Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Facebook vs. Congress Last week, Election Central brought you the story of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, which resulted in private information of up to 87 million Facebook customers being harvested by Cambridge Analytica and used by Trump’s presidential campaign. In the wake of this privacy breach, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, was called to […]

Facebook Faces Fire

Facebook Faces Fire

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Are you a Facebook user? The company has already been in hot water for months now due to its role in the Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election. But now, Facebook faces an even more serious accusation: allowing the personal data of 50 million customers to be harvested and used by the Trump campaign. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Details Unfold in Maryland School Shooting On March 20, another school shooting occurred at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, about 65 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. This time, the shooter was a 17-year-old student. The shooter shot two students before the school’s resource officer, Deputy Blaine Gaskill, opened fire and contained […]

Year in Review 2017: People and Culture

Year in Review 2017: People and Culture

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

While the Trump administration dominated the headlines this year, a lot was still going on behind the scenes in the world of sports, social media, and culture. Here, a look at some of the trends that shaped 2017. Digital Life Of course, social media played more of a role in people’s lives this year than […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Net Neutrality Ends In November, Election Central examined the issue of net neutrality, and what it could mean for consumers like you if the Federal Communication Commission, or FCC, voted to eliminate it. Last week, despite intense opposition from the public and consumer groups, the FCC voted to end net neutrality with the so-called Restoring […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

More Men Accused of Sexual Harassment The list of well-known men accused of sexual harassment and/or assault continued to grow over the past few weeks. Michigan Senator John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will likely resign after facing sexual harassment charges from three different women. Last week, news […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Bots? If you follow the news, you’ve probably heard a lot about the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Most recently, it was revealed that Russia purchased ads on Facebook and Google during the election season in an effort to sway voters. As it turns out, however, the United States […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Equi-Hack You may have heard of Equifax. It’s one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the country. It has collected the information of more than 800 million individual consumers and 88 million businesses worldwide. And last week, it got hacked. A security flaw in the Equifax system allowed hackers to gain access […]

Careers: Social Media Specialist

Careers: Social Media Specialist

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Careers | No Comments

Have you ever wondered what you are going to do with the education that you are acquiring in school? Do you know what types of jobs even exist out there that you might be interested in pursuing? And what are the education and skills needed to get hired in these job fields, anyway? btw’s new, recurring […]

Political Activism and the Internet

Political Activism and the Internet

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court. Whether you love him or hate him, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has stirred up a level of political activism and participation that hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. However, the […]