Itâ€™s been a wild year in British politics, to say the least. On June 23, 2016, Brits stunned the world when they voted in a Brexit referendum to become the first European Union member in history to withdraw from the bloc. Just 51.9 percent favored leaving, creating a divide that remains largely unchanged â€• despite months of political hysteria and fallout. Former Home Secretary Theresa May replaced Cameron in July after all her opponents withdrew from the sudden race.
The fourth time 12-year-old Mohammed Mowaffaq tried to escape from Mosul, Iraq, fighters captured him and held a knife to his neck, threatening his life, he says. â€œMy mother cried and begged them not to,â€? he recalled as he shared stories of his failed attempts to flee the besieged, war-torn cityÂ with the United Nationsâ€™ child rights agency, UNICEF. But his mother â€œlater told me I had to leave because boys my age were being recruited to fight,â€?
But as the crisis continues to worsen â€• the agency reports that 20 people flee their home every minuteÂ â€• President Donald Trump has slammed the door in the face of thousands of people desperately seeking asylum, and his administration has worked tirelessly to keep it shut. Refugee admission has long been a contentious issue for Trump. He regularly and unabashedly threatened, politicized, mocked and demonized refugees while on the campaign trail.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".