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No, your Twitter was not hacked

Twitter users on iOS were hit with a strange bug today. Instead of receiving notifications that included the tweet itself, they received a string of alphanumeric characters. The issue only affected iOS users, we confirmed with the company, and has since been resolved. Twitter was quick to address the problem, following complaints from Twitter users about the weird notifications. Twitter ...

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Secret message, glitch or hack? Bizarre Twitter code baffles social media (PHOTOS)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2018 17:57 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2018 18:00 A weird, elongated serial number sent by Twitter to people’s phones is freaking out the internet, prompting users to speculate whether the social media giant has been hacked or is deciding to communicate in a secret code. The lengthy codes appear to vary in number and come via ...

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Are they covering tracks up? Twitter abuzz after footage of “cleaners” entering Saudi consulate

A video of people with mops and buckets, entering the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul hours before investigators of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance were to go there has prompted concerns and speculations. The footage showed two women and a man delivering cleaning gear through the front door of the Saudi diplomatic mission under the supervision of a guard. They entered the ...

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Applause & bashing on Twitter after transgender woman wins female cycling world championship

Canadian Rachel McKinnon finished ahead of the field at the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the world cycling championship on Sunday. Many have praised her achievement, but some say it was cheating, since she was born male. McKinnon is the “first” transgender woman ever to win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. The event was organized ...

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‘Lee was a great general’: Trump’s Civil War remarks spark Twitter row

Trump has again found himself in a familiar place – in the middle of controversy. The US president called Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a “great general,” unleashing a Twitter row over what his comments really meant. Read more In the era of Confederate statues and monuments being removed due to the South’s history of slavery, Robert E. Lee isn’t ...

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Star Wars writer & Trump critic says Marvel fired him for being ‘not civil’ on Twitter

Novelist and comic book writer Chuck Wendig, known for his tough talk against US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, says Marvel fired him from a Star Wars miniseries for being too “vulgar” on social media. US comic book and film giant Marvel decided to remove Wendig from the remainder of his ‘Shadow of Vader’ miniseries and a separate ...

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Censorship crackdown? Top 5 alt-media pages banned by Facebook & Twitter

Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 10:58 Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media – take a closer look at the top five accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook. NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 3.1mn  ABOUT: The widely known website which calls itself “a hub for free thinking conversations” focuses ...

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‘Pretending they’re enslaved’: Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter

Protesters continued to take a stand against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this week, but came in fewer numbers and were mocked online. Meanwhile, Democrats are still bitter about Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh arrived for work on Monday to a familiar sight: protesting women dressed in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes. The crowd was orders of magnitude ...

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Wasn't she supposed to serve US? Twitter unamused as IDF 'salutes' Haley for her support for Israel

A tweet from the IDF thanking Nikki Haley for her “unwavering support” for Israel has sparked an avalanche of snarky comments, with many pointing out that Haley was supposed to be the US, not Israeli, envoy to the UN. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Haley resigned her post as Washington’s envoy to the United Nations. Haley’s departure ignited a ...

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Meet Brett Kavanagh, the unfortunate Twitter namesake of the moment

With the nation’s eyes glued to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter confirmation fight in recent weeks, spare a thought for Brett Kavanagh, a man who shares nothing with the judge except a closely-spelled last name. One guy’s a college sports fanatic who loves beer and football, the other is an average guy from Kentucky who saw his twitter mobbed ...

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