As one of the most endangered members of his caucus, Republican Senator Dean Heller is facing a tough re-election in November. So he’s turned to his influencer son—Harris Heller—to help him make some sweet, sweet social media content. Fifty thousand dollars worth of content, in fact, straight out of the coffers of…
We’ve all seen the cringeworthy tweets from companies or public figures attempting to go viral in order to “relate to the kids.” Today’s offender on this front is a well-funded and immensely powerful organization that does business on every continent: The United States Air Force.
The director of the San Francisco field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, David Jennings, has apologized after being called out by the San Francisco Chronicle for sharing an anti–Muslim “joke” on the social media employment site LinkedIn.
On Tuesday night, the White House announced the latest addition to its terrifyingly incompetent and unstable squad: a young woman named Caroline Sunshine would be joining as a press assistant. Altogether now: Who?
And an announcement: this will be the last of my own comics posted on Splinter. I’ve been grateful for the many intelligent comments (seriously!) and awed by some of your usernames. If you’d like to keep up with me in the future, you can follow me on Twitter at @JenSorensen
I love Cardi B. I find her hilarious, charming, and endearing. Her candor on social media is a major part of her appeal. It makes her come across more accessible than many of her contemporaries, who may be online with her, but certainly don’t carry themselves in the same way that the regular degular shmegular girl…
Notorious British hate group leader Jayda Fransen has been suspended from Twitter less than a month after Donald Trump retweeted a series of vile anti-Islam video clips from her social media account.
New videos circulating on social media appear to show members of the U.S. Marine Corps drinking beer bongs, partying, and repeatedly yelling “fuck n****rs.” Because when we send our troops, we’re only sending our best, right?
As Facebook has slowly come clean about its distribution of Russian-financed political ads during last year’s presidential race, the tech giant has launched a major PR salvo to show how much it loves democracy. CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined the ways the company will be a “force for good” in a video last month. Ads in…
Dawn Robinson had worked at Kennebunk Savings in Maine since 1994. Last August, she was promoted to the position of chief information officer at the bank after playing “an integral role in technological developments and advancements in the Information Technology Department,” the Journal Tribune reported at the time.
Remember that stupid eclipse meme that began making the rounds in late August—the one where a smiling Donald Trump (in color) slowly replaces former President Barack Obama (in black–and–white) in four frames?
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January telling the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to “take all appropriate action to hire 10,000 additional immigration officers,” plenty of experts wondered whether the exponential hiring spree was doable or necessary. Now, with a presidential…
Upholding the social order, even as the world literally falls down around us, is one of the things so-called “objective” journalists value the most.
A viral video — that’s amassed nearly 2 million views on Facebook — showing a police officer pointing a gun at a man that he pulled over for speeding has set off a deluge of criticism and support for the officer’s behavior.
There’s a museum shaped like Noah’s Ark in Kentucky called the Ark Encounter. Every night, it’s lit up with the colors of the rainbow. But creationist and owner Ken Ham wants to be clear: it is NOT!!!! a celebration of the gay community!!!! Instead, he tweeted, it is a reminder “that God owns the rainbow & is a sign…
These days, almost all of us live in a jungle. And many of us are trapped there by choice — like birds in an open cage who wouldn’t even consider flying away. The particular jungle I’m referring to is, of course, the internet — particularly Twitter, Facebook and all the other apps and platforms that keep us trapped…
It’s always a good time when Republicans trying to take away constituents’ access to affordable health care reveal that they don’t even know how the internet works.
A Jacksonville, FL, cop detained, cited, and threatened a young black man with jail time last week for allegedly jaywalking.
Venezuelan officials reported Saturday that Twitter has suspended about 180 accounts linked to the government of President Nicolás Maduro following a diplomatic flare–up between Maduro and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.