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              more   Twitter implemented a new safety initiative Tuesday that has caused confusion among many of its users. “In addition, you may not share private media, such as images or videos of private individuals, without their consent,” the company said in a blog post. “However, we recognise [sic] that there are instances where users may share images or videos of private individuals, who are not public figures, as part of a newsworthy event or to further public discourse on issues or events of public interest. In such cases, we may allow the media to remain on the platform.” Some read the new guideline as a ban on sharing videos and photos taken at public protests or riots, which would significantly hamper independent media reporters who report live from those scenes. But Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy told The Tennessee Star that that is not the case, noting that “this is about sharing an image of someone else without their consent.” He directed The Star to language in the new rule that says the subject of the private media must file a complaint with Twitter to...
    Twitter announced an expansion to its private information policy on Tuesday that bans the sharing of 'private' photos and videos of people without their consent. The Twitter Safety team wrote in a blog post that although anyone can be impacted by private media being shared, it 'can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.' The blog post also states that Twitter needs a first-person report or report from an authorized representative in order to make the determination that the image or video has been shared without their permission. And users who violate the new rule could be permanently banned from the platform. The policy, however, excludes public figures, but applies if the sharing of media is to 'harass, intimidate or use fear to silence them.'  Scroll down for video  Twitter announced an expansion to its private information policy on Tuesday that bans the sharing of 'private' photos and videos of people without their consent Twitter, however, is not requiring consent from all individuals in a photo or video before its posted, but will take...
    Twitter's woke new CEO Parag Agrawal will be paid a $12million bonus to make changes faster after investors said Jack Dorsey moved too slowly, and the new executive will fast-forward bitcoin payments, let users handle moderation and extend targeted ads.  As of Monday, Agrawal was promoted from his four-year-long role as Twitter's chief technology officer to CEO of the $11billion company - a move that was effective immediately after co-founder Dorsey, 45, stepped down via email, which he later tweeted. Agrawal, 37, has been a Twitter insider since joining the company in 2011. Co-founder Dorsey - who became Twitter's first CEO in 2007 - looked to the India-born engineer as his confidant in making major decisions and developing the company's infrastructure. After climbing the ranks at Twitter, Agrawal earned himself a net worth of $1.52million. With this promotion, he will receive an annual salary of $1million, plus bonuses, as well as restricted and performance-based stock unit bonuses valued at $12.5million, according to a company report filed Monday.   As of Monday, Parag Agrawal (left) has been promoted from his four-year-long role as Twitter's...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley’s highest-profile and politically volatile jobs. But his prior lack of name recognition coupled with a solid technical background appears to be what some big company backers were looking for to lead Twitter out of its current morass. READ MORE: Santa Clara Shoe Store Ransacked in Late Night Smash-and-Grab RobberyA 37-year-old immigrant from India, Agrawal comes from outside the ranks of celebrity CEOs, which include the man he’s replacing, Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla. Those brand-name company founders and leaders have often been in the news — and on Twitter — for exploits beyond the day-to-day running of their companies. Having served as Twitter’s chief technology officer for the last four years, Agrawal’s appointment was seen by Wall Street as a choice of someone who will focus on ushering Twitter into what’s widely seen as the internet’s next era — the metaverse. Agrawal is a ”‘safe’ pick who should be looked...
    MICROSOFT is scrambling to fix a software vulnerability, and users are facing another round of security warnings as hackers race to exploit the weakness with malware. When the prior weakness was discovered earlier in the month, Microsoft announced the company would “provide an update in an upcoming release," but users are instructed to be on high alert while the security flaw still exists. 1Windows 10 and 11 users are instructed to be on high alert According to Forbes, the patch released to fix a vulnerability discovered earlier in November was not effective, and the new vulnerability is already being exploited. It allows hackers to take over a computer remotely, spreading the attack to other devices in the network. The flaw can't be patched currently without causing problems with the Windows installer. Concerned Windows users are urged to uninstall the latest update if they believe their Windows 10, 11 or Windows Server 2022 device may be compromised. KB5007215 was shipped out to users on November 9 and it is affecting Windows 11 and several Windows 10 users. First, in...
    Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley’s highest-profile and politically volatile jobs. But his prior lack of name recognition coupled with a solid technical background appears to be what some big company backers were looking for to lead Twitter out of its current morass. A 37-year-old immigrant from India, Agrawal comes from outside the ranks of celebrity CEOs, like the man he’s replacing, Jack Dorsey, or Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or SpaceX and Tesla’s Elon Musk. Those brand-name company founders and leaders have often been in the news — and on Twitter — for exploits beyond the day-to-day running of their companies. Having served as Twitter’s chief technology officer for the last four years, Agrawal’s appointment was seen by Wall Street as a choice of someone who will focus on ushering Twitter into what’s widely seen as the internet’s next era — the metaverse. Agrawal is a ”‘safe’ pick who should be looked upon as favorably by investors,” wrote CFRA Research analyst Angelo Zino, who noted that Twitter...
