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Michael Sam’s Kiss Inspires ‘The Great Facebook Kiss-In’ (Photos)

by David Badash ● 4:00 PM May 14, 2014
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If there was just one thing Michael Sam’s now-iconic kiss on Saturday made clear it’s that there are way too many people uncomfortable with seeing same-sex couples kissing.

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Mozilla Mounts Major Social Media Defense: CEO Brendan Eich Wasn’t Fired, He Quit

by David Badash ● 5:34 PM April 4, 2014
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Mozilla has handled this incredibly poorly from the very start. And now they’re forced to mount a social media defense on Facebook and Twitter to correct the record and stress that Eich quit on his own, he wasn’t fired.

News

Twitter: We’re Going Public

by David Badash ● 6:03 PM September 12, 2013
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Social media darling Twitter has just announced it’s going public. The company, founded in March, 2006, has an estimated 200 million active users, and is expected to post annual revenue of $1 billion next year.

Marriage

Marriage Equality: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Uses Facebook And Twitter’s Vine To Announce Google Hangout

by David Badash ● 6:02 PM June 17, 2013
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In perhaps the ultimate mix of social media and new media, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes of “All In With Chris Hayes” just posted to Facebook an announcement via Twitter’s Vine that he will be hosting a Google hangout on marriage equality

Bigotry Watch

Someday The American People — And His Boss — Will Hold Matt Barber Accountable For This

by David Badash ● 5:43 PM April 9, 2013
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Today via Twitter, Matt Barber posted this “greater than” symbol, in a late-to-the-table attack on the red equal logos millions of people added to their Facebook and Twitter profiles weeks ago.

News

Look: Ten Of The Best Social Media Images Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 5:43 PM March 25, 2013
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We scoured Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to find ten of the best images in support of same-sex marriage. For every one you see here, there are probably ten more somewhere, but these are all excellent.

Marriage

Claire McCaskill Strategically Announces Marriage Equality Support In Bible-Based Message

by David Badash ● 10:55 PM March 24, 2013
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Senator Claire McCaskill tonight announced her support of marriage equality, just days before the Supreme Court will hear two landmark marriage cases on DOMA and Prop 8.

News

Woman Goes On Hannity, Says Men Should Not Rape Women, Gets Gang Rape Threats

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM March 11, 2013
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Zerlina Maxwell appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to advocate for men to not rape women. In return, Maxwell has become the target of a social media campaign threatening to gang rape and kill her.

News

Bradlee Dean’s ‘Media Army’ Turning Kids Into Cyberspammers For Jesus?

by David Badash ● 4:15 PM November 20, 2012
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Christian youth minister Bradlee Dean, head of an anti-gay hate group, is creating a social media “army” that literally gives children tasks to spread “God’s” word.

Bigotry Watch

Chick-Fil-A: No, We Did Not Create A Fake Facebook Profile To Attack Our Critics

by David Badash ● 11:15 AM July 26, 2012
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Chick-Fil-A claims they did not create a fake Facebook profile yesterday to attack their opponents on the social media giant.

Bigotry Watch

Chick-Fil-A Social Media Strategy: Fake Facebook Profile To Attack Critics

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM July 25, 2012
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Chick-Fil-A, the Christian fast food giant today was caught red-handed using a fake Facebook profile — complete with stock photos — to attack critics.

Bigotry Watch

One Million Moms Back On Facebook?

by David Badash ● 11:54 AM June 11, 2012
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One Million Moms, the low-budget email-harvesting arm of the American Family Association, has returned to Facebook, after a week-long hiatus.

Celebrities

Tweet Of The Day: Adam Lambert On One Million Moms

by David Badash ● 2:58 PM June 3, 2012
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Adam Lambert today via Twitter weighed in on One Million Moms, who have been attacking American icons JC Penney, Ellen Degeneres and comic book legend Green Lantern.

Bigotry Watch

Breaking: One Million Moms Disappears From Facebook

by David Badash ● 4:36 PM June 1, 2012

The faux activist group One Million Moms has just disappeared from Facebook, by far its largest social media outlet.