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    Getty QB Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears Bart Scott was kidding but behind every good joke, there is a hint of truth. The Eagles should trade for Nick Foles. The former Jets linebacker made the comments earlier this week on ESPN’s Get Up! show, way before Philly’s embarrassing 23-23 tie on...
    The founder of a bogus Black Lives Matter was nabbed in Ohio after he used $200,000 given to the organization for a new home, suits and guns, federal authorities said. Sir Maejor Page, 32, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, was arrested Friday following a raid at a Toledo, Ohio, home, according to the Federal...
    A North California county on Friday fired back after a conservative commentator posted pictures online claiming the county had dumped “1000+” mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. In a post on its official Facebook page, the county said the envelopes pictured actually were from the 2018 election and not from 2020. Officials said those...
    The founder of a bogus Black Lives Matter was nabbed in Ohio after he used $200,000 given to the organization for a new home, suits and guns, federal authorities said. Sir Maejor Page, 32, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, was arrested Friday following a raid at a Toledo, Ohio, home, according to the Federal Bureau...
    Bayley is set to defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship at tonight’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view, but the superstar isn’t happy about her title being left off the event’s poster. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Bayley retweeted the poster from WWE on BT Sports’ Twitter account. While Bayley’s image is on the promotional art, her avatar...
    MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city will spend $50,000 on diversity training and programs after one of its city council members drew objections for sharing social media posts defending the Confederate flag and criticizing racial justice protests as “getting out of hand.” The Mauldin City Council unanimously approved the funding, with $25,000 to...
    Red wine does not pair well with dirt and grass. A video of a damaged tank spewing red wine onto the ground at a Spanish winery recently went viral on Twitter. According to reports, enough wine was spilled to spread to a nearby field. The incident occurred at the Bodegas Vitivinos winery in Vallamalea in...
    A group of some of Britian's most prominent literary figures have signed a letter in support of JK Rowling after she received death threats on social media under the hashtag #RIPJKRowling. A collection of over 50 actors, writers, playwrights, journalists joined together to pen a letter in response to 'hate speech' directed against Rowling.  Signatories...
    Sophie wears jacket and trousers, The Fold She’s tidying her way to nearly four million followers and counting. But behind the perfectly polished posts, MRS HINCH found herself plagued by terrifying anxiety.    Just after Christmas Sophie Hinchliffe, aka Mrs Hinch, the cleaning sensation with 3.7 million Instagram followers, found herself outside her GP’s...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An activist is accused of spending for personal use some $200,000 in donations to what was represented as a Black Lives Matter charity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sir Maejor Page, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, is charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering....
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An activist is accused of spending for personal use some $200,000 in donations to what was represented as a Black Lives Matter charity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sir Maejor Page, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, is charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering....
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY ANDREI MAKHOVSKY Belarusian security forces detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as crowds rallied in central Minsk accusing President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging last month’s election. One group of women chanted “Our president is Sveta”...
    Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The US state department “owes an apology” to a Finnish journalist who saw the International Women of Courage Award, bestowed in part for her work on Russia, taken away because she criticised Donald Trump on social media, a prominent senator said. Related: Trump’s public lands chief axed after...
    Social media giant TikTok is now a proud sponsor of the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller NASCAR Xfinity team. The team announced a new tie-up with the social media platform. So, the TikTok logo will be emblazoned on Ryan Vargas’ #6 Xfinity car for the rest of the 2020 season. The 20-year-old California native has...
    By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer In the spring, Rick Rose drew the wrath of strangers after he practically shouted on Facebook that he wasn’t buying a face mask. Two months later, he contracted COVID-19 — and, he posted, he was struggling to breathe. Days later, on July 4, he was dead. That post, among...
    In the spring, Rick Rose drew the wrath of strangers after he practically shouted on Facebook that he wasn’t buying a face mask. Two months later, he contracted COVID-19 — and, he posted, he was struggling to breathe. Days later, on July 4, he was dead. That post, among the Ohio man’s final public...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MARTINNE GELLER Advertisers who boycotted social media are not all rushing back, despite an agreement by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on how to curb harmful content online. Unilever, one of the world’s biggest advertisers, told...
