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'I know my father': Ivanka Trump’s TV riposte about sexual misconduct sets Twitter on fire

Ivanka Trump took offense to a question by a TV interviewer about accusations by several women that her father engaged in sexual misconduct. Her response has caused a flame war on Twitter. During an interview with The Today Show on Monday, NBC reporter Peter Alexander quizzed President Donald Trump’s daughter about accusations of sexual misconduct levied against her father by ...

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Trump: I’d run into Florida school even without gun; Twitter does not agree

Donald Trump has claimed that, even if he were unarmed, he would have confronted the Florida school shooter. Many Twitter users, however, were scathing of the President’s claims. “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too,” Trump told a ...

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Poor old Tories are upset because people are mean to them on Twitter

They may have had the best starts in life, been educated at the finest schools and dined on the most exquisite chow Britain has to offer, but Tories are finding something a little hard to swallow – Twitter. The poor politicians just cannot bear the mass abuse from the masses. Criticism from left-wingers is turning young Conservatives off a career ...

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Justin Trudeau’s Indian outfits mocked tirelessly on Twitter (PHOTOS)

Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India has gone from bad to worse, not least because of his near-obsessive need to dress in over-the-top traditional garments. The Canadian PM and his family have posed for countless photo-ops with praying-hand symbols and Bollywood-style dresses throughout the eight-day trip. However, what was deemed appropriate and respectful at first, has started to grind on ...

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Justin Trudeau’s Indian outfits mocked tirelessly on Twitter (PHOTOS)

Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India has gone from bad to worse, not least because of his near-obsessive need to dress in over-the-top traditional garments. The Canadian PM and his family have posed for countless photo-ops with praying-hand symbols and Bollywood-style dresses throughout the eight-day trip. However, what was deemed appropriate and respectful at first, has started to grind on ...

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Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots

Twitter is cracking down on bots after it announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts, i.e. the software that powers Twitter bots. So that means an end to services that let those controlling large numbers of accounts to batch tweet, follow users, retweet ...

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‘Russian bots’ outcry: Is Twitter cracking down on people who ‘challenge the status quo’?

Twitter’s crusade against so-called “Russian bots” is being used to discredit and even silence views that challenge corporate narratives, the editor of BSNews told RT amid reports of a massive account purge on the platform. A crackdown on bot spam or dissent? “The whole meme of the bots, especially the ‘Russian bots,’ is actually being used as a kind of ...

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Right-wing outrage as Twitter locks down accounts in ‘bot purge’

Conservative Twitter users are complaining of having their accounts locked in a reported “purge” of right-wing voices on the social media platform. The move, labelled an attempt at “mass censorship” by critics, is thought to be an attempt to rid the platform of automated accounts – or ‘bots’ – set up to artificially amplify conservative campaigns online. Twitter is yet ...

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Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide. The update follows an announcement by Twitter Safety last week that users can now report profiles, tweets and direct messages that encourage self-harm and ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: Body snatcher, weather-wrecker, hamster-eater — Twitter reacts to smear campaign

The internet isn’t taking espionage allegations against Jeremy Corbyn lying down. Many Twitterati have jumped to Jezza’s defense, using the hashtag #CorbynSmear with ‘stories’ of their own, aping a Murdoch paper’s front page. According to the Sun, Corbyn was passing information to communist Czechoslovakian agents in the 80s. Former Czechoslovak spy Jan Sarkocy (or Dymic) claims the now-Labour leader — ...

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