Tag: Twitter

Adidas Is Removing Its Black History Month Shoe From Shelves After Getting Dragged On Social Media

Adidas/Uproxx In yet another facepalm by a big brand during Black History Month, Adidas is having to pull their Black History Month shoe from shelves because, well, everything that could go wrong with a Black History Month tribute is wrong with this shoe. First and foremost, the shoe is the colorway “clean ultra white”…and made […]

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How to foster your game’s community in 2019

The relationship between brands and their audiences has drastically changed in recent years, and 2019 will force gaming companies to adapt and grow in new ways. However, the ultimate goal of directly reaching consumers has not shifted, which demands the question: in the digital age, how can your company foster a direct relationship with consumers? […]

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Former FBI Deputy Director Confirms There Were Talks to Invoke the 25th Amendment and Trump Mocks Him on Twitter

FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting on the FBI’s budget requests for FY2018 on June 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Photo: Pete Marovich (Getty Images) On Thursday, the president of the United States mocked former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe because the president of the United States was the kid in […]

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India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

NEW DELHI — India’s government has proposed giving itself vast new powers to suppress internet content, igniting a heated battle with global technology giants and prompting comparisons to censorship in China. Under the proposed rules, Indian officials could demand that Facebook, Google, Twitter, TikTok and others remove posts or videos that they deem libelous, invasive […]

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Brand Twitter Is Absurd, and It Will Only Get Worse

Composite by Peter Slattery. Screenshot via SunnyD Tweet. Little Debbie logo via Wikipedia At 9:24 PM, in the middle of Super Bowl LIII, SunnyD tweeted, “I can’t do this anymore.” The cry appeared to be in reference to how insufferably boring the big game was, but responses of faux alarm, many from other major companies, […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Claps Back at the Bigot In Chief: ‘You Have Trafficked in Hate Your Whole Life’

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) had time Wednesday morning when she clapped back at President Trump’s call for her to resign, noting that the president has trafficked in hate his whole life. In a tweet, the president’s preferred mode of communication because he’s basically a 13-year-old 7th grader, Omar tweeted: Advertisement […]

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Jack Dorsey’s ‘chaotic’ interview proves Twitter will never be the place for deep conversations

Yesterday, Recode cofounder Kara Swisher conducted a 90-minute interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey — on Twitter. Dorsey was the one who suggested the format, saying that a live conversation tool “might be a feature we want to build” and that he wanted to see how it worked with Twitter’s current format. If he learned […]

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What we learned from Kara Swisher’s brutal interview with Jack Dorsey

Kara Swisher’s long-anticipated interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey felt momentous, as though it was the Frost/Nixon interview of the tech world. In one corner stood the fiercest interviewer in technology journalism. Swisher is equal parts Walt Mossberg and Jeremy Paxman. In another corner stood the reclusive and controversial CEO of the most important social […]

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‘Ligue du LOL’ revealed to be 30 French male journalists using Facebook and Twitter to harass female counterparts

French media circles are reeling from the revelation that a group of 30 male journalists had created a secret group on Facebook dubbed the “Ligue du LOL” which they used for years to harass female journalists. The group was exposed late last week, and a handful have already been fired. According to reports, the group […]

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After the US, Twitter faces wrath from India’s right wing over alleged bias

Last September, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared in front of US Congress, several Republican representatives asked him about the company’s bias against conservatives on the platform. While Dorsey denied this claim, the accusations continued to roll in over the following months. In October, President Donald Trump complained about it too. Later, in an interview […]

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Trump and O’Rourke Face Off in El Paso Over Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s confrontations with potential Democratic challengers in 2020 have mostly been limited to sniping on Twitter. But Monday night in El Paso, he will engage in his most direct conflict with a possible rival — former Representative Beto O’Rourke, a native of the city that shares a border with Mexico. Mr. Trump’s […]

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Trump Gets Toe Tagged and Bagged by Black Twitter After ‘African-Americans Are Very Angry’ Tweet

Photo: Carolyn Kaster (Associated Press) In the CVS receipt-long list of people who should never speak up for black folks, Donald Trump and Uncle Ruckus are engaged in a bloody duel for last place. But lo and behold, Melania’s Baby Daddy took to Twitter to come to our alleged rescue Sunday morning and speak on […]

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Federal Prosecutors Are Now Investigating National Enquirer’s Owner Over Jeff Bezos’ Blackmail Accusation

Getty Image In a story that is peak 2019, richest person in the world and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos claimed on Thursday that the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc. (AMI), had threatened to release his private texts and photos, including a “d-ck pic,” if he continued investigating how the tabloid had obtained private […]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Story Slips Again, And The Twitter Jokes Just Keep Coming

Getty Image Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has been lying low for this past week, “using tunnels to shuttle between the mansion and the nearby building where he has an office,” according to the Washington Post. He also granted the Washington Post his first interview since photos from his 1984 medical school yearbook seemed to show […]

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We Need To Talk About Sunny D And The Commodification Of Depression

A branded tweet about Super Bowl malaise sparked a meme and a backlash. It started at 8:24 PM on Sunday, when the official Twitter account for Sunny D (because even Sunny D has a popular social media presence these days) posted the cryptic tweet above. A tweet preceding it was about watching the Super Bowl, […]

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In ‘Zucked’, early Facebook investor Roger McNamee explains why he turned against the company

If you’re a U.S.-based Facebook user with somewhat politically active friends, your NewsFeed likely became a breeding ground with conspiracy theories and hyperpartisan memes in the months leading up to the 2016 elections. Among the users who became concerned about what he saw on his Facebook feed at this time was early Facebook investor Roger […]

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