Illustration of state capitol with Facebook emojis.

Flickr photo Jim Boen/Graphic by Carleigh Gray/WGLT

November 27, 2017

Like It Or Not: How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois

Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent?


Jon Daniel’s home was raided last spring after he created the Twitter account that spoofed Peoria’s Mayor and included raunchy messages before it was suspended.

(Photo: Alex Rusicano/WCBU)

September 03, 2015

Peoria Settles Lawsuit Over Parody Twitter Account

The City of Peoria is paying $125,000 to a man who created a parody Twitter account of the city’s mayor.  The payment settles a federal lawsuit involving free speech and social media.


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