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Imam Omar Suleiman Calls for Unity at Bernie Sanders Rally

Imam Omar Suleiman made a special appearance at a Texas rally for the supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. In his speech this February 16th, Imam Omar Suleiman  called for “[a]n America of safety, dignity, love and unity. An America where we uplift our most vulnerable, celebrate our diversity, and unlock our collective genius.” The video of the full speech may be viewed on his official Facebook page. When asked whether his presence at the Sanders Rally served as a...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, Featured, Instagram, Religion, America, United States, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sanders Rally, Omar Suleiman, Iman Omar Suleiman, Bernie Sanders Rally

Michael Bloomberg’s Instagram Meme Campaign Forces Facebook to Address New Form of Political Ads

Michael Bloomberg's meme campaign on Instagram may not be resonating with potential voters if the comments are any indication, but the unique tactic forced Instagram and parent company Facebook to quickly determine how to handle political ads in the form of branded content. Facebook said today that creators and influencers are allowed to work with...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Advertising, Michael Bloomberg, Publishers & Platforms, Instagram Meme Campaign Forces Facebook

Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won't be classified as political ads

We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes, which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts like FuckJerry. Facebook said Friday it will allow 'influencers' like FuckJerry to produce sponsored content for political campaigns, as long as the posts are clearly identified as ads, but sponsored political content will not be placed in Facebook’s political Ad Library, unless they're "boosted" ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Internet, US, Bloomberg, US news, Tech News, United States, Memes, Michael Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Picks

Drop everything, we need to talk about Andrew Yang’s gay thirst trap of a policy advisor

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Carson Tueller (@carson_tueller) on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:45am PST I don’t know much, but I do know presidential hopeful Andrew Yang seems pretty cool. He believes in giving everyone $1,000 a month. He believes in legal protections for all LGBTQ+ individuals. He also has a devoted fan base known as the Yang Gang, which is one gang I feel like I could totally g...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Politics, Instagram, Lifestyle, Seattle, Kamala Harris, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Yang Gang, Ryan, Carson, Eudora, Weber State University, Carmen Sandiego, Josh Galassi

“We, Women,” a Photo Project by Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists

On Kickstarter now, the project amplifies art with underlying messages of activism Presented by United Photo Industries and Women Photograph, We, Women funds and catalogs photo projects by women and gender non-conforming artists and photojournalists that address social, economic, racial, and political issues. For an industry with below average gender representation (just 15% of photojournalists are women, and 87% of the pieces in permanent collections …
Tags: Photos, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Prints, Culture, Social Issues, Photographers, Kickstarter, Photojournalism, Gender Parity, United Photo Industries, Photo Prints

Scottish politician resigns after bombarding 16-year-old boy with texts

Derek Mackay (Photo: Scottish Government) A leading politician in Scotland has resigned his position in the country’s government. He was the Finance Secretary. Derek Mackay – tipped as a potential future leader of the SNP (Scottish National Party) – was due to deliver his high-profile budget report today. However, just after midnight, the Scottish Sun published dozens of text messages Mackay, 42, is alleged to have sent a 16-year-old boy. In the messages, Mackay offers to take the boy out to ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, NYC, Scotland, Lifestyle, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Glasgow, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Derek, Mackay, Stewart McDonald, Derek Mackay, Mike Yenni

Nancy Pelosi ripped up Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. And now, the memes…

When asked why she ripped up Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech after he had finished speaking before the House chamber last night, Nancy Pelosi told reporters, “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why she ripped up President Trump’s speech: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” — Jason Donner (@jason_donner) February 5, 2020 A little while later, the Speaker r...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Drama, White House, Lifestyle, House, Memes, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Jones, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, State Of The Union, Pelosi, Huntley

Russian comedian who dissed Putin flees country

Aleksandr Dolgopolov, a 25-year-old Russian comedian, made some jokes about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Christianity during a stand-up performance last year. Dolgopolov says he has now fled Russia over fears for his safety. In a show he did at amall bar in St Petersburg 12 months ago, Dolgopolov joked about Putin and his supporters: "Our population has split into two camps. On one hand there are those who support Putin; on the other, there are those who can read, write, and reach log...
Tags: Post, Politics, Comedy, News, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Censorship, World news, BBC News, Christianity, Moscow, St Petersburg, Dolgopolov, Interior Ministry

Press photographers banned from documenting the handing over of Trump’s “articles of impeachment”

The United States Senate is subjecting the press to unprecedented restrictions Donald Trump’s impeachment trial scheduled to begin next Tuesday. There will be no cameras allowed and no audio recorders, which will make it impossible for the press to cover the event. Expectedly, this caused a lot of negative reactions among the public, especially press […] The post Press photographers banned from documenting the handing over of Trump’s “articles of impeachment” appeared first on DIY Photography. ...
Tags: Photography, Politics, News, Donald Trump, Photojournalists, Trump, United States Senate

