Alana Mastrangelo

Alana Mastrangelo

Daughter of Border Patrol Agent: I Follow AOC on Social Media for ‘Comedy Purposes’

Student activist Ellie Taylor, whose father is a border patrol agent, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow that she finds Democrat claims of concentration camps on the border “very disturbing,” but that she follows AOC on Instagram for “comedy purposes” due to how outrageous her claims are. The 14-year-old student spoke to Marlow in a Wednesday interview for the show’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) weekly campus report.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Robert Epstein: Big Tech Will ‘Go All Out’ with Election Meddling in 2020

Professor Robert Epstein told Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) that Google is manipulating voters “on a massive scale,” using tools that it has at its disposal exclusively, and that “no one can counteract them.” Epstein warned the Senator of big tech election meddling that he called “invisible,” “subliminal,” and more powerful than anything he’s seen in 40 years of behavioral sciences.

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Dennis Prager: ‘Our Target Audience Is Young People,’ but Google Restricts PragerU in Schools and Libraries

Radio host Dennis Prager told Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) during a Senate committee hearing that he feels as though he is in a comedy skit after listening to a Google VP’s explanation as to why a PragerU video on the ten commandments has been placed on YouTube’s “restricted” list along with pornographic and violent videos. The “restricted” listing by Google prevents schools, libraries, and others from showing PragerU videos to young people — which Prager noted is PragerU’s target audience.

PASADENA, CA - JULY 30: Dennis Prager at Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon)

Ted Cruz Quizzes Google VP on Censoring PragerU Video About the Ten Commandments

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioned Google VP Karan Bhatia on Tuesday about YouTube’s censorship of PragerU, in particular, a video about the ten commandments. Bhatia told the senator that YouTube has placed PragerU videos in “restricted mode,” including one video about the ten commandments, because it mentioned “murder,” in the context of the sixth commandment.

Dennis Prager

Study: Social Media Usage Linked to Teen Depression

A study published on Monday revealed that social media usage — more so than any other type of digital screen time — is linked to teen depression. The research team investigated the connection between depression in adolescents and their exposure to various types of screen time over a four-year time period. According to the researchers, video games makes teens “more happy.”

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Report: Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike on ‘Prime Day’

Amazon workers at a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, are going on strike Monday during is the first of the company’s two “Prime Day” summer promotions. Monday’s protest is the latest in a series of Amazon controversies involving its warehouse employees.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD, on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: Woman Assaults Pro-Life Activist at University of Wisconsin-Madison

A woman was caught on video assaulting a pro-life activist, as well as spray painting one of his signs, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The assailant later admitted to police that she had premeditated the act of vandalism after becoming angry over the pro-life signage.

univesity of wisconsin assault on pro-life activist

Study: Instagram ‘Influencer’ Engagement at All-Time Low

A recent study has revealed that “influencer” engagement on Instagram is at an all-time low, as companies and marketers flock to place paid “sponsored posts” on the social media platform, rather than rely on Instagram users with high followings to promote their products and brands.

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Project Veritas: 1,000 Google Employees Signed Internal Anti-Breitbart Petition

An internal Google petition “to end Google’s business with Breitbart” was recently leaked to Project Veritas. The petition — which over 1,000 Google employees have signed — calls for labeling Breitbart News as “prohibited content” to block the news outlet from “all Google-served ads.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Survey: Nearly Half of Students Distracted by Technology in Classroom

A recent study found that nearly half of students are distracted by the use of smartphones and other technology in the classroom. Some students also said that it’s the teacher’s job to make the classroom more interesting, in order to deter them from using technology.

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Poll: 76% of Conservatives Don’t Trust Facebook

More than three out of four conservatives say that they do not trust Facebook to treat all of its users equally, according to a new poll, which adds that more than half of respondents also said they hold the same views regarding Google, YouTube, and Twitter. The poll was released amid growing controversy surrounding the Masters of the Universe involving censorship of conservatives.

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University of Michigan Professor: #MeToo Wouldn’t Have Happened if Hillary Clinton Won

A University of Michigan law professor and Harvard University visiting professor alleges that the #MeToo movement wouldn’t have happened if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election. The professor also suggested that when it came to Bill Clinton, many people were concerned with the “right use” of sexual harassment allegations against him “for political gain.”

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former US President Bill Clinton arrive on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.Donald Trump took the first ceremonial steps before being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- ushering in …

Ice Cream Truck Owner Confronts the Problem of Social Media ‘Influencers’

Ice cream truck ownerJoe Nicchi has gotten fed up with self-proclaimed Instagram stars demanding free ice cream in exchange for promoting his company on their social media accounts. Nicchi is now telling these supposed “influencers” that not only will they have to pay for their ice cream, they’ll have to “pay double.”

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Professors Outraged by President Trump’s Fourth of July Parade

College professors have taken to social media to express their outrage over President Donald Trump’s fourth of July parade, which will incorporate military tanks, fireworks, and flyovers. The professors, who are tasked with educating young Americans, compared the United States president to a dictator over the highly anticipated “Salute to America” Independence Day parade. “Celebrating militarism by parading tanks through DC” is “horrible,” said one professor.

US President Donald Trump speaks at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 7, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook Suffers Widespread Outages Including Instagram, WhatsApp

Users have been experiencing outages on Facebook and the other platforms owned by the company — Instagram and WhatsApp — on Wednesday, as reports of technical issues have spiked across the United States and in some areas of Europe.

Turnbull wants Zuckerberg to answer questions in Australia

Researchers Discover Hack to Unlock Front Door Using Smart Home Security System

Two security researchers announced on Tuesday that they were able to hack into a popular smart home security device after discovering a series of flaws that would allow a tech-savvy intruder to unlock a front door. The researchers revealed their findings only after the security flaws had been fixed, but the company has reportedly since discontinued the device in favor of a newer product.

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

Harvard Professor Measures Class Participation by Race, Gender

A professor at Harvard University has created an app to measure class participation by race and gender in an effort to instill equity regarding classroom engagement on the basis of demographics. The professor decided to develop the app after realizing, to his dismay, that female students participate far less than male students in his classroom.

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