Tag: social media
June 16, 2020
Plans for Elkton Black Lives Matter protest sparked controversy on social media and debate at Monday’s town council
After a closed-session discussion, the Elkton Town Council ultimately voted 5-1 Monday night to approve a permit that will allow a high school student-led Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday. Plans for the event had touched off a social media-fueled controversy after a Facebook post calling for armed counter-protesters went viral over the past several days.
May 4, 2020
Hey, Elderly Aunt, how do you think this pandemic will change us as a community and as a society?
October 18, 2019
Monica Lewinsky — a particularly newsworthy figure at this moment, considering the impeachment inquiry into the current president and against the backdrop of #metoo — spoke at Bridgewater College last night. But you’ll have to take my word for it.
June 17, 2019
Hey Elderly Aunt, is it possible to engage about politics on social media without drowning in a cesspool of hate and lies?
One reader wants to know how to avoid the nasty muck of political discussions on social media. so the Elderly Aunt offers her prescription for avoiding Reactive Social Media Posting Disorder.
October 19, 2018
What happens when a scrappy little hyperlocal online news organization tries to pay Facebook $10 to promote a story? Facebook wouldn’t take our money, and The Citizen got caught up in the global web of suspicion over anyone trying to cover politics and “issues of national importance.”