Social Media

Knitting Site Ravelry Bans Support of President Trump on Platform

Popular knitting community website Ravelry has reportedly banned the support of President Donald Trump on its platform. The company says that President Trump promotes “open white supremacy,” and states that while users can support Trump, “you just can’t talk about it here.” Interestingly, Ravelry claims “We are definitely not banning conservative politics.”

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Twitter Removes 4,800 Accounts Linked to Iranian Government

Twitter announced on Thursday it has shuttered some 4,800 accounts with ties to the government of Iran. The accounts were engaged in spreading disinformation and propaganda that “benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state.”

A picture taken on March 13, 2018 shows a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts using his phone while attending a session in the capital Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hayward: Passive Conservatives Urge Surrender on Social Media

For the passive conservatives — those who prefer losing but remaining “principled” while the left does everything it takes to win, those who believe no hill is worth dying on — the battle for social media is over.

A Sri Lankan man mobile phone user shows an image on Twitter showing that the Facebook site had been blocked in Colombo on March 7, 2018. Telecommunication service providers said they have blocked access to facebook and several other social media platforms on the directive of the government which accused …

Sri Lanka Blocks Access to Social Media After Easter Sunday Bombings

The government of Sri Lanka responded to the horrific Easter Sunday bombings by restricting access to social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Officials said they would keep the sites blocked until the counter-terrorism investigation concludes.

A Sri Lankan man mobile phone user shows an image on Twitter showing that the Facebook site had been blocked in Colombo on March 7, 2018. - Telecommunication service providers said they have blocked access to facebook and several other social media platforms on the directive of the government which …

Instagram Shutters Accounts of Ayatollah, IRGC Commanders

Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram announced on Tuesday it blocked the accounts of numerous Iranian officials, including commanders in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in compliance with U.S. sanctions.

A pro-government Iranian female demonstrator, makes her way as she holds a poster showing pictures of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the conclusion of an annual demonstration in front of the former US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, …