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Russian trolls have new election-meddling strategy for 2020

Russian online trolls have shifted their strategy to disrupt the U.S. presidential election in 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. Instead of creating propaganda, trolls are signing up for social media accounts using fake personas, then using those accounts to amplify the divisive...

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:30pm

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson claims he was 'first choice' to host Oscars

Since Kevin Hart dropped out of his Oscars 2019 hosting gig over several homophobic jokes and tweets, the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony telecast has officially become a host-less affair. Yet that hasn't stopped Twitter users from suggesting (and tagging) other celebrities for the job. On...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:38am

Twitter reacts to the Ariana Grande 7 Rings tattoo

Ariana Grande is riding that struggle bus these days. The 7 Rings singer recently got a tattoo in honor of the success of her new song. But when Grande posted the tattoo in a now deleted Instagram post, Twitter reacted… strongly. This isn’t the first 7 rings controversy; Grande came under fire last...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:45pm

Twitter reacts to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz running for President

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said on Sunday that he is "seriously considering" running for president as a “centrist independent” in 2020. “We’re living at a most fragile time,” Schultz said in a 60 Minutes interview with CBS’s Scott Pelley....

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:14pm

Burger King flame broils Trump over 'hamberders' tweet

President Trump served-up a fast food feast complete with pizza and fast food items from McDonald’s Wendy’s and Burger King to the visiting Clemson Tigers, who won the U.S. college football championship on Monday. Photos show tables upon tables of fast food on silver platters. There...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:56pm

Why Gillette faces a big backlash and boycott over new ad

Gillette’s new commercial isn’t about shaving or personal hygiene. Instead, it’s inspired by the #MeToo-movement and addresses issues like toxic masculinity, sexual harassment and bullying. The 90-second long video called "We Believe: The Best Men Can Be" encourages...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:55pm

Circuit court: politicians can't block critics on official social media accounts

Politicians can no longer block critics on social media as it now constitutes a violation of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday in a case known as Brian Davison v. Phyllis Randall. If you've been blocked on Twitter or other platforms by an elected official because of...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 4:41pm

What are people saying about Ellen defending Kevin Hart? Twitter reacts

A month after Kevin Hart announced he would no longer be hosting the 2019 Oscars following criticism of his homophobic tweets and jokes, the embattled comedian went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about it. The Daily Beast broke the news late Wednesday night, saying Hart would sit down...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:51am

What were the Kevin Hart tweets that got him in trouble?

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart was recently announced as the host of the 91st Academy Awards. Hart, who is on tour at the moment in Australia was excited to take on the role until a slew of old homophobic tweets went viral. The tweets in question caused an outcry by many fans of the Academy Awards,...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:46am

Everything you need to know about Jacob Wohl, far-right conspiracy theorist

Breaking out of America's motley cast of far-right political celebrities, 20-year-old Jacob Wohl stepped into the spotlight last week. He was apparently involved in a scheme to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller with fake sexual harassment allegations. But where did he come from? Who is...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 11:24pm

Is Twitter getting rid of the 'like' button?

How do you use Twitter? Do you carefully craft 140 characters about how infuriating the morning traffic is? (Guilty.) Do you retweet like it's your job? Do you send messages to your local representative? Perhaps you use the like button more times than you can count. According to reports,...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:29pm

Twitter memes Rickrolled millions to voter registration websites

Political types reacted with alarm at a recent survey that found only 26 percent of millennials definitely plan to vote in the midterm elections. (That compares to 58 percent of voters overall.) While activists and party spokespeople took to the airwaves with ominous warnings and messages about...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:19pm

61 percent of Trump's Twitter followers are fake, new report finds

President Trump continues to falsely bemoan "paid protestors," but he seems to have no issue with the fake crowd that comprises his Twitter audience: More than half of his 54.7 million Twitter followers are not real, a new analysis has found. The online marketing company SparkToro...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:40pm

Avengers 4 spoilers: Chris Evans reveals Captain America's fate

The biggest Avengers 4 spoilers everybody wants to know isn’t about the plot — it’s who really lives or dies. Half the creatures in the galaxy, including much of the Avengers team, were turned into dust with a snap of Thanos' fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. So...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 2:54pm

What do conservative women think of Kavanaugh hearings? Check Twitter for #IStandwithBrett

The reactions of conservative women to the sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have made news in recent days, from a CNN panel in which a GOP operative said, "Tell me what boy hasn't done this in high school" to a mother of two daughters who told...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:38am

Trump says hurricane 'one of the wettest we've seen, from the standpoint of water'

President Trump went viral Wednesday with his up-to-the-minute assessment of Hurricane Florence. “This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water,” he said. “Rarely have we had an experience like it, and it certainly is not good....

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:24pm

Why are people burning their Nike gear on Twitter?

Colin Kaepernick is the face of the latest Nike advertising campaign — and some conservatives are calling for a Nike boycott, while others are posting photos and videos of themselves setting their Nike sneakers and apparel on fire. On Labor Day, Nike debuted a new advertisement featuring...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:26pm

What is Mastodon? Meet the Twitter competitor that's proudly Nazi-free

Twitter is embroiled in a seemingly never-ending controversy about hate speech on the platform, with many charging that the company has been overly permissive and too slow to remove offenders including white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Their message to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey: This is your...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:54pm

Here’s how to know who’s blocked you on Twitter

It’s finally official: A judge ruled today that President Trump can’t block people on Twitter. But maybe the news has you thinking not about Trump Twitter posts (which also made today’s news because staffers are writing them) but an old concern: who’s blocked me on Twitter...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:33pm

New Kim Kardashian photo inspires dozens of memes

A photo of Kim Kardashian laying on a bed wearing Yeezy sneakers has inspired dozens of Kim Kardashian memes. Kim Kardashian West participates in several photo shoots and never hesitates to share photos of her latest looks, but a recent photo she posted has inspired a handful of hilarious Kim...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 3:58pm