    THE FBI can access WhatsApp and iMessage users' personal information according to a new document – despite Facebook and Apple's claims of user privacy. The report - first obtained by Rolling Stone - suggests that as long as the bureau has a warrant or subpoena they can access certain data. 1WhatsApp and iMessage personal info can 'easily be taken by FBI', according to a new documentCredit: Getty It goes on to describe how WhatsApp will give address-book access with a search warrant. Daniel Kahn Gillmor, a senior staff technologist at the ACLU, said: "WhatsApp offering all of this information is devastating to a reporter communicating with a confidential source." His ACLU colleague Nathan Freed Wessler added: "For probably all of these platforms, if law enforcement gets its hands on somebody’s device, no amount of end-to-end encryption is going to protect the information on the device." Facebook originally said its Messenger service was getting end-to-end encryption in "2022 at the earliest" and now it's pushed things back a whole year. ICLOUD RISK For Apple users their subscriber information, as well...
    TWITTER users branded Jill Biden’s White House Christmas tree “ugly” as some said they "missed" ex-First Lady Melania Trump's "dramatic" displays. The First Lady unveiled the official White House Christmas tree glowing in the Blue Room as she shared a snap with the millions of Twitter followers Monday. 5Jill Biden welcomed the arrival of the White House Christmas tree last weekCredit: Getty 5The fir is located in the Blue Room and is covered in white doves bearing the names of US states in alphabetical orderCredit: Twitter The fir is covered in white doves bearing the names of US states in alphabetical order. Some Twitter users asked “where are the colors?” while others branded the centerpiece “boring”. One person said: “Where’s the color? Looks like a giant tree with night lights over it.” Another commented: “That tree is ugly.” Meanwhile, other Twitter users were more sympathetic as they branded the design “refreshing”, while some said it marked the return to a “normal Christmas”. One said: “Refreshing to see a tree in that house that isn’t gaudy or macabre. Thank you!” Most...
    Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his position leading the social media company, CNBC reported, citing multiple sources. It’s unclear exactly why Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter and currently serves as chief executive of financial technology firm Square, will step down, according to CNBC. Private equity firm Elliot Management previously attempted to oust Dorsey in 2020, the outlet reported. Twitter shares surge 11% in pre-market trading after sources tell CNBC that @Jack Dorsey is expected to step down as CEO of the company https://t.co/Su2rksNXxj pic.twitter.com/vHwYAg2kdR — CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) November 29, 2021 It’s unclear who is set to succeed Dorsey, CNBC said. Twitter’s share price rose 11% following the news reports, according to CNBC. (RELATED: JD Vance Says Twitter Suspended His Campaign Press Account With ‘No Explanation’) Twitter unrolled several new features for its platform in recent months, including a feature called “Spaces” that allows users to communicate with one another in a voice chat mode. The social media company also released a feature called “Twitter Blue” which allows users to access ad-free news...
    MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Fred received a note from the touchline - and immediately became the butt of the joke online. The Brazilian was handed written instructions by sub Donny van de Beek late in United’s 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Chelsea. 7Fred received the note from sub Donny van de BeekCredit: Getty 7 7 Moments earlier the 28-year-old had missed a golden opportunity to give his side the lead when he chipped lamely straight into keeper Edouard Mendy’s gloves. And pranksters online had a laugh imagining what was on the note sent to him by caretaker boss Michael Carrick. User ‘RoyHBT’ wrote on Twitter: “Fred… FRED just tried to chip Mendy and then got a note from Carrick saying ‘Don’t ever f do that again!’” ‘Konate_FPL’ wrote simply: “The note Fred received from Carrick: ‘You’re s***’.” ‘UTDFan’ wrote: “Van de beek with the note to Fred saying if you ever do that again, you'll be on the bench as long as me.” Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Stoica 'bid', Lacazette looking at January exit, Pablo Mari Flamengo...
    Gently warning Twitter users that they might face consequences if they continue to use hateful language can have a positive impact, according to new research. If the warning is worded respectfully, the change in tweeting behavior is even more dramatic. A team at New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics tested out various warnings to Twitter users they had identified as 'suspension candidates,' meaning they were following someone who had been suspended for violating the platform's policy on hate speech. Users who received these warnings generally declined in their use of racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise prohibited language by 10 percent after receiving a prompt. If the warning was couched politely—'I understand that you have every right to express yourself but please keep in mind that using hate speech can get you suspended'—the foul language declined up to 20 percent. 'Warning messages that aim to appear legitimate in the eyes of the target user seem to be the most effective,' the authors wrote in a new paper published in the journal Perspectives on Politics.'  Scroll down for video...
    A GROUP of Android apps are actually containers for the dangerous Joker malware, which can steal one-time login codes from your messages or subscribe you to costly services without your consent. Apps infected with the Trojan malware have been removed from the Google Play Store, but some Android users may still have the apps installed and posing a danger. 1The powerful Joker malware can steal information and authorize purchases Tatyana Shishkova, an Android malware analyst at Kapersky, shared a number of apps to uninstall on Twitter. Some of the apps are hosts for the Joker malware, while others have similar malware that can steal personal information and authorize costly purchases. According to Tatyana, the below apps act as a backdoor for malware that puts Android users at risk: Battery Charging Animations Battery Wallpaper Battery Charging Animations Bubble Effects Classic Emoji Keyboard Dazzling Keyboard Easy PDF Scanner EmojiOne Keyboard Flashlight Flash Alert On Call Halloween Coloring Now QRcode Scan Smart TV remote Super Hero-Effect Volume Booster Hearing Aid Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer The first thing to do is...
