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  • President Trump 13 hours ago

    Trump Calls NYC $119B Seawall Proposal ‘Costly, Foolish’ in Tweet

    In a tweet published Saturday night, President Trump called the proposal to surround New York City with a six-mile-long seawall “costly, foolish & environmentally unfriendly.” The president fired off the tweet one day after the New York Times published a report on the costly barrier. The Army Corps of Engineers proposed the wall among a series of other solutions to…

  • I-Team Jan 10

    I-Team: Anti-Semitic Trolls Impersonate Rabbis, Stoking Hate after Hasidic Attacks

    Fake accounts, which claim to be of U.S. rabbis, have been posting messages seemingly geared at pitting Jews against African Americans — but why aren’t social media sites stepping in sooner to stop them?

  • anti-semitism Jan 10

    Trolls Spread Hate on Social Media After Jewish Attacks

    Following the violence toward Hasidic Jews in Jersey City and Monsey, posts spreading hate on social media have spiked — as imposters pose as Hasidic rabbis to spread false and bigoted messages.The I-Team’s Chris Glorioso reports.

  • Cardi B Jan 8

    Cardi B Tweets That She’s Seeking Nigerian Citizenship After U.S. Airstrike in Iraq

    Cardi B’s announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans in friendly rivals Nigeria and Ghana. The Grammy-winning rapper visited both countries last month on her African tour. Her announcement in a tweet on Friday criticized the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and...

  • Twitter Jan 7

    Arizona GOP Congressman Tweets Doctored Photo of Obama, Doubles Down When Told It’s Fake

    An Arizona congressman who earlier tweeted a coded conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein appears to have no shame over posting a fake photo of former President Barack Obama to make a point about Iran. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a 2011 photo of Obama shaking hands with a former prime minister of India that was doctored to show him instead…

  • Australia Wildfires Jan 4

    US Singer Pink Pledges $500K to Fight Australia Wildfires

    American pop singer Pink says she is donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” Pink tweeted Saturday to her 32.2 million Twitter followers. “I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that…

  • Viral Jan 3

    New Yorkers Debate: Which Subway Seat is Best?

    After a tweet posing the question went viral, NBC New York’s Gilma Avalos went out to find what New Yorkers believe is actually the best seat on the subway. The results proved there is no consensus, though one is clearly worse than the others.

  • Twitter Hack Jan 1

    Mariah Carey’s Twitter Account Hacked on New Year’s Eve

    Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked on New Year’s Eve allegedly by the same group that took control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account. Dozens of tweets were posted on the hacked account, some using the N-word and others referring to the Chuckling Squad, a hacker group that took control of Dorsey’s account, among other celebrities. Dorsey’s account was hacked...

  • 2020 Elections Dec 27, 2019

    Spotify Suspends Political Ads for 2020

    Spotify has become the latest tech company to enter the conversation around political ads, announcing Friday it will suspend them at the beginning of 2020. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, however, Spotify refrained from offering its perspective on political advertising, saying that the decision is the result of the music-streaming company not having sufficient tools to vet the ads. “At this point in time,...

  • Burlington Dec 16, 2019

    Burlington Police Chief Resigns Over Social Media Misstep

    The police chief in Vermont’s largest city has resigned after his lying about his secret social media use came to light.

  • Burlington police Dec 17, 2019

    Vermont Police Chief Resigns After Anonymous Twitter Revelation

    The police chief in Vermont’s largest city turned in his badge Monday following an episode involving secret social media use and lies about it — only for the newly appointed acting chief to be replaced over a similar issue.

  • Twitter Dec 13, 2019

    Twitter Brings Back Election Labels for 2020 US Candidates

    Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates....

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    The company, which first used such labels for the midterms last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling voters....

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    Many political candidates already have blue checkmarks to indicate that Twitter has...

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Attorney Suggests $190 Million Settlement for Man Elon Musk Allegedly Branded ‘Pedo Guy’ on Twitter

    An attorney told a Los Angeles federal jury Friday it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding him as a pedophile during a Twitter spat. Attorney Lin Wood said the suggested sum includes $150 million in punitive damages. Musk, who testified his stock in Tesla…

  • Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Highly Contagious’ Box of Urine Triggers Evacuation of Seattle Area Movie Theater

    A Seattle area movie theater was evacuated on Friday after mistakenly receiving a leaking package that contained bodily fluids, NBC News reports. The North Bend Theatre in North Bend, Washington — about 30 miles east of Seattle — received a box marked “highly contagious human substance” on Friday night, according to a Twitter thread from Eastside Fire & Rescue. Authorities...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Pat Sajak Makes First Public Appearance Since Undergoing Emergency Surgery

    Pat Sajak is back in action! The 73-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” host made his first public appearance since undergoing emergency surgery in early November to enjoy a night out. Sajak was seen at the Washington Capitals game on Friday alongside his 24-year-old daughter, country singer Maggie Sajak. The game show host was sporting a red Capitals jacket to show his...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Surge in New Voters Sparks Talk of UK Election ‘Youthquake’

    In a British election dominated by Brexit, young voters who had no say in the country’s decision to leave the European Union could hold the key to victory. That is, if they can be bothered to vote. It has long been a truth in British politics that young people vote in lower numbers than older ones. In the last election...

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Lizzo Gives First American Music Awards Performance Ever

    Who would’ve thought tonight was Lizzo’s first time performing at the 2019 American Music Awards? The breakout superstar took the AMA stage with a performance packed with confidence and soul–but first, self-love. Donning a bright pink gown covered in layers of tulle, she encouraged the audience to put their lights up and “shine bright” before launching into a powerful performance...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    ’Baby Yoda’ Owns the Internet. What Does That Mean for the Future of ‘Star Wars’?

    In a bitterly divided nation, few things have the power to bring us together — and one of them seems to be a doe-eyed green puppet the internet has dubbed “Baby Yoda.” Baby Yoda, so named for his resemblance to the gnomic, anastrophe-spouting Jedi master of the “Star Wars” movies, is the breakout co-star of the new Disney Plus series...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Facebook, Other Social Media Companies

    Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook and other large social media platforms as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” in a searing speech Thursday night. Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit, the actor — who is known for using his satirical personas such as Borat, Bruno and Ali G to highlight bigotry around the world — tore into technology...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Google Changes Rules on How Political Ads Target Audiences

    Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored for more specific groups — for instance, using information gleaned from public voter...

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