Tagged Election 2016

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Facebook announces steps to fight fake news

False information has been a reality of the Internet for as long as people have been logging online. With hoaxes like lonelygirl15 and Illuminati conspiracy theories, the web has fooled thousands across the globe. The problem persists to this day, plaguing social media sites with bots and conspiracy theories disguised as news. Facebook, in particular, fell…

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The mourning after: Post election thoughts from the editorial staff of CisternYard News

Jaquan Leonard: Creative Director November of 2008, the day after Barack Obama was announced as the president-elect, I wore a t-shirt. Pictured on the front were the new president and first lady. On the back were the words “Yes We Can!” Sitting in class, a conservative student looked at me and said, “You just want…

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#Notmypresident protest in the Cistern

College of Charleston students gathered in the Cistern on Friday afternoon to voice their reactions to the results of Tuesday’s election. Protests against president-elect Donald Trump have flared up across the country in almost a dozen major cities. The #notmypresident movement has been criticized for episodes of violence and riot-like behavior.  The event on Friday, however, was peaceful and…

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Down to the wire

It is almost over guys, it is almost over.  Polling tightened ahead of today’s election when FBI Director James Comey’s announced a new probe investigating Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. The new wave of emails were unearthed during an underage sexting investigation against Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The judicial department advised Comey…

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The scandal that would not die

Scandal is nothing new this election season. Republican Nominee Donald Trump crowds the news with a fresh controversy every week, and Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s private server emails haunted her from week one. Right on time, Clinton’s email usage emerged into the limelight once more. Over the past few weeks, Wikileaks released over 50,000 new sets of…

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In-fighting tears apart the GOP

  The phrase “October surprise” came about during the 1972 presidential election. The term describes a shocking maneuver made by one party to discredit the other, late in the campaign. Sex scandals, secret deals and the like usually deliberately take place in October, because they have a greater influence over voters’ ultimate decisions. In other words, October…

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Sanders, Cruz Triumph in Last Week’s Primaries

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Ted Cruz emerged victorious from the Wisconsin primaries last Tuesday, blocking Hillary Clinton and  Donald Trump from gaining key delegates. The victory is vital for Cruz in his battle to shrink Trump’s lead. Cruz and Kasich continue to battle it out amid increasing rumors of a brokered convention in July, which would…

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