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Expulsion is one possible punishment for a group of Dalhousie Dental School students who are allegedly involved in offensive comments posted to a Facebook page. 

Social media helped place flags on Canadian soldiers' graves in Italy

Categories: Canada, Community

Corrin and MorleyAn extraordinary series of events, powered and linked by social media, helped a Second World War veteran find his friend's final resting place and put hundreds of Canadian flags in a cemetery in Italy.

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Facebook apologizes to drag queens over 'real name' policy

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

Sister Rosa
Facebook's chief product officer has apologized to drag queens, transgender people and others in the LGBTQ community because its real-name policy caused their accounts to be shut down.

Facebook outage sparks internet panic and visions of apocalyptic future

Categories: Community

A brief Facebook outage earlier today prompted thousands of users to jokingly panic about a future without the social networking giant. 

Facebook appeal leads lost wedding ring to rightful owner

Categories: Community, World

wedding-ring-220.jpgWith his metal detector in tow, retired firefighter Mike Cogan skimmed the sand at a Long Island, N.Y. beach, where he indeed uncovered treasure.

Pint-sized performer charms crowd at front-porch concert

Categories: Community, Features, World

concert-220.jpgWhat started with a modest, handmade sign by an eight-year-old Minneapolis boy promoting his free concert ballooned into neighbours turning out in droves to pack his front yard for the performance.

Facebook photo flap: Mother briefly banned for Coppertone-esque photo of daughter

Categories: Community, Features, World

fb-220.jpgA North Carolina mother got entangled in a dispute with Facebook over a Coppertone-inspired image of her daughter that she considered a "cute" recreation. 

Ontario election coming, whether CBCNews.ca readers like it or not

Categories: Canada, Community, Politics

HorvathOntario NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced this morning that she would not support the Liberal government's budget bill. 

Some in the CBC Community agreed with Horwath, saying a change of government is needed in Ontario. Others, though, didn't want to see an election this summer. 

Minnesota toddler to receive kidney after Facebook appeal catches stranger's attention

Categories: Community, Features, World

After a Facebook appeal caught her eye, a Florida woman is donating a kidney to a two-year-old girl she is yet to meet but who is in dire need of a transplant.

'Hug, don't judge,' says Michigan man after Shaq selfie ridicule

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Features, World

shaq-220.jpgDisappointed to learn that retired basketball star Shaquille O'Neal had ridiculed him on Instagram, a Michigan man with a genetic disorder started an anti-bullying campaign that is resonating online.

Wedding crashers apologize to Pennsylvania bride after she tracks them down

Categories: Community, Features, World

crash-220.jpgA mystery pair -- who sneaked into the wedding of a Pennsylvania couple -- was tracked down by a bride displeased to see the wedding crashers' faces in much of the photography and video capturing her big day.

Earth Day: NASA to create 'mosaic image' of Earth with #GlobalSelfie

Categories: Community, Features, Science & Technology, World

selfie-220.jpgNASA wants you to help capture a new image of Earth -- made up of selfies.

The space agency is encouraging the public to snap a #GlobalSelfie this Earth Day to build a crowd-sourced "mosaic image" of the planet.

Malaysia Airlines MH370: 'Indian Ocean' video just latest hoax

Categories: Community, World

mh370-hoax.220.jpgA video purporting to show a ship involved in the recovery of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been shared thousands of times on Facebook. 

But the ship shown isn't involved in the search, it's not sailing on the Indian Ocean, and the video was shot more than a year ago. 

Turkey's YouTube ban reignites outrage on social media

Categories: Community

Turkey YouTube ban-220.jpgTurkish authorities' move to block access to YouTube on Thursday ahead of Sunday's key elections has reignited outrage on social media, following a similar crackdown on Twitter less than a week ago. 

Oculus backers turn on company after Facebook 'disgrace'

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

After Facebook announced that it would be buying Oculus for $2 billion, many wondered what a social networking and advertising giant would want with a company that makes virtual reality goggles. 

Perhaps the most virulent reaction to the announcement came from those who pledged money on Kickstarter to get Oculus off the ground in the first place.

Calgary radio station faces backlash after burning $5,000

Categories: Canada, Community

A Calgary radio station burned $5,000 in cash last week as part of a contest that asked listeners to vote on whether to raffle off the cash or incinerate it.

After AMP Radio tallied the votes, it pronounced #Burn to be the winner over #Bank and posted a YouTube video five grand going up in flames. 

'Save Mickey' urges campaign for pit bull that mauled Phoenix boy

Categories: Community, Features, World

mickey-220.jpgA 44,000-strong Facebook campaign is urging to "Save Mickey" -- a pit bull that battered a four-year-old Phoenix boy -- from its potential death sentence.

Facebook group mocking homeless people outrages CBC readers

Categories: Canada, Community

creature-sighting-220.jpgA Facebook group that mocked Calgary's homeless people has outraged Canadians from the city and beyond and spurred internet vigilantes to call for Facebook to remove the group.

Harry Manx's Facebook plea inspires real life hunt for stolen guitar

Categories: Community

manx_220.jpgB.C. musician Harry Manx posted a Facebook plea after his handcrafted guitar was stolen at the Chicago O'Hare Airport. An outpouring of support quickly ensued, followed by the arrest of a suspect.

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