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Uganda, social media

Uganda to Enact Social Media Tax to Curb Gossip

by Teddy Grant   May 31, 2018

Uganda’s parliament passed a law that will tax people who use social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, BBC reports. Excise Duty (Amendment)... Read More

social media, Visa applicants

U.S. Visa Applicants May Be Asked for Social Media History, Says State Dept

by Teddy Grant   Mar 30, 2018

The federal government wants foreign visitors to supply their social media history before they can enter the country, according to Reuters. On Friday, the... Read More

Man In Sexual Assault Video Being Shared on Facebook Turns Himself In

Man In Sexual Assault Video Being Shared on Facebook Turns Himself In

by Zahara Hill   Feb 06, 2018

The man believed to be sexually assaulting a young girl in a video that’s been widely shared on social media has turned himself into police. Forty-four-year-old... Read More

Police Recruit Fired for Rap Lyrics She Posted to Facebook 9 Years Ago

Police Recruit Fired for Rap Lyrics She Posted to Facebook 9 Years Ago

by Zahara Hill   Jan 31, 2018

A 25-year-old Arkansas woman training to be a police officer was fired for posting lyrics to a Lil Wayne song nine years ago. The... Read More

Military Sergeant Suspended After Rant About ‘Black Females’

Military Sergeant Suspended After Rant About ‘Black Females’

by #teamEBONY   Jan 30, 2018

An Air Force sergeant has been temporarily removed from her position after posting a video of her ranting about her Black female subordinates. Nellis... Read More

Barack Obama will be serving jury duty in the next month.

Obama Advises Trump to Use Social Media Responsibly

by Shantell E. Jamison   Dec 04, 2017

You would think that in being president of the United States, one would be selective in what he posts on social media. In the era... Read More

Facebook Feature Aims to Help Small Businesses in the U.S.

Facebook Feature Aims to Help Small Businesses in the U.S.

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 09, 2017

On Thursday, Facebook introduced Facebook Community Boost, a new program designed to assist small businesses in the U.S. in growing, as well as equipping... Read More

Voter Suppression

Facebook Account ‘Blacktivist’ Reportedly Used by Russians to Heighten Racial Tensions

by Zahara Hill   Sep 29, 2017

Among the content posted to Blacktivist were videos of police killings, marches for racial justice and the Black Panthers' 50th anniversary party. Read More

twitter

Finally! Twitter Is Experimenting With increasing Its 140-Character Limit

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 27, 2017

The wait is over! Twitter has announced that it will expand its original 140-character word limit to 280 words. It just meets the standard... Read More

Star Power: Kobe Bryant’s Retweet Saves Class From Taking Final Exam

Star Power: Kobe Bryant’s Retweet Saves Class From Taking Final Exam

by #teamEBONY   May 19, 2017

When it comes to school, final exams show just how much information you’ve retained over the school year. It also shows how much a... Read More