Stories tagged: twitter
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Trump sabotages GOP immigration plans in Congress
Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most – on their big immigration overhaul – he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Leach launches air raid on truth with Trumpian Twitter post
WSU fiddles while football coach Mike Leach burns university’s credibility with hoax Obama post on Twitter.
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Leach sets off tweet storm with fake Obama video
Mike Leach sets off a storm of criticism on Twitter with doctored video of Barack Obama speech.
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
Lawsuit over white nationalist’s Twitter ban clears hurdle
A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media …
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
Twitter aims to predict what you want to know, when it happens
Twitter will personalize news for users and send them notifications of events, trying to attract a bigger, broader audience with one of its most comprehensive product updates in years.
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Trump claim raises eyebrows: North Korea no longer a nuke threat?
America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea …
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president
Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was “careless and in some instances reckless” share of …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
With Tweet about jobs numbers, Trump breaks yet another taboo
President Donald Trump on Friday shattered several decades of protocol – and possibly violated a federal directive – by hinting strongly that the monthly U.S. jobs report would be a …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies
The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that “racism is not a known side effect” after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel …
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Local government officials may be barred from blocking Twitter critics
A federal court ruling in a case involving President Donald Trump and his Twitter account could affect state and local officials throughout the country, said legal experts who study cases …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
What a Washington woman tweeted to Trump to get blocked
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the “interactive space” where people respond to President Donald Trump’s tweets is a “designated public forum” covered by the First Amendment. As such, the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Judge: President can’t block critics on Twitter
A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in U.S.
Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love
In a moment that seemed to encapsulate 2018’s social media-driven blurring of celebrity and politics, President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West on Wednesday for his …
Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?
Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Trump calls sketch released by Daniels ‘a total con job’
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling “a total con job” by promoting an artist’s sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:09 a.m.
Paul Turner: Don’t blame me, I’m only on Twitter
Those of us who have never been on Facebook are feeling pretty smug these days.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Michigan police department to get cat after Twitter campaign
A suburban Detroit police department will get a police cat following a successful social media campaign.
Sun., March 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth
A new study finds that false information on Twitter travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Oregon man accused of threatening Trump will have mental exams
An Oregon man charged with making online threats to kill President Trump will undergo a mental competency evaluation before he returns to U.S. District Court in Eugene.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
Indictment shows how deeply social media firms got played by Russian agents
Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Twitter makes money for first time ever, but problems remain
Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company’s broader problems any …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Sean Hannity’s Twitter disappears; conspiracy theories ensue
The Twitter account for conservative TV host Sean Hannity had disappeared for a few hours, and the conspiracy theories quickly were flowing.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
Movie, newspaper that share name confusing some ‘Post’ fans
A student newspaper in Ohio is getting some social media love meant for the award-winning movie with the same name.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
Hawaii governor didn’t correct false missile alert sooner because he didn’t know his Twitter password
Though Ige was informed by the state’s adjutant general that the alert was false two minutes after it was sent, he waited until 8:24 a.m. to tweet, “There is NO …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 7:31 a.m.
Twitter Operating Chief Anthony Noto resigns
Twitter’s chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Oprah for president? Twitter fans make the case
Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Military poised to accept transgender troops, despite Trump tweets, as courts block ban
Barring last-minute intervention by the Supreme Court, the military’s ban on enlisting transgender troops is set to fall next week, despite President Donald Trump’s tweets.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Twitter suspends James Allsup, WSU student and far-right provocateur
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Trump slams FBI, Obamacare in post-Christmas tweets
After a quiet Christmas Day, President Trump is back at work – on Twitter.