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Hillary Issues Tantalizing Tweet in Tiff With Trump

The former Secretary of State suggests anything is possible in 2020

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton isn't running in 2020—positively, definitely, for sure—except for a tantalizing tweet posted Wednesday on her Twitter account, CNN reports. After President Trump urged her to join the Democratic fray, Clinton responded: "Don't tempt me. Do your job." And while talking to Judy... More »

Trump Really Hammers Mitt

Romney's criticism of the president had an effect, apparently

(Newser) - President Trump is really going after Mitt Romney. In tweets on Sunday, the president kept hammering the Utah senator after calling for his impeachment the day before, Fox News reports. "The Democrats are lucky that they don’t have any Mitt Romney types," Trump tweeted . "They may... More »

Trump Sets New Twitter Record

He tweeted almost 800 times in September

(Newser) - It's a record that may never be broken—not by another president, at least. President Trump broke his own record for most presidential tweets in a month in September, when he tweeted or retweeted 790 times, CNN reports. He set the previous record in May with 695 tweets. He... More »

Leaked Audio Reveals How Zuckerberg Really Feels

The Facebook CEO says he'll 'go to the mat and fight' Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg takes one look at Elizabeth Warren and sees an existential threat—at least according to leaked audio of him in a Q&A with Facebook employees. "You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies ," the Facebook... More »

Ivanka Tweeted About Star Wars. Luke Skywalker Responded

Mark Hamill doesn't appear to be a Trump fan

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo Saturday night of herself and husband Jared Kushner dressed to the nines, along with their three kids gathered around them—with the youngest decked out in a Star Wars Stormtrooper costume. "The Force is strong in my family," Trump captioned her photo. A... More »

Greta Thunberg's Reply to Trump: New Twitter Bio

She quotes the president

(Newser) - In lines widely seen as mocking , President Trump tweeted late Monday that climate activist Greta Thunberg "seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" No word on whether he considers her response as nice to see: Less... More »

Trump Shares Fake Video of Ilhan Omar

The president retweets video of her dancing, but it wasn't on the 9/11 anniversary

(Newser) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the AP reports. The inaccurate video provoked new Twitter criticism of... More »

Dems Use Same Word Reacting to Kavanaugh Allegations

At least 4 are calling for his impeachment

(Newser) - Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college, the AP reports. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over... More »

Big-Name CEOs to Congress: You Need to Act Now

Heads of Twitter, Uber, others write letter asking for tougher gun laws

(Newser) - The CEOs of nearly 150 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law. In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter, and Uber asked Congress to pass a... More »

Hackers Take Control of Jack Dorsey's Twitter Account

Attack raises fears about security of president's account

(Newser) - The series of offensive tweets coming from Jack Dorsey on Friday afternoon weren't, of course, from Jack Dorsey. A group of hackers had taken over the Twitter account of the company's co-founder and chief executive, the Guardian reports. The attack lasted no more than 30 minutes, Twitter said,... More »

Trump Allies Post Reporters' Old, Racist Tweets

Conservative consultant Arthur Schwartz is among the top players

(Newser) - Reporters who have posted anything racist, even years ago, watch out—there could be a target on your back. That's the takeaway of a New York Times article about a loosely connected group of conservatives gunning for media organizations that seem opposed to President Trump. Among the players is... More »

Twitter, Facebook Pull Accounts Tied to Chinese Disinformation

Ads were placed attacking Hong Kong protesters

(Newser) - Twitter and Facebook have taken down scores of accounts they say are being used in the Chinese's government's disinformation campaign against the protesters in Hong Kong. Twitter has pulled 936 accounts, CNBC reports, saying in a post, "We have reliable evidence to support that this is a... More »

Whitney Cummings Perfectly Deals With Photo Threats

When some tried to extort comedian over racy image, she reposted it herself

(Newser) - Comedian Whitney Cummings is winning plaudits for how she dealt with trolls' attempts to extort her over a racy image. Instead of caving to them, she reposted the image herself. "They all must think I'm way more famous than I am, but they also must think I'm... More »

Team Mitch Proclaims 'Victory' in Twitter Tiff

Kentucky senator's campaign sees account reinstated after multiday lockdown

(Newser) - Team Mitch is back—on Twitter, that is. Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign was effectively taken offline Wednesday on the social media platform after Twitter locked the account , claiming it had violated the site's "violent threats policy." The offending post that led to the lockdown was a... More »

McConnell Campaign Put in 'Twitter Jail' Over Video

Team Mitch says expletive-filled protest footage led to online lockdown

(Newser) - Team Mitch had another Twitter glitch . The Louisville Courier Journal reports the @Team_Mitch account was put in "Twitter jail" after the campaign posted a video of an expletive-filled protest outside of McConnell's Louisville home. The Monday night protest involved, among others, local Black Lives Matter leader Chanelle Helm,... More »

DeGrasse Tyson's Apology Gets Bashed, Too

Astrophysicist says data was 'true but unhelpful'

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson has apologized for his "true but unhelpful" tweet following mass shootings that killed at least 31 people in 48 hours—though some feel the apology is just as lacking in empathy. DeGrasse Tyson's Sunday tweet listed the greater average number of preventable deaths from car... More »

After 2 Mass Shootings, Trump Hides From View

His tweets oddly mix support for the grief-stricken and UFC fighter Colby Covington

(Newser) - As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, sending out tweets of support awkwardly mixed in with those promoting a celebrity fight and attacking his political... More »

Trump: Cummings Is 'Racist'

The president yet again unleashes on Twitter

(Newser) - Upping a feud with an influential black lawmaker, President Trump on Sunday assailed Rep. Elijah Cummings as a "racist" over the "rodent-infested mess" in his district while White House aides sought to downplay his comments as frustration over Democrats' unrelenting investigations, the AP reports. In a series of... More »

Trump: Baltimore District a 'Rodent Infested Mess'

The president takes aim at Rep. Elijah Cummings

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions, the AP reports. Trump lashed out in tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the... More »

Beauty Queen Loses Her Crown Over Tweets

Kathy Zhu says she's 'seen this happen before'

(Newser) - For one beauty queen, her tweets meant her crown. Kathy Zhu, 20, has been told she's no longer Miss Michigan 2019 because her "social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content." Zhu blames her remarks about hijabs and black violence for the uncrowning: "I have... More »

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