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Netroots Nation 2014: Building a movement in 140 characters

Many of the panels, views, and strategies focused on at the Detroit conference emphasized activism, getting out the vote and ways to combat right extremism.

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Oklahoma TV station comes under fire for anti-immigrant slur

Members of Dream Act Oklahoma, which has been raising awareness about how undocumented workers contribute to Oklahoma, blasted KOTV for its discriminatory report

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Union: Lack of NLRB endangers social media free speech

The lack of a functioning National Labor Relations Board within two months threatens workers' free speech rights on social media, as well as in more traditional speech, the Communications Workers say.

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Yahoo grabs Tumblr: Will the blog site be corporatized?

Popular news site Yahoo purchased social network/microblogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion on May 20, and now many are asking:"Will Tumblr be ruined?"

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Veteran activists should check out social media

Older activists shouldn't feel that they have to use Facebook just because they feel have no other choice for staying in touch, but for their very real value to the community.

 

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It's baaaack! Online privacy bill CISPA returns amid protest

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow corporations to share your online data with the government in real time. CISPA has been met with strong opposition from online privacy advocates and companies.

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Washington State “likes” Facebook voter registration

While states like Florida are trying to make it harder and harder to vote - at least for some - the state of Washington has taken another tack.

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Anonymous: A glimpse behind the masks

n a new video released by politically active hacking collective Anonymous, the group has declared war on the U.S. government.

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Will Facebook get a ‘like’ in China?

Facebook wants to reach China's Internet population, but critics and analysts are doubtful of its prospects there.

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FBI wants to follow people on Facebook and Twitter

The FBI is planning on monitoring all 'publicly available data' on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, through a new system it wants to develop.

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