Downtown For Democracy’s “ABORTION IS NORMAL” Art Show

Works by Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger and others in a show that's meant to inspire activism and normalize women's reproductive rights Organized by political action committee Downtown for Democracy, the ABORTION IS NORMAL show featuring work by powerhouse artists including Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter and Cindy Sherman opens today and is both a cultural event and a political call to action. Curated by …
Tags: Health, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Interviews, NYC, Culture, Artists, Exhibitions, Photographs, Paintings, Galleries, Cindy Sherman

Trump just became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. Now, the memes…

You’ve likely heard by now that yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald J. Trump by 229 to 197, making him just the third president in American history to be impeached. Now, it’s off to the Senate, where it will take at least 67 votes to remove Trump from office, which nobody is really expecting will happen. But at least history will look back on this time and know that someone tried doing the right thing. The whole fiasco has inspired tons of memes. So without any f...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Senate, Lifestyle, Ukraine, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Memes, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Donald J Trump, U S House of Representatives, Tulsi Gabbard, Impeachment, Donad Trump

Drag queen son of Argentina’s new president wears Pride Flag to inauguration

Never underestimate the power of a drag queen to cause a ruckus, in or out of drag. Estanislao Fernández, the 24-year-old son of newly-inaugurated Argentine President Alberto Fernández, set off a media blitz by wearing what looked like a rainbow-colored handkerchief to his father’s inauguration. The younger Fernández later revealed that the handkerchief was actually a folded up Pride Flag, much to the amusement of the internet. — VaLeCiTa (@VaLeCiTa81) December 11...
Tags: Feature, Politics, Instagram, Lifestyle, Argentina, Ad Friendly, Dragaholic, Fernandez, Alberto Fernández, Dyhzy, estanisalo Fernández, Estanislao Fernández, Radio Con Vos, Ushuaia Noticias

30 Viral Fakes That Defined the 2010s

The decade of the 2010s saw the rise of social media and the proliferation of digital tools that allow people to alter photos and videos. When you put those two forces together, you get a lot of fake images circulating. And these were the ones that helped define the past 10 years.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Instagram, Photoshop, Donald Trump, Fake, Fakes, Viral Photos, Fake Quotes, President Trump, Viral Images

I imagined what “politricks” look like and captured it in this cheeky portrait

“Politricks is the word ‘politics’ altered to convey the empty-campaign promises often experienced after politicians get elected.” About a year ago I had this thought of making a picture from this word. I needed a suitable location and model that looked like a politician and had no problem to come and act one. Finding the […] The post I imagined what “politricks” look like and captured it in this cheeky portrait appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Politics, Inspiration, Politician, Portrait Photography, Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Political Portrait, Politricks

Whiskey Warrior 556: A Study In Swarm Behavior

Over the weekend some very interesting things happened. Whiskey Warrior 556 aka Alex Booth’s standoff with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has ended peacefully. Booth, 28, is an Afghan war veteran who served in the U.S. Army. A sheriff’s office spokesperson confirmed to just before 1 a.m. on November 24 that nobody was hurt as Booth surrendered to officers. The standoff took place in the town of Mahopac, just under 60 miles north of New York City, in Westchester County. Alexander Bo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, New York, Instagram, New York City, Military, U S Army, Booth, NBC New York, Mahopac, Putnam County Sheriff 's Office, Alex Booth, Carmel Police, Michael Cazzari, Westchester County Alexander Booth

Photographer explains how he took the viral photo of Trump’s notes

I’m sure you’ve seen a photo of Trump’s notepad filled with all-caps letters scribbled with a Sharpie. It’s been all over social media, and it has already become a meme material. Getty Images photographer Mark Wilson is the man who took this photo. In a recent interview, he revealed more of how he got the […] The post Photographer explains how he took the viral photo of Trump’s notes appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Notes, Photography, Politics, News, Getty Images, Politician, Mark Wilson, Donald Trump, Trump, Political Photography, Political Photographer

Memers respond to “trysexual” Roger Stone being found guilty on everything

One of Donald Trump’s most loyal henchmen, Roger Stone, was found guilty today of lying to Congress and obstructing an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. After deliberating for eight hours, a jury determined that 67-year-old Stone, who helped popularize the chant “Lock her up!” directed at Hillary Clinton during the campaign, was guilty of one count of witness tampering, one count of obstructing an official proceeding, and five counts of making false sta...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Russia, Lifestyle, Hillary Clinton, Memes, Donald Trump, Guilty, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Roger Stone, Stone, Robert Mueller, Naturally Twitter

Brexit: Boris Johnson arrives at manor house on the Wirral for private talks with Leo Varadkar - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s meeting with Leo Varadkar to discuss BrexitJeremy Corbyn’s speech on Labour’s agenda - Summary and analysisLeadsom criticised for defending ‘unlawful’ plan to sabotage Benn ActNo-deal Brexit would put lives at risk, says former chief medical officer 2.33pm BST This is from the Press Association’s Catherine Wylie on Thornton Manor.The luxury wedding venue chosen for Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar’s ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Instagram, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Philip Hammond, Rooney, Boris Johnson, Coleen Rooney, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Press Association, Jeremy Corbyn, Benn

They Grow Up So Fast! Sasha Obama Looks Stunning in Her Prom Dress As She’s Sent Off by Big Sis Malia & Mom Michelle

