As millions of flood-ravaged Texans grapple with the widespread devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey, federal officials are warning them not to fall victim to people seeking to take advantage of their vulnerability. The Houston Chronicle said Wednesday that there were reports of people impersonating federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, as well as firefighters, going door to door in neighborhoods where residents have not been forced to evacuate.
Best Buy said Wednesday that it is “deeply sorry” for charging over $42 for packs of bottled water in Houston as Hurricane Harvey approached land. Just before the Category 4 storm that resulted in historic flooding in the nation’s fourth largest city, leaving many residents with nothing but the clothes on their backs, a viral photo surfaced on social media Friday, showing 24 packs packs of bottled at one of the retailer locations.
President Donald Trump last week indicated at a campaign rally in Phoenix that he would be willing to force a government shutdown if that’s what it takes to get Congress to approve funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — but a new survey shows the overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the president’s stance. “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall. We’re going to have our wall. The American people voted for immigration control.
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".