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Social media takes on Rush Limbaugh

Sharon Gaudin | March 7, 2012
Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter lit up this week and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is feeling the effects.

Last month, people took to social networking sites to pressure the Susan G. Komen For the Cure organization to rethink its decision to cut funding of Planned Parenthood programs. After three days of protests that by Planned Parenthood backers, Komen reversed its decision and said it would continue its previous funding plans.

Last year, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted a sexually suggestive twitpic of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). That one tweet eventually led to the congressman's political downfall.


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