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Wall Street Journal: Trump Aides Staged Intervention To Curb Trump’s Self-Damaging Batshit Tweeting

The Hill reports: President Trump’s advisers reportedly held an intervention to tame his use of Twitter. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that aides called for an “intervention” to urge the president to use restraint on the social media platform, specifically pointing to some of his more incendiary claims posted there. Aides told Trump that his unfiltered tweets could “paint ...

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ANALYSIS: Bitching About “Media” And “Fake News” Leads List Of Trump’s 470 Tweets In First 100 Days

ABC News reports: Four hundred and seventy: the number of times a user of the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has clicked “Tweet” since Jan. 20 — Inauguration Day. In his first 99 days in office, President Donald Trump has occupied one of the most controversial presidencies of the modern era, tangling with reporters, protesters, foreign countries and members of both major ...

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Twitter Drops Lawsuit After Trump Administration Withdraws Summons To Unmask Anti-Trump Account

The San Jose Mercury News reports: Twitter dropped its legal fight with the federal government Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection reversed course and withdrew a summons seeking to unmask the users of an account critical of the Trump administration. “Because the summons has now been withdrawn, Twitter voluntarily dismissed without prejudice all claims against defendant,” said to a ...

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Twitter Sues Trump Administration Over Demand That They Unmask Person Behind Anti-Trump Account

The Verge reports: Twitter has launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration, after the Department of Homeland Security sought to unmask an anonymous user of an anti-Trump account. According to Twitter’s suit, filed today in Northern California District Court, US Customs and Border Protection has attempted to use a “limited-purpose investigatory tool” to unmask the owner of the Twitter account ...

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TROLLTASTIC: Twitter Robot Responds To Every Trump Tweet With Video Of Tweet Being Burned [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump has another political foe to worry about, with his latest adversary coming in the form of an insubordinate robot. A robot designed simply to burn every single tweet sent by Mr Trump has amassed thousands of Twitter followers. The Burned Your Tweet robot automatically prints out the president’s latest tweets before setting fire to the ...

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Twitter Explores Subscription Option

Reuters reports: Twitter is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11 years ago has focused on building a huge user ...

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CNN Counts Down Trump’s Most Famous Lies [VIDEO]

Hair Furor joined Twitter eight years ago today and to mark the occasion CNN this morning counted down what they believe to be his most outrageous lying tweets. Some of you likely have other candidates for the list. Watch below.

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DALLAS: FBI Arrests Pro-Trump Twitter Troll Who Deliberately Triggered Reporter’s Epileptic Seizure

The Dallas Morning News reports: The FBI arrested a man accused of sending Dallas reporter Kurt Eichenwald a tweet that triggered an epileptic seizure. The name of the suspect has not yet been released, but FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee confirmed that an arrest in the case was made Friday morning. Eichenwald tweeted that the man who “assaulted” him faces federal ...

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Politico Ponders: Do Trump’s Craziest Tweets Always Come On Saturdays Because It’s The Jewish Sabbath?

Politico reports: The prevailing narrative about when President Donald Trump launches his most reckless tirades involves the absence of the two people viewed as the great moderating influences in his life: his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. The couple are Orthodox Jews who observe the Sabbath, which runs from sundown Friday until sundown on Saturday—the time when Trump ...

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Anderson Cooper: I Muted Trump On Twitter [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Anderson Cooper has to distance himself in some way from President Donald Trump on social media. “I just don’t want to have that drama in my life,” he said Monday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The CNN anchor said he was in Arizona over the weekend filming for “60 Minutes” and had his phone turned ...

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Trump To Fawning Fox Hosts: There’s No Method To My Tweeting, I Do It To Go Around The Other Guys [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Monday that there is “no method” to the way in which he uses Twitter, his preferred social media platform with which he often seeks to end-around the media by communicating directly to his millions of followers. “No method, really. It’s just — it’s not venting either,” Trump said when asked about his Twitter habits ...

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REPORT: Trump Staffers Planted Positive Stories In Right Wing Press To Curtail His Twitter Rantings

Sadly believable Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign staffers claim they cracked the code for tamping down his most inflammatory tweets, and they say the current West Wing staff would do well to take note. The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes ...

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McConnell: Please Trump, Get Off The Twitter Machine

Politico reports: As Donald Trump heads to Florida this weekend to give a campaign-style rally, Mitch McConnell made one more plea to the Republican president: Try to stay on message. The Senate majority has been trying for months — unsuccessfully — to convince Trump to adapt McConnell’s own disciplined style. The Kentucky Republican says that Trump’s White House is pursuing ...

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Twitter Snickers Over Trump’s Plea For “Easy D”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday said there has been a large increase of people come into the U.S. from “certain areas” as federal judges are weighing whether a court order blocking the president’s travel ban should be lifted. “Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait ...

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Twitter Explodes Over Report That Female Trump Staffers Have Been Commanded To #DressLikeAWoman

The Guardian reports: A report that Donald Trump wants his female staff “to dress like women” has brought the president widespread derision online. A source told the news website Axios that women working for the Trump campaign felt pressured to wear dresses. The claim is one of several about how the reality-star-turned-president expects his staff to present themselves. Male employees ...

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CYBER INSECURITY: Trump’s @POTUS Twitter Account Is Easily Hackable And Is Linked To Gmail Account

CNN reports: The same hacker who breached 500 ISIS accounts on Twitter has a message for President Trump: change your security settings ASAP. According to a man who identifies himself online as WauchulaGhost, the president, vice president, and first lady are more vulnerable to hackers because of a basic Twitter security setting they’re not using. WauchulaGhost contacted me about these ...

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Renegade Park Service Staffers Taunt Trump With Climate Change Facts From Private Twitter Account

The Daily Dot reports: As the Trump administration rapidly shuts down the lines of communication between federal agencies and the public, an anonymous Twitter account is upholding the ethos of the National Parks Service. @AltUSNatParkSer gained more than 170,000 followers overnight after the Badlands National Park Twitter account made headlines by tweeting and then deleting a series of climate change ...

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Trump Orders All Bureaus To Suspend Tweeting After Park Service Shares Images Of Inauguration Crowd

The Washington Post reports: The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts — indefinitely — after the National Park Service shared two unsympathetic tweets during President Trump’s inauguration. The first noted the new president’s relatively small inaugural crowd compared to the number of people former president Barack Obama drew to the National Mall when he ...

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What If Trump’s Gets Hacked Again?

Newsweek reports: Donald Trump’s Twitter account is a “security disaster waiting to happen,” according to security experts, who say it should be protected with the same technology used by the military to shield nuclear launch codes. The president-elect’s often erratic tweets have already proven they can swing stock markets, sway public opinion and affect foreign relations. This influence combined with ...

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Twitter Suspends Pharma Douche For Harassment

New York Magazine reports: Martin Shkreli has been tweeting all morning at writer Lauren Duca, who caught his attention after she schooled human bow tie Tucker Carlson on his own show a few weeks ago. He apparently direct messaged her a few days ago to ask her to be his plus one to the inauguration, despite the fact that she’s ...

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