Exciting news for Facebook users. In the near future, the social network will reveal what Russian propaganda users were exposed to during the 2016 presidential election. A list of Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts will appear in a new online portal within Facebook's Help Center and will be available to all users by the end of the year, Facebook announced in a blog post Wednesday. The reveal is all a part of Facebook's attempt to make up for allowing Russian trolls to interfere with the election.
YouTube is making major changes after a wave of press exposed disturbing content targeted to kids on the video platform. The Google-owned company published a blog post on Wednesday detailing five ways they're addressing the problems. These updates come a month after Mashable reporter Brian Koerber's , the company's family-friendly app, showing disturbing videos like Disney characters using rifles. They also expand on product changes YouTube announced earlier this month.
In response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Google is deranking Russian news outlets Russia Today and Sputnik in its search algorithms. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt revealed the decision at the Halifax International Security Forum while speaking on the topic of misinformation, BBC reported Tuesday.
Another extremely disturbing action from Trump that I would argue violates Twitter’s hate speech policies and should at the very least lead to a temporary suspension from the platform. But ok, @jackhttps://t.co/Sip0jPp66Z
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".