Tag Archives: Twitter

Coincidence? Haley resigns as Kanye is about to meet Trump – and Twitter knows what’s up

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 15:22 Nikki Haley has unexpectedly resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations mere days before US President Donald Trump is set to meet controversial rapper Kanye West – and, well, Twitter is absolutely sure there’s a connection. Haley leaving. Next meeting: Kanye. Draw your own conclusions. — David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 9, 2018 all ...

Read More »

'F*CK. YOU. ALL': Google 'design lead' wishes for Republicans to burn in hell in Twitter outburst

An apparent senior Google employee went on an expletive-laden rant against GOP lawmakers who’d voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. ‘F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL,’ the designer wrote, before deleting the tweet. While Google continues to pride itself on being nominally politically unbiased, some of its employees don’t appear to bother hiding their leanings – or ...

Read More »

Thousands of Twitter accounts that spread fake news during the 2016 election are still active today, say researchers

Fake news and misinformation was a key tactic used by the Russians during the 2016 presidential election to try to sway voters against candidates and sow mistruths and mistrust. Now, with just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, researchers say things are almost as bad. Research out Thursday by the Knight Foundation found that more than 80 percent of the ...

Read More »

Twitter launches a ‘Data Saver’ mode that makes its main app more like Twitter Lite

An updated version of the Twitter mobile app will allow users to gain more control over their data usage – similar to how the Twitter Lite app designed for emerging markets works. Now, instead of having to download a separate app in order to limit data consumption or manually adjust various settings, users will be able to turn on a ...

Read More »

Twitter slams Hillary’s ‘bombastic laugh’ in reaction to Kavanaugh’s ‘revenge’ claim

Hillary Clinton said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s claim that sexual misconduct allegations against him amount to “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” was worthy of a laugh – but Twitter did not find her laugh convincing. The questioning of Kavanaugh by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which concluded on Friday, saw the Supreme Court nominee deliver an emotional and, at ...

Read More »

Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers

Twitter has announced more changes to its rules to try to make it harder for people to use its platform to spread politically charged disinformation and thereby erode democratic processes. In an update on its “elections integrity work” yesterday, the company flagged several new changes to the Twitter Rules which it said are intended to provide “clearer guidance” on behaviors it’s cracking ...

Read More »

#KillKavanaugh tops list of Twitter hashtags & autofill suggestions

Typing a word “kill” into Twitter search returns an appalling drop-down result – it turns out that #KillKavanaugh currently appears to top the list of search and hashtag suggestions. The bizarre search suggestion was spotted earlier on Monday by Instapundit, a libertarian blog run maintained by Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee. The notable find comes ...

Read More »

Russell Crowe calls for NZ PM Ardern to also lead Oz, Twitter cheers, but Kiwis don't want to share

Gladiator star Russell Crowe has dived into the online political fighting pit by suggesting New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lead an unorthodox union with its neighbors Australia 4,000 kilometers away. The Oscar winning actor posted the unusual suggestion to his 2.7 million followers on Twitter, acknowledging such a merger would probably prove “controversial” but also “practical”. Writing about New ...

Read More »

Twitter in disbelief after Trump calls out China for election meddling, ‘ignoring Russia’

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council, President Trump blamed China for meddling in US elections. On Twitter, the #resistance is furious he didn’t name the old boogeyman: Russia. “Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election,” Trump told a meeting of the Security Council in New York on Wednesday. “They ...

Read More »

Trump’s praise for India criticized on Twitter amid hike in oil prices and poverty

Indians have hit back at Donald Trump’s praise for their country as a “free society” during his UN speech, saying he should leave the nation “alone” and restore ties with Iran so that swelling oil prices can be reduced. Addressing the 73rd United Nations assembly at its headquarters in New York on Tuesday, the US president praised India for freeing ...

Read More »
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
error: Content is protected !!