(Washington, DC-AP) – President Trump is blasting social media in a series of tweets this morning. Trump is claiming that social media is discriminating against Republican and conservative voices. He tweeted, “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.” The President didn’t say what actions he would take. He again accused CNN and MSNBC of fake news, but added, “yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed.”
Earlier this month, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was removed from most of the major social media platforms. Jones was behind the conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook shooting that killed dozens of children was staged by the government. He’s now being sued for defamation.
(SL) – When the death of 20-year old XXXTentacion was reported, fingers were immediately pointed at different potential suspects that could’ve had something to do with the young rapper’s murder.
While one of the accused, Soldier Kidd, was quick to deny any involvement in the shooting death of rap music’s next big star, one particular individual couldn’t bear the thought of someone getting recognition for something ‘his crew did’. So much so, that the man took to social media to post a video claiming responsibility for the latest tragedy to shock the culture.
The idea of not being attached to the mass attention encircling the murderous event emboldened this individual so much that he implicated himself, putting his freedom and life on the line to secure credit for the egregious act.
**WARNING – STRONG LANGUAGE**
In one of the most ignorant posts I’ve ever seen, the young man, draped in a ridiculous red wrap, aggressively claims it was him and his crew who murdered the 2017 Member of XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class and questioned the audacity of anyone else to identify himself/themselves as the shooter. The below image featuring Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo and a red mask (part of the suspect’s description) is what made people originally suspicious of the duo. But the guy in red wasn’t about to let that thought linger for too long.
Saying defiantly and I quote, “And you bit**-*ss boys claiming this body. Y’all know y’all ain’t do that sh** man. Real talk, y’all know who did that sh** man. Y’all need to stop lying on bodies. Y’all know we did that sh**, man.”
The idiot went on to implicate himself in even more crimes including other murders, robberies and felony type behavior that will earn him a one-way ticket to death row. And for what????? Clout. Attention. Likes.
Then, there’s the unknown rapper out of Georgia who literally edited a post to make it look as if he knew beforehand that XXXtentacion was going to get shot the day before he was murdered.
A few people saw the post for what it was but not before it was shared over 20,000 times.
And for what??? Clout. Attention. Likes. Then there was another wannabe rapper Yung Mac who posted “200 likes and I’ll upload the video of XXXTentacion saying he is not dead.” He included a little promo for himself in the process.
I don’t know which is wore the blatant attempt to mislead some of XXXTentacion’s fans into thinking that he wasn’t really dead or the almost 200 people that actually liked the foolishness.
CBS News with the help of Manhattan based clinical psychologist, relationship expert and social media guru Joseph Cilona took a look at what your facebook posts say about you noting that..
OUTSIDE OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT, WORKING INTERESTS OR CONTENT SHARING…You need social validation and attention if…
… you share viral content that everyone’s buzzing about.
“These individuals are often extremely concerned with attention and social validation. They are likely to be less interested in the actual content itself, and more interested in having an audience and how the audience receives and responds to the information,” Cilona says. “These kinds of needs and issues are similar to those who are attracted to becoming performers of some sort to gain the interest and captivate attention of an audience.”
You have a poor self-image if…
… you constantly post about how awesome, cool or fabulous you are.
“The irony with excessive status-seeking, self-aggrandizing posting [such as if you went to a fabulous party or had a blast at a particular event] is that it is a very strong indication of poor self-image, low self-confidence and an excessive need for approval, validation and recognition from others,” Cilona says. “There is often a dependence on outside approval to maintain a positive self-image and worth.”
This kind of posting pattern is also associated with narcissistic tendencies, including superficial relationships, lack of substance and manipulation, Cilona adds.
These observations can also be true if you’re a constant name-dropper.
You’re bored, lame or both if…
… you constantly update your Facebook profile with mindless things like stuff you watched on TV or what you ate today.
“Frequent and primarily banal updates can indicate a need for distraction from boredom, unpleasant tasks, or troublesome feelings and thoughts. This kind of behavior can also indicate a need for attention and validation combined with a more passive and introverted personality,” explains Cilona. “It’s also important to remember the obvious: someone whose updates consistently lack substance might simply be below average in creativity, originality and intelligence.”
(Edinburgh, Scotland) – The body of missing “Frightened Rabbit” singer Scott Hutchison has been found. The 36-year-old Hutchison had been missing since early Wednesday morning. His body was found late last night in Edinburgh.
In the hours leading up to his disappearance, Hutchison sent a handful of tweets that said, “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.” His final tweet reads, “I’m away now. Thanks.”
(Detroit, MI) – A Detroit radio station is no longer playing Kanye West’s music because of his comments about slavery. The hosts of 105.1 The Bounce announced yesterday his songs were banned from the airwaves because they think his speech too far by saying slavery was a choice. West made that comment during an appearance on “TMZ Live” earlier this week.
He said he believed it must have been since it existed for so long, then later wrote on Twitter that he only meant that people were mentally enslaved. His comments followed his series of tweets last week expressing his support for President Trump, who he said is his brother. The hosts of The Bounce say they no longer want to talk about the rapper, and refuse to continue giving him a platform.
Meanwhile, footwear company Adidas announced yesterday it is continuing its partnership with West, despite his controversial remarks. A petition was started online asking Adidas to drop the rapper over his slavery beliefs. The company’s CEO said West’s comment was just an idea, and that he is an important part of Adidas’ strategy.
(New York, NY) – Amazon is leading a tech sector retreat during a wild up-and-down day on Wall Street. Shares of Amazon tanked more than five-percent today after President Trump launched a Twitter attack on the online retail giant, accusing it of scamming the U.S. Postal Service.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 750 points during the day’s trading before finishing 459 points down at 23-644, a low for the year. Plummeting stocks also sent the Nasdaq and S&P 500 into correction territory at the closing bell.
The Nasdaq ended the day 193 points lower at 68-70, while the S&P 500 dropped 59 points to close at 25-82.
(San Francisco, CA) — Twitter is cracking down on bots that spread false stories. The social media platform says that it will no longer allow users to post identical messages from multiple accounts. Twitter also said it will not allow people to use software to simultaneously like and retweet from multiple accounts.
U.S. authorities say Twitter bots disseminated propaganda before the 2016 elections and have continued to create political discord anonymously. On Friday, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including a troll farm in St. Petersburg, with trying to disrupt the U.S. political system.
(Daily Mail) – There’s a $5 Million dollar ransom for his capture and a twitter photo might give authorities what they need to find the world’s most wanted drug lord. The Daily Mail reports Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman may be hiding out in Costa Rica following his dramatic escape from Mexico’s maximum security Altiplano prison in July.
Costa Rican authorities are now investigating whether the boss of the Sinaloa Cartel secretly fled to the Central American nation after his son appeared to accidentally reveal his hideout on Twitter.