Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque is a New York-based journalist reporting on immigration, sexual violence, and mental health, and will sometimes write about memes and dinosaurs too. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR, and NBC among other publications. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School, and her work has been nominated for SAJA awards. Follow: @Samideque

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‘In the running for biggest moron in Congress’: Republican shares quote thinking it’s by Voltaire, but is actually from a neo-Nazi

Rep. Thomas Massie is being criticized for sharing the misattributed quote.

On Jan 31, 2022 by Samira Sadeque

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‘Trump pulled a Jeb Bush’: Viral video shows Trump ‘begging’ for audience to applaud him at Mar-a-Lago

People immediately thought of Jeb Bush’s infamous ‘please clap’ moment.

On Jan 24, 2022 by Samira Sadeque

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‘Dude you voted no on all voting rights bills’: Top Republican criticized for MLK Day tweet

People are calling him hypocritical.

On Jan 17, 2022 by Samira Sadeque

Marjorie Taylor Greene in front of white 'no' symbol on blue background

Marjorie Taylor Greene temporarily banned from Facebook

The temporary suspension comes a day after Twitter permanently banned her.

On Jan 3, 2022 by Samira Sadeque

(L-R): A man alleged to be George Cacioppo SONY engaged in sexually explicit conversation with someone posing as a 15yo boy before arranging to meet with him for sex; George Cacioppo

YouTube vigilante group allegedly caught Sony exec trying to meet up with 15-year-old boy

Sony has fired George Cacioppo.

On Dec 7, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

@AngelaTheeG0ddess is accused of running a cult targeting Black women

‘I am branded like a cow’: TikToker accused of targeting ‘big, beautiful’ Black women for kink ‘cult’

Women say Angela Vandusen used TikTok to groom victims.

On Dec 2, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

Video shows students crouched on a classroom floor while talking to alleged shooter outside the door

‘He said bro—red flag!’: TikTok shows Oxford students identifying person claiming to be police as alleged shooter (updated)

They figured out he wasn’t actually police.

On Dec 1, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

Proud Boys members seen walking through the emergency exit at NYC subway station

Proud Boys filmed skipping out on fares while riding NYC subway

The pro-police Proud Boys have no problem breaking the law.

On Nov 22, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

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Alex Jones found liable for pushing Sandy Hook conspiracy theories

How much he owes will be up to a jury.

On Nov 15, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

Male students at a college were assigned half the amount of reading than what the female students were assigned

‘She STILL doesn’t see the irony’: Professor faces backlash for assigning double the homework to female students for debate on sexism

‘Women can have it all if “it all” = 50 extra pages.’

On Nov 11, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

Screenshots show a man referring to Molly Hair as 'cunt' and then persistently pursuing her despite her rejecting him repeatedly

‘I kind of see it as a red flag’: TikToker says date called her ‘c*nt’ in message meant for his friend

‘I probably should’ve just ignored him.’

On Nov 8, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

Denise Bradley is exposing anti-Black content in 'white lives matter' groups on Facebook

‘I want them to feel uncomfortable’: Black influencer Aunt Karen is infiltrating ‘white lives matter’ groups to expose racism

‘They don’t deserve a space on any platform.’

On Oct 28, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

Two U.S. Marshals officers are seen pointing rifles at an apartment with a woman and an infant inside

‘They literally could’ve killed us’: U.S. Marshals point guns at woman and newborn after allegedly storming the wrong apartment (updated)

‘I’m no cop but I feel like the first thing I would’ve done is checked the apartment number.’

On Oct 25, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

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‘We were treated very f*cking terribly’: Black speaker says she was cut off by white organizers at abortion march

‘We were shot down and treated like trash.’

On Oct 21, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

NYPD officer is seen dragging Andrew Gilbert across the platform and pushing him out through the emergency exit.

‘Absolutely inexcusable’: Unmasked cop in subway station throws out man who asked him to mask up

The officers did not face disciplinary action.

On Oct 21, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

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