Is that viral Obamacare Facebook status accurate? Will it help save the law?

Is that viral Obamacare Facebook status accurate? Will it help save the law?
Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images. The fight to save the Affordable Care Act has migrated to a new battleground: Facebook. Since early September, a viral Facebook status has been making the rounds, claiming that the Trump administration is attempting to sabotage the law by making enrolling in a health plan on Healthcare.gov confusing and difficult. The wording varies from post to post, but the message is largely the same. It urges users to "copy and paste" and to employ

Pennywise From ‘It’ Dancing To Taylor Swift Will Make You Forget He’s Terrifying

Pennywise From ‘It’ Dancing To Taylor Swift Will Make You Forget He’s Terrifying
If the scary movies that generally accompany the lead-up to Halloween aren't your favorite part of the holiday, then you are not alone. I've definitely had some sleepless nights after an ad for snuck into my nighttime ritual of YouTube-ing puppy videos — nothing like a creepy clown to ensure your insomnia. Well, get ready to flip that killer-clown-induced frown upside-down because these videos of Pennywise from dancing to upbeat tunes will bring the the laughs. If you're not

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for tweeting about NFL advertiser boycott

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for tweeting about NFL advertiser boycott
Image: Getty Images for Advertising Week New YorkESPN has suspended anchor Jemele Hill after she tweeted that the most effective way to hurt NFL owners would be for people to boycott certain advertisers. The move to suspend Hill comes after she entered into a public feud with President Donald Trump last month. Hill later apologized and ESPN said that the situation had been addressed internally.  Hill has been among the most outspoken ESPN personalities regarding politics, which has become

Facebook says it sold $100,000 in political ads to Russian company with history of propaganda

Facebook says it sold $100,000 in political ads to Russian company with history of propaganda
Image: stephen lam/Getty ImagesFacebook admitted to congressional investigators on Wednesday that it sold $100,000 worth of ads to a nebulous Russian company with a history of pro-Kremlin propaganda, the Washington Post first reported.  The ads, which started running in the summer of 2015 and continued throughout the election, pushed divisive issues like gun rights, immigration fears, and racial strife, according to Facebook. A small number of the ads named candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton directly. SEE ALSO: Facebook

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people to monitor ads

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people to monitor ads
Mark Zuckerberg is still apologizing.Image: facebookFacebook may be a technology company, but it's starting to embrace the importance of humans. In the wake of a scandal over its influence on the 2016 election, Facebook announced Monday it's hiring more than 1,000 people to review ads on the social network.  Facebook announced the hiring increase along with new initiatives to improve authenticity and transparency of its advertising, notably with more disclosures on political ads. This move comes the same day

Paddy Power ‘bet on black’ advert banned

Paddy Power ‘bet on black’ advert banned
It was used ahead of American Mayweather's controversial fight against Irishman Conor McGregor.In its ruling, the ASA said: "We acknowledged that the headline claim did not make a negative statement about Floyd Mayweather's race and had endorsed him to win the match."We also acknowledged that Floyd Mayweather had authorised the claim."However, we considered that readers would nevertheless be offended by the invitation to always bet on the outcome of a boxing match based on a boxer's race, and the

Anger over Waterloo station reopening delays ‘mess’ – BBC News

Anger over Waterloo station reopening delays ‘mess’ – BBC News
Compensation and other questionsSome stations on routes to Waterloo were closed this morning and there were more problems caused by a broken-down freight train between Eastleigh and Southampton, while a broken-down train between Leatherhead and Effingham Junction in Surrey blocked lines. Image copyright Network Rail Image caption The last day saw 10 platforms extended Network Rail said Waterloo had fully reopened following one of the "largest and most complex" upgrades in the station's history.A spokeswoman said a 1,000-strong team

