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Paul Ryan's Father's Day Video Does Not Go Over Well

John Legend is not having it in light of White House stance on splitting up families at the border

(Newser) - Republicans celebrating Father's Day in the era of separating migrant families , beware the wrath of liberals: Paul Ryan took to Twitter on Saturday to post a video called "How Becoming a Father Changed My Life," with a caption that read, "My life changed the day I... More »

Millie Bobby Brown Vanishes From Twitter After Anti-Gay Memes

'Stranger Things' actress had been object of homophobic meme, hashtag campaign

(Newser) - She's taken on the Demogorgon, but Twitter trolls may have been too much. Variety reports that Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things, has either deactivated or deleted her @milliebbrown Twitter account, and it may be linked to a proliferation of memes painting the... More »

Trump Hits Back at De Niro

Says actor is 'a very Low IQ individual'

(Newser) - President Trump is slamming actor Robert De Niro as "a very Low IQ individual." At Sunday night's Tony Awards, De Niro launched an expletive at Trump. On Monday, the actor apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president." Trump is responding on Twitter... More »

Twitter CEO's Restaurant Choice Ignites Controversy

After criticism, Jack Dorsey laments eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month

(Newser) - It started innocently enough: Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, tried to plug his latter company by tweeting that he'd saved money by using its mobile payment service. The problem, at least in some eyes, is that he saved that money while eating at Chick-fil-A. The fast-food chain... More »

Trump Wants His Blocking Privilege Back

DOJ appeals court ruling as Twitter users are unblocked

(Newser) - "We whined. We complained. We sued. We won our First Amendment lawsuit in federal court. And now @realDonaldTrump has unblocked me," University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen tweeted Monday. The Justice Department later confirmed all seven plaintiffs who successfully argued President Trump violated their right to free... More »

Trump Blames Sessions' Recusal for 'So Many Lives Ruined'

President also demanded 'transparency' on DOJ report on probe into Clinton's email server

(Newser) - The president's impatience with Robert Mueller's Russia probe once more reared its head on Twitter Tuesday, with Jeff Sessions getting special mention. "The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn't tell me he was going to recuse himself," Trump tweeted , per the... More »

He Accepted He Was Going to Die. Then a Hand Came Down

D'Marie O'Connor started a Twitter campaign to find mysterious 'Max' who saved him

(Newser) - "Hey Twitter This is Max, Max saved me from drowning yesterday." And so began D'Marie O'Connor's online quest Tuesday to find "Max," the man he said rescued him from 58-degree waters at Chicago's North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day. O'Connor tells... More »

Roseanne: I 'Begged Like 40 Motherf---ers' to Keep Show

Comedian tweets out conversation she says she had with ABC's Ben Sherwood

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr apologized publicly on Twitter for her racist tweet directed at ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, but she's now revealing what she says went on behind the scenes before her firing from ABC. Per CNN , the 65-year-old comedian returned Thursday to the social media platform she'd said she... More »

Trump Flexes His Pardoning Muscles

Dinesh D'Souza is a yes, Martha Stewart a maybe; may commute sentence of Blagojevich

(Newser) - President Trump made big news Thursday through his power to issue pardons and commute sentences. First, he announced that he would issue a full pardon to conservative firebrand Dinesh D'Souza, who once pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Hours later came two higher-profile names: Trump told reporters on Air... More »

NBA Boss Accused of Anonymous Twitter Abuse

76ers boss allegedly trashed players, fellow execs

(Newser) - The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media, the AP reports. The allegations were reported by the sports website The... More »

Trump Tweets About Roseanne Controversy

President complains about 'HORRIBLE' statements made about him on ABC

(Newser) - It’s official: President Trump has weighed in on the Roseanne controversy. He tweeted Wednesday, “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize... More »

Drugmaker Gets In Roseanne Burn After Ambien Tweet

Barr had blamed racist tweet on the sleep aid

(Newser) - During her tweetstorm about the cancellation of her show and the racist comment that caused it, Roseanne Barr tweeted Tuesday night that "it was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting." (She later deleted the tweet.) Not only did other Twitter users quickly pan that... More »

Judge to Tweeter-in-Chief: Blocking Is Unconstitutional

The president's account has 50 million followers

(Newser) - President Donald Trump violates the US Constitution's First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday. US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a subordinate to stop the practice of blocking critics... More »

Trump Tweets Sometimes Have Deliberate Grammar Errors

'Boston Globe' reports that staffers submit them, mimicking the boss' style

(Newser) - This might help explain how President Trump misspelled the first lady's name in a welcome-home tweet after her hospital stay. The Boston Globe reports that White House staffers routinely write Trump's tweets for him, mimicking his style as best they can. That the president doesn't write all... More »

Air Force Apologizes for Yanny-Laurel Tweet

Linking viral video to Afghanistan was 'in poor taste'

(Newser) - The Air Force has apologized for bringing the "Laurel or Yanny" debate into an update on a battle in Afghanistan. "Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10," the Air Force... More »

Matt Drudge Takes Issue With Trump Tweet

Founder of conservative news site fears Trump wants to license all reporters

(Newser) - Matt Drudge is taking issue with President Trump. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning complaining about the media, citing a recent report that "91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake)" and wondering whether his administration should continue working with the "corrupt" press: "Take away credentials?" he... More »

Social Media Campaign May Have Worked for Political Prisoner

Iranian man's execution has been delayed

(Newser) - A social media campaign apparently worked to delay the execution of a prisoner in Iran: After nearly 230,000 mentions of his name on Twitter in 48 hours, Ramin Hossein-Panahi's execution, originally scheduled for Thursday, was delayed and he was moved from solitary confinement to the general prison population,... More »

Twitter Wants You to Change Your Password

Company says it's precautionary

(Newser) - Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords, the AP reports. The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form. Twitter says there's no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords... More »

Trump, Kanye Engage in Twitter Lovefest

Rapper praises Trump, president thanks him

(Newser) - Washington's newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald. President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support, the AP reports. Trump wrote , "Thank you Kanye, very cool!" in response to the tweets from West, who called the president "... More »

Trump Gets 'Denuclearization' All Wrong in Tweet

Just a little fumble of the fingers?

(Newser) - President Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un, the AP reports. But that's not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the US and... More »

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