The upcoming anniversary of the mosque massacre in Quebec City should inspire us to think not only of its numerous victims, but of that night’s hero—and all those who stand up selflessly for others. When the shooter entered the Islamic Cultural Centre on Jan. 29 of last year, one worshipper turned to face him while others understandably ran to escape. As the bullets began to punctuate the air, the walls, and the bodies, Aymen Derbali attempted to lock his gaze with the murderer.
The news that aspects of Canada’s laws on solitary confinement are unconstitutional came too late for the Faqiri family. One year too late in fact. Would this ruling have changed the terrible outcome that awaited their beloved brother and son, Soleiman, who was held in solitary confinement for 11 days before his unexplained death? Just before the holidays, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that solitary confinement exceeding five days is unconstitutional.
Canada’s latest hate crime numbers are out for 2016 — and there should be little surprise that the year that saw the rise of Donald Trump is also the same year during which hate crimes rose across the United States and here at home. We’ve heard time and again that President Trump’s racist rhetoric has given license to those who hold similar views to freely share, promote, even act on them.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".