    Sen. Ted Cruz's use of a limerick to criticize President Joe Biden's upcoming travel plans has backfired and landed him in the hot seat on Twitter On Tuesday November 16, Cruz tweeted, There once was a man from Nantucket ..." The tweeted portion of the limerick also included a link to an article detailing the president's plans for the Thanksgiving holiday. According to Newsweek, Cruz's tweet "is the opening line for one of several well-known limericks, most of which are sexual in nature." While Cruz didn't include the rest of the words to the poem, he inspired a number of Twitter users to come up with their own. Twitter users actually began trolling him with limericks criticizing his leadership. One Twitter user slammed Cruz with a poetic reference to his decision to flee the country during the Texas winter storm. "There once was a small 'man' named Ted.Who in a crisis to Mexico fled.He said with a smirkBecause he's a terrible jerk'Don't blame me, blame my daughters instead.''"There once was a small \u201cman\u201d named Ted.\nWho in a crisis...
    Most Americans do not use Twitter, and of those who do, a minority of highly active users produce nearly all tweets, a new study finds. The study from Pew Research published on Monday found that 25 percent of American adults use Twitter, and that among users the most active 25 percent produced 97 percent of all tweets.  Among this highly active group, 80 percent of all tweets are either retweets or replies to other tweets, with original tweets making up just 14 percent of posts. And despite their high volume of posting, this group receives only modest engagement from the rest of Twitter, with an average of 37 likes and only one retweet a month.  Most Americans do not use Twitter, and of those who do, a minority of highly active users produce nearly all tweets, a new study finds The study from Pew Research found that 25 percent of American adults use Twitter, and that among users the most active 25 percent produced 97 percent of all tweets RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Web DOWN!...
    The apostrophe may die out because of sloppy grammar on social media, researchers suggest. They say online platforms such as Twitter, which limit the number of characters per post, mean users are getting into the habit of dropping punctuation. Casualties include the possessive apostrophe in plural nouns – such as ‘cats’ paws’ – or those which replace a letter, such as in ‘couldn’t’ for could not and ‘shouldn’t’ for should not. The study is the biggest into how speech and writing has evolved since the spread of technology from the 1990s. They say online platforms such as Twitter, which limit the number of characters per post, mean users are getting into the habit of dropping punctuation Researchers looked at 100 million words to analyse trends and found casual and ungrammatical language has become more prevalent in the last 30 years. Dr Vaclav Brezina, who led the Lancaster University, study said: ‘We have experienced dramatic changes in technology, which transformed the way we communicate. Written language has become much more dynamic and shared by many more people. ‘We text or message friends...
    Fitness equipment giant Peloton is being accused of banning any mention of the anti-Joe Biden hashtag #LetsGoBrandon from its fitness platform. The woke company is fine with leftist hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #DefundThePolice. Peloton has reportedly been sending users an error message when they try to connect with other users on the company’s app by using the hashtag, #LetsGoBrandon, according to a report by PJ Media. “Let’s Go, Brandon” has become a popular rallying cry known for being synonymous with “Fuck Joe Biden” since early October, when an NBC reporter at a NASCAR Xfinity Series race incorrectly stated that fans in the stands were chanting, “Let’s Go, Brandon” following a victory by driver Brandon Brown, when they were actually chanting, “Fuck Joe Biden.” Screenshot/YouTube/orgiato Blow Joe Biden (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) After that, Peloton users, who can add tags or select existing tags to connect with other users in the Peloton community, started adding the “LetsGoBrandon” hashtag to their profiles. The fitness company then apparently banned the user of the tag by removing them from users’ profiles. Peloton users are now instead receiving...
    Video-sharing platform TikTok appears to be up and running after a significant outage occurred on Friday, leaving thousands of users across the U.S. without access to the social network. According to DownDetector, which keeps track of online outages, over 14,000 outages were reported shortly after 9 a.m.  Most of the outages seemed to occur in Chicago and New York, according to a map of outages. TikTok has stopped working for over 10,000 users in the U.S. on Friday. The outage occurred shortly after 9 a.m. EST, with users flooding other social media platforms to alert Most of the outages seem to be occurring in Chicago and New York, though other cities were also experiencing outages Other areas, such as Dallas, Houston, Boston and Washington D.C. were also seeing outages. DailyMail.com has reached out to TikTok with a request for comment.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next iOS 15 is available TODAY: Apple's latest iPhone software... Netflix takes on TikTok with a new feed for KIDS that... Share this article Share Many users took to Twitter...
    Online services have opened up many opportunities for us to have a great time. On the web you can watch movies and your favorite TV shows, listen to music of any genre, chat with friends and meet new people, write blogs, find like-minded people, express yourself and just have a good time. That’s all great! Today we want to look at some really interesting online platforms in three categories: music services, microblogging, and anonymous video chats. Without doubt, you’ll find something for yourself here. Music services Along with the world famous Spotify, there are several other sites where you can conveniently listen to tracks by your favorite artists. Among them are: Tidal A music service with a library of over 70 million tracks. Like many of its rivals, Tidal has personalized selections based on your preferences. But it also has some unique features. For example: Music playlists handpicked by a team of Tidal experts Video and live broadcasts right inside the service Offline mode for listening to music when you’re not connected Tidal works on smartphones, tablets, computers,...
