Tag: social media and politics

by Amy Hong

After the death of Hugo Chavez was announced this week, individuals across the globe — from everyday Venezuelans to Barack Obama to Billy Bragg — took to the Twitterverse to comment on the late Latin American leader’s passing. Some mourned his death, while others expressed vehement support or outright rejection of his political ideologies. This [...] more »

by Alex Kantrowitz

As she made her way into a Wilmington, Del., courthouse last week, attorney Jennifer Lublinski saw a man pull out a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and start firing. The man, Thomas Matusiewicz, turned the gun on his former daughter-in-law and her friend, then shot two police officers before finally pointing the gun at his own head [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

In mid-November, tension between Gaza and Israel escalated to new heights as hundreds of rockets were exchanged over the region day after day. Both the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas, the political group that governs the Gaza Strip have taken the battle to Twitter, where they broadcast attack strategies, death tolls, victim photos, and [...] more »

by Joshua Davis

I like to talk politics. So during the final presidential debate, I found myself circled around my television with friends, dissecting the minute details — from the slow pace of Barack Obama’s speech to the sweat on Mitt Romney’s lip — that make such an event worth watching. And then it happened. Obama told Romney, [...] more »