Often, when a new political figure enters the bigger picture, there is a period of time when they are impossible to satirise. Unless they’ve got an unusual haircut or a particularly silly voice, their personal and professional eccentricities don’t immediately come to the surface. And, in the case of Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall, it is because those eccentricities have been blasted away by a machine that requires them to be as slippery and faceless as possible at all times. No so with Jeremy Corbyn. If you had to build the perfect politician for social media, it would be him. Physically, he stands apart from his rivals – he is older and shabbier, face covered with a scrub of beard and shirt pocket rammed with an entire staffroom’s worth of biros. Temperamentally, he’s different, scowling his way through all manner of tetchy interviews while the others slip untroubled from buzzword to meaningless buzzword. And he is so ideologically different … [Read more...] about #JezWeCan: why Jeremy Corbyn gets the social media vote
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(CNN)A social media influencer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for plotting to hijack a website at gunpoint during a home invasion. Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 27, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence Monday after he was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence, according to a statement from the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa. Adams, also known as "Polo," founded a social media company called "State Snaps" in 2015 while he was enrolled as a student at Iowa State University. His social media accounts on platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter had over a million followers at one point, the statement said. The site's content included video and photos of "young adults engaged in crude behavior, drunkenness, and nudity," according to the statement. Followers of State Snaps used the slogan "Do It For State," and Adams wanted to purchase the internet domain doitforstate.com to expand his … [Read more...] about A social media influencer will serve 14 years in prison after his plot to take over a website at gunpoint backfired
While Sunil Chhetri’s heartfelt appeal asking fans to support Indian football became the most shared tweet last year, the footballer says he’s always been wary of social media. “Social media is a two-edged sword, and I would like for it to be used to spread only positivity, which is not always the case. There are so many people out there doing fantastic things and to see them get a shot in the arm because of the reach social media has, is heartening,” he said. While he is moderately active on social media, and has over 1.5 million followers, it’s not something that occupies his mind. “It’s like a conversation. I’m not sure if it deserves too much thought,” Chhetri said. Best Of 2018: PM Modi, Urjit Patel Remain Newsmakers; India's New Heartthrob #DeepVeer of 9NextPrevPlay SlideshowStars Of 20184 Dec, 20182018 was the year of change. And Internet users took to social media to share their opinions. According to Yahoo's '2018 Year … [Read more...] about Despite 1.5 mn followers, Sunil Chhetri wary of social media; calls it a ‘two-edged sword’
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“Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL deliberately target their propaganda in the hopes of reaching and brainwashing young Muslims, especially those who may be disillusioned or wrestling with their identity,” President Obama said last week in remarks wrapping up a Washington summit on Countering Violent Extremism. “The high-quality videos, the online magazines, the use of social media, terrorist Twitter accounts—it’s all designed to target today’s young people online, in cyberspace.”The remarks reflected what's become something of a truism as the media routinely reports on ISIS’s “slick” propaganda apparatus, Western recruits becoming radicalized through social media, and the U.S. government's sluggishness—or outright ineptitude—in fighting back on the Internet. The State Department has a Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications with a team dedicated to countering "terrorist propaganda and … [Read more...] about Is ISIS’s Social-Media Power Exaggerated?