Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

The Conversation In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against two marketers of weight-loss supplements – Roca Labs, Inc and Roca Labs Nutraceutical USA, Inc. According to the FTC, Roca Labs, Inc “allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce ‘gag clause’ provisions against consumers to stop

Stephen Colbert mocks Ben Carson’s fabulist tales about violent youth to set up his ‘conservative redemption’

Stephen Colbert mocks Ben Carson’s fabulist tales about violent youth to set up his ‘conservative redemption’

Travis Gettys Stephen Colbert took aim at some of Ben Carson’s bizarre and unsubstantiated claims about his personal history. The “Late Show” host said the media have been “dredging up all kinds of ancient history” about Carson — including his theory about the biblical origins of the pyramids as grain silos — since he laid

America’s ‘voting machines are f**cked’: The Daily Show examines a major threat to our election process

America’s ‘voting machines are f**cked’: The Daily Show examines a major threat to our election process

Travis Gettys A “Daily Show” correspondent was shocked to learn just how half-assed and slapped-together the American voting system actually is. Ronny Chieng, a native of Malaysia, spoke with elections officials and experts about the voting process, and found that many states use out-of-date and unreliable equipment that cause confusion, delays and a potential for

Anarchism, explained

Anarchism, explained

The Conversation Whenever public protests ignite into violent behaviour, the mainstream media are often quick to refer to “anarchy” and to “anarchists”. Those who are referred to as anarchists are protesters who burn tires or engage in battles with the police. In this narrative, anarchists are lawless hooligans and anarchy is about chaos and pointless

‘It is an outrages’: Illiterate racist trolls greet Obama’s arrival on Facebook with complaints and Trump chants

‘It is an outrages’: Illiterate racist trolls greet Obama’s arrival on Facebook with complaints and Trump chants

Travis Gettys President Barack Obama finally joined Facebook, and he was welcomed to the ubiquitous social media platform by both fans and critics. He invited Facebook users to take a video tour of the White House lawn — and the haters, well, hated that. “Thanks for nothing!” complained Devin Lowrance. “I have a back yard