13 Stories

Trump Shares Far-Right Group's Anti-Muslim Videos

They came from Jayda Fransen, ultranationalist figure in Britain

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning on Twitter Wednesday, and his decision to retweet three anti-Muslim videos is making headlines not only in the US but in the UK. That's because the videos originated with an ultranationalist political figure in Britain named Jayda Fransen. The videos, here , here , and... More »

Pentagon Retweets Call for Trump to Resign

Spokesperson says message was 'erroneously retweeted'

(Newser) - See, this is why all those Twitter profiles are sure to note that retweets do not equal endorsements. CBS News reports the Pentagon's official Twitter account on Thursday retweeted a tweet calling for President Trump's resignation. "GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue," tweeted "... More »

Trump Deletes 2 Different Retweets From Morning

One called him a 'fascist'

(Newser) - President Trump is having another eventful stretch on Twitter. And the item getting the most attention appears to have been a misfire by the president, reports Politico . It began when Trump tweeted about a story on Fox saying he was considering a pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A Twitter user... More »

Kid Unseats Ellen, Scores 'Nuggs'

Teen Carter Wilkerson earns a year's worth of chicken nuggets from Wendy's

(Newser) - As Carter Wilkerson prepped for final exams and attended his prom, he also kept dreaming of one other thing: chicken nuggets, and the retweets that would lead him to trayloads of them. The New York Times reports that dream came true this week as the 16-year-old junior from Reno, Nev.... More »

A Teen's Joke Tweet May Set a Record

Carter Wilkerson is in quest of a year's supply from Wendy's

(Newser) - A 16-year-old from Nevada who apparently really likes Wendy's chicken nuggets is closing in on the record for the most retweets ever thanks to a random idea he decided to act upon, reports the Guardian . Last Wednesday night, Carter Wilkerson took to Twitter to ask: "Yo @Wendys how... More »

Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha'

President-elect takes to Twitter after again finding 'SNL' impersonation 'unwatchable'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump to mock the president-elect's retweeting practices , and the Donald himself was apparently watching, because as Zach Seemayer writes at ETonline , "ignoring the existence of irony all together, he immediately jumped on Twitter to slam SNL for mocking his... More »

Megyn Kelly Tweets One-Word Response to Trump's Heidi Cruz Insult


(Newser) - Megyn Kelly didn't have to say much to get her point across: In what the Hollywood Reporter calls a "rare move," the Fox News host has responded directly to a Donald Trump tweet. The tweet in question: Trump's retweet of an insulting image of Heidi Cruz.... More »

Zimmerman Tweets Photo We Didn't See Coming

'Z-Man is a one man army' accompanies sad photo

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's Twitter feed attracted a little attention Sunday when he retweeted a photo of Trayvon Martin's dead body—along with the words "Z-Man is a one man army." He soon took down the tweet, which was originally posted by @SeriousSlav , an apparent admirer, but this... More »

100 Retweets, 'and I'll Shoot Someone'

Los Angeles man arrested after threat on Twitter

(Newser) - A really bad joke (we hope) on Twitter has landed a Los Angeles man in jail. Police arrested 20-year-old Dakkari McAnuff on suspicion of making criminal threats after he allegedly promised to shoot a random stranger in exchange for 100 retweets. Police say McAnuff posted multiple photos on Twitter showing... More »

Kim Retweeted Twice as Often as Obama

We know. You're depressed.

(Newser) - Adding to your fears for the future of mankind: MIT researchers have built a tool that estimates that, on average, Kim Kardashian can expect to be retweeted twice as often as President Obama. The researchers came up with what they call the " Twouija: Retweet Oracle " to predict how... More »

Twitter Squad Foils Carjacking

Tweeters track cell phone of driver shut in trunk

(Newser) - An army of helpful tweeters helped save the day when a hapless car owner nearly lost his vehicle—and his life—to a pair of carjackers in South Africa. The armed thugs forced the driver into the trunk of his Volkswagen Golf. Luckily, they didn't take his cell phone,... More »

2 Mexicans Face 30 Years for 'Terror Tweets'

They're getting blamed for panic in lawless nation, say supporters

(Newser) - Two Mexicans face a possible 30 years in prison for "terror tweets," marking what could become the biggest penalty ever for a Twitter message. A math tutor and radio commentator have been charged with terrorism and sabotage after they tweeted rumors about gunmen attacking a school. Panicked parents... More »

How to Get Yourself Retweeted

Data analysis tells you words to use and when to build your brand

(Newser) - You might think all you need to do to get your 140-character gems rebroadcast on Twitter is make them, well, good. Wrong. Fast Company looks at some data-proven tips from Hubspot's Dan Zarrella:
  • Links work—If they're the right links: Retweets (or RTs) are three times more likely to have
... More »

13 Stories