Aug. 24 to discuss how to handle warring political digital media strategies ahead of the 2018 midterms. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited the companies, which include Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, to […]

Conservatives charge social media ‘menace’ goes far beyond Alex Jones

Conservatives charge social media ‘menace’ goes far beyond Alex Jones

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2018 “It appears that Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have all gone to war with President Trump, and are punishing anyone who dares to speak up for him,” columnist Doug Wead wrote for The Federalist on Aug. 17. Wead noted that new membership on his Facebook page “stopped dead,” and […]

Alex Jones: 5.6 million new subscribers following big tech purge

Alex Jones: 5.6 million new subscribers following big tech purge

by WorldTribune Staff, August 9, 2018 In the 48 hours after big tech companies blacklisted his Infowars site, Alex Jones says 5.6 million people subscribed to his free newsletter and podcast. The accounts of Jones and Infowars were canceled by YouTube, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify, Stitcher, and Pinterest. “The good news is Infowars has had […]

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