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Social Cues: Netflix has no chill for data caps

Can Facebook and Twitter save Nelly from $2.4 million of debt? Also, hacks continue to plague this year's elections.


Netflix went to the FCC to fight against data caps that "unreasonably limit" your "Stranger Things" binging.

Netflix was the darling of social media Wednesday morning after fighting for your right to binge-watch "Stranger Things."

But while Netflix gets a big Like from Facebook and Twitter for fighting data caps, both Democrats and Republicans are facing social media's scorn after hackers struck again.Plus: Can we all #SaveNelly, one stream at a time?

Our Social Cues feature takes a look at the top trending topics on social media in the morning and breaks it down for you in a few quick bites.

Netflix: Netflix has no chill when it comes to data caps. Facebook users rallied behind the streaming service in support of its battle against networks that "unreasonably limit" users with data caps. The company filed a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission on Sept. 6, arguing that Americans deserved a better experience for watching television online. It suggested a data cap of at least 300 GB a month for the average American, just for streaming shows alone.


Nelly's fans want to help him get out of debt.

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Hot in Herre: Why is Nelly's 2002 summer anthem trending on Facebook 14 years later? Ay, must be the money! The St. Louis rapper is $2.4 million in debt, and his fans on social media are rallying behind the "Country Grammar" artist with the hashtag #SaveNelly and #HotInHerreStreamingParty in an enthusiastic bid to dig him out of debt. Their solution is to keep streaming his music on Spotify -- at best, he needs about 288 million plays. Good luck with that.

#DNCleak: It's deja vu for the Democratic National Committee as another series of leaks dropped down on the party. The hacked emails came from the mysterious hacker Guccifer 2.0, infuriating Twitter users with internal details about the Democratic party's finances and network infrastructure. It also included the cell phone number of Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine. Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile blamed the cyberattack on "Russian state-sponsored agents" in a statement, and is looking into whether the leaked emails were forged. This is the second time the hacker Guccifer 2.0 has leaked documents from the DNC.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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Colin Powell: Speaking of leaked emails... the former Secretary of State was caught criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "national disgrace" after hackers released messages from his Gmail account. In a June 17 email to a former aide, Powell also called Trump an "international pariah" and the root of the "racist" birther conspiracy theory against President Barack Obama. Powell also wasn't too fond of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email server.

Monsanto: The Twitterverse got its business school cap on. Trending worldwide is concern over German crop chemicals company Bayer buying St. Louis agricultural giant Monsanto in a $66 billion takeover. The merger would make the two powerhouses one of the largest agricultural businesses in the world. Twitter users were skeptical of the two companies coming together, which would create a monopoly in the food business.