    Twitter officially rolled out its subscription service called Twitter Blue on Tuesday in the U.S. that charges users $2.99 monthly fee to access exclusive features – but many users do not seem wiling to pay extra for the social media platform. More than 170,000 tweets discussing Twitter Blue are floating around the platform, with a majority bashing the subscription service – including one user threatened to block others who pay for monthly fee. Many note that such features, like Undoing a Tweet or posting longer videos should already be available and at no extra cost. The most exciting feature seems to be the Undo Tweet that lets users edit a tweet before it goes live - a timer for up to 30 minutes can be set in which allows users to make changes to their post. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, however, has said in the past that it is technologically impossible to add an edit button and that this feature would ruin ‘the vibe’ of Twitter’s original design. Twitter users @m_no1111 shared their thoughts on the Twitter Blue roll out, tweeting:...
    In this article TWTRJack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square, speaks during the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021.Marco Bello | AFP | Getty ImagesTwitter on Tuesday launched its Blue subscription services for users in the U.S. and New Zealand. The social media company has been testing the subscription product with Australian and Canadian users since June, but Tuesday marks the first time the feature is available to U.S. users. Twitter Blue costs $2.99 a month for iOS, Android and web users, the company said. The subscription product includes special features reserved for Twitter power users, such as the ability to undo a tweet or customize the Twitter app icon. But the U.S. launch of Twitter Blue also comes with one major addition: access to ad-free articles from more than 300 U.S.-based news sites like The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and Insider. It doesn't include access to paywalled articles those news outlets may have, a Twitter spokesperson told CNBC. With Twitter Blue, the...
    Police in India’s northeastern Tripura state have launched criminal cases against 102 Twitter account holders for allegedly “spreading fake and distorted information” that police say incited mob attacks on local buildings affiliated with Muslim residents in October, Asian News International (ANI) reported Saturday. “Tripura Police have taken up a case against a total of 102 Twitter accounts under [India’s] Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for spreading fake and distorted information related to the recent violence that took place at Panisagar North Tripura,” Jyotishman Das Choudhary, a spokesman for the Tripura State Police, told ANI on November 6. Twitter app icon on a mobile phone. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) “The case which was earlier investigated by police is now transferred to the Crime Branch division of Tripura police. The police have been trying to trace the handlers of the accounts,” he added. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country, on three sides. Anti-Hindu mob violence began in Bangladesh around October 15 after images circulated on social media allegedly depicting the desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, at a recent Hindu festival...
    Alex Wong/Getty Twitter users mocked MSNBC on Monday for tweeting an article with the comment, “Why the inflation we’re seeing now is a good thing.” Why the inflation we’re seeing now is a good thing https://t.co/WwkvaAinEo — MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 8, 2021 The article, headlined “How Covid became the unlikely hero of our inflation crisis” and written by James Surowiecki, stated: Of course, having the price of something you buy a ton of rise 10-20 percent in a matter of months hurts. But that’s the point: It’s enough to talk about the inflation we actually do have (inflation we haven’t really had to deal with for more than a decade). You don’t need to, as it were, over-egg the pudding. At the same time, any discussion of inflation needs to include the context in which it’s happening. Historically, recessions have left Americans poorer, not better off. But the Covid recession was different. As people shifting their habits drastically in response to the pandemic, they spent much less and saved more. Even though millions of Americans lost their jobs, enhanced...
    Twitter is down for thousands of users worldwide who report issues with the website, app and logging into accounts.  Problems began around 12:50pm ET on Monday and are impacting some users in the US,  the UK, New Zealand and other countries. It is not clear what caused the crash or when all users will regain full service of the social media platform. Many users say tweets are not refreshing or they are being kicked out of their accounts and forced to log back in. Twitter is down for thousands of users worldwide who report issues with the website, app and logging into accounts DownDetector, a website that monitors online outages, showed a huge spike in issue reports just after 12:30pm ET. And by 12:52pm ET, more than 3,000 users in the US had reported problems with the social media network.
    TWITTER is among the most popular social media networks where users can post and interact with messages known as "tweets." On November 8, some users reported technical issues when attempting to run the app on their mobile devices. 2On September 3, Twitter users reported problems with the social media platform Is Twitter down? On Monday, November 8, according to DownDetector, over 50 percent of users were reporting a problem with Twitter's website. Over a third of users experienced issues with the app, and 11 percent reported problems with logging in. "twitter isn't working properly," one user commented on Down Detector's Twitter page. Another person noted that the top tweets featured on their page as working, but the latest tweets were not. Most of the outages appear to be in larger cities - mainly, New York and Washington DC. Most read in The US SunHORROR SHOW Travis begs for prayers as Kylie says they didn't know about deaths until after'VAPID CRAP!' Kourtney slammed as 'disgusting' for promoting company after concert tragedyLatestBOMB SCARE Cornell University bomb threat a HOAX as...
