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Now You Can 'Show Your Love, Leave a Tip' on Twitter
Twitter Introduces a 'Tip Jar'

Twitter Introduces a 'Tip Jar'

You can easily send money to certain users from their profile

(Newser) - "Show your love, leave a tip." It's now possible, Twitter announced Thursday in introducing a new test feature designed to allow you to easily send money to your favorite accounts. To use the so-called "Tip Jar" feature, available to English-speaking users of Android and iOS app...

Twitter Blocks Account Trying End Run Around Trump Ban

It was tweeting verbatim posts from former president's new blog

(Newser) - Donald Trump is having an eventful week in regard to social media. A day after a Facebook advisory board kept his ban in place , at least temporarily, Twitter also moved to keep Trump-related content off its site. Coverage:
  • Suspended: Twitter on Thursday suspended a new account that attempted to circumvent

A Decade Later, Ed Balls Still Gets the Joke
Ed Balls Day Still
Gets a Laugh

Ed Balls Day Still Gets a Laugh

It's been a decade since the British politician sent his celebrated tweet

(Newser) - "If my name was Ed Smith it wouldn't have been the same amusement in there," a British politician says. But he's not Ed Smith, he's Ed Balls, and as of Wednesday, his Blackberry misfire has been a Twitter joke for 10 years running. Balls was...

LeBron James Nixes Tweet: 'Used to Create More Hate'

NBA star takes heat for posting photo of white cop who shot Ohio teen, along with 'You're Next'

(Newser) - Outcry continues on the police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, right before the verdict on Derek Chauvin was announced. One big name who's been speaking up about the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant: NBA star LeBron James, who drew flak himself for what...

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'
After the Chauvin
Verdict: 'This Is
Our Selma Moment'

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'

Reaction and backlash after ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - The aftereffects of the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd are still being felt across the nation and around the world, with one of Floyd's brothers noting, "This is a day for celebration," per CNN . Tuesday was also...

Twitter Puts the Kibosh on National Archives' Plan for Trump Tweets

Twitter doesn't want them on the platform ever again

(Newser) - The tweets that got former President Trump booted from Twitter may be gone from the social media platform forever, despite the National Archives' desires. Twitter on Wednesday told Politico it will not allow the National Archives and Records Administration to bring the tweets that Trump posted while president from his...

Supreme Court Dismisses a Suit Against Trump

Justices say complaint that he blocked critics on Twitter is now moot

(Newser) - Donald Trump was once president, and he once had a Twitter account. But because neither of those things is true anymore, the Supreme Court is tossing a lawsuit related to them both. The court vacated a lower-court ruling that Trump violated the constitutional rights of critics by blocking them from...

Cher Defends, Apologizes for George Floyd Tweet

She's sorry, but also kind of not

(Newser) - Cher is responding to the backlash against her George Floyd tweet in such a way that some outlets ( Page Six ) are reporting her response as an apology while others ( TMZ ) are reporting it as a doubling down. Specifically:
  • On Saturday, she tweeted that she had "

Cher Shared Some Thoughts on George Floyd. It Didn't Go Well

Singer tweeted that 'maybe if I'd been there ... I could've helped'

(Newser) - Cher is known for expressing deep feelings about a variety of subjects, including helping animals and offering assistance to the troubled US Postal Service. Some, however, are now saying she should've kept her latest thoughts to herself. As the murder trial continues for Derek Chauvin , the Minneapolis police officer...

Trumps' Interview Doesn't Clear Facebook
Facebook Pulls
Trump Interview

Facebook Pulls Trump Interview

Site blocks Lara Trump's video because it's in the former president's voice

(Newser) - Facebook has made clear its suspension applies not just to posts by the former president, but to "content in the voice of Donald Trump." A video posted Tuesday night by Lara Trump, Fox's newest employee, of her interview with her father-in-law was taken off Facebook and Instagram,...

Nuke Agency's Bizarre Tweet Has Simple Explanation

US Strategic Command staffer's 'very young child' typed some gibberish, set off confusion

(Newser) - A strange tweet from the official US Strategic Command account set off a whole lot of confusion, but the Daily Dot has uncovered the mystery. It seems a staffer's "very young child" got access to the keyboard and typed gibberish. Specifically, the child typed ";l;;gmlxzssaw" and...

Chrissy Teigen Makes Surprise Announcement on Twitter

She quit it Wednesday night

(Newser) - If you're accustomed to starting each morning on Twitter by checking out what Chrissy Teigen has to say, you're in for some disappointment starting today. "This account doesn't exist," the message now reads at @chrissyteigen , after Teigen explained in a series of tweets Wednesday night...

Jack Dorsey Sells His First Tweet for $2.9M

It was put up for auction as an NFT

(Newser) - The auction for Jack Dorsey's first tweet is over. The winning bid? More than $2.9 million. It's just the latest non-fungible token (NFT) to be sold for a wild amount of money; other examples include the "Ocean Spray guy's" viral video , a 10-second video clip...

Trump Is Plotting a Social Media Comeback

An advisor says the former president will launch his own platform

(Newser) - Donald Trump is plotting a comeback—to social media. Jason Miller, a senior advisor to the former president, told Fox News on Sunday that Trump is going to launch his own platform in the coming months. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in...

Resolution Seeks to Expel Greene From House

Twitter restores freshman's account, saying it made a mistake

(Newser) - A House Democrat introduced a resolution Friday to kick Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene out of Congress over her endorsements of violence against their colleagues. "I take no joy in introducing this resolution," California Rep. Jimmy Gomez said in a floor speech, the Hill reports. But he said Greene...

Cardi B, Candace Owens Just Got Into It (Again) on Twitter

Things got wild after Owens criticized the rapper on Fox

(Newser) - Cardi B and conservative commentator Candace Owens have clashed on Twitter before , but this time, they say they're going to sue each other. Owens specifically says she plans to sue the rapper for posting a Photoshopped tweet suggesting Owens' husband cheated on her with her own brother. Yes, really....

Mastermind of Massive Twitter Hack Is Sentenced

Graham Ivan Clark, who was 17 at the time, gets 3 years, plus probation

(Newser) - A teenager who hacked the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Apple, and Uber as part of a Bitcoin scam last year has agreed to prison time. Graham Ivan Clark, 18, of Florida will serve three years in prison for the scam to...

Twitter Suspended People Over the M-Word

'Memphis' was briefly outlawed, in error

(Newser) - If you live in Memphis, have been planning a trip to Memphis, or just like chatting about Memphis online, you may have recently found yourself getting a slap on the wrist from Twitter. CNET reports that users on the social media platform who mentioned the Tennessee city over the weekend...

Russia Just Throttled Twitter, Ban Could Follow

Move is reportedly to keep posts encouraging anti-Kremlin protests from circulating

(Newser) - The new year in Russia kicked off with mass arrests of protesters pushing back against the detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, an inconvenient development in a nation known for stifling dissent. Now the Kremlin is going after American social media, throttling Twitter's speed in an apparent attempt to...

Twitter Sues, Saying Texas Is Retaliating for Trump Ban

Attorney general launched investigation into tech companies

(Newser) - Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former President Trump following the riot at the US Capitol. Days after the deadly January insurrection, Paxton announced an investigation into Twitter and four...

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