Tag: Twitter

Nicki Minaj’s Ballgate Drama is Getting, Um, Nuts

Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to […]

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No, Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend Doesn’t Have Swollen Balls from the COVID Vaccine, Health Minister Says

Left: Health Minister for Trinidad and Tobago Terrence Deyalsingh (Screenshot via press conference) Right: Nicki Minaj arrives to The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The health minister for Trinidad and Tobago is evidently not afraid of Nicki Minaj’s stans—or […]

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‘You Have to Take Care of Yourself’: Yara Shahidi Talks Mental Health and Making Change as Marie Claire’s October Cover Star

Yara Shahidi Talks Mental Health and Making Change What Shahidi will not do (at least, not at this juncture) is subject herself to the echo chamber that is Twitter, having left the platform in 2020 Advertisement “I have gone to school to further my studies and understanding so that when you hear me speak, it […]

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Twitter Is Fine With Nicki Minaj Telling Her 22 Million Followers COVID Vaccines Cause Swollen Balls

Nicki Minaj accepts the Gamechanger Award onstage during Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (PRich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE […]

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Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency

When Twitter decided briefly last fall to block users from posting links to an article about Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son Hunter, it prompted a conservative outcry that Big Tech was improperly aiding Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign. “So terrible,” President Donald J. Trump said of the move to limit the visibility of a New York […]

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No, Walmart and Litecoin Are Not Partnering

A news release published on Monday morning claiming that Walmart would begin accepting payments in Litecoin, a digital currency, drove up its price by 30 percent before the retail giant said that the announcement was fake. The release, which appeared to come from Walmart itself, was published on Globe Newswire, a communication service whose parent […]

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F.E.C. Dismisses Claims That Twitter Illegally Blocked Hunter Biden Article

The Federal Election Commission has dismissed Republican accusations that Twitter violated election laws in October by blocking people from posting links to an unsubstantiated New York Post article about Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son Hunter Biden, in a decision that is likely to set a precedent for future cases involving social media sites and federal […]

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Twitter for iPhone Could Soon Get Four New Reactions Emoji

Emojis have changed the way we communicate. It has made it easier to express yourself while adding a flair to the conversation. Messaging platforms including Facebook Messengers, iMessage offer an emoji reaction feature. Twitter currently offers only one reaction emoji in the form of a heart. Now the company is testing new “Reactions” feature that […]

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Tributes to Michael K. Williams, an Actor Who Gave ‘Voice to the Human Condition’

Fans, actors and celebrities took to social media to share their condolences for Michael K. Williams, the actor best known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series “The Wire,” who was found dead in his home on Monday. Mr. Williams, who was 54, starred in a number of movies and TV shows, […]

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TikTok Users and Coders Flood Texas Abortion Site With Fake Tips

On GitHub, a website for sharing and collaborating on software code, another programmer released a script and posted a link on Thursday to a new app, Pro-Life Buster, which allowed people to automatically spam the Texas website with “bogus tips.” The developer wrote that the script was a way to push back against the law […]

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Is It the Weekend? Not Until He Says So.

In a scene from “Saturday Night Live,” the English actor Daniel Craig stares into the camera and flops his arms halfheartedly, as if he meant to raise them above his head but got tired halfway. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Weeknd,” he says, announcing the episode’s musical guest: the Canadian pop star Abel Tesfaye. The studio […]

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Why It’s Not The Weekend Until @CraigWeekend Says So

In a scene from “Saturday Night Live,” the English actor Daniel Craig stares into the camera and flops his arms halfheartedly, as if he meant to raise them above his head but got tired halfway. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Weeknd,” he says, announcing the episode’s musical guest: the Canadian pop star Abel Tesfaye. The studio […]

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Twitter’s design encourages hostility and controversy. Here’s what needs to change

Twitter has come under increasing public scrutiny for facilitating hostile communication online. While the micro-blogging site promotes itself as providing a “free” and “safe” space to talk, critics have highlighted the company’s inept response to repeated instances of trolling, harassment and abuse. Our research into how people present themselves and manage their interactions with other […]

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Twitter Launches Super Follow, Can Cost Up To $9.99/Month

Twitter finally started rolling out the Super Follow feature it previewed earlier this year. The new feature allows creators and influencers on Twitter to provide subscriber-only content. Creators will be able to mark tweets and media as Super Followers only, and those tweets will only show up on the feed of the users who’ve Super […]

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Texas’ Near-Total Abortion Ban Is Sparking Outraged Responses And ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Comparisons

Everything’s bigger in Texas, which goes for efforts to ban abortion, too. A valedictorian recently switched out her speech to call out lawmakers’ successful efforts to almost completely ban the medical practice, after Ted Cruz called to ban the abortion pill last year. Cruz must be very pleased with the situation and his state (maybe […]

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Sandwiched Between DONDA and Certified Lover Boy, Cam Newton Becomes the 3rd Major Release This Week

Cam Newton Released by the New England Patriots G/O Media may get a commission When you’re one of the best players in your sport, like Lamar Jackson, teams are far more willing to accommodate your reluctance to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to your impact on the field. But when you’re a fringe starter like […]

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MAGA Die-Hard Scott Baio And Richard Marx Can’t Stop Tearing Each Other Apart, And It’s Not Going Well For Scott Baio

Oh boy. I’m not sure where to start here because two 1980s pop-culture figureheads began fighting (Monday) on Twitter, and it’s still going strong with a losing party in full view. Let’s back up a little bit. The situation in Afghanistan’s a disaster, straight-up, and there’s no debate on that fact, but people disagree on […]

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COVID Troll Alex Berenson Implies He’ll Sue to Get Twitter Access Restored 

Berenson is interviewed by Joe Rogan in December 2020. Screenshot via Joe Rogan Experience  Alex Berenson, the former New York Times reporter turned “the pandemic’s wrongest man,” as the Atlantic once dubbed him, was permanently suspended from Twitter on Sunday for violating the social media company’s policies against coronavirus misinformation. True to form, Berenson briefly […]

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Die-Hard MAGA Scott Baio Is Now Feuding With Richard Marx Over Afghanistan, And It’s Getting Ugly

At this point, there’s no argument about the situation in Afghanistan being a disaster. Yet there’s a lot of finger pointing going on. President Biden has pointed towards the Trump administration’s dealmaking for “peace” that ultimately wasn’t honored. An amped-up Don Jr. can’t stop gloating about the Fall of Kabul on Biden’s watch (and receiving […]

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Kanye Says ‘Here, Damn!’ and Finally Releases ‘Donda’

Kanye West Releases Long-Awaited Album ‘Donda’ G/O Media may get a commission Advertisement I personally wasn’t checking for Donda at all this summer, due to the fact that West hasn’t released a quality project in years and also because of the whole slavery thing, and for the Trump thing and the presidential candidacy thing. Advertisement […]

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In Celebration of Malika Andrews Appreciation Day, ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From All NBA Programming

ESPN Is Done With Rachel Nichols With The Jump officially canceled—unlike DaBaby—ESPN will pivot by creating another daily NBA show that will follow a similar format as the long-running NFL Live. And while the network is still brimming with on-air talent—despite a recent mass exodus that includes Maria Taylor, Hall of Fame sports writer Jackie […]

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Put Your Mask Where My Eyes Could See It: Busta Rhymes Goes Off on Masks and Government Lockdowns

“This is my second show in front of human life in the last 15 fucking months, COVID can suck a d-ck. All these little weird ass policies and mandates can suck a d-ck. They tryna take our civil liberties away. Feels good to be back outside. WE OUTSIDE FORREAL,” Busta began. G/O Media may get […]

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