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  • I-Team Jan 10

    Anti-Semitic Trolls Impersonate Rabbis, Stoking Hate after Hasidic Attacks

    Fake accounts, which claim to be of U.S. rabbis, have been posting messages seemingly geared at pitting Jews against African Americans — but why aren’t social media sites stepping in sooner to stop them?

  • Cardi B Jan 8

    Cardi B Tweets That She’s Seeking Nigerian Citizenship After U.S. Airstrike in Iraq

    Cardi B’s announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans in friendly rivals Nigeria and Ghana. The Grammy-winning rapper visited both countries last month on her African tour. Her announcement in a tweet on Friday criticized the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and...

  • Twitter Jan 7

    Arizona GOP Congressman Tweets Doctored Photo of Obama, Doubles Down When Told It’s Fake

    An Arizona congressman who earlier tweeted a coded conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein appears to have no shame over posting a fake photo of former President Barack Obama to make a point about Iran. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a 2011 photo of Obama shaking hands with a former prime minister of India that was doctored to show him instead…

  • Australia Wildfires Jan 4

    US Singer Pink Pledges $500K to Fight Australia Wildfires

    American pop singer Pink says she is donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” Pink tweeted Saturday to her 32.2 million Twitter followers. “I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that…

  • Twitter Hack Jan 1

    Mariah Carey’s Twitter Account Hacked on New Year’s Eve

    Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked on New Year’s Eve allegedly by the same group that took control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account. Dozens of tweets were posted on the hacked account, some using the N-word and others referring to the Chuckling Squad, a hacker group that took control of Dorsey’s account, among other celebrities. Dorsey’s account was hacked...

  • 2020 Elections Dec 27, 2019

    Spotify Suspends Political Ads for 2020

    Spotify has become the latest tech company to enter the conversation around political ads, announcing Friday it will suspend them at the beginning of 2020. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, however, Spotify refrained from offering its perspective on political advertising, saying that the decision is the result of the music-streaming company not having sufficient tools to vet the ads. “At this point in time,...

  • Burlington Police Dec 21, 2019

    Social Media Scandal-Hit Burlington Police Dept. Getting New Interim Chief

    The top job at Vermont’s largest local police department is being placed in new hands for the third time this week after a scandal involving secret social media accounts prompted the resignation of the Burlington police chief and ended the tenure of his replacement after only a few hours.

  • bogus social media Dec 17, 2019

    Bogus Social Media Accounts Rankle Vt. City

    New details have been revealed about the social media misstep that forced the police chief in Burlington, Vermont, to turn in his badge.

  • BURLINGTON Dec 16, 2019

    Burlington Police Chief Resigns Over Social Media Misstep

    The police chief in Vermont’s largest city has resigned after his lying about his secret social media use came to light.

  • Burlington Police Dec 17, 2019

    Vermont Police Chief Resigns After Anonymous Twitter Revelation

    The police chief in Vermont’s largest city turned in his badge Monday following an episode involving secret social media use and lies about it — only for the newly appointed acting chief to be replaced over a similar issue.

  • Twitter Dec 13, 2019

    Twitter Brings Back Election Labels for 2020 US Candidates

    Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates....

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    The company, which first used such labels for the midterms last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling voters....

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    Many political candidates already have blue checkmarks to indicate that Twitter has...

  • Twitter Threat Dec 8, 2019

    Twitter User Who Offered $500 for Killling ICE Agent Acquitted

    A man who tweeted that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was acquitted in a case that centered on whether a threatening social media post is protected speech. A federal jury at U.S. District Court in Boston cleared 35-year-old Brandon Ziobrowski, of New York City. He had faced up to five years in…

  • Elon Musk Dec 6, 2019

    Attorney Suggests $190 Million Settlement for Man Elon Musk Allegedly Branded ‘Pedo Guy’ on Twitter

    An attorney told a Los Angeles federal jury Friday it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding him as a pedophile during a Twitter spat. Attorney Lin Wood said the suggested sum includes $150 million in punitive damages. Musk, who testified his stock in Tesla…

  • Vermont Dec 2, 2019

    Southern Vermont Digs Out From Early-Season Snow

    Parts of southern Vermont could see two feet of snow by the time this week’s slow-moving storm wraps up Tuesday. The towns reporting the highest totals were through the Route 9 corridor and along the Massachusetts border, including Readsboro, Woodford, and Wilmington.

  • Twitter Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Highly Contagious’ Box of Urine Triggers Evacuation of Seattle Area Movie Theater

    A Seattle area movie theater was evacuated on Friday after mistakenly receiving a leaking package that contained bodily fluids, NBC News reports. The North Bend Theatre in North Bend, Washington — about 30 miles east of Seattle — received a box marked “highly contagious human substance” on Friday night, according to a Twitter thread from Eastside Fire & Rescue. Authorities...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Pat Sajak Makes First Public Appearance Since Undergoing Emergency Surgery

    Pat Sajak is back in action! The 73-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” host made his first public appearance since undergoing emergency surgery in early November to enjoy a night out. Sajak was seen at the Washington Capitals game on Friday alongside his 24-year-old daughter, country singer Maggie Sajak. The game show host was sporting a red Capitals jacket to show his...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Surge in New Voters Sparks Talk of UK Election ‘Youthquake’

    In a British election dominated by Brexit, young voters who had no say in the country’s decision to leave the European Union could hold the key to victory. That is, if they can be bothered to vote. It has long been a truth in British politics that young people vote in lower numbers than older ones. In the last election...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    3 Arrested After Massive Manhunt in Braintree

    Three suspects are in custody in Braintree, Massachusetts, after they fled a vehicle and led police on a chase Tuesday afternoon. Massachusetts State Police said they had been searching for a man wanted for a shooting in Plymouth last month.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Lizzo Gives First American Music Awards Performance Ever

    Who would’ve thought tonight was Lizzo’s first time performing at the 2019 American Music Awards? The breakout superstar took the AMA stage with a performance packed with confidence and soul–but first, self-love. Donning a bright pink gown covered in layers of tulle, she encouraged the audience to put their lights up and “shine bright” before launching into a powerful performance...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Kemba Walker Taken Off Court on Stretcher

    Celtics point guard Kemba Walker was taken off the court on a stretcher after suffering an injury. Walker was hurt in a collision with teammate Semi Ojeleye late in the second quarter against the Nuggets in Denver. The team announced on Twitter that Walker had been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms. He is being taken to a hospital to be evaluated,...

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