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Devin Nunes Was Bugged by a Parody Cow. Now It's Worse

@DevinCow has more followers than the California rep does

(Newser) - Devin Nunes' Cow might have had only 1,200 followers as of Monday, but GOP Rep. Devin Nunes had tired of the insults it had been dishing out since August 2017. So he sued it, Twitter, and a couple of other accounts for $250 million on Monday , claiming Twitter... More »

George Conway Fires Off 20-Plus Tweets After Trump Insult

Kellyanne's spouse is pushing back after president called him 'husband from hell'

(Newser) - The tiff between President Trump and the spouse of one of his closest advisers took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, and things didn't get any better the next day. The Hill reports that on Wednesday morning, Trump continued his criticism of George Conway, the husband of White... More »

Insulted Congressman Sues Twitter for $250M

Rep. Devin Nunes says site is biased against conservatives

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is tired of being insulted by Twitter accounts like Devin Nunes' Cow , which calls him a "lil' treasonous cowpoke," and the now-suspended Devin Nunes' Mom . In a $250 million lawsuit against the website and some of its users, including the "Cow" and "... More »

Kellyanne, Husband Disagree on Trump's Mental Health

George Conway thinks POTUS is mentally ill

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway's husband George, a frequent critic of his wife's employer , suggested Monday that President Trump has a mental disorder. Not so, the top White House counselor told reporters upon her arrival at work. "No, I don't share those concerns," she said, per Politico and... More »

James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney... More »

Tweet Battle Between Trump, Cohen Uses Word 'Lie' a Lot

President and his former attorney take their tiff to Twitter

(Newser) - The falling out between President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen headed straight to Twitter Friday morning, with the commander in chief addressing the confusion over whether Cohen had ever asked him for a presidential pardon, and whether he'd ever lobbied to work in the White House, the... More »

Clinton's Response to Trump: Mean Girls Gif

'Why are you so obsessed with me?'

(Newser) - President Trump and Hillary Clinton will definitely not be having a rematch as candidates in the 2020 election cycle—but there's still room for spats on Twitter. Clinton fired back on Tuesday after Trump mocked her for deciding not to run in 2020, the Hill reports. "(Crooked) Hillary... More »

California Teens Pictured at Party With Swastika, Giving Nazi Salute

Photograph went viral, led to outcry

(Newser) - A California school district is investigating a social media photograph in which young people are seen giving Nazi salutes while standing around a table on which red cups form a swastika, the AP reports. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District was made aware Sunday of social media postings "involving some... More »

Elon Musk in Hot Water Yet Again Over a Tweet

SEC wants Tesla CEO held in contempt

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweeting habits have triggered another legal challenge from stock market regulators worried about him using his Twitter account to mislead investors, the AP reports. The latest dust-up emerged late Monday when the Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal court in New York to hold... More »

Rubio Seems to Threaten Maduro With Gadhafi Pics

Fla. senator being criticized for 'remarkably stupid' tweet some see as hint at US military intervention

(Newser) - Marco Rubio is known for his biblically themed tweets , but a different sort of post made waves over the weekend. On Sunday, the Florida senator sent out side-by-side photos of Moammar Gadhafi—one showing the late Libyan dictator in his prime, the second showing him bloodied and roughed up, right... More »

Sarah Silverman, Megyn Kelly Get in Twitter Spat

The two are in a spat over President Trump, climate change, Silverman's language

(Newser) - Sarah Silverman wasn't having it when President Trump called out Amy Klobuchar on Twitter, and ended up in a Twitter feud—which also conveniently plugged one of her movies—with Megyn Kelly as a result. The relevant tweets:
  • Trump : "Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she
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Rob Lowe in Hot Water After Elizabeth Warren 'Chief' Tweet

'Parks and Rec' actor also doesn't seem to know what an Oxford comma is

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren officially entered the 2020 race on Saturday, and it caught the eye of Rob Lowe—whose tweet on the matter then caught a lot of eyes. "Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in 'Chief,'" the 54-year-old Parks and Rec star... More »

Someone's Blasting a School District Online. Now, an Unmasking?

Neb.'s Friend Public Schools wants to know who's running the criticism-filled Friend Bulldog account

(Newser) - A southeast Nebraska school district wants a court to help it learn who's behind a Twitter account that has targeted the district and superintendent. Friend Public Schools says the unknown person behind the Friend Bulldog account has made false, libelous, and defamatory statements accusing Superintendent David Kraus or the... More »

Fans Blast Demi Lovato After Tweet on ICE-Held Rapper

21 Savage may soon be deported; fans didn't like that pop singer joked about his UK citizenship

(Newser) - What does rapper 21 Savage being taken into immigration custody have to do with Demi Lovato suddenly deleting her Twitter account? Nothing directly, but people apparently didn't like the pop singer tweeting about the former's status, and the backlash seems to have led to the latter. Per People ... More »

Patton Oswalt Got Trolled on Twitter. His Troll Is Now 'Humbled'

Comedian directed fans to donate money to sick man's GoFundMe

(Newser) - A Twitter troll went after Patton Oswalt—and the comedian managed to turn it into one of the most uplifting stories of the week. It started Wednesday, when Oswalt made fun of President Trump on Twitter , which provoked snarky reactions from 64-year-old Michael Beatty, including saying he was happy Oswalt'... More »

Twitter Suspends Account Behind 'MAGA Kid' Controversy

Account said it was video of 'MAGA loser gleefully bothering' Native American

(Newser) - Controversy is still raging over Friday's encounter in Washington, DC, between a Native American man and a student in a Make America Great Again hat—and a move from Twitter suggests it may have deliberately been stirred up. The company has suspended an account that shared video of the... More »

Cardi B Warns 'Sheep' Tomi Lahren: 'I Will Dog Walk You'

Singer isn't having it with conservative commentator over the shutdown and border wall

(Newser) - Cardi B and Tomi Lahren got into an online smackdown over President Trump's border wall and the government shutdown. The 26-year-old singer and rapper caused quite a buzz last week with a 58-second rant about the partial shutdown, noting that "our country is in a hellhole right now,... More »

Burger King Trolls Trump Over 'Hamberders'

POTUS initially misspelled 'hamburgers' on Twitter

(Newser) - Burger King is needling President Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected . But Burger King jumped in with a tweet of its own,... More »

There's a New Twitter Queen in DC

Ocasio-Cortez has vaulted past top 5 media outlets combined, all other Democrats

(Newser) - Any Democrat with their sights set on the Oval Office in 2020 might ask a freshman congresswoman for a retweet. As Axios reports, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has vaulted past all other Democrats in terms of Twitter interactions—effectively "dominating the Democratic conversation." In the 30 days before Friday, the... More »

Easy to See Why Billionaire's Tweet Is Now Most Retweeted

Yusaku Maezawa promises some cash to 100 people

(Newser) - A Japanese billionaire has now claimed the honor of having penned the most retweeted tweet ever. But once you hear what he wrote, it's not that surprising. Yusaku Maezawa's Jan. 5 tweet offered to split 100 million yen (that's about $925,000) among 100 people, reports the... More »

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