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Trump Slammed for 'Dark, Disturbing' Twitter Attacks

'It is cyberbullying. This is a strategy to bully somebody who dissents'

(Newser) - Using Twitter to attack a private citizen is about as presidential as firing spitballs, Donald Trump's critics said after he took to social media in a feud with a union chief. The president-elect is being accused of cyberbullying Chuck Jones, the United Steelworkers Local 1999 leader who criticized how... More »

Strangers Find, Help Cleaner Seen Gazing at Gold

Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim is 'very thankful' for his new gifts

(Newser) - Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim was looking through a shop window at a jewelry display in Saudi Arabia when he saw "a flash." Days later, he's swimming in gifts. An unknown individual had snapped a photo of Abdul Karim, a cleaner in Riyadh, and posted it to Instagram... More »

Here Are the 10 Most Tweeted-About Topics of 2016

As well as the year's 3 most popular tweets

(Newser) - The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election, and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016, the AP reports. The social media site says Rio2016 was the most tweeted-about topic around the world, followed by Election2016 and PokemonGo. Euro2016, Oscars, Brexit, Trump, and BlackLivesMatter also made the... More »

Donald Trump: 35% Tax on Companies That Leave US

Latest Twitter stream goes after businesses who ship jobs overseas

(Newser) - After railing against his comedic portrayal on Saturday Night, Donald Trump on Sunday morning turned his Twitter account on corporate tax dodgers , announcing that while he intended to push for a lower overall corporate tax rate, "any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, [or]... More »

'Very Good!' Ethics Office Goes on Tweetstorm Cheering Trump

Agency sent very uncharacteristic tweets in congratulating president-elect on divestiture

(Newser) - Wednesday was such a strange day at the Office of Government Ethics that some observers thought it had been hacked—or driven over the edge by the challenges of the Trump transition. After Donald Trump tweeted that he would be "leaving" his businesses , the agency fired off a series... More »

Gingrich Thinks Trump Made One Post-Election Mistake

Voter fraud tweet was a misstep, he says

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich has long been an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter, but he admits that Trump has made one big mistake since winning the election: questioning the legitimacy of the election with a tweet claiming that millions voted illegally . "The president of the United States can't randomly tweet without... More »

Trump Retweets Teen in Quarrel With CNN Reporter

Jeff Zeleny dismisses president-elect's claims of voter fraud

(Newser) - Donald Trump insists that massive voter fraud prevented him from winning the popular vote, and CNN's Jeff Zeleny insists there is zero evidence of this. That disagreement played out on the president-elect's Twitter feed Monday night, as Trump retweeted supporters' condemnation of Zeleny, and both he and Zeleny... More »

Trump Says He Actually Won the Popular Vote

'If you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,' per Trump

(Newser) - Donald Trump doesn't seem pleased about Jill Stein's efforts to raise funds for an election recount in three battleground states, and he's also apparently not happy about reports that Hillary Clinton is crushing him in the popular vote (at last count, she was up by some 2.... More »

Trump Meeting With NYT Is Back On

He canceled it via tweet but has apparently reconsidered

(Newser) - It looks like Donald Trump will meet with the New York Times after all on Tuesday. The president-elect tweeted in the morning that he had canceled a meeting "with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice."... More »

Trump Breaches Protocol in Tweet About the Brits

President-elect names the man he'd like for ambassador to the US

(Newser) - Yet another unconventional move from the president-elect: On Monday night, Donald Trump tweeted that "many people" would like to see United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage "represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States." "He would do a great job!" Trump added.... More »

Trump Says He Kept Ford Plant in Kentucky

Company hadn't planned to move whole plant to Mexico

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to announce that Ford Motor Co. won't be moving Lincoln production from Kentucky to Mexico. Trump tweeted that Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, telephoned him with the news that a Lincoln plant would stay in Louisville. In another tweet... More »

This Is President-Elect Trump's First Tweet

'We will all come together'

(Newser) - "The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before." So reads Donald Trump's first tweet as president-elect, keeping in tone with the victory speech he gave on "such a beautiful and important evening" in Manhattan only a... More »

Internet Hero May Buy Vine From Twitter

You'll never take away our 6-second loops

(Newser) - Twitter killed Vine last month , but Vine may yet live again, like some sort of 6-second video of a teen dunking on a baby that loops on into infinity. TechCrunch , citing multiple sources, reports more than 10 companies offered to purchase Vine from Twitter after the latter announced it was... More »

#HillaryForPrision Trends on Twitter Amid Accusations of Censorship

No, that's not our typo

(Newser) - Supporters of Donald Trump managed to get one of their favorite rallying calls, "Hillary for prison," trending on Twitter on Monday. Or rather, they got "#HillaryForPrision" to trend. Eagle-eyed readers (and elementary school teachers) will notice an extra "i" has snuck in behind the "s"... More »

Twitter Is Shutting Down Vine

The heady days of 6-second videos are over

(Newser) - Twitter announced Thursday that it's shutting down Vine, meaning we'll no longer be able to enjoy new 6-second bits of genius like this , or this , or maybe even this . TechCrunch reports Twitter hasn't said exactly why it's ending the video platform it launched in 2013. But,... More »

Twitter Is Laying Off 9% of Its Workers

Approximately 350 people will be out of work

(Newser) - Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9% of its 3,860 employees worldwide, reports the AP . Twitter Inc., which has struggled amid competition from the likes of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, said Thursday that it expects to book about $10 million to $20... More »

Joe Walsh: 'If Trump Loses, I'm Grabbing My Musket'

Ex-congressman mocked, slammed for call to arms

(Newser) - A former GOP congressman claims he will be taking up arms—antiquated ones—if Hillary Clinton wins the election. "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump," Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket. You in?" Walsh, who represented... More »

Obama Fires Back at Trump's 'Mean Tweet'

'At least I will go down as a president'

(Newser) - President Obama handed it to haters, including Donald Trump, while reading mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States," Obama quoted Trump during the segment. His reply: "Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump,... More »

Internet Acting Weird Today? You're Not Alone

Outages on Twitter, other sites after DDOS attack

(Newser) - If you like to ease your way into the day by flipping on some Spotify tunes and checking out your Twitter feeds and favorite Reddit forums, Friday morning was probably pretty miserable. That's because those sites, and dozens of others, experienced annoying disruptions (or were down completely for some)... More »

Chrissy Teigen Mom-Shamed for the Way She Held Baby

She fought right back, of course

(Newser) - Chrissy Teigen was mom-shamed even before she had her baby (see here and here ), so it's not entirely surprising she'd be mom-shamed now that daughter Luna is actually here. A Twitter user recently tweeted a photo of Teigen holding Luna along with the remark, "this is... More »

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