How We Use Social Media During Disasters

The November 2015 terror attacks in Paris threw the social media community into a frenzy. A fire hose of information, opinions, and news streamed through Twitter, Facebook, and other networks. Some of it real, some of it false, and a lot of miscommunication. In fact, social media has made disaster response more complicated, yet often times more effective. […]

Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials Reporter; Trump Booed at World Series: A Closer Look

-The president got booed at the World Series a few days after we found out that his lawyer had butt-dialed a reporter. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Obviously those things are not related. It is a sign of how crazy everything is right now. On Friday we […]

Why an ISIS Comeback May Look Unlike Anything Seen Before | WSJ

(quietly tense electronic music) – [Narrator] This video released by the Pentagon shows a raid on the compound of the Islamic State’s ideological leader and founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It resulted in his death and marked one of the biggest defeats for the militant group known as ISIS. – He died after running into a dead end tunnel, […]

Trump Feuds with France at the NATO Summit | The Daily Show

The impeachment of Donald Trump is getting closer. Today, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a 300-page report outlining the conclusions of their impeachment inquiry. And while all of this was going on in D.C., Trump hopped on Air Force One and flew to the U.K. And obviously I’m not saying Trump is fleeing the country, […]

News Wrap: UN’s nuclear watchdog raises new concerns about Iran

JUDY WOODRUFF: Anti-government protests in Hong Kong erupted into chaos today, leaving two people critically injured. One protester was shot at close range by police. Elsewhere, a pro-China supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set on fire. Hong Kong’s leader vowed to spare no effort to bring an end to the violent demonstrations that have gripped the […]

Social Media and ‘viral’ Incitement – The World of Extremism Part 6

(soft somber music) – There are thousands and thousands of videos on YouTube and on Facebook inciting to radical Islam and to violence. Whether it be Hamas, whether it be Hezbollah, whether it be al-Qaeda, whether it be ISIS, it’s everywhere. Social media is where it’s really gone wild. That’s where there’s no limits on how the information […]

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