You’ll soon see less annoying clickbait videos on Facebook

You’ll soon see less annoying clickbait videos on Facebook
No more fake videos on FacebookImage: Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesSay goodbye to annoying fake Facebook videos. The social network is tweaking its algorithm so you'll see static memes disguised as videos and images with fake play buttons way less often. Spammers have been flooding the site with these trick formats to take advantage of Facebook's fanatical focus on promoting video above other types of content. Uploading single images as videos can earn the poster advertising money, and photos made to

Grubhub says it’s not a food delivery company in defense against worker lawsuit

Grubhub says it’s not a food delivery company in defense against worker lawsuit
Despite its substantial food delivery operation, Grubhub is claiming it's not a food delivery company.Image: Boston Globe via Getty ImagesGrubhub, which describes itself in regulatory filings and marketing copy as the leading platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders, is trying its best to convince a courtroom that's not what it is. In the face of a groundbreaking lawsuit from two former delivery drivers, Grubhub chief operations officer Stan Chia took the stand on Friday to say that actually

Its National Lazy Day, So Everyone Is Tweeting About Donald Trump

Its National Lazy Day, So Everyone Is Tweeting About Donald Trump
If youdon't feel like doing anything on Thursday, Aug. 10, you have a good excuse: It's National Lazy Day! Congrats, you can be a total couch potato and no one will judge you. Well, unless you're Donald Trump that is. National Lazy Day prompted tweets about Trump, who's currently on a 17-day vacation. To be fair to Trump, all people even presidents deserve a vacation. Research showstaking extended breaks from work makes you happier, healthier, and more productive. But

Tributes paid to Gary Lineker’s ‘hero’ father Barry – BBC News

Tributes paid to Gary Lineker’s ‘hero’ father Barry – BBC News
"He really put me on the map I suppose, and Margaret , the pair of them."They took me in and I lived with them for a couple of years when I was going nowhere." Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGary Lineker sells fruit and veg at Leicester Market in Football Focus footage from 1985 Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Gary Lineker and his father appeared together on The Alan Titchmarsh Show in March 2013 On

Former American Apparel CEO still wants to sleep with his employees

Former American Apparel CEO still wants to sleep with his employees
Old habits die hard, be they peddling solid-colored, ’70s-inspired pleated skirts to the masses or fucking your employees. For former American Apparel CEO and “Los Angeles Apparel” founder Dov Charney, both these activities have no end in sight. Charney was ousted from the hipster couture retailer in 2014 for, to put it lightly, rumored “inappropriate behavior” with employees. This behavior led to a suit from one woman who said Charney sexually assaulted her during what she thought was a

Hashtag Activism Brings Trump Allies to Heel

Hashtag Activism Brings Trump Allies to Heel
One corporate executive after another stepped away from President Donald Trump’s councils this week, crediting their conscience, their values and “doing the right thing.”That’s only part of the story, says Rashad Robinson, the 38-year-old executive director of Color of Change, which orchestrated a public social-media campaign urging executives at PepsiCo Inc., Campbell Soup Co., General Motors Co. and other companies to #quitthecouncil. After two days and more than 225,000 messages, two business groups advising the president were disbanded.It was

Shopify Tumbles After Citron Calls the Company a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

Shopify Tumbles After Citron Calls the Company a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme
Citron Research said it was shorting the stock and alleged that the Canadian e-commerce company’s rapid user growth was based off customers who would never become sustainable businesses.In a tweet, video rebuke, and post on his website, Citron founder Andrew Left called Ottawa-based Shopify a “get-rich-quick” scheme and “dirtier” than regulators for deceptive business practices.Shopify helps small merchants set up online stores. Citron’s report alleges the vast majority of them are recruited by promoters promising the website is an easy

Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights

Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights
Mark Zuckerberg said on the company’s second-quarter earnings call that for the next few years video will drive Facebook’s business and determine how well the company performs. He told investors to expect the company to continue to increase its investment in the format, as it sees video sharing overtaking text and photo sharing in the future.While Facebook can still pursue professional music videos, the company chose to prioritize clearing user-generated material. Most of the videos being uploaded to Facebook