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Media decline to confess the coronavirus does not care about red vs. blue

July 3, 2020 | 2:31am Enlarge Image Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week ordered that residents of counties with more than 20 coronavirus cases must wear masks in public. AP With coronavirus cases surging in the United States, the media were quick to blame: “Several Republican-led states that moved quickly to reopen this spring at…

Social media platforms are lastly imitating the mini-governments they are

For years, companies such as Facebook and Twitter have taken a somewhat laissez-faire approach to moderating what’s posted to their platforms. Even in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which underlined the enormous influence these platforms can have on politics, economics, and online discourse, social networks have largely relied on piecemeal efforts to stop…

How a bilingual media program taught a Chinese community about COVID-19

When San Francisco's first confirmed cases of the coronavirus emerged in early March, it seemed unclear how to fight the pandemic — if wearing a mask provided any protection, if going for a walk outside was safe or if pieces of mail could transmit the virus.So Diana Lau, director of the Asian Health Institute at…

Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump

It’s a familiar story. A person in a position of power, usually a white man, is subject to social or professional sanction after someone draws attention to old, offensive comments on social media that few people noticed at the time. What makes the latest case unusual is that the white man is the president and…

Warner Media to Offer Atlanta’s CNN Center, Avoids Risk of Impending Layoffs

The CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images) WarnerMedia leadership told staffers Monday that the CNN Center in Atlanta will be sold, downplaying questions about whether the move signals impending layoffs. Answering questions on an internal FAQ-style information sheet, WarnerMedia leadership explained why the iconic location in Georgia is being sold,…

Coca Soda pop quits on social media advertising entirely

Coca Cola said Friday that it will be removing its millions of dollars in advertising from all social media platforms completely for the next 30 days. The company said the move is not part of the growing number of advertisers boycotting Facebook over its content moderation policies, but “time to reassess our advertising policies to…

Social Network Users Argument Which Artist Owns The “Queen B” Title: Lil’ Kim, Beyoncé, Or Britney Spears

When it comes to who the reigning queen of entertainment is, most people would argue that Beyoncé takes the cake. This is why when pop’s beloved princess, Britney Spears, posted an image to her Instagram account declaring herself the “Queen B,” the response was a mixture of confusion, outrage, and a debate ensued. Others were…

Android 11’s brand-new media gamer cards can reveal several music/podcast apps simultaneously

We’ve only had our hands on the Android 11 Beta for a few hours, but I can already say that my personal favorite feature is “media resumption.” The revamp of how Android 11 handles media players and music controls is full of welcome changes, but perhaps its best feature is the ability to show controls…

Social network is going dark for Blackout Tuesday. Here’s why the wrong hashtag can hurt Black Lives Matter.

As anti-police brutality protesters march across the nation, two black women in the music industry have created a movement for social media users to go dark for a day of protest.  #TheShowMustBePaused is an industry-wide call to action for social media users to acknowledge "the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black…

William and Kate’s social media change up: Cambridges utilizing their social media existence more like Meghan and Harry, states specialist

There's been a change in the way William and Kate use social media. (WireImage)Prince William and Kate changed their social media tactics at the perfect time as they took cues from Harry and Meghan’s style, according to an expert.Royal fans will have noticed a change in the way the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are…

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Mabel Garcia had just said good morning to her grandson, who slept overnight in a chair near her hospital bed. Then suddenly, she stopped talking. The right side of her face sank and her eyes fluttered as nurses at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Oklahoma, surrounded her bed. Her mouth gaped open. "Mabel.…

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Mabel Garcia had just said good morning to her grandson, who slept overnight in a chair near her hospital bed. Then suddenly, she stopped talking. The right side of her face sank and her eyes fluttered as nurses at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Oklahoma, surrounded her bed. Her mouth gaped open. "Mabel.…