A driver has deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona killing at least four and wounding dozens. Police have described the incident, along one of Spain's busiest streets, as a 'terrorist attack' amid fears he driver is armed and has stormed a restaurant. A hunt is still underway for the attacker and it is not yet known who carried out the atrocity.
Porn stars who filmed themselves having sex in a confessional box have been cleared of wrongdoing in Holland - because there are no blasphemy laws. The grainy film was shot inside St Joseph Church and other areas of the Southern Dutch city of Tilburg earlier this year. It was later published on an x-rated website owned by Dutch porn star Kim Holland sparking a complaint by the church board.
ISIS fanatics have made a British female doctor the chief of a regional health department in Iraq, it has been claimed. The unnamed medic, of Sudanese origin, was promoted to the new position southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, making her the first woman to hold such a role within the terrorists' so-called caliphate. She was installed as the new medical boss after her predecessor was killed in an airstrike in nearby Hawija, a security source said.
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".