Tag Archives: Twitter

BlackBerry Motion Phone Leaked on Twitter

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. BlackBerry used to rule the smartphone space, but then the iPhone came out. BlackBerry execs deemed the iPhone a “toy” and a “fad,” but that fad eventually drove the company to revamp its product lineup. It was too late, though. BlackBerry will probably never regain the throne, but it’s not done with smartphones. It’s making a go of things with Android, and it looks like a new full-touch-screen BlackBerry Android phone is on the way. A ...

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Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet

How many of Trump’s twitter followers are bots? Twitter says itwon’t take down a controversial weekend tweet from President Donald Trump — the tweet North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho described as a declaration of war. On Sept. 23, Trump tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” The phrase “Little Rocket Man” refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a statement on Monday, Ri said: “Since the United States ...

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Twitter, Medium co-founder on the Twitter 'junk information epidemic'

Twitter, Medium founder: Tech companies unintentionally funding fake news Tech companies are bankrolling fake news even though they don’t mean to. Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter(TWTR, Tech30) and founder of Medium, said the revenue publishers generate from ads on platforms like Facebook helped fuel misinformation over the past year. “A ton of it was driven by people just making a buck on ads,” Williams told CNN Tech’s Laurie Segall in an interview. Publishers of fake and conspiratorial news were able to make money by getting readers to click through to ...

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Artist targets Twitter with offline hate tweets

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands – by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the company’s Hamburg headquarters. A post on video-sharing site YouTube showed Shahak Shapira and fellow activists stencilling tweets saying “Germany needs a final solution to Islam” and “Let’s gas the Jews” – clear references to the Nazi regime’s World War Two genocide of Europe’s Jews. [youtu.be/jzMTBINlLFU] Shapira said he had reported some 300 incidents of ...

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Trump sued by blocked Twitter users

A group of Twitter users blocked by President Trump has filed a lawsuit against him, claiming the president blocking users on the social network is unconstitutional. On Tuesday, seven individual defendants and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed suit against Trump, press secretary Sean Spicer and Dan Scavino —the White House director of social media. The suit argues that Twitter is a public forum under the First Amendment, and because the president’s Twitter (@realDonaldTrump) is used for official government announcements, the tweets should be accessible to everyone. ...

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Twitter says Trump's tweet doesn't violate its rules

Trump tweets insults at MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Twitter says President Trump’s latest anti-media tweet doesn’t violate its rules. Twitter told CNN on Sunday that the company reviewed the tweet, which features a WWE video that has been edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face. Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted and the lack of details in the tweet itself. According to its rules, Twitter may suspend ...

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Fore! Twitter jabs fly between Rory, Elkington

12:58 AM ET ERIN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy fired back at fellow major champion Steve Elkington on Twitter on Friday night after the Australian golfer said the Northern Irishman “was bored playing golf” due to having plenty of money in the bank. McIlroy, who missed the cut at the U.S. Open after having played just one event in the past two months due to a recurring injury, responded to Elkington’s tweet that said without Tiger Woods the “threshold” for winning majors is probably four, with $ 100 million in the ...

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'An egregious assault': Twitter erupts over GOP candidate's alleged attack on reporter

GOP candidate allegedly ‘body slams’ journalist The alleged assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte set social media alight on Wednesday night. Jacobssaid he was asking Gianforte questions about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate “body slammed” him. The Guardian released an audio recording that supported Jacob’s account of the incident, which was also backed up by witnesses. Gianforte was charged with assault on the eve of Montana’s special election. But his campaign earlier blamed the altercation on Jacobs, accusing him of “aggressive behavior” ...

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How Twitter can predict flu outbreaks 6 weeks in advance

Jack Dorsey: Twitter shows best and worst of democracy Could Twitter be the key to cracking the flu? A team from Northeastern University developed a new model to predict the spread of the flu in real time using Twitter(TWTR, Tech30). The researchers collected location data from more than 50 million tweets that contained words related to the flu, like coughing and vomiting. The data gave the researchers an idea of early flu activity around the country. “The initial conditions of an epidemic are very important. To make an analogy, you ...

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Billionaire joins Twitter to fight media

Trump: Twitter lets me bypass the media The king of the bond market is angry. Billionaire investor Jeff Gundlach says he’s joined Twitter because he’s “getting tired” of inaccurate reporting about him. “I’ve had five consecutive news reports that are completely fallacious,” Gundlach said Monday at the 22nd annual Sohn Investment Conference in Manhattan. Gundlach, whose recent success has given him the unofficial “bond king” title that used to be reserved for rival Bill Gross, didn’t explain which stories upset him. The CEO of DoubleLine Capital said he’s “shunned social ...

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