Tag: Facebook

Lawmakers Grill Military Leaders over Explicit Photo Scandal

U.S. Senators grilled the Navy and the Marine Corps’ top leaders on Tuesday amid a growing scandal involving a private Facebook group and its surreptitious distribution of explicit images of women in the armed forces — often with obscene, misogynist commentary. “If we can’t crack Facebook, how are we supposed…

Police End 'High Five Fridays' at Elementary School After Complaints

A police department has ended its “High Five Fridays” program after complaints from parents that their children were uncomfortable. Since December, students at elementary schools in Northampton, Mass., were greeted on Fridays with high fives from local police officers. The program was intended to show students that police officers are…

Apple's Leaders 'Presently Fail' to Represent Diversity: Shareholders

Apple’s shareholders this month will vote to try and increase diversity within management, a proposal being pushed by its major investors. Despite conclusive data showing that diversity in management is critical for a company’s performance, Apple’s management says the proposed policy is “not necessary.” The annual shareholders meeting on Feb….

Woman Charged with Hate Crime After Racist Rant on Facebook Live

A Washington state woman, Sandra Jametski, allegedly used Facebook Live to record her racially charged rant while tailing a Latina in her car and threatening to ram her vehicle, according to court documents. For her actions, Jametski was charged with malicious harassment, which is classified as a hate crime in…

Obamas Should be Hanged, Says State Official

A Tennessee deputy director has resigned after posting disturbing racist and violent messages on his Facebook, including one calling for the deaths of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. David Barber, former deputy director of the Shelby County Corrections Center, wrote numerous hateful posts about Obama. “If TRUMP…

Be Careful: 'Ni**er Lynching' Texts Sent to Black Freshman Uncover Backdoor to Private Information

A University of Oklahoma student involved in messages sent from “Daddy Trump” obtained contact info from a private University of Pennsylvania Facebook group. By Sheryl Estrada Twitter The FBI is investigating hate messages University of Pennsylvania Black freshmen received via a cell phone text messaging app, GroupMe, under the group…