    A photo showing two New Jersey high school students apparently mocking the police death of George Floyd has been circulating on social media. The photo shows one shirtless student wearing a red “Make American Great Again” hat and a police badge on a chain pinning his knee to the back of the neck of...
    The day after Facebook announced it will launch its Oversight Board in October to determine what's allowed on the site, critics launched their own alternative. The Citizens, a UK nonprofit, unveiled the 'Real Facebook Oversight Board' on Friday to address the social media giant's policies and practices ahead of the US presidential election. The group...
    Insurance giant Prudential has fired an employee accused of telling a Korean-American social media star to “go back to Wuhan” while at a California restaurant, company officials said. Prudential Financial announced Tuesday it had terminated the man – identified as James Hilbrant – over video footage of the Sept. 12 encounter at the Bluewater Grill...
    DEMI Lovato and Max Ehrich's relationship became "difficult and tense" after his past social media comments to Selena Gomez resurfaced. The pair have ended their engagement after two months, with sources admitting that "communication got rough" towards the end as Max was working in Atlanta. 7Demi ended her engagement to Max after two monthsCredit: Getty...
    The difference between what Jamal Adams is worried about this season with the Seattle Seahawks compared to the train wreck he left behind with the Jets is quite distinct. Adams, who pushed the Jets into a July trade, told reporters that he threatened to unfollow starting safety Quandre Diggs on all social media platforms and...
    Pia Mia put her ample cleavage center stage in a sultry velvet outfit in her latest Instagram video as she complimented her glam squad. The influencer looked stunning as she stood in a room decked out for a party while her beauty team worked on her. The model wore a revealing black velvet dress that...
    WASHINGTON – The State Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the agency lied about the reasons it rescinded a prestigious award to a Finnish journalist, finding she was denied the honor because of her criticism of President Donald Trump. The department said it made a mistake in notifying Jessikka Aro that she had won an...
    The difference between what Jamal Adams is worried about this season with the Seattle Seahawks compared to the train wreck he left behind with the Jets is quite distinct. Adams, who pushed the Jets into a July trade, told reporters that he threatened to unfollow starting safety Quandre Diggs on all social media platforms and...
    (CNN)The State Department revoked a prestigious award from a Finnish journalist because of social media posts critical of President Donald Trump, according to a report from the State Department Office of Inspector General.Although the watchdog found that the State Department had acted within its "broad discretion" to rescind the award from Jessikka Aro, it also...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the agency lied to the public and Congress about the reasons it rescinded a prestigious award to a Finnish journalist who had been critical of the Trump administration. The department’s inspector general said in a report issued Friday that explanations for the decision not...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the agency lied to the public and Congress about the reasons it rescinded a prestigious award to a Finnish journalist who had been critical of the Trump administration. The department’s inspector general said in a report issued Friday...
    Social media got some students on Long Island in hot water after a video circulated of students breaking school rules and COVID-19 regulations during a series of fights. The private Instagram account “Northport Confessions” recently shared a video of students from the Northport-East Northport school district fighting in different locations throughout the area. District officials...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Naval Academy took administrative action against a midshipman who was criticized on social media for making posts about Breonna Taylor and ongoing protests against racial injustice. The posts were allegedly made on a since-deleted Twitter account identified as belonging to Chase Standage, a Midshipman 1st Class from California, and began...
    Charles Barkley and Sahquille O'Neal have been attacked on Twitter for defending the police after giving their views on the Breonna Taylor case.  Presenting the TNT pregame show ahead the Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets, Barkley said Taylor's death couldn't be compared to the killing of George Floyd because Taylor's boyfriend opened fire on police...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Naval Academy has taken administrative action against a midshipman who was criticized on social media for making posts about Breonna Taylor and protests against racial injustice. The Capital Gazette reported in June that the posts were allegedly made on a since-deleted Twitter account identified as belonging to Chase Standage, a...
