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Trump sets off Twitter storm after requesting thanks for firing James Comey

US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Americans should thank him for firing former FBI director James Comey backfired somewhat, setting off another Twitter storm. Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon, wondering why Americans had not yet started to thank him for Comey’s firing and suggesting that they should start expressing their gratitude soon. When will people start saying, “thank you, Mr. ...

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Twitter in shambles as Miss America ditches bikini

The Miss America beauty pageant, conceived a century ago as a bathing suit contest, has caused uproar after saying it’s ditching the iconic bikini contest. Instead of “physical appearance” it’ll judge the candidates by their wits. “We are no longer a pageant, we are a competition,” Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the board of trustees for the Miss America Organization ...

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Switzerland to inspect Facebook and Twitter profiles of asylum seekers

Asylum seekers in Switzerland could soon have their social media profiles reviewed as part of their application processes, according to local media reports. The newspaper ‘NZZ am Sonntag’ reported that Swiss authorities will inspect data from an applicant’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to investigate claims of asylum. A spokesperson for the State Secretariat for Migration told the newspaper that the ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings on Ambien? Company’s Twitter account hacked with racist content

Buffalo Wild Wings has become the latest outlet to fall foul of hackers on Twitter. The sports bar chain’s account was attacked by someone who sent a barrage of racist and inappropriate tweets about child abuse and ejaculation. The breach occurred on Friday night. The unknown hackers sent several tweets in a short period to the account’s 700,000 followers. The ...

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Ukrainian deputy minister flees Twitter after poll on special op to ‘save’ murdered journalist

Amid criticism Kiev is struggling to justify staging the killing of an anti-Kremlin journalist. A senior official shot himself in the foot with a Twitter poll that dragged in a real murder of a high-profile journalist in Ukraine. Dmitro Zolotukhin is a deputy minister at Ukraine’s Ministry for Information Policy, a media regulator dubbed by some as the ‘ministry of ...

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‘What in God's name!' Twitter rages as Televangelist pleads with flock to buy him 4th private jet

US televangelist Jesse Duplantis wants his congregation to chip in to buy him a new private jet – his fourth – because God told him so, apparently. Duplantis implored his congregation to help fund private jet number four because, if Jesus was alive today, he “wouldn’t be riding a donkey.” According to Duplantis, whose wealth is valued at least $ ...

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Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago

Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter fame and more — did the heavy-lifting for us all by sharing a link that let’s you look at your timeline exactly a decade ago, assuming you followed the ...

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‘Reality TV stars running the country’ Twitter reacts to Trump-Kardashian meeting on prisons

Twitter has lit up at the news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is expected to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House — to talk prison reform. At a meeting planned for Wednesday, Kardashian West is expected to bring up the case of 63-year-old grandmother Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a ...

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New AI can predict exact moment a protest will turn violent from Twitter posts

Twitter seems a battleground at all times, but it is a very specific type of message that appears before words online turn to actions on the street, say US researchers who developed an algorithm for predicting public violence. “Our findings suggest that people are more likely to condone violent protest of an issue when they both see it at as ...

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‘If Roseanne was fired, why does Joy Reid still have a job?’ Twitter highlights liberal hypocrisy

It seems hateful and bigoted comments get you in trouble only if you’re a conservative. That’s the message many have taken from the firing of controversial actress Roseanne Barr yesterday. Liberals were outraged when Barr tweeted that former advisor to Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett — who is black and was born in Iran — looked like a combination of the ...

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