Donald Trump defended his mental stability and Twitter has some thoughts on that

January 13, 2018

Image: Jabin Botsford/ The Washington Post via Getty Images 2018 sure is off to a running start in Trumpland. The 45 th President of the United States kicked off a busy weekend of gathers at Camp David on Saturday with a brief, fiery tweetstorm that — even at this early point in 2018 — is already a surefire candidate for the year’s most memorable. SEE ALSO: Why ‘Fire and Fury’…

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Feds Bust Designers of the Botnet That Crippled the Internet

January 12, 2018

A federal courtroom in Alaska unsealed evidences Tuesday showing that a number of young men have entered plea arrangements over their alleged roles in a huge, malicious network of internet-of-things devices. Mirai, as the botnet was known, was used in massive onslaughts throughout 2016. Josiah White, who applied the hacker handles Lightspeed and thegenius, helped generate the Mirai botnet, according to court records. A second man, Paras Jha, who cybersecurity…

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15 of the most savage J.K. Rowling Twitter burns of 2017

January 5, 2018

J.K. Rowling is having absolutely none of it . Image: Ben Pruchnie/ Getty Images Another year, another commotion of Twitter-based badassery from everyone’s favourite wizard Queen. SEE ALSO: 14 times J.K. Rowling perfectly annihilated Donald Trump on Twitter J.K. Rowling doesn’t ordinarily take any absurdity from anyone on social media. In the past she’s hit out at the Daily Mail , Rupert Murdoch, and the Westboro Baptist Church, to call…

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NOW delete your account: Black Lives Matter deletes Trump poll after it backfires HILARIOUSLY

November 27, 2017

After Trump bragged about the results of a Twitter poll( the president always seems to do well with Twitter polls ), a Black Lives Matter account attempted to do their own Trump Twitter poll over five days. Yup, FIVE DAYS. And it didn’t go hot for them. Did you know Black Lives Matter (@/ usblm) is conducting a poll on @POTUS‘ concert thus far? You do now. | #RedNationRising pic.twitter.com/…

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy report

November 26, 2017

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to affect elections, drive schedules and counter commentators, says report The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using legions of so called sentiment shapers to meddle in elections, improvement anti-democratic schedules and repress their citizens, a new report shows. Unlike widely reported Russian attempts to influence foreign elections, most of the offending countries use the internet to…

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Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later

November 26, 2017

Last month, Twitter started work on a new “save for later” feature for Tweets in your timeline that it wished to pennant to refer back to in the future. Now it’s given the aspect a name — it will be called Bookmarks — and is running tests with it. The news was made public last nighttime in a series of Tweets from Tina Koyama, a personnel product designer at the…

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Twitter Has Turned Over Zero New Russian Troll Accounts to Congress

November 24, 2017

Twitter has not supplied the House and Senate Russia investigations with any additional Kremlin-backed imposter reports and bots since at the least Nov. 1, The Daily Beast has confirmed. The lack of new revealing comes as evidence continued to mount that inauthentic Russian activity resumes apace on the microblogging platform. Twitter firstly determined 201 non-bot accounts tied to the St. Petersburg-based troll farm known as the Internet Research Association on…

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WikiLeaks Hitting Up Donald Trump Jr. Shouldn’t Surprise You

November 21, 2017

WikiLeaks has been sliding into Donald Trump Jr.’s DMs. The mainly one-sided dialogue, surfaced by The Atlantic , lasted at the least from September 2016 to July 2017. Throughout that extend, WikiLeaks mailed Donald Trump Jr. direct messages through Twitter, requesting him for his father &# x27; s tax returns, proposing Trump Senior reject results of the election if Hillary Clinton won, and even oh-so-casually swimming the idea that Julian…

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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

November 20, 2017

Researchers have found that accounts run away from troll farm in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons Concern about Russian force in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts be deemed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 accounts operating from the Russian Internet Research Agency( IRA) attempting to influence…

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Getting election dates wrong seems to run in the Trump family

