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Here Are Twitter's Latest Excuses as to Why It Lets Donald Trump Break Its Rules Constantly

Twitter is never, ever going to ban Donald Trump for reasons ranging from the self-apparent (he’s the president, and a conspiracy-obsessed one at that) to perhaps the cynical (whether or not his incessant tweeting helps the company’s bottom line). Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Social Media, Donald Trump, Technology, Politics


Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting Video Screened at Trump's Miami Resort

President Donald Trump’s resort in Miami hosted a conservative political conference this past weekend that included some violent parody videos, according to the New York Times. One of the viral videos, edited from a clip of the 2014 action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, shows President Trump violently murdering …Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Memes, Viral Videos, Mitt Romney, Violence, Miami, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Kingsman


President Trump's Racist Bullshit Now Available on Twitch

President Donald Trump has joined Twitch, the social media platform for gamers, and already racked up 40,000 followers in less than 24 hours. The president, who’s very popular on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, appears to be expanding his social media footprint after recent complaints that Fox News doesn’t support…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Twitch, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Facebook Instagram, Trump Rallies, Ilhan Omar


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 October 2020

Yes, an aurora. But this is the Aurora Australis, not the better known Aurora Borealis. Read about our tour to see the Aurora Australis, immediately below. Good morningIt is great to be back, after what has been quite a while since a Travel Insider newsletter appeared in your Friday in-box.  I’ve been busy with the two tours that ran back-to-back in September, but it has been a great sort of being busy, with wonderful experiences and delightful groups in both Scotland and France.I again point ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Yahoo, Congress, California, France, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Hotels, China, Singapore, India, Miscellaneous


85 Percent of Americans Don't Know Who This Is and I'm Extremely Jealous

Do you recognize this man? If so, I’m very, very sorry. You are among the select few who, like Thanos, are cursed with knowledge.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Jack Dorsey, Don


Millionaire Fox News Host Says Twitter Has Made Some People Rich While Dividing America

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says that Twitter has harmed America by spreading hatred and division in the U.S., something that he insists wasn’t common 10 years ago. Carlson also says that Twitter is making people rich while dividing America. Seriously.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, America, Fox News, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, White Supremacy, Carlson, Devin Nunes, President Trump, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Twitter Nazism


Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers

Twitter says it inadvertently used private information, provided by users for the purpose of protecting their accounts, to help companies target them with ads.Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Privacy, Two Factor Authentication


Amazon's Prime Video App Has Gone Missing From the Apple App Store [Update: It's Back]

Prime Video, the Amazon app that hosts all of its streaming content, disappeared from Apple’s App Store without an explanation from Amazon on Friday. According to an Amazon spokesperson, the issue resulted from a “technical issue,” adding that the app should be restored soon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video


Amazon's Prime Video App Has Gone Missing From the Apple App Store [Updated]

Prime Video, the Amazon app that hosts all of its streaming content, disappeared from Apple’s App Store without an explanation from Amazon on Friday. According to an Amazon spokesperson, the issue resulted from a “technical issue,” adding that the app should be restored soon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video


Amazon's Prime Video App Has Gone Missing From the Apple App Store

Prime Video, the Amazon app that hosts all of its streaming content, has disappeared from Apple’s App Store without explanation from Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Read


Terry Pratchett Predicted the Rise of Nazis Online During an Interview with Bill Gates in 1995

Most Americans weren’t online back in 1995, let alone getting most of their news from online sources. But the late fantasy author Terry Pratchett knew what was coming. And a newly unearthed GQ interview from 1995, with Bill Gates no less, reveals that Pratchett really could see the future.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Nazis, Fantasy, Social Media, Bill Gates, Gq, Melinda Gates, Terry Pratchett, Predictions, Pratchett, Neo Nazis, Twitter Nazism


That 'Found Cat' Craigslist Ad Featuring a Bobcat is Totally Fake

Have you seen this Craigslist ad that’s going viral on social media? The headline screams “FOUND CAT - NEED OWNERS ASAP!!” but if you take a closer look at the photos, it clearly shows a bobcat. Scary, right?Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Craigslist, Instagram, Animals, Fake, Hoaxes, Fakes, Bobcat, Debunker


Bullshit Viral Videos of Nancy Pelosi Show Fake Content Doesn't Have to Be a Deepfake

Two videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have gone viral over the past 24 hours, raising ethical questions about the use of editing on social media. President Donald Trump even shared one of the videos last night, calling it “PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE.” But only one of the videos is truly “fake” and…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, House, Viral Videos, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Fakes, Pelosi, President Trump


Nearly Half of Juul's Followers on Twitter Last Year Were Teens, Report Claims

Juul says that it has aggressively attempted to curb the use of its products by teens amid ongoing pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, but youth may have made up a significant percentage of the brand’s social following on Twitter in 2018, according to a new report.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Smoking, Social Media, Food And Drug Administration, Vaping, Juul


Twitter and Facebook Should Give Us a 'Start From Scratch' Button

The best buttons on the internet are all children of the “delete” key.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Privacy And Security, Give Me Control Of My Data Please


