For internet pundits, divisive opinions are the ultimate currency. Be it arguing that an obsession with male rompers could actually be sexist, or that the recent Bachelor in Paradise scandal could co-opt reality television as a vehicle used to explore sexual assault, the more nuanced the angle and the greater the risk, the greater the retweets. But what hot takes and those attracted to writing them often don’t grasp, or perhaps care to grasp, is that there are boundaries.
Alt-right provocateur Mike Cernovich is offering protesters money to disrupt the controversial Julius Caesar play in New York City. If that sounds somewhat familiar, don’t be shocked. The alt-right has claimed that liberal power players were paying protesters to disrupt Donald Trump rallies and other campaign events held during the 2016 election. In a video posted last week, Cernovich offers up to 10 people $1,000 each if they are able to be escorted out of the Julius Cesar performance.
Dashboard camera footage of the police shooting of Philando Castile has been released, just days after the officer who shot him was acquitted of all charges. Last July, the aftermath of Castlie’s shooting was livestreamed on Facebook by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds. However, few outside the jurors in Officer Jeranimo Yanez’s manslaughter case had witnessed this footage from the moments before the shooting, the New York Times reported.
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".