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Trump Tweets Praise to Wrong Ivanka

He directs 20m followers to British woman instead of daughter

(Newser) - Even a Twitter user as prolific as Donald Trump can have the occasional slip-up: A British woman called Ivanka Majic likely woke up Tuesday to thousands of unexpected notifications after Trump mistakenly tweeted praise to her as Ivanka Trump's CNN interview aired, the Guardian reports. " @Ivanka Trump is... More »

Trump Lashes Out at CIA Director

He suggests Brennan was 'leaker of Fake News'

(Newser) - Soon-to-be-former CIA Director John Brennan strongly criticized Donald Trump on Sunday for reckless tweeting and for failing to understand the threat from Russia—and the president-elect took to his communication medium of choice to react. "'Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not... More »

School Employee Loses Job After Going Viral on Twitter

She gently teased a student about his spelling

(Newser) - A Maryland public school district has fired one of its employees a week after one of her tweets for the district went viral. On Jan. 5, in response to a tweet from a student directed at the Frederick County Public Schools Twitter account asking for schools to close "tammarow,... More »

Trump Kicks Back at LL Bean Boycott

Tweets support for Linda Bean, company family member who donated to his campaign

(Newser) - On the Grab Your Wallet website , you'll see scores of companies the site's founders found they "could no longer in good conscience shop at" because of ties to Donald Trump; the site encourages other people to boycott these companies, too. But when GYW added LL Bean to... More »

This Is the Most Popular Presidential Tweet Ever

'My last ask is the same as my first...'

(Newser) - On one of the last days of his presidency, President Obama sent out the most popular tweet ever tweeted from the @POTUS account, the AP reports. "Thank you for everything," Obama tweeted following Tuesday's farewell address. "My last ask is the same as my first. I'... More »

Judge Defends Trump's 'Intemperate Tweets'

She dismisses $4M libel lawsuit

(Newser) - Donald Trump's tweets are "intemperate" and "rife with vague and simplistic insults" but he has every right to keep firing them off, a New York judge has decided. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe dismissed a libel suit from GOP strategist Cheryl Jacobus this week, ruling that... More »

School District Gets Snarky on Twitter Over Snow

Georgia kids who tweeted for a snow day got more than they bargained for

(Newser) - Kids in Georgia hoping the year's first winter snow would land them a Friday off took to Twitter on Thursday to plead their case, and they found themselves an able sparring partner in the form of the unnamed handler of @CherokeeSchools . That's the Twitter account for the Cherokee... More »

Trump Goes After 'Overrated' 'Hillary Flunky' Meryl Streep

After Streep called him out at Golden Globes for mocking disabled reporter

(Newser) - Eyes now automatically turn to Twitter after anyone criticizes Donald Trump, and Meryl Streep's dig at the president-elect during Sunday's Golden Globes did indeed elicit a Trump response. Streep used her time onstage while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award to talk about when she first saw Trump... More »

'Creepy' Photo Collage Gets Martin Shkreli Suspended From Twitter

He allegedly harassed 'Teen Vogue' writer Lauren Duca

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli's latest exploits involve a bizarre photo collage that got him suspended on Sunday, at least temporarily, from Twitter. Shkreli had inserted himself into last month's drama between Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca, which ended with Carlson telling Duca to "... More »

Schwarzenegger Pens Gracious Reply to Trump's Twitter Slam

'We are not enemies, but friends'

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to think Donald Trump needs a lesson in making friends after the president-elect chose to criticize his Celebrity Apprentice successor. "Wow, the ratings are in and [new host] Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped' (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT," Trump tweeted Friday... More »

China Blasts Trump's Twitter 'Obsession'

As South Korea hires official to monitor Trump's tweets

(Newser) - A few too many tweets directed at China may have finally prompted the country to lash out at Donald Trump. An editorial posted to the Chinese website of state-run news agency Xinhua on Tuesday slammed Trump's "obsession with 'Twitter diplomacy'" as "undesirable." It continued:... More »

GM Doesn't Take Trump's Tweet Sitting Down

Trump threatened to slap tax on automaker for importing Cruzes

(Newser) - After swinging at China Tuesday morning on Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump set his sights on this continent, tweeting , "General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!" Politico reports... More »

Obama Uses Twitter to Defend His Legacy

Trump spokesman says tweeting won't stop

(Newser) - President Obama isn't the most prolific Twitter user out there, but he's making some use of the @POTUS handle while he still can. In a series of seven tweets on Sunday, Obama defended his legacy and the "remarkable progress" made during his presidency in areas including job... More »

Why Donald Trump Is Calling Putin 'Very Smart'

And why Twitter users are calling Trump's tweet possible 'treason'

(Newser) - After Vladimir Putin said he wouldn't deport US diplomats after the latest round of US sanctions against Russia, Donald Trump once again praised the Russian president, Mediaite reports. Putin said he would delay any sanctions until after Trump takes office, and the US president-elect tweeted in response, "Great... More »

After Trump's 'Roadblocks' Tweet, Obama Picks Up Phone

President-elect says transition once more going 'very, very smoothly' after president's call

(Newser) - President Obama chose to communicate in a relatively old-fashioned way this week after Donald Trump used Twitter to indicate relations between the two men had gone south. "Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition... More »

Prof Not Sorry for 'White Genocide' Tweet

'It should be mocked, and I'm glad to have mocked it': Drexel instructor George Ciccariello-Maher

(Newser) - A Drexel University politics professor whose bio says he specializes in Latin American social movements claims a Christmas Eve tweet that spurred a #WhiteGenocide hashtag was meant to be satirical, but not everyone is taking it that way, including Drexel. Per the Philadelphia Inquirer , George Ciccariello-Maher tweeted on his account... More »

Rand Paul Airs His Grievances

And they include Donald Trump, the media, and Peter Thiel

(Newser) - Rand Paul can be nothing if not persistent , and the Kentucky senator's annual Festivus airing of grievances proved no exception this year, reports the Guardian . In honor of the Seinfeld holiday, Paul took to Twitter on Friday to list his litany of light-hearted and not-so-light-hearted complaints. Highlights of his... More »

Woman Proposes to Girlfriend, but a 3rd Woman Steals Show

'Look at that older woman's reaction'

(Newser) - Sometimes it's the honest, unedited reaction to a moment that gets the greatest applause. Such is the case in a proposal photo now being widely shared. Carlos Jair took several pictures of his sister Jessica Rodriguez proposing to her long-term girlfriend Chelsea Miller at the Art Institute of Chicago... More »

Trump: If Popular Vote Mattered, I Would've Won It

So he said on Twitter Wednesday morning

(Newser) - Donald Trump is known to occasionally think out loud on Twitter, and on Wednesday the president-elect processed his Electoral College victory, which he won by 304 votes to Hillary Clinton's 227 . Trump started off by tweeting at 8:15am EST: "Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much... More »

Orlando Shooting Families Sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google

Defendants helped ISIS 'spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, attract new recruits': complaint

(Newser) - What responsibility do social media platforms hold for radicalizing individuals who then carry out attacks? According to families of the victims of the June shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub , enough to warrant a lawsuit, per Fox News . Named in the federal civil complaint filed Monday by the families of... More »

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