November 11, 2017

Yeah buddy, thumbs up to you . Image: David Becker/ Getty Images Man, it seems that if you’re a Trump kid, the whole~ voting thing~ is HARD. In simply the latest course the Trump kids have bungled the process, Donald Trump Jr. is apparently confused about the date of election day in some states — such as in Virginia, where a tight governor’s race is underway. For the record, election…

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Twitter removes anti-abortion political ad proving, it can fight hate speech if it wants to

November 8, 2017

Rep. Marsha Blackburn during the Republican National Convention Image: Alex Wong/ Getty Images UPDATE: Oct. 10, 2017, 6:35 p.m. EDT Twitter has overruled the present decision and is now time allow the ad to be promoted through its platform. is this some bad-faith self-own so they can tell us they have to remain “hands-off” running their platform? — John Herrman (@ jwherrman) October 9, 2017 Rep. Blackburn reportedly shared her…

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Twitter employee deactivates Trumps account on their last day

November 6, 2017

President Trump’s infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went offline briefly on Thursday, setting forth a wave of embarrassment and emotions. If Trump’s Twitter is down, does this technically mean he’s no longer POTUS? I necessitate, it’s the only part of the job he pays attention to. — John Schindler (@ 20 committee) November 2, 2017 Some wondered if Trump had been hung for contravening Twitter’s terms of services that are, which…

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Trump and Clinton spent $81M on US election Facebook ads, Russian agency $46K

November 5, 2017

Russian info troll farm the Internet Research Agency expended just 0.05 percent just as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns combined in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, yet still reached a massive audience. While there might have been other Russian disinformation groups, the IRA spent $ 46,000 on pre-election period Facebook ads compared to $81 million are spending Clinton and Trump together,…

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19 times Chrissy Teigen was just totally done with everything

November 5, 2017

Chrissy Teigen is not someone you want to mess with on Twitter . Image: MediaPunch/ REX/ Shutterstock Many luminaries are on Twitter, but not all luminaries are good tweeters. Far from it. Some of them are too promotional, some are too controversial, and others have accounts but barely tweet at all. SEE ALSO: 69 hours Ryan Reynolds was hands down the funniest actor on Twitter Chrissy Teigen, meanwhile, is an…

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Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

November 5, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is altogether delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more. On Wenesday, Quartz only launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much better automated chaff from Twitter’s proverbial the sectors of wheat. Probabot recognizes political tweets and then investigates them utilizing something called the…

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Googles probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims

October 31, 2017

Google has unveiled evidence that Russian spies exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents “whos” aiming to spread disinformation across Google’s products — to be incorporated video content platform YouTube but likewise via publicize links with Google search, Gmail, and the company’s DoubleClick ad network….

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Even more US adults now getting news from social media, says Pew

October 2, 2017

New research by Pew suggests there has been another increase in the proportion of U.S. adults get report via social media platforms. In May last year the researcher reported that 62 per cent of American adults were obtaining news from tech platforms, saying 18 per cent of the members were doing so often. Now, in it’s latest survey, it says two-thirds( 67%) of U.S. adults are reporting getting at least…

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Trump’s latest retweet is baffling on so many levels you just have to scream

September 24, 2017

Image: AP/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK Donald Trump has proven to have absolutely zero self-restraint or common sense when it comes to his social media posts, but today he took the his Twitter habit to a whole new level. On Thursday morning, the U.S. president retweeted an eclipse meme of himself, as a white chairperson, “eclipsing” Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. It’s a retweet so dumb that it is able…

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Former CIA agent hopes to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

September 13, 2017

Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? The former CIA agent, who got involved in what became known as the “Plame Affair, ”has a solution for ridding Twitter of America’s favorite troll . Wilson launched a fundraiser last week to buy the social media service, tweeting 😛 TAGEND If @Twitter executives won’t shut down Trump’s violence and loathe, then it’s up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump https :// t.co/ HhbaHSluTx — Valerie Plame Wilson…

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