Who is twitter-luring refugees to Germany?

Content-analysis of a great number of tweets that triggered the ongoing wave of migration from Turkey to Germany since August this year suggests that these human streams were inspired and channeled from outside of the continental Europe.

According to Vladimir … Read the rest

Social media storm after German minister says ‘negro’

A German state minister sparked a social media storm on Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a “wonderful Negro” during a TV debate on Europe’s migrant crisis.

The Twitter hashtag #Neger (Negro) topped trending topics in Germany the … Read the rest

‘Nigga’ used 500 000 times daily on Twitter

This season, the US National Football League is attempting the impossible: banning the n-word within the chalk-lined borders of its purview.

As with the previous attempts, the NFL’s “zero tolerance” policy — which gives referees leeway to issue a 15-yard … Read the rest

British police work round the clock to patrol social media

Alex Marshall, head of the College of Policing, said the number of calls relating to social media represented “a real problem for people working on the frontline of policing”.

“Police officers can’t deal with every bit of nonsense or disagreement … Read the rest

Alex Marshall, head of the College of Policing, said the number of calls relating to social media represented “a real problem for people working on the frontline of policing”.

“Police officers can’t deal with every bit of nonsense or disagreement … Read the rest

Most popular Twitter insult is ‘white boy’

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This got attention on Twitter

10,000 racist tweets are sent ever day, a major new study into racism on social networks has discovered.
Research by the think tank Demos found the biggest insult was ‘white boy’.

Researchers analysed 126,975 English-language … Read the rest

Winnie joins Twitter

Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela joined Twitter in October tweeting that she “understood the value of social media”.

Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to former South African president Nelson Mandela and was a prominent voice in the struggle for the liberation of … Read the rest

#RedOctober hashtag trends on Twitter

redoctoberA backlash from white liberals erupted on Twitter as marches were held in a number of cities on Thursday by a grouping that gathered in protest against the oppression and slaughter of whites.

In Cape Town, Red October protesters marched … Read the rest

Twitter hosting terror feeds and suggesting terrorists to follow

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Twitter has increasingly come under criticism for hosting terror feeds. Al-Shabaab is on it sixth account after getting suspended in the past for tweeting photos of a dead French special ops soldier, and most recently the Somali … Read the rest

Turkey hires 6 000 trolls

trollsSay you’re a government that recently faced massive public opposition that organized through social media, bad enough you considered banning Twitter outright. What’s your next step?

If you’re Turkey, you start playing that game yourself.

The country’s ruling Justice and … Read the rest

Twitter flooded with opposition to US attack on Syria

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Merkel’s necklace

A deluge of duty military personnel as well as many veterans are taking to Twitter to express their opposition to the Obama administration’s plan to launch an attack on Syria.

After numerous US servicemembers posted photos of themselves … Read the rest