Tag: Twitter

Eric Holder Rallies Resistance Inside Trump Admin: ‘We Support You’

Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent a message of encouragement to discontented Justice Department “career employees” on Friday morning. “Trump and Sessions are trying to destroy the traditions of the Justice Department,” Holder wrote. “Hope is found in the career employees who stand for institutional norms. Now is the time for them to continue […]

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Twitter is testing a UI change for retweet and ‘more’ menus on tweets

… Total Shares3 Twitter’s pretty well known for silently testing major and minor tweaks to its app on a small audience, and one of our tipsters spotted such a change. It’s small, but Twitter is experimenting with changing the floating window popup for additional actions into a bottom-up “sheet” menu.   Left: Old/current UI. Right: UI in […]

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‘F*** You’: CNN’s Jim Acosta Triggered by Joke from Former Trump Staffer

CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta lashed out at a former Trump administration staffer late Thursday night, fuming over a joke at his expense. Justin Caporale, the former director of operations for first lady Melania Trump, mocked Acosta for complaining about loud music at a rally held by President Donald Trump in Missoula, Montana. […]

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Twitter kills pro-Saudi “botnet” spreading Khashoggi disinformation tweets

Twitter today pulled down a disinfo bot network that was amplifying pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is presumed to have been tortured and killed on orders of the government of Saudi Arabia. NBC reports that Twitter became aware of the crisis Thursday, when an NBC News reporter presented the social media […]

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Healthy Conversation? Twitter Takes No Action as Louis Farrakhan Calls Jews ‘Termites’

Racist and anti-semite hate preacher Louis Farrakhan referred to Jews as “termites” on Twitter earlier today. Twitter has said it will do nothing. Earlier today, Farrakhan tweeted that he is “not anti-semite” but “anti-termite,” posting a link to a video where he makes the same remark, along with a comment calling his Jewish critics “stupid.” I’m […]

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Snetris is “snake + tetris”

Felipe is a Portuguese game-developer who makes fun, crowdfunded minigames; he tweeted a tantalyzing video clip showing an idea for a Snake/Tetris mashup called “Snetris,” and the response was so warm and excited that he’s promised to develop a playable version! snetris (snake + tetris)#protober #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/NEl0e4673o — nyune-BOO! 👻 (@nyunesu) October 6, […]

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In New Rambling Message, Kanye West Blames Social Media for ‘Mind Control,’ Calls Himself ‘Best Living Recording Artist’

Photo: Oliver Contreras (Pool/Getty Images) After going dark on social media for the past week, Kanye West is back on Twitter to share a long, rambling missive that, like most things Kanye has done in the past year, likely does more to raise concern over Kanye’s well-being than it does […]

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Finding a seat at the Black Twitter table

I had my first run-in with Black Twitter during my freshman year of college. While scrolling through the feed of my newly created professional account, I came across a tweet with the #BlackTwitter tag, joking about what it was like to go to an HBCU. Though I wasn’t enrolled in a historically black college, I followed […]

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Christie-Lee McNally: Google Does Not ‘Worry About Legislation’ Because They ‘Bought’ Congress

Christie-Lee McNally, executive director of Free Our Internet, warned of large technology companies’ procurement of political influence via lobbying efforts in Washington, DC. She offered her remarks in a Thursday interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Free Our Internet is a non-profit organization describing itself as an opponent of […]

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Donald Trump Edits Campaign Speech for ‘Rules of #MeToo’

President Donald Trump edited a familiar slogan on Wednesday, citing the “rules” of the #MeToo movement during his campaign rally in Pennsylvania. The president commented that Pennsylvania was considered the state that Republicans always tried to win in presidential elections, reminding supporters that they helped him win the state. “I used the expression, you know […]

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‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for ‘Safety And Civility’

An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable. Despite leaked video footage showing top executives declaring their intention to ensure that the rise […]

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THE GOOD CENSOR: Google Document Admits Breitbart News Is Number One for Free Speech

An 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor”, exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google, acknowledges that Breitbart News is the leader in conversations around free speech. The document acknowledges that tech platforms including Google have shifted towards censorship in recent years, moving away from their original commitment to the American tradition of free speech. It […]

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Dems Latest Scheme: ‘Balance’ Supreme Court by Adding Two Liberal Judges

NEW YORK — Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, some Democrats and progressive activists are shifting tactics, pushing a scheme to “pack” or “balance” the Supreme Court by adding two new seats to be filled by liberal judges. The Supreme Court expansion plot would be enacted if Democrats retake […]

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John Leguizamo Triggered by Breitbart Stories Showing Up in Google Results

Hollywood actor John Leguizamo had a meltdown on Twitter, Tuesday, after a Breitbart News article appeared in his Google search results. “Why is the heinous #breitbart popping up as my 1st choice on google?! And the next 4 choices just as offensive? This is not my google!” complained Leguizamo in a post. ⁦”I want my […]

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‘Kill Kavanaugh’ Tops Twitter Search and Hashtag Suggestions

Typing “kill” into Twitter’s search function currently returns a shocking result at the top of its search suggestions: “#KillKavanaugh.” It’s also currently the third autocompleted suggestion in searches for “ki” and the fourth suggestion in searches for “k” as of this writing. That’s right — by typing a single letter into search, Twitter is suggesting […]

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Twitter suspends academic who quoted feminist STEM research

MIT Comparative Media Studies researcher/instructor Chris Peterson is an adrent supporter of the Math Prize for Girls, and as part of his work with the organization, he’s learned about the way that STEM fields were once considered inherently feminine, while the higher-status humanities were dominated by men — it’s the subject of some […]

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App for UK Conservative Party conference exposes all attendees’ private info

The UK Conservative Party’s annual conference is about to kick off in Birmingham, and the Tories have distributed an app ahead of time to all attendees: senior ministers, government officials, members of the press, party members, and others. The app has a fatal design-flaw: anyone could login as any attendee, provided that you […]

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Google, Amazon, Twitter, other Big Tech to Congress: New California data privacy rules too tough

Executives from Google, Twitter, AT&T, Amazon, Apple, and other big tech companies told a U.S. Senate panel today they support updating federal law to protect data privacy, but they want Congress to block California’s tough new privacy rules. The U.S. Commerce Department said earlier this week it is seeking comments on how to set nationwide […]

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Donald Trump: ‘Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and His Family!’

President Donald Trump continued defending Brett Kavanaugh, urging Americans on Tuesday night to pray for his nominee to the Supreme Court. “Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and his family!” Trump wrote on Twitter, denouncing Democrats for trying to destroy Kavanaugh. He again described Kavanaugh’s accusers as part of a Democrat plot and a “con game” to […]

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Twitter unveils new policy on dehumanizing speech, seeks feedback from users

Twitter’s Dehumanization Policy You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm. Definitions: Dehumanization: Language that treats others as less than human. Dehumanization can occur when others are denied of human qualities (animalistic dehumanization) or when others are denied of human nature (mechanistic dehumanization). […]

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