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Twitter Permanently Suspends User Following Leslie Jones Harassment

From it’s initial announcement to its release, the new Ghostbusters film with an all-female leading cast has had more than it’s fair share of criticism. Far more. But now that it’s come out and it turns out it’s not even that bad, most of the universal panning that people anticipated turned out to just be a few disgruntled Internet users. Unless you’re Leslie Jones.

For an entire day, Jones used her Twitter account to bring attention to all of the racist, sexist and downright disgusting comments she was targeted with, many of which came from anonymous users commonly referred to as “trolls.”

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15 Black Twitter Accounts You Should Follow Today

In the age of social media prowess, not only does everyone have an opinion, they have thousands and they have no hesitation when it comes to sharing every single one of them. While free speech and open dialogue is wonderful, a clear drawback to social media culture is an overabundance of thought. But these people are changing that.

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President of Morehouse College Joins Spelman Student in Solidarity

The president of Morehouse College has spoken up about the Spelman student who had been raped. The college is pursuing an investigation regarding allegations that a women attending the neighboring Spelman College was gang-raped by four Morehouse students at a party,which the student anonymously shared on Twitter under the moniker @RapedAtSpelman.

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Buzzfeed’s ‘Questions Black People Have For Black People’ Video Backfires

Buzzfeed has revolutionized the online publishing industry in recent years. One of the many ways they’ve done so has been through their personality-filled videos that feature staff members either acting out relatable scenarios or asking thought-provoking questions. Their latest attempt to do so has seemingly backfired and brought on the wrath of Twitter users everywhere.

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Protection or Invasion of Privacy? Parents and the Social Media Age

Social media has taken over the modern day teenager’s life. This pervasive adoption of technology has heightened the level of Internet protection education, but also the awareness that parents need to be involved with their child’s digital behavior. While parents have every right to be involved in the multifaceted lives of their teens, where does this line of privacy be drawn?

Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend harassed on Twitter because she’s black

 

 

 

Twilight fans have crossed the line after some of them took to Twitter to harass Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend because she is black.

FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, is a rising pop star. Her videos and music symbolize empowerment. But unfortunately her musical talent is not why she has been getting a lot of attention lately.