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Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Soccer Team Rescued from Thailand Caves Last week, btw brought you the story of the boys soccer team that was trapped in a vast cave system in Thailand. Now, after a staggering seventeen days underground, all twelve of the boys and their coach have been rescued and brought to safety. The boys initially became trapped […]

Fighting Fake News

Fighting Fake News

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump claimed he could stand on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and shoot someone, and his supporters would still vote for him. Except . . . he never actually DID said that. It was a very famous example of what we now commonly call fake news. Since the 2016 presidential election, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]