Tag: Facebook

Republican Rep Nominee Likens Obamas to Monkeys

A Republican candidate for Kentucky’s House of Representatives has expressed no remorse for a series of racially charged posts on his Facebook page including several likening the Obamas to monkeys. Dan Johnson, the man in question, recently said he is in fact the candidate who will “make Kentucky great again.”…

Nielsen's Social Content Ratings Launches to Become First Standardized Measurement Across Facebook and Twitter

Nielsen announced the launch of Social Content Ratings, the most comprehensive measure of program-related social media activity across both Facebook and Twitter. This launch marks the first time that social TV insights across Facebook and Twitter will be measured with a standardized, third-party methodology and shared with the industry. Social…

Four Officers Under Investigation for Racially Charged Social Media Posts

Four police officers from Tennessee are being questioned in regard to racially charged social media posts. Two have been suspended, and twohavebeen decommissioned. Two police officers from Memphis, Tennessee, were suspended after one of them on Thursday posted a photo on Snapchat and another shared the photo on Twitter. The…

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

By Sheryl Estrada Donovan Livingston At Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation ceremony, graduating student Donovan Livingston summed up the obstacles many Black people face in the education system, his experiences and his hope for the future in about five minutes of spoken-word poetry.The school shared a video on…

Trump's Cinco de Mayo 'Taco Bowl' a Social Media Fail

By Sheryl Estrada A CBS News poll in April found that 82 percent of registered Latino voters view presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unfavorably, and only 8 percent view him favorably. Leaders in the Latino community viewed Trump’s social media post on Cinco de Mayo (May 5) as demeaning….

Police Lieutenant Suspended for Racial Instagram Posts

By Sheryl Estrada Trudy Callahan. Credit: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Law enforcement, school officials and even journalists have been fired or suspended for inflammatory comments on social media pertaining to race and gender, which violate many company policies. Lt. Trudy Callahan of the Jacksonville County SheriffOffice (JSO) in Florida, who was…