Are you arguing with a bot? Here’s how to know.

Bleep boop.Image: Westend61/getty By Jack Morse2018-02-21 02:04:21 UTC So, you live and breathe online and couldn’t be happier about it. But maybe, just maybe, your daily digital interactions across the social web aren’t quite as authentic as you thought.  No, this time around it’s not the algorithm’s fault, but rather the result of a different […]

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Twitter bans fake porn videos with celebrity face swaps

Don’t even think about uploading a porn deepfake to Twitter.Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF By Shannon Connellan2018-02-07 01:24:57 UTC Fake porn videos featuring face-swapped celebrities, often referred to as “deepfakes,” have been banned from Twitter.  The social media platform has become the latest to ban the videos, in which celebrity women like Gal Gadot, Taylor Swift, […]

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Mitt Romney changed his location on Twitter, and that’s bad news for Donald Trump

Image: Getty Images By Keith Wagstaff2018-01-03 01:03:02 UTC Normally, changing the location in your Twitter bio is no big deal.  But this is different. Mitt Romney changed his location from “Massachusetts” to “Holladay, Utah” on the same day that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced he would retire at the end of the year, according to […]

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Twitter’s ad ‘Transparency Center’ still leaves us with a very big problem

Not out of the woods.Image: NurPhoto/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-10-25 01:01:45 UTC Twitter knows it has an ad problem.  On Tuesday, the company announced a series of reforms aimed at disclosing more information about its ads. This new policy followed reports that the social media behemoth’s own tools were used by Russia-linked groups in an […]

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Gael García Bernal took to Twitter to find his father after the Mexico earthquake

García Bernal could not contact his father after the quake.Image: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/getty By Shannon Connellan2017-09-20 01:37:27 UTC People are looking for their loved ones in Mexico City and nearby areas after they were shaken by a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. More than 100 people have died as a result of the quake, according […]

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Obama’s Charlottesville response just became most-liked tweet in history

Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the […]

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Ed Sheeran deletes his Twitter within 24 hours of that ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

Ed Sheeran got pounded for his “Game of Thrones” cameo and then deleted his Twitter account. Coincidence?Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2017-07-18 01:31:31 UTC Singer-turned-actor Ed Sheeran had assured us earlier this month that he was just reading a lot of Harry Potter and taking a break from the Twitter hate, not quitting the […]

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