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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...

Mike Huckabee Slammed for 'Hateful' Easter Weekend Tweet

Ex-governor's attempt to note displeasure with MLB: 'I've decided to 'identify' as Chinese'

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee apparently disagrees with Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, a decision prompted by a new restrictive voting law in Georgia. But the way in which the former Arkansas governor decided to show his displeasure has drawn accusations of racism and insensitivity...

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 "
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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...

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...

Outcry Over Tweets Ends Hiring at Teen Vogue

Opposition to Alexi McCammond formed after college posts surfaced

(Newser) - After a backlash from readers, employees, and advertisers, Alexi McCammond and Teen Vogue have given up on the idea of her becoming the magazine's next editor. The outcry followed the surfacing of tweets about Asian and gay people she'd written as a college student in 2011, including one...

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...

Teen Vogue Editor Sees Renewed Backlash on Racist Tweets
Old Controversy Reemerges
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Old Controversy Reemerges for New Teen Vogue Editor

Alexi McCammond is once again apologizing for racist, homophobic tweets posted in 2011

(Newser) - Teen Vogue has a new top editor, but just days into the job, Alexi McCammond finds herself at the center of controversy. CNN Business reports that 20 or so members of the magazine have sent a letter to management about McCammond, a former Axios reporter whose face had become a...

Twitter Thread Goes Viral With Tips for Freezing Texans

Towels, blankets, pantyhose, pool noodles, even your own armpits can prove invaluable

(Newser) - As a writer living in Michigan, Rebecca Mix is no stranger to winter storms and the resulting power outages. That's why she decided to share her tips for keeping as toasty and safe as possible when you've got no heat, no electricity, and perhaps no water, per Digg...

Elon Musk Adds Fuel to the GameStop Fire

He simply tweeted 'Gamestonk!!'

(Newser) - It's "a head-scratching David and Goliath story," as the AP puts it, and Elon Musk on Tuesday lobbed a rock in the giant's direction. Musk tweeted a single word, "Gamestonk!!"—and it was enough to send GameStop's share price temporarily over the...

Trump Sneaks in 4 More Tweets, Hints of 'Own Platform'

Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell also get banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Twitter permanently suspended President Trump's personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, on Friday, but the commander in chief quickly found a temporary workaround. CNBC reports that Trump managed to sneak in four more tweets from the government-owned @POTUS account on Friday evening, although those tweets were also removed from the platform almost...

Greta Thunberg Turns 18, Posts a Very Greta Tweet

Swedish climate activist also reveals her 2 birthday wishes

(Newser) - The precocious teen who stunned the world with her dedication to climate change is now a full-fledged adult. CNN reports that Swedish activist Greta Thunberg celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday, and in honor of her special day, she posted a tongue-in-cheek missive on Twitter. After thanking followers for their...

Mistaken Tweet Spurs Online Tiff Between Walmart, Senator

Retailer says snarky post to Josh Hawley tweeted in error by social media team member

(Newser) - Everyone from Democrats to Mitch McConnell likely aren't happy with GOP Sen. Josh Hawley's announcement that he'll be challenging the certification of Joe Biden's electoral win in Congress on Jan. 6. Walmart, apparently inadvertently, added itself to that list. Politico notes that after Hawley announced his...

Amanda Knox's Cringey Joke Draws Backlash

Maybe she should've left her own history out of it

(Newser) - With tensions high on election night, many people were making anxiety-induced posts and jokes online, and Amanda Knox was one of them. But while her late-night tweet received some thumbs-up, it also drew backlash for what many say was insensitivity to both other voters and to the woman she was...

Twitter Catches Flak Over Its Response to Trump's Illness

Other users wonder why Twitter didn't do anything about tweets threatening them

(Newser) - Word that Twitter won't allow any tweets expressing hope that harm comes to someone has users wondering why action wasn't taken until President Trump fell ill. Twitter cited a rule that it said has been in place since April against abusive behavior in saying last week that tweets...

The Media Takes a Close Look at Pics of Trump

The president is also hitting Twitter hard in a get-out-the-vote effort

(Newser) - President Trump may have COVID-19, but it seems he can still tweet—and you can guess what's on his mind. "VOTE!" he writes in several tweets urging his supporters to fill out ballots in November, the Washington Post reports. Among his reasons: "STOCK MARKET HIGHS,"...

The First Debate Is Over. Biden's Trolling Isn't

Joe Biden swaps crying emoji in for Trump's head in online post

(Newser) - If you thought Tuesday night's insult fest in the guise of a presidential debate was over, grab another cup of coffee. The Washington Times reports it was Joe Biden that started things up Wednesday morning, posting a video on Twitter that slightly altered a scene from the debate the...

Fauci: 'Let There Not Be Any Confusion' on COVID Death Toll

NIAID director says yes, more than 180K have died, not just 9K, as claimed in tweet Trump shared

(Newser) - There have been nearly 185,000 deaths in the US from COVID-19, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is backing up that number after a misleading post retweeted by President Trump minimized the toll. Per the Hill , Trump on Sunday shared a since-deleted tweet from a QAnon fan named "Mel Q"...

Woman Fired for Anti-Semitic Tweets Loses Medical License
Woman Fired for Anti-Semitic
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Woman Fired for Anti-Semitic Tweets Gets More Bad News

Lara Kollab can no longer practice medicine in the state of Ohio

(Newser) - The Ohio woman who lost her job due to anti-Semitic posts on social media has now lost something else: her medical license. Fox News reports that Lara Kollab, now believed to be in her late 20s, had her training certificate to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in the state permanently...

Sheriff Slams MLB Team for 'Throwing Gasoline on the Fire'

Top cop for Pinellas County, Fla., says Tampa Bay Rays shouldn't have tweeted about Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - A Major League Baseball team's tweet on its first official day of play has irked a Florida sheriff, and he even called one of the team's presidents to voice his disapproval. The offending tweet came from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday morning, but it had nothing to...

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