Despite loud accusations Twitter hasn't shadow banned anyone, and certainly not due to people's political affiliation. But they did hide some accounts for two more embarrassing reasons.
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You probably know that Michelle Wolf delivered the standard "roast" at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend and delivered some choice lines skewering the Trump administration and the media. From the reaction, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Wolf spent the entire evening mocking Sarah Huckabee Sanders' looks.
This post is about Kanye West's week of MAGA. Sorry.
Many of us, when we move on from a job, have dreams of sending a special message to the management. Whether that's an especially cutting resignation letter or some sort of memorable parting gesture, we all want to make our mark. And it turns out a former Twitter employee had their 15 (or actually 11) minutes of fame when they deactivated President Trump's press secretary, I mean Twitter account. And while that's pretty funny, it highlights how important it is to have good controls around what exiting employees can do.
Whitehouse staff say President Trump is even more unhinged than usual as Twitter is looking to double the character limit. A source inside the Whitehouse, speaking under condition of anonymity because "the old man is crazier than a bag full of cats" said Trump is ordering people to find longer words for "bad" and "terrible" and "bad ratings" in what President Trump calls the "paper thing with words" - apparently his description of a "Thesaurus".
When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement last week, he staged his decision as a live television event, complete with a jazz band in the Rose Garden. His speech, peppered with lies and exaggerations, felt (as so many Trump speeches do) like a campaign speech delivered to a captive audience.
Former FBI director James Comey's testimony was released yesterday in written form ahead of his hearing today. It's a matter-of-fact recounting of a few conversations he had with the US president, so you wouldn't expect it to be an entertaining read. But it's well-crafted: Just the right amount of detail, just the right amount of scene setting. Ever need to tell a story? Use these tips to tell it like James Comey.
"It is likely that for the rest of my life I will not go a single day without thinking about Donald Trump at least once, which is terrifying," Demos Action policy analyst Sean McElwee tweeted last December. Maybe some day we'll outlive our thoughts of Trump, but for now he's impossible to escape. And given his predilection for news-making tweets, it can even feel necessary to follow the personal Twitter account of modern America's fastest-hated president. But there are ways to follow the tweets without following @RealDonaldTrump.
Trump certainly isn't the first politician to lie, but he's made a reputation of it for a couple of reasons. One, he lies a lot. And two, when he's called out, he handles it poorly. Here are a few things you shouldn't do when you're called out in a lie, unless you want to make things worse.
The inauguration of President "Grab 'Em By The P*ssy" Trump is about to kick off. Yep. America actually voted for this guy and this is really happening. If you're keen to witness the sideshow unfold in real time - and there are sure to be plenty of protesters - click on the above headline to watch the live stream. (Late to the party? You can still check out Trump's entire inauguration speech here.)
A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on Tuesday night. In one of the biggest upsets in American political history, Donald Trump won a truly historic victory in the U.S. presidential election. Very few political commentators saw it coming.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s statements about Muslims, Mexicans, women, people with disabilities and a variety of other groups have drawn significant attention during this US election (which is about to be decided - you can watch the live results here).
Many people are nervous about the possible ramifications should Trump be elected, as he has made clear that he looks favourably upon torture and unfavourably upon certain groups. But could the situation devolve to a state where America becomes a country that produces refugees?
First there was the Brexit and now Republican nominee Donald Trump has been called as next President of The United States. ABC election analyst Antony Green said Donald Trump has secured enough Electoral College votes to claim the US presidency. 2016 has not been a good year.
Against the odds, Donald Trump has snatched an unlikely victory in key swing states and has been declared the new leader of the free world. Or: Hilary Clinton has comfortably won the US election - just as all the polls predicted. Or: The result of the US election is too close to call and a recount in Florida/New Hampshire/Pennsylvania is likely.
Today, only one of these statements will prove to be true. You can find out which one by watching the live stream right here.