The Kremlin says it's going to look into whether it's illegal for a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin to call for an election boycott. Alexei Navalny is calling for Russians to boycott next year's presidential election because the Kremlin won't let him run. The electoral commission says it barred Navalny from running because he's been convicted of fraud. But both he and the European Union have argued the fraud charges were politically motivated in the first place.
South Korean analysts warn North Korea will keep up nuclear tests in the new year, despite tougher sanctions. The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed sanctions against the North last week for a ballistic missile test conducted in November. South Korea's government predicts the North will conduct at least one test next year to try to master warhead re-entry before the new U.N. penalty takes a toll on the country's economy.
Saudi Arabia's first international chess tournament was seen by many as a sign of reform and openness. But the championships are facing controversy from multiple angles. Seven Israeli players were barred from competing after Saudi officials denied them visas. A Saudi spokeswoman said Monday the players were blocked because Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic ties. However, Israel's chess body argues it was led to believe its players would be able to compete.
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".