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  • GOP leader mocked for tweet complaining of conservative censorship on Twitter
    The Hill

    GOP leader mocked for tweet complaining of conservative censorship on Twitter

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyNew Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders Internet security expert: 'I don't think it's right to say' tech giants are politically biased Poll: Republicans favor Scalise for Speaker; Dems favor Pelosi MORE (R-Calif.) was mocked on social media for a misleading tweet complaining that Twitter was censoring conservative voices. Twitter has been criticized by several conservative figures who say the site is “shadow banning” right-leaning voices. McCarthy, attempting to tweet an example of such censorship, shared a screenshot of a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham that was covered by a warning of “potentially sensitive

  • GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy had technical difficulties with his Twitter GOP 'censorship' complaint
    The Week

    GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy had technical difficulties with his Twitter GOP 'censorship' complaint

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) spent his August break traveling across the U.S. to shore up vulnerable House Republicans and, not coincidentally, bolster his bid to take over as leader of the House Republican caucus when Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) steps down, The Washington Post reports. McCarthy is close with President Trump, but he "faces persistent doubts among the most conservative GOP voters, who have long seen him as part of an establishment that has sought to sideline their views," the Post says. Those doubts helped sink his 2015 bid to become House speaker, and so he has been working "to strengthen his standing with conservatives by pushing for House action on spending

  • Kanye West Wore Socks with Sandals That Were Several Sizes Too Small, and Twitter Calls Him Out
    InStyle

    Kanye West Wore Socks with Sandals That Were Several Sizes Too Small, and Twitter Calls Him Out

    On Saturday, the designer attended rapper 2Chainz’s wedding with Kim by his side wearing socks with sandals that were obviously too small.

  • Cameron Jordan deflects chance to talk further about Twitter salvo against Trump
    The Advocate

    Cameron Jordan deflects chance to talk further about Twitter salvo against Trump

    Cameron Jordan made headlines by taking on President Donald Trump on Twitter after the first round of NFL preseason games.  After Trump issued a pair of tweets lambasting NFL players for protesting during the anthem, Jordan responded in kind, calling the President "an overly insecure prepubescent child" and asking why Trump hadn't issued a tweet condemning the Unite the Right rally happening in Washington, D.C., that weekend.  Asked about his salvo on Sunday, Jordan shifted the focus. "Any time you talk about 45, that's just a whole, another subject," Jordan said. "I'm just trying to be more positive moving forward when you talk about what I can do for our community."  Jordan spends his off days

  • Benzinga

    Benzinga's Bulls & Bears Of The Week: Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, Walmart And More

    Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included social media and video streaming giants this past week. Bearish calls included another social media ...

  • Associated Press

    1 of 3 sought in ambush police officer shooting

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — One of three men sought in connection with an ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives earlier this month has been arrested, police said.

  • President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition
    Deadline

    President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

    As surely as dawn follows darkness, the Commander-in-Tweet was back on his Twitter megaphone this morning for his usual Sunday messaging. President Donald Trump spent most of his tweets today focused on his arch-enemy, the “Failing New York Times,” owing to its big story about White House Counsel Don McGahn and his alleged cooperation with the Mueller probe. Today’s jihad against the Times follows yesterday’s Trump Twitter takes on social media outlets that are allegedly…

  • Soon you’ll be able to watch high school football on Twitter
    TechCrunch

    Soon you’ll be able to watch high school football on Twitter

    Just at the NFL is gearing up to kickoff its regular season, Adidas has announced that it will be partnering with Twitter to livestream high school football games on the platform. The deal joins a slew of existing streaming sports deals for the platform, including pro games from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, along with collegiate conferences, like Pac-12. NFL games, in particular, have been a big hit for the site.

  • Twitter CEO Dorsey explains ignoring Infowars' rules violations
    CNET

    Twitter CEO Dorsey explains ignoring Infowars' rules violations

    Two weeks ago, Apple, Facebook, YouTube and others kicked the harassing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site off their services.  But Twitter refused until Tuesday, when it suspended him for seven days after he effectively called on his viewers to take up arms against journalists and others. What changed? It turns out, the media did. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, told CNN in an interview Sunday that the work that network and other reporters did digging up instances where Jones and his Infowars broke the company's rules ultimately helped lead to his ban. Until those reports started coming in, Twitter hadn't received reports "that we felt we could take action on that violated our

  • I'm on digital detox, says Swara Bhasker on deactivating Twitter account
    Business Standard India

    I'm on digital detox, says Swara Bhasker on deactivating Twitter account

    Swara Bhasker has temporarily quit Twitter and the actor says she is on a "digital detox". When searched for the actor's verified account with the handle, @ReallySwara, the page showed no results. Swara told PTI that she is currently holidaying in Europe and will be back on Twitter when she returns home. "I deactivated it. Digital detox. (I) will be back when I return to India next week," she told PTI over a series of text messages. "I wasn't being able to enjoy my holiday and was all the time tracking what's happening in India. I just felt I'm getting addicted to Twitter," she added. According to reports, the 30-year-old actor, who is a vocal critic of the central government, had went off the

  • #BlackLove: 'Why representation matters'
    BBC News

    #BlackLove: 'Why representation matters'

    #BlackLove started online as a way for people to share positive images of black couples that many felt were missing in mainstream media. The hashtag has since become an American documentary series, and has engaged many black people in a conversation about how representation of romantic relationships is important both on and offline. Aji and Chanté are a young black British couple, and told us what it means to them.

  • Tired of Twitter? Join Me on Mastodon
    Wired News

    Tired of Twitter? Join Me on Mastodon

    Twitter, the platform I once loved, has turned into a terrible place. It's become a way to pervert the political discourse, to enable trolls, and to fuel the spread of conspiracy theories. And that's just lately. Seeing people I generally like and agree with subtweeting and attacking others—on top of the world's perpetually bleak news—has begun to gnaw away at my mental health and spiritual wellbeing. It simply isn't what I signed up for. Today's Twitter calls to mind the plot of Ghostbusters 2: It's a digital sewer of negativity slime we're all wading through. With the company's fortunes tied directly to user count, there's little incentive to purge bad actors or even those who break Twitter's