Stories tagged: twitter
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.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Ta-Nehisi Coates deletes widely read Twitter account
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the influential author and journalist, has deleted his widely followed Twitter account, writing “peace, y’all. I’m out.”
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Twitter suspends white nationalists under new rules
Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly after putting into place new rules on what it sees as abusive content.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Twitter makes it easier to rant by making tweetstorms an official feature
Twitter announced Tuesday that it’s adding a tool that makes it easy to thread tweets together, giving users more space for thoughtful commentary, unhinged rants and everything in between.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets
President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 5 p.m.
Far-right Trump retweets draw U.K. rebuke, but visit still on
In a rare rebuke to Britain’s closest ally, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet videos posted by a leader …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Trump replies ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ to tweet about his attacks on African-Americans
President Donald Trump kicked off Thanksgiving Day by replying to a tweet that said his latest Twitter feud is part of a racist pattern of attacking prominent African-Americans.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy
President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
WSU’s James Allsup stripped of ‘verification’ checkmark on Twitter
Twitter has removed the blue “verification” checkmark from the account of James Allsup, the Washington State University student who built a massive online following as an alt-right provocateur.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Pentagon: Retweet of call for Trump to resign was accidental
Oops! The Pentagon says it accidentally retweeted a tweet that urged President Donald Trump to resign.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Idaho, Washington members of Congress take stands on tax reform plans
Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Chief of staff says he doesn’t follow Trump’s Twitter posts
Hours after President Donald Trump taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter, suggesting he is “short and fat,” the White House chief of staff said he doesn’t carefully …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news
Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users
Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns
Donald Trump Jr. and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are engaging in a war of words on Twitter.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone
Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limit – and giving nearly everyone 280 characters.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Lawsuit lawyers: Trump tweets ‘an instrument of governance’
First Amendment advocates challenging President Donald Trump for blocking some critics from following him on Twitter say his tweets are “an instrument of governance.”
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Outside View: Russia exposed social media’s vulnerability
The very attributes that make social media sites such effective advertising platforms are also what made them susceptible to a foreign influence campaign.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Alexandra Petri: Eleven minutes of tweetless bliss
The first minute, people could scarcely believe that it had happened. Suddenly, the news seemed realer. Everyone ran to the newspapers and marveled at all the actual facts that they …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Departing Twitter employee deactivates Trump’s account
A Twitter customer support worker who was on his or her last day on the job deactivated President Donald Trump’s account for a few minutes Thursday evening, the social media …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Russian election meddling: Should tech giants have known?
There were telltale signs of Russians using social media to meddle in last year’s U.S. elections long before tech companies wised up to it.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Great British Bake Off blunder: Judge tweets winner’s name
A judge on the Great British Bake Off, a widely watched television cooking competition in the U.K., has been forced to apologize after revealing the winner hours before the final …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe
As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news
Facebook’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling. The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Trump fumes as Mueller probe enters new phase with charges
President Donald Trump moved quickly Monday to distance himself and the White House from the indictment of his former campaign chairman and another aide, saying Paul Manafort’s alleged misdeeds occurred …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Trump in a Twitter flurry the day before Russia investigation charges may come
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump unleashed a flurry of messages attacking Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a day before the first charges may be announced from a special prosecutor investigating Russian …