If you’re looking for a reason to feel old today, look no further than these newly released photos of Sasha Obama and her prom date. The youngest Obama daughter attended the prom Friday night (May 24), and the former first daughter, who is now 17 years old, looked flawless in a classic black dress. Standing arm-in-arm with her boyfriend, Chris Milton, who looked dapper in a matching black tux, the pair garnered a number of positive comments on social media from folks gushing about how the teena...
Tags: Photos, Politics, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, The Obamas, Prom, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Celebrity Kids

Fake Facebook accounts are influencing African elections

Facebook has issued a statement on how it removed fake accounts originating from Israel that ran Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts that carried false information looking to influence elections in several African countries. This forms part of Facebook looking to redeem itself and act proactively in its fight against having its platforms used to spread fake news, especially politically motivated fake news. In its statement, Facebook has said that it noticed “co-ordinated inauthentic be...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Business, Politics, Instagram, Africa, Israel, World, Tunisia, Syndication, Nigeria Senegal Togo Angola Niger, Facebook Pages Groups and Instagram

Now people can’t stop tweeting about Jerry Falwell Jr.’s pool boy

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s former Miami pool boy, Giancarlo Granda, insists he knows nothing about the alleged x-rated photos.
Tags: Twitter, Sex Scandal, Politics, Lifestyle, Miami, Pics, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jerry Falwell Jr, Giancarlo Granda, X-rated Photos, Pool Boy

Kazakhstan’s new president official photos have been beauty-retouched to make him appear as a “fresh face”

The interim president of Kazakhstan Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has been in the center of a recent Photoshop fail. In his official images, the leader’s face has been so obviously beauty-retouched, that they look like he applied beauty filters for Instagram. And as an assumption goes, it’s all done to make him look as a younger and […] The post Kazakhstan’s new president official photos have been beauty-retouched to make him appear as a “fresh face” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Politics, News, Fail, President, Kazakhstan, Politician, Photoshop Fail, Political Portrait, Kazakhstan Qasym Zhomart Toqaev

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, as 'dangerous'

Facebook says it has banned accounts for Infowars, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, and others from both Facebook and Instagram, citing its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy. Some accounts are still up, however, at the time of the coordinated, multi-publication, embargoed news release. The ban apparently hasn't fully gone into effect as of 1130am PT, and Milo even posted something to Instagram mocking the news, and promoting his email newsletter. Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Cnn, Atlantic, Terrorism, Islam, Watson, Hate Speech

101 Best Picture Comparisons From Lilliput Or Chamberlain And The Beautiful Llama

Lilliput Magazine was founded in 1937 by the Hungarian photographer Stefan Lorant. It was a quirky magazine featuring some of the best artists and photographers of that age. h/t: inexpensiveprogress, flickr Lorant was a photographer and film maker working in Vienna, Munich and Berlin before the second world war. He edited the Munich Illustrated News (Münchner Illustrierte Press) putting him... Source
Tags: Photography, Politics, Design, Magazine, Retro, Lilliput, Satirical, Stefan Lorant

Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of how Russia leveraged U.S.-based social media platforms to achieve its political ends. While we’ve yet to find too much in the heavily redacted text that we didn’t already know, Mueller does recap efforts undertaken by Russia’s mysterious Internet Research Agency or “IRA” to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Instagram, Government, Russia, US, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tennessee, New York Times, Miami

Bulgarian politicians seeking to cancel photo exhibition because of its LGBT theme

In the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, local politicians are seeking to cancel a photography exhibition because if features LGBT themes. The exhibition, titled Balkan Pride, is due to open in July. However, some politicians claim that they are ready to use both legal and illegal means to prevent it from being opened. Plovdiv is co-hosting […] The post Bulgarian politicians seeking to cancel photo exhibition because of its LGBT theme appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Politics, Scandal, News, Lgbt, Bulgaria, Exhibition, Politician, Plovdiv

Memers are officially in love with Pete Buttigieg

We all know the real marker of a politician's success isn't poll numbers, positive publicity, or how much money they can fundraise. It's memes. 
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Lifestyle, Memes, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Pete Buttigieg

Kim Jong-un’s photographer fired for blocking the leader’s neck with flash for three seconds

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has reportedly fired his personal photographer for the weirdest of reasons. According to a couple of sources, the photographer was taking photos of Kim Jong-un when he blocked the crowd’s view over him. With a flash. For three seconds. As a result, he was reportedly kicked off from […] The post Kim Jong-un’s photographer fired for blocking the leader’s neck with flash for three seconds appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Politics, News, North Korea, President, Politician, Photographer, Political Photography, Kim Jong, Political Photographer

“Hail The Dark Lioness”: An Important Series Addressing Identity Politics And Racial Injustice

South African visual artist, activist, and photographer Zanele Muholi took 365 self-portraits for her series titled ‘Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness’, to bring to attention the injustices faced by South African people of color. The book features over ninety of Muholi’s evocative self-portraits, each image drafted from material props in Muholi’s immediate environment. Source
Tags: Photography, Politics, Design, Women, Racial, Portraits, Black, Zanele Muholi, Muholi

Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram

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