    President Trump's opportunity to fill a Supreme Court seat weeks before Election Day is delivering an eleventh-hour jolt to his reelection campaign, according to early analysis of social media data in battleground states. "Coronavirus and the economy had been the issues driving a lot of the conversation online about this race, almost forever," Republican...
    Surprise! “Booksmart” actress Billie Lourd has announced the birth of her first child with fiancé Austen Rydell. “Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell,” she captioned a clip of the infant’s feet posted to Instagram Thursday night. (The presence of blue hearts and a crown seem to indicate that the baby is a boy.) If Lourd’s announcement...
    Jamal Adams will give up on Quandre Diggs entirely if he gets ejected again. Quandre Diggs needs to stay in the damn game for Jamal Adams’ sake. Diggs was ejected from the Seattle Seahawks‘ Week 2 victory over the New England Patriots for his hit on wide receiver N’Keal Harry. Adams was less than thrilled...
    Old social-media posts from Bon Appétit's editor in chief, Adam Rapaport, and drinks editor, Alex Delany, surfaced recently. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Alex Delany/Instagram Condé Nast and its food publication Bon Appétit have come under fire as high-profile staff members have made — or been subjects of — allegations of racism, among other things. Between...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s first for Facebook: The social media giant sued by Kenosha protesters. They said the social media giant put them at risk. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports those suing said the internet giant cost lives. The key question is: How did people like Kyle Rittenhouse know to go to Kenosha on August...
    Facebook suspended the accounts of more than 200 people on September 19th who were connected to an event protesting the construction of the contested Coastal GasLink pipeline. The suspension shows how vulnerable activists are to the actions of social media platforms in the midst of a pandemic, when protesting in person comes with more risk...
    President Donald Trump met with Attorney General Bill Barr, Sen. Josh Hawley, and other State Attorneys General on Wednesday to discuss social media censorship. “At the urging of the radical left, these platforms have become intolerant of diverse political views and abusive toward their own users,” Trump said at the event. The president noted that...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) –  Fort Collins police arrested a 23-year-old man on charges of sexually assaulting a child he met online. Abraham Carranza-Estrada reportedly met the victim when she visited family in April of 2020. The two met on social media, and then later in person. Police say the two engaged in sexual activity,...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 is foundational to the modern internet. What it says is that internet content providers aren’t responsible for content or comments posted by their users, even if the companies...
    Following social media controversy over the French film “Cuties,” a conservative parents group is calling on President Donald Trump to have the Department of Justice investigate Netflix. The coming-of-age story, released internationally via Netflix earlier this month, follows an 11-year-old girl as she navigates her maturing sexuality while finding a place in her religious...
    Following social media controversy over the French film “Cuties,” a conservative parents group is calling on the president to investigate Netflix. The coming-of-age story, released internationally via Netflix earlier this month, follows an 11-year-old girl as she navigates her maturing sexuality while finding a place in her religious family — to awkward and sometimes appalling...
    A New Jersey high school is under intense scrutiny for a photo posted to social media apparently depicting two students mocking George Floyd's death, according to a recent news reports. In the photo, one person is wearing a police badge and a red “Make American Great Again” hat and another who is wearing an ape...
    HERE'S a stat that'll make you think twice about the men's game being more popular than the women's. Last week, Tottenham Women made a huge statement in the WSL by signing USA star Alex Morgan on a season-long loan from Orlando Pride. 11 The 31-year-old striker, who has a remarkable 107 goals at international level,...
    Social media got some students on Long Island in hot water after a video circulated of students breaking school rules and COVID-19 regulations during a series of fights. The private Instagram account “Northport Confessions” recently shared a video of students from the Northport-East Northport school district fighting in different locations throughout the area. District officials...
    The momager is speaking out. Kris Jenner opened up about Keeping Up with the Kardashians ending after 14 years. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner’s mom spoke about the decision during the Thursday, September 24, episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she admitted that it all happened pretty “suddenly.” Kris said that the famous family...