Why Australians Are Tweeting About the Prime Minister Shitting His Pants at McDonald's

If you follow any Australians on Twitter, you might have seen some really strange references on the social media platform lately—references that don’t make much sense to Americans. People are talking about Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a place called Engadine, pants filled with shit, and something called Maccas.…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Voting, Australia, Social Media, Shit, Poop, Prime Minister, Mcdonalds, Scott Morrison, McDonald, Federal Election, Engadine


The Evolution of Online Eating Disorder Communities From Tumblr to Twitter Meme

Online eating disorder subculture, pockets of the internet where largely young women and girls share inspiration and information on ED behaviors, has always been a black hole of calorie counting and exercising. Little has fundamentally changed since the days of pro-anorexia Livejournal communities, forums, and blogs…Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Mental Illness, Tumblr, Bulimia, LiveJournal, Body positivity, Ed Twitter


How Twitter Became Ubiquitous in Japan

It was in 2011, when Japan suffered a huge earthquake, that he really started paying more attention to the company. Twitter was one of the only ways he and many others could communicate amid mass confusion and damaged infrastructure, and afterward, Twitter’s popularity grew. In 2014, Twitter started letting advertisers promote mobile apps that encouraged users to download or open mobile apps directly from a tweet, and the company started to see revenue accelerate.
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Science


Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Tech Policy, Mods Mods, Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom From Consequences


White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump


Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticized his plan for saving a young soccer team trapped in a cave system in Thailand.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Tweet, Tesla, Never Tweet, Thai Cave Rescue


San Francisco ‘IPO Tax’ Targeting Tech Giants on Track for November Vote

Happy IPO day to Uber, the Silicon Valley giant whose long-term plan to deal with unhappy drivers is to replace them with robots that won’t worry about details like wages and health insurance.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Twitter, Science, Taxes, Ipo, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Gordon Mar, Ipo Earthquake


A Good Omens-Themed Prophetical Twitter Account May Have Heralded a Major Endgame Spoiler

What happens when the warnings of Agnes Nutter combine with modern popular culture? Well, it might be Avengers: Endgame spoilers, apparently.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Marvel, Neil Gaiman, Iron Man, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Spoilers, Prophecy, Amazon Studios, Agnes Nutter, Good Omens, Avengers Endgame


Elon says Tesla will field 1M fully autonomous robo-taxis by 2020 – AI experts call BS

Elon Musk, the PT Barnum of tech, is currently getting a ration of ridicule from some of the world’s foremost leading AI experts over his ridiculous claim that Tesla will field a million fully autonomous cars by 2020. If there are a million Tesla robo-taxis functioning on the road in 2020, I will eat them. Perhaps @rodneyabrooks will eat half with me? https://t.co/NEVnU4Jjgy — Kai-Fu Lee (@kaifulee) May 8, 2019 Musk, as his oddly sycophantic followers are prone to point out every time he’s criti...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Science, Opinion, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Musk, Elon, Kai Fu Lee


Batwoman, Failed Airlines, and Height Enhancement Scams: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week for our friends at Facebook: Amid showing a bunch of loser far-right trolls and also Louis Farrakhan the door, kicking off an unhinged Twitter spree by the president, the company announced a confusing pivot towards being a privacy-first platform while also announcing other features designed to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Wearables, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Air Travel, Medicine, Labor, Environment, Cars, Social Media, Brands


SpaceX forced to delay NASA launch over drone ship glitch

Resupply missions to the International Space Station are typically routine affairs, and SpaceX has completed well over a dozen such missions ahead of this week's CRS-17 venture. Unfortunately for both NASA and SpaceX, their plans have been derailed not once, but now twice.The original planned launch of CRS-17 was to take place on Wednesday of this week, but NASA was forced to cancel after a power issue aboard the ISS required immediate attention. The rescheduled launch was to happen today, F...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Falcon


NBA Severs Ties With Company Doing Censorship Dirtywork on Twitter [Updated]

Update: A few hours after this story was published, the NBA terminated the relationship with the local company responsible for this tweet according to NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO Mark Tatum. The story has been updated.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Turkey, Nba


Why Is the NBA Helping a Despot Censor Tweets?

Everyone knows that NBA Twitter is already one of the weirder parts of the internet but not many of us expected the best basketball league in the world to be complicit in overt political censorship.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Turkey, Nba, NBA Twitter


The 13 Most Notorious Deleted Tweets in History

Everyone makes a bad tweet now and then. And sometimes a tweet is so bad, that the user has to delete it forever. But the internet never forgets.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Jay Z, Social Media, Ashton Kutcher, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, US Airways, Buffalo Wild Wings, Digiorno, President Trump, Our Garbage Twitter, Spaghettios


Did Twitter Keep Tabs on Journalists' Political Leanings?

The question is not at all hypothetical.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Mit, Jack Dorsey, Bias, Cortico, Low Stakes Internet Mysteries, Filter Bubbles, Graphika, Medium Stakes Internet Mysteries



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