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New Twitter algorithms aim to stamp out trolling
Sep 18th, 2019 03:04 UTC A new tool can identify Twitter accounts engaging in bullying with over 90% accuracy, according to researchers. Its algorithms classify two specific types of offensive online behaviour –

How China Unleashed Twitter Trolls to Discredit Hong Kong’s Protesters
Sep 18th, 2019 02:02 UTC For fans of pro tennis, European soccer and British tabloids, the mysterious Twitter account had a lot to offer. Beginning last year, it retweeted news, most of it in English, about Roger Federer and

Star of ‘The Princess Bride,’ and most of Twitter, say remaking iconic film is inconceivable
on 17th of Sep 2019 “The Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes was among many who found the idea of a remake of the timeless 1987 film inconceivable after the Sony Pictures CEO floated the idea in an interview. Twitter users

The new #MillennialRetirementPlans? Make dark jokes on Twitter
on 17th of Sep 2019 If you are a millennial who would like to discuss your thoughts about retirement and saving for the future for an article on CNBC Make It, please email reporter Alicia Adamczyk at

Inconceivable! Twitter Reacts to the News of a Potential ‘Princess Bride’ Remake
on 17th of Sep 2019 Rumors are swirling about a potential remake of the 1987 fantasy film The Princess Bride — but many famous names on Twitter aren’t interested. One might even say they find the idea of a remake

Sean Spicer made his debut on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and Twitter is having a field day
(Sep 2019) People had mixed reactions to his appearance on the show, but it was his outfit choice that sent Twitter into a frenzy.

Twitter got somewhat more civil when tweets doubled in length. Here’s how we know.
on 17th of Sep 2019 In November 2017, Twitter announced its decision to double the permissible length of tweets from 140 to 280 characters: Many people complained about the change, thinking that what could be said in 280

New ‘Bachelor’ is revealed and Twitter is up in arms
Sep 18th, 2019 00:28 UTC And the next Bachelor is . Peter Weber! Weber was revealed to be the next bachelor for season 24, during the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise Tuesday night. “I feel so grateful right now just to

Corey Lewandowski Launches ‘Potential Senate Run’ on Twitter During Break from Congressional Testimony
on 17th of Sep 2019 Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former 2016 campaign manager, used a brief recess during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to announce the launch of a new website

Why Isn’t Mike The Bachelor? Twitter Is Completely Devastated
on 17th of Sep 2019 Well, Mike Johnson fans, it was a valiant fight to push him as the next Bachelor, but he didn’t get to claim the title this time around. It’s officially official that Peter Weber will be the next

Jobseeker shocked by strangers’ generosity on Twitter
on 17th of Sep 2019   BBC News

A woman receives a deluge of job offers and donations after taking to Twitter to find work.

Sean Spicer Tries To Rehabilitate His Image With A Dance Contest. Twitter Groans.
on 17th of Sep 2019   TPM

Twitter wasn’t impressed when ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returned to America’s TV screens in his debut on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Croatian Journalist Fined for ‘Anti-Police’ Twitter Message
on 17th of Sep 2019   Balkan Insight

Croatian journalist Gordan Duhacek was fined around 100 euros for an ‘anti-police’ message on Twitter and is awaiting another verdict for ‘offending citizens’ .

Inmate Found To Be Making Twitter And YouTube Videos From Prison
on 17th of Sep 2019   LADbible

Union bosses say prisoners must be stopped from getting devices on the inside.

Twitter UK pays less tax than people earning £120K
(Sep 2019)   CampaignLive

Social media company’s UK division reported a 45.7% increase in pretax profit to £3.72m.

How China Unleashed Twitter Trolls to Discredit Hong Kong’s Protesters
Sep 18th, 2019 09:02 UTC   The New York Times

Twitter took down nearly 1000 accounts that it said were part of a state-directed effort to undermine protests. Here is a look at their activities.

Katie Hopkins’ Twitter following has surged, and Donald Trump is to blame
(Sep 2019)   Scram News

British far-right commentator Katie Hopkins has seen her number of Twitter followers surge, thanks to the efforts of Donald Trump. We have analysed Hopkins’ .

#FreeMitr0 is trending on Twitter – Fortnite Tracker
on 17th of Sep 2019 #FreeMitr0 is trending on Twitter  Fortnite Tracker

If you follow some of the high-profile Fortnite pros on Twitter, you might be wondering why #FreeMitr0 is trending. Take a look at why the community is standing .

San Francisco condemns ‘illegal’ Twitter stencil ad campaign
(Sep 2019)   The Drum

Twitter’s latest guerilla advertising has wrought condemnation from San Francisco city hall with one official warning the social media company “our sidewalks are .

Conor McGregor Appears To Have Announced His UFC Comeback On Twitter
(Sep 2019)   LADbible

Conor McGregor appears to have announced a date for his UFC comeback – and it’s in Ireland. The Irishman took to Twitter to write: “Dublin, December 14th.”.

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