    ELON Musk got into a vulgar spat on Twitter with Sen Ron Wyden Saturday after the billionaire made a poll about Tesla stock. The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla asked users on Twitter to vote on if he should sell 10 percent of Tesla stock.   4The billionaire asked users on Twitter to decide if he should sell 10 percent of his Tesla stockCredit: AP 4Elon's vulgar response to Sen Wyden Much of Elon's wealth comes from his shares of Tesla, meaning he doesn’t get paid a cash salary. “I only have stock, thus the only way for me to pay taxes personally is to sell stock,” he explained as Democrats have been pushing for billionaires to pay taxes when their stocks go up. Oregon Senator Wyden responded to the poll: “Whether or not the world’s wealthiest man pays any taxes at all shouldn’t depend on the results of a Twitter poll. It’s time for the Billionaires Income Tax.” In a vulgar response, Musk tweeted: “Why does ur [sic] pp look like u just c***?” Many Twitter users had a...
                      by Laurel Duggan  Twitter users criticized a Wednesday article by Wajahat Ali which argued white women are “killing America” by voting for Republicans. “The cult of Karen will always turn on people of color on a dime to uphold oppressive systems that ensure they remain influential and powerful handmaidens of white,” Ali claims. The article focused first on the gubernatorial race in Virginia, in which both candidates were white. Among white, female voters in the Virgina gubernatorial race, 75%  chose Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, who campaigned on education and against Critical Race Theory. Ali compared Youngkin’s Critical Race Theory messaging to the Southern Strategy, falsely claiming CRT is not taught in schools. “Meet the mansplainer,” commented Christina Sommers, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. “Step 1: Find a demographic that split 60-40 for the party you don’t like in a particular election … Step 2: Call that entire demographic evil … How long will America put up with this genre of punditry?” Noah Smith asked. “There’s a certain sort of pundit who will always blame...
    Twitter is rolling out a new search button on some accounts that allows users to more easily scan through a specific person's past tweets. The button, located in the top right corner next to the 3-dot (or hamburger) menu, had started appearing for a small number of users in October. It is now rolling out more widely on the iOS Twitter app, XDA Developers reported. Twitter users have always been able to search their own or other users' tweets, using the format 'from:[handle] [search term]' in the regular Twitter search bar. This new button simplifies the process, providing a search field where you can enter the terms you're looking for and find a post, response or even an article more quickly. Scroll down for video  Twitter is rolling out a new search button on some accounts that allows users to more easily scan through a specific person's past tweets.  The button is located in the top right corner next to the 3-dot menu The button is the latest in a long series of new features Twitter has added to its...
    Twitter users are slamming the original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Kristy Swanson -- an apparent vaccine skeptic -- who was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19-related pneumonia in New Jersey on Sunday. The 51-year-old actress tweeted the news on Monday and revealed she was being treated at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. "Prayers for me please. Yesterday I took an ambulance ride to the hospital," she wrote on Twitter. "I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course. I’m in good spirits and in great hands." Swanson, who has publicly criticized the COVID-19 vaccine and is an avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, told her followers that she is "okay" and is being treated with Baricitinib and blood thinners. "It behaves exactly like the flu," she tweeted alongside an article about COVID-19 in September. As word of her diagnosis spread, the New York Post tweeted an article with a headline referencing her as an "anti-vax" actor. Swanson responded that she is not "anti-vax." Meanwhile, Twitter users denied her well-wishes, with one user writing, "our prayers...
    Kristy Swanson, the original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and an apparent vaccine skeptic, was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19-related pneumonia in New Jersey on Sunday. The 51-year-old actress tweeted the news on Monday and revealed she was being treated at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. "Prayers for me please. Yesterday I took an ambulance ride to the hospital," she wrote on Twitter. "I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course. I’m in good spirits and in great hands." Swanson, who has publicly criticized the COVID-19 vaccine and is an avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, told her followers that she is "okay" and is being treated with Baricitinib and blood thinners. "It behaves exactly like the flu," she tweeted alongside an article about COVID-19 in September. As word of her diagnosis spread, the New York Post tweeted an article with a headline referencing her as an "anti-vax" actor. Swanson responded that she is not "anti-vax." Meanwhile, Twitter users denied her well-wishes, with one user writing, "our prayers are reserved for those who were...
    The shift in COVID-19 cases out of the South baffled New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow — who couldn't fathom why cases were plummeting despite the southern states not stringently adhering to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I am mystified by how these southern states have such low rates of Covid when many of their governors haven't followed cdc guidance," Blow wrote on Twitter and included a COVID-19 "hot spot" map from the New York Times. "Someone please explain this to me." I am mystified by how these southern states have such low rates of Covid when many of their governors haven\u2019t followed cdc guidance. Someone please explain this to me.pic.twitter.com/klmBEPVu6p — Charles M. Blow (@Charles M. Blow) 1636026867 The internet was happy to oblige and explain the shift to Blow. A wave of respondents gave their explanations for the decreasing COVID-19 cases in the South — which included seasonality. Inez Stepman — senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum — responded, "Hint: in southern states they go inside with...
    Brandon Bell/Getty Images Twitter users slammed CBS News on Thursday for a tweet about racism and teaching kids. The tweet and story headline read, “How young is too young to teach kids about race?” How young is too young to teach kids about race? https://t.co/KyJPcrP98M — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 4, 2021 The story was published on Thursday, just days after the gubernatorial race in Virginia, a hotbed of tension between parents and educators over coronavirus protocols and curricula, including the hot-button issue of critical race theory. Republican Glenn Youngkin won in a campaign that included slamming critical race theory and vowing to ban it if elected, although the doctrine is already not being taught in K-12 schools. Twitter users skewered CBS News for the question. Whitest fucking headline possible. https://t.co/kGhVgWIpDX — Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 4, 2021 *stares in being black* https://t.co/swlYHKqM4I — Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 4, 2021 I’ve been talking to my 8 month old about race since he was in utero https://t.co/jPxAVx7xey — Neda Toloui-Semnani (@Neda_Semnani) November 4, 2021 Children of color...
    Instagram video communication site has introduced a new feature that Twitter users have been waiting for for 10 years. And “Instagram” announced through its account on its “Twitter” website that previews of “Instagram” posts can now be viewed on “Twitter” for the first time in almost 10 years. And with this new feature, you can get automatic change of “Instagram” forms by entering any Instagram link in any tweet on Twitter. Instagram management has previously stated that this feature cannot be allowed on Twitter; Because the Twitter administration refused to do so; But now considering the huge popularity of the video communication site, it seems he has finally agreed. Before buying the Facebook or Meta Instagram site, this feature was in the past; But Twitter later banned it in order not to further increase the popularity of “Instagram” against its rival “Facebook”. Instagram offers a feature that Twitter users have been waiting for for 10 years Sub electronic newspaper Before 2021-11-04 Instagram video communication site has introduced a new feature that Twitter users have been waiting for for...
    THIS is how Roblox users are still suffering from two major issues after a three-day outage that plagued millions of players. Despite the Roblox gaming platform being back in service, thanks to engineers who worked hard to fix all problems, gamers are still experiencing some issues. 2Roblox is back in service but problems are still being reported 2Roblox went down on October 28, 2021, but is now up and running The platform first went down on October 28, 2021, according to claims on social media sites, and started back up late in the day on October 21, 2021. And now, although the site appears to be working again, some users are reporting trouble with the login process and two-step security feature. Regardless of service being restored, some are unable to log in to the platform due to a wrong password notification that pops up, PunikaWeb reports, while others are getting stuck on the login page. On Monday morning, one Roblox user took to Twitter to explain an issue, writing: "hi, when I try to log in to my account, it...
    CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer was lampooned today for 'going to the wrong city' after he said he was reporting from Edinburgh on the COP26 Glasgow conference. The 73-year-old veteran broadcaster tweeted a photograph of himself in a studio in front of Edinburgh Castle, 50 miles away from where the event is taking place. But Twitter users told the American journalist that he was 'in the wrong city', with one saying: 'If you're in Edinburgh you're in the wrong place fella.' Another said: 'Yeah, that's just down the road from Glasgow. Why not pop over to Loch Ness at lunchtime for a spot of monster hunting?'  A fourth added: 'Morning folks! We're here in Birmingham to bring you full coverage of the royal wedding in London!'  CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer is reporting on the COP26 Glasgow conference from Edinburgh  And another tweeted: 'This reminds me of that time I went to NYC to visit the White House.' Mr Blitzer tweeted today: 'I'm now reporting from Edinburgh in Scotland where 20,000 world leaders and delegates have gathered for the COP26...
    TWITTER trolls made ridiculous claims that Joe Biden “pooped himself” after his meeting with the Pope lasted “longer than expected”. The hashtag #PoopypantsBiden went viral as rumors circulated that the commander in chief had a “bathroom incident” while in Rome. 4Joe Biden met Pope Francis while in Rome for the G20 summitCredit: Alamy 4The president's meeting lasted for around 75 minutesCredit: Alamy Conservative strategist and commentator Amy Tarkanian tweeted: “The word around Rome is that Biden’s meeting with the Pope was unusually long because Biden had a bit of a ‘bathroom incident’ at the Vatican and it had to be addressed prior to him leaving. “I know we often joke about this but this is the actual rumor going around Rome now.” There is no evidence to support these wild claims, Meaww reports. Biden appeared to apologize to reporters for keeping them waiting during a press briefing. The bumbling president said: “We were playing with elevators.” The Vatican said that Friday’s meeting lasted for around 75 minutes and then another 15 minutes were spent for photos and exchanging gifts. Pope...
    FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced a rebrand for the company - sparking a whole host of memes. The tech giant will be known as Meta going forward. 6Zuckerberg said that Meta comes from the Greek word for 'beyond', and better represents the company nowCredit: Facebook 6Twitter users have mocked the new nameCredit: Twitter 6The new moniker is a catch-allCredit: Twitter 6Twitter users shared a picture of Cousin Greg and Tom from Succession - known for their business mishapsCredit: LightsCameraPod/Twitter But while Zuckerberg has said the new name better represents the company now, Twitter users have not been as positive. One joked: "This all happened because Zuckerberg never meta girl until college." Another shared a picture of Cousin Greg and Tom from Succession - known for their business mishaps - writing: "The team behind the Facebook's name change to Meta." The new moniker is a catch-all for the company's entire operation – so the name of the actual app won't change. That means it will cover Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and more. Zuckerberg said that Meta comes from...
    NEW YORK (AP) — An Ohio trader in penny stocks was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he earned over $1 million illegally by lying repeatedly to his over 70,000 Twitter followers to get them to buy stocks in what authorities are calling a new social media-infused twist on an old stock manipulation game. Steven Gallagher, 50, of Maumee, Ohio, was charged in New York federal court with securities fraud, wire fraud and market manipulation. He was arrested in Ohio. It was not immediately clear who would represent Gallagher at an initial court appearance in Ohio. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a release that Gallagher “brought old-school boiler room tactics to the Twitter age, and operated a social media pump-and-dump scam that defrauded ordinary investors.” Ricky J. Patel, head of the New York office for Homeland Security Investigations, said Gallagher turned “lies into cash.” “Pump and dump stock schemes cause mistrust in the market and have real victims who often invest large sums of money, only to have their hopes shattered by a fraudster’s greed,” Patel said. Court papers in...
    The site Donald Trump says will fight for 'truth' will censor its own users. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he's launching a new social media platform, named "TRUTH Social," that he said is meant to "fight back" against "Big Tech," which he accused of trying to "silence opposing voices in America." But ironically, given the name of the operation, the terms and service agreement that users must agree to in order to join the platform states that users cannot "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site." That means the rules of the purportedly anti-censorship platform include a clause censoring its users. Trump has long threatened to start a social media site, after he was booted from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for inciting violence on Jan. 6. That day, as insurrectionists broke into the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to stop the transfer of power from Trump to President Joe Biden, violently attacking law enforcement as they did so, Trump tweeted a video praising...
    TWITCH users have been reporting problems trying to access the site as of October 20, 2021. The website was working properly until 7pm ET when people began experiencing outages. 1Twitch is a video streaming platformCredit: Getty Is Twitch down? Streaming platform, Twitch has been experiencing intermittent outages as of October 20, 2021. Users have been reporting problems accessing past streams, exporting videos, and signing in to the platform. Nearly 44 percent of people reported problems with video streaming, 43 percent accessing the website, and 13 percent are unable to use the app, according to Down Detector.  Twitch is aware of the issue and released a statement on Twitter regarding the outage, saying: “???? We are investigating an issue preventing VODs from loading. Thank you for your reports!” Most read in TechHEAR HEAR? Facebook is listening through your microphone and I have proof, TikToker claimsHURRY! Nintendo Switch OLED restock update - White model back in stock for RRP at AmazonTECH BOOK CLOSED Facebook ‘will change its name NEXT week’ after company slammed as ‘toxic’SiOS Warning to update iPhone NOW - here's...
    "Looking forward to your take on International Don't Abandon 19 Million Women To The Taliban Day," Ben Shapiro tweeted. "If I'm Xi Jinping, I take one look at that tweet and then invade Taiwan… At this rate we should probably just go ahead and learn how to write our pronouns in Mandarin," tweeted Donald Trump Jr. "Oh yea, btw, what were the pronouns of all the Americans you abandoned to the Taliban?" "Think of how hard our adversaries are laughing as they read this. In fact this would qualify as stand-up comedy just about anywhere in Asia, Africa or South America," Dinesh D'Souza tweeted.
    TWITTER users have been left baffled by a photo that appears to show three angry looking ‘snakes’ lurking in the tree. The scary images was shared online by Rob Allam on the social media platform– but users quickly discovered that all was not as it seemed. 3Images of the three headed snake was shared on TwitterCredit: Twitter 3It left users baffled when they discovered it was not all as it first appearsCredit: Twitter This is because when it turns out the trio of serpents is actually an optical illusion and instead forms part of a wing belonging to a very unique month. The Attacus Atlas, also known as Atlas Moth is one of the largest insescts on the planet. It’s wing span stretches up to 27 centimetres across and is used as defence mechanism. Twitter user Rob explained: "Attacus Atlas is one of the largest butterflies in the world and lives only for two weeks with one goal in their adult stage – lay eggs and defend them until they hatch while disguised as a snake.” Despite the revelation, most...
    TWITTER is down for thousands of users across the US, according to complaints The beloved social media app appears to have stopped working at around 11:20am New York time. Online outage tracker Down Detector logged a huge spike in complaints. The vast majority of users are complaining that the Twitter website isn't working. And some users are moaning that the app isn't loading, or that they're getting "server connection" issues. We've asked Twitter for comment and will update this story with any response. More to come... Most read in Phones & GadgetsSTEALTH MODE Your iPhone has HIDDEN list of every app 'tracking you' – turn them off todayCELL-ING OUT Warning about Amazon phone scam after users tricked into handing over $4,000CHEEKY PEAK Hilarious mountain with a VERY rude name spotted on Google MapsSNAP OUT Live updates as Snapchat not working and logins blocked days after Whatsapp crashEAR FEAR Apple AirPods warning as expert says they can trigger vertigo and hearing lossFACE OFF Warning to DELETE Facebook as angry users race to quit app
    Social media hasn't quite snapped back to normal since last week's outages, with Snapchat users reporting problems this morning. Snapchat confirmed on Twitter shortly before 8 a.m. that the company was aware of an issue and was working to fix it. As users flocked to Twitter to confirm if their problems with the app were more widespread, #snapchatdown started trending with over 37,000 tweets. TRUMP TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST 'FREE SPEECH' APP FOR CREATING FAKE ACCOUNT FOR HIM We’re aware that some Snapchatters are having issues using the app right now - hang tight, we’re looking into it!— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) October 13, 2021 Some users reported being locked out of or unable to sign into accounts, while others were unable to load content or lamented the streaks they might lose. At 10:30 a.m., Snapchat tweeted that it had resolved the issue. People reported in the comments that they were still experiencing problems, but it is unclear whether these are related to the main issue. The issue has been fixed! If you're still having...
    Snapchat has gone down worldwide with users complaining of being unable to send or receive photos. According to Down Detector, the problems started at about 11:50 BST (06:50 ET) and so far almost 14,000 complaints have been logged. The US video-sharing app is working for some but others are having difficulty logging in and sending pictures. Snapchat has acknowledged the problem, tweeting: 'We're aware that some Snapchatters are having issues using the app right now — hang tight, we're looking into it!'  A number of users have taken to Twitter to share their frustration about the outage.  Snapchat appears to have gone down with users worldwide complaining of technical issues with the social media platform  Users have been complaining and the outage has been logged on the website Down Detector This map shows some of the countries where issues are being reported by Snapchat users One wrote: 'Everybody rushing to Twitter to see if Snapchat is down.' Another added: 'Snapchat down for anyone else?'  In response, the Snapchat Support Twitter account tweeted: 'Let's see how we can help.  'Send us a DM with...
    Twitter has fully launched a new feature on its web version that lets users remove a follower without blocking them. The option prevents a chosen user from seeing any of a person's future posts. To remove a follower, users can go to their profile and click 'Followers,' then click the three-dot icon and select 'Remove this follower.' There's no notification to the ex-follower, who can follow you again if they realize they've been removed. The company began testing the option in September with select web users. On Monday, the Twitter safety team tweeted  it was ‘rolling out to everyone on the web today.’  It’s not clear when the feature will land on the mobile version of Twitter and if it’ll be available for both Android and iOS. DailyMail.com has reached out for comment.  Scroll down for video Twitter has fully launched a new feature on its web version that lets users remove a follower without blocking them. To take someone off your followers list, go to your profile and click 'Followers,' then click the three-dot icon and select 'Remove this follower' The...
    Instagram users are again reporting problems with the platform days after it went down with Facebook and WhatsApp. FACEBOOK WHISTLEBLOWING IS A VAST LEFT-WING CONSPIRACY #instadown and #InstagramDownAgain started trending on Twitter just after 3 p.m. EST, with the company's Twitter confirming that some users were experiencing issues at about 3:30 p.m. The tag had over 20,000 tweets at the time of reporting. We know some of you may be having some issues using Instagram right now (????). We’re so sorry and are working as quickly as possible to fix.— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) October 8, 2021 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Facebook and its subsidiary platforms Instagram and WhatsApp were down for seven hours on Monday, sparking jokes and debate about the social media company. It contributed to a plunge in Facebook's stock market value. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. News Instagram Facebook Technology
    (CNN Business)Just days after several of its major services went down for about six hours, Facebook is suffering another outage. "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products," the company said on its verified Twitter account on Friday. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience."Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing service, also announced on Twitter that some of its users were facing issues.Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all inaccessible for several hours on Monday. Facebook later said the issue was due to "configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers" and which "caused issues that interrupted this communication."This is a developing story and will be updated.
    One "Wheel of Fortune" contestant became the talk of Twitter on Thursday after failing to solve a couple puzzles. Melanie Fisher of California first captivated viewers' attention when she proudly informed host Pat Sajak that she graduated from college in just three years while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. Minutes later, however, Fisher provoked laughter from viewers when she failed to solve a puzzle that read, "_ _ L _ Y  G O O _  F E L L O W." Fisher incorrect guessed, "Jolly goof fellow," to which Sajak responded, "Uh, no." Contestant JR then solved it with the correct answer: "Jolly good fellow." Viewers at home couldn't get enough of Fisher's "goof" and took to Twitter to share their reactions. PAT SAJAK REVEALS HOW LONG HE PLANS TO CONTINUE HOSTING 'WHEEL OF FORTUNE' "SHE GUESSED ‘JOLLY GOOF FELLOW’ OMG THIS SENT ME TO ORBIT," one user reacted with laughing emojis. "For he’s a Jolly Goof Fellow! #WheelOfFortune," another wrote on the platform.  "That woman will have JOLLY GOOF FELLOW on her tombstone," another joked. "Jolly goof fellow?? I...
    NBC News was slammed for a hit piece written against comedian Dave Chappelle following the premiere of his new Netflix stand-up special "The Closer." The report published on Wednesday highlighted remarks he made defending "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, who he decried was "canceled" for expressing opposition towards "erasing the concept of sex." MSNBC'S CHRIS HAYES INVITES STACEY ABRAMS TO DISCUSS GOP EFFORTS TO ‘UNDERMINE OUR DEMOCRACY’ "Effectually she said gender was a fact, and then the trans community got mad as s---, they started calling her a TERF," Chappelle said, referring to the woke acronym for "trans-exclusionary radical feminists." He later declared that he was on "Team TERF," telling the audience that he agrees that "gender is a fact." NBC News reported that Chappelle "drew a swift backlash," but then cited only three Twitter users; one who identified as a "trans woman" activist with roughly 1,000 Twitter followers, another with only 200 followers and a third was another activist with roughly 43,000 followers.  However, it was NBC News who seemed to draw a swifter backlash than Chappelle himself.  "The...