Internet angrily reminds Jeff Sessions that Hawaii is, in fact, a state

Yep, Hawaii is a state. A nice one!Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Keith Wagstaff2017-04-21 04:36:01 UTC They fly the American flag in Hawaii. You can pay for things there with U.S. currency. If you’re American, don’t need a passport to visit.  That’s because it’s part of the United States of America — not that U.S. Attorney General […]

Facebook gives employees the thumbs up to protest Trump on International Workers’ Day

JoAnne Bellamy supporting immigrants during a rally in Washington Square Park.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2017-04-18 16:02:13 UTC International Workers’ Day is right around the corner and this year Facebook is giving its employees full permission to protest President Trump. According to Bloomberg, the company announced via an internal forum on April 14 that […]

#StopHindiChauvinism has taken over Indian Twitter

India, a country of 1.3 billion people, has 22 official languages. Its most-spoken language (Hindi) is sometimes mistaken as the national language.  But it’s not. India has no “national language” though Hindi has become the unofficial leader of the pack. And that is a problem.   People hailing from India’s four southern states are ranting […]

Indian Twitter is standing by Nigerian students facing racial violence

Image: Association of African Students in India / FACEBOOK PAGE By Sohini Mitter2017-03-28 12:15:17 UTC Indians on social media have come out in support of Nigerian students who faced racial attacks in a Greater Noida shopping mall on Monday.  They have called out the inherent racism in the country and expressed shock and disappointment at […]

‘Town Hall’ is here, but don’t expect to start DMing with Trump

Mark Zuckerberg has gotten better at recognizing the political impact of Facebook. But the platform’s new “Townhall Feature” has a bit of a slow start.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marissa Wenzke2017-03-27 21:13:26 UTC Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your […]

Facebook’s ‘Town Hall’ is probably the best thing the social network has ever done

U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience as he arrives at a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.Image: justin sullivan/getty images By Kerry Flynn2017-03-27 10:29:48 -0700 Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump’s successful election, […]

Maxine Waters tweets Trump impeachment joke, gets best response

LOL just can’t stop laughing at this situation.Image: mashable composite: Alex Wong/Getty and emojipedia By Nicole Gallucci2017-03-23 18:26:30 UTC Holy crap. Every time you think President Trump and his administration can’t possibly get any worse at using Twitter … they do. It’s just — it’s truly unbelievable, and on Wednesday afternoon, things escalated when the official […]

Trump says people don’t know Abraham Lincoln was in the party of Lincoln

Who knew?! Oh, just everyone ever.Image: MARK LYONS/EPA/REX/Shutterstock/mashable composite By Keith Wagstaff2017-03-22 02:39:38 UTC Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a Republican? Donald Trump assumes you don’t!  “Great president,” he said of Lincoln on Tuesday night. “Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Does anyone know? Lot of people don’t know that.” Trump […]

Kellyanne Conway’s tweet about Hillary’s emails is coming back to haunt her

Kellyanne Conway probably wishing she didn’t tweet some things.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2017-03-21 20:33:52 UTC FBI investigations may come and go, but tweets? Tweets are forever. Kellyanne Conway can surely attest to this, seeing as how one of her tweets from October 2016 — back when she was criticizing Hillary Clinton’s use of […]

Someone stole a Secret Service laptop with private Trump and Hillary info on it. Great.

Image: Portrait Images Asia by Nonwarit/Shutterstock By Nicole Gallucci2017-03-17 20:05:49 UTC Uh oh, looks like President Donald Trump might have another thing to add to his growing list of cybersecurity worries. On Thursday, a laptop computer containing private information was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in New York, according to the law enforcement […]