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HBO Would Like Donald Trump to Stop Using Game of Thrones Memes to Stoke Fear Ahead of US Elections

Days ahead of the U.S.’s important midterm elections, Donald Trump has continued on his crusade to stoke fear in the hearts of America's conservatives with blatant lies and racism. Over the weekend, that took the form of a Game of Thrones meme that HBO is none too pleased about. Read More >>

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China Subtly Mocks Trump, Says He Should Switch to Huawei Phones

The New York Times published a troubling report yesterday alleging that President Trump uses off-the-shelf iPhones to talk with friends and that both Russian and Chinese spies are listening to Trump’s phone calls to figure out how to manipulate him. But China would like the American president to know that if he’s worried about security, he can always switch to Huawei. Read More >>

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Trump Tweets, ‘I Rarely Use a Cellphone,’ From His iPhone

President Trump regularly uses his iPhones to tweet and, reportedly, to make phones calls. And according to the New York Times, Chinese and Russian spies are listening, especially to his unsecured cellphone. But President Trump would like you to know that he “rarely” uses his cellphones. He says so in this morning’s toilet tweets, sent from his iPhone. Read More >>

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Saudi Arabia Threatens Anyone Spreading ‘Fake News’ Online with 5 Years in Prison, Heavy Fines

Saudi Arabia is threatening to give 5-year prison terms and heavy fines to anyone caught spreading “fake news” online, a warning to those discussing the suspected murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The threat, published over the weekend in the Saudi Gazette, echoes one of President Trump’s favourite phrases to demean any journalism that he finds unfavourable to his regime. Read More >>

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The Real Story Behind That Viral Video of President Trump Hissing Like a Snake

Have you seen that viral video of American president Donald Trump hissing? It’s really weird. But it makes more sense if you see the original video. And after some sleuthing, we finally tracked it down. Read More >>

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Wikipedia Editors Fight Over Whether to Include Donald Trump’s Bits in Article About Nintendo’s Toad

Wikipedia is the place where we turn for information on topics large and small. And speaking of small, there’s currently a heated debate going on about whether to include the American president’s penis on the Wikipedia page for the Nintendo character known as Toad. What a time to be alive. Read More >>

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North Korea Pledges to Dismantle One Nuclear Site If US Takes ‘Corresponding Measures’

North Korea pledged to shut down one of its nuclear test sites in a meeting today between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. What does the North want in return? “Corresponding measures” from the United States. Unfortunately, we don’t know what that means yet. Read More >>

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Tim Cook Is The Person Who Can Beat Donald Trump In 2020

It’s the 16th July 2020. The Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas is buzzing. The world’s media has descended on the arena to witness one of the key ceremonial moments in American politics: The Democratic Party is about to officially anoint its candidate in the 2020 election. This is the person who, having won a hard-fought primary campaign, will be spend the next four month sparring with Donald Trump, hoping to take his job. Read More >>

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US Officials Suspect Russian Involvement in Mystery Attacks Against American Diplomats in Cuba and China: Report

What made US diplomats in Cuba and China severely sick over the past two years? We still don’t know for sure. But US officials now suspect that the Russian government might have had something to do with it. At least that’s the theory being floated by anonymous sources to NBC News. Read More >>

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Bomb Squad Called After NASA Weather Device Labeled ‘NOT A BOMB’ Drops From Sky

A summer student has been removed from an experiment after NASA decided that a completely accurate note mentioning President Donald Trump attached to an experiment that fell in a field in the US state of New Jersey was a “misguided attempt to be lighthearted,” a NASA spokesperson told WNBC-TV. Read More >>

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Turns Out That Football Putin Gave Trump Has an NFC Chip in It, But It’s Probably Harmless

While at a conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a high-profile conference in Helsinki this month, Donald Trump took some time out of relentlessly praising his counterpart—a former KGB foreign intelligence officer and currently suspected US election-meddler—to accept a gift of one Adidas AG football. Turns out that model of football has a chip in it. Read More >>

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Report: Trump’s Dumb Tweets Could Finally Add Up to Big Trouble

It feels like it was only a matter of time before Robert Mueller started investigating Donald Trump’s tweets. And it seems that time has come. The New York Times reports that the special counsel “is scrutinising tweets and negative statements” from the president about James Comey and Jeff Sessions. Specifically, Mueller reportedly wants to know if Trump’s behaviour adds up to obstruction of justice. Boy, there sure are a lot of tweets, too. Read More >>

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President Trump Sends North Korean Dictator a CD of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ Because Our World is Just One Big Joke

President Trump gave a speech at the United Nations in September of 2017 where he famously called Kim Jong Un, “rocket man.” Now, in one of the most bizarre stories we’ve heard this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a CD of Elton John’s song “Rocket Man” to the North Korean dictator today. Our world is truly beyond parody. Read More >>

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50 Shades Of Orange: Putting Trump’s Irn-Bru Ban To The Test

If you're not Scottish you may have, in passing, seen that Donald Trump's luxury golf course in Turnberry has banned the sale of Irn-Bru on its premises. If you are Scottish no doubt this news will have put you in a bad mood since this time last week, as these tweets from Kotaku UK's resident