PHOENIX, Ore. — Niria Alicia was visiting Eugene, Oregon, on Labor Day, several hours north of her family home in the Rogue Valley, when her phone chirped with an alert warning of high winds expected in the state. But the next day, when those winds blew a firestorm through her neighborhood, her phone stayed silent.
Alicia, 28, and thousands of others in the path of the Almeda fire on Sept. 8 had no clear direction from authorities on how and when to flee. As the fire raced across Jackson County, local officials declined to activate their Emergency Alert System, leaving television and radio programs uninterrupted and sending emergency alerts only to residents who had signed up for an
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Oracle has thrown fresh confusion on its deal to buy part of TikTok after saying that owner ByteDance will have no ownership stake in the new TikTok Global. In a statement on Monday, Oracle announced that its new TikTok venture will be entirely divested from ByteDance, contradicting previous reports of the agreed deal between the two companies, per The Verge.
Microsoft bought the massive video-game publisher behind game franchises like ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout,’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls’ in a major coup that cost $7.5 billion. The announcement came one day before preorders open for Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
No matter how great the product or how strong the marketing, no company is immune to public backlash. For decades, consumers have used their wallets to make a statement, from the political to the personal.
And in the social media age, negative news spreads faster than ever. Here are 26 examples of companies that faced outrage for actions that range from launching thoughtless advertising campaigns to producing dangerous chemicals. Find out what these companies did that inspired public outcry.
Last updated: Sept. 16, 2020.
Pictured: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct. 21, 2018.
Host Tucker Carlson, in the June 8 edition of his Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said about the growing anti-racism protests across the country, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about
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