Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter Deletes Trump Clip After REM’s Copyright Claim

CNBC reports: A satirical video using music from rock band R.E.M., which was shared by the Twitter account of President Donald Trump, has been removed from the social media site after the publisher of the band’s songs complained. A lawyer for Universal Music Publishing Group had reached out to Twitter on Friday asking that the video, which was first posted …

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Twitter CEO: Trump Is No Worse Than Obama When It Comes To Threatening Countries With Military Action

The Daily Beast reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who has been under fire for failing to police hate speech, harassment, and outright racism on his platform, told podcast host Joe Rogan that “everyone has a right” to social media and that Donald Trump’s use of Twitter wasn’t much different from how previous presidents have used media, comparing him to Barack …

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Ex-Staffer On Day Trump Learned To Tweet: “Oh No”

Politico reports: When Trump’s young social media manager saw the tweet, he was perplexed. He typically typed and sent Trump’s tweets for the boss, but in this case he hadn’t. He did recall that Trump had been spending a lot of time in his office lately playing around with a new Android smartphone. “The moment I found out Trump could …

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Trump Unfollows Ann Coulter On Twitter After Criticism

The Hill reports: President Trump is no longer following Ann Coulter on Twitter after the conservative firebrand declared she would no longer support his re-election if no progress has been made on the border wall by 2020. Coulter during a podcast interview with The Daily Caller earlier Wednesday called Trump’s presidency “a joke” that will leave “no legacy whatsoever.” “Why …

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Rudy Giuliani Doesn’t Know How The Internet Works

The BBC explains: A critic of President Trump has taken advantage of a Twitter typo by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to mount an attack. Mr Giuliani left out a space between a full stop and the following word within a tweet, which caused the text to become a link. The prankster subsequently acquired the webpage it directed users to. There, …

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Fox News’ Boycott Of Twitter Enters Fourth Day

The Hill reports: The official Twitter account for Fox News has not tweeted since last Thursday, reportedly in protest of the social media company’s lack of responsiveness regarding content associated with a protest outside of host Tucker Carlson’s home. The network protest comes after a left-wing group associated with Antifa converged on the Washington, D.C., home of Carlson last Wednesday …

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Washington Examiner Tweets Trump Is Going To Hell

Newsweek reports: The Washington Examiner, a conservative American political journalism website and weekly magazine, has tweeted out a scathing post on President Donald Trump declaring that the president is “going to hell,” before hitting out at the paper itself for promoting him. “Trump is going to hell,” the tweet, posted on Monday just after 1a.m. ET reads. “Anyone who ever …

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Twitter Deletes Over 10,000 Automated Accounts For Posing As Democrats In Voter Suppression Operation

Reuters reports: Twitter deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined were responsible for spreading misinformation in …

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Twitter: We Should Have Deleted Bomber’s Threats

Business Insider reports: Twitter said it is “deeply sorry” for failing to act on threatening tweets made by Cesar Sayoc, Jr., the 56-year-old Florida man who is suspected of sending improvised explosive devices to Democratic leaders and critics of President Donald Trump. On October 11, Sayoc published a threatening tweet to former congressional press secretary Rochelle Ritchie by telling her …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Complains About “Unfair” Corporate Tax To Stem Homelessness

The Hill reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday sounded off against a San Francisco measure to increase corporate taxes that would give the city more funding to tackle its homeless crisis. Dorsey said he was opposed to San Francisco’s Proposition C because he believes one of companies he leads as CEO, Square, will be taxed at unfair rates compared …

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Navy Vet Denounces His Mother’s Viral #HimToo Tweet

Talking Points Memo reports: Pieter Hanson, whose mother’s “MY son” tweet went viral and prompted an onslaught of memes over the weekend, says he was disoriented and mortified when he found out that he’d become the poster boy of the #HimToo movement online. “It doesn’t represent me at all,” Hanson said. “I love my mom to death, but boy. … …

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Survey: Most Americans Tune Out Trump’s Tweets

The Hill reports: Most Americans say they tune out President Trump’s tweets, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Public Affairs Council and Morning Consult. Nearly 6 in 10 respondents – 59 percent – said that they rarely or never read the president’s tweets, with only 15 percent of people saying they read them very often. Democrats tend to …

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Twitter Strengthens Policy On Posting Hacked Material

Via press release from Twitter Rules: Distribution of hacked materials: Our rules prohibit the distribution of hacked material that contains private information or trade secrets, or could put people in harm’s way. We are also expanding the criteria for when we will take action on accounts which claim responsibility for a hack, which includes threats and public incentives to hack …

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Twitter Unveils New Policy On “Dehumanizing Speech”

Wired reports: Twitter on Tuesday announced a new policy addressing “dehumanizing speech,” which will take effect later this year, and for the first time the public will be able to formally provide the company with feedback on the proposed rule. The policy will prohibit “content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material …

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TOAD YA SO: Twitter Melts Down Over Trump’s Junk

Mediaite reports:  The Twitterverse is having a collective meltdown over the fact that Mario Kart became a trending topic today for all the wrong reasons. No, the beloved Super Mario-themed racing game franchise is not getting the 9th installment, not yet anyway. Daniel’s remarks attracted online attention really fast, particularly the fact that she compared Trump’s penis to the good …

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Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones And Infowars

The Daily Beast reports: Twitter has banned Infowars and its founder, the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, following months of public pressure to do so. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the company said it had “permanently suspended” accounts associated with Jones and Infowars after numerous complaints that they violated its terms of service prohibiting repeated abusive behavior. A Twitter …

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Gateway Pundit Nutbag Disrupts House Hearing, Gets Literally Auctioned Out By Republican Rep [VIDEO]

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Today, representatives from Facebook and Twitter were called to testify before the House and Senate about misinformation on the platform and the way enforcement is carried out. The hearings attracted a swarm of right-wing media figures who work in the conspiracy theory media market, including Infowars’ Jones, One America News’ Jack Posobiec, alt-right …

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LIVE VIDEO: Social Media Heads Testify Before House

Already underway. The Washington Post reports: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tried to convince skeptical lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than during the 2016 election. Sandberg and Dorsey delivered their message at a congressional hearing about countries such as Russia that seek to spread divisive political messages online using inauthentic …

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Trump Unblocks More Twitter Users After Court Ruling

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge in May said preventing people from following him violated individuals constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments on the president’s account, and those of other government officials, were public forums and that blocking Twitter …

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Trump Declares It “Very Dangerous” For Social Media To Regulate Content: You Too Could Be Banned Tomorrow

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is “very dangerous” for social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to regulate the content on their own platforms. “I won’t mention names but when they take certain people off of Twitter or Facebook and they’re making that decision, that is really a dangerous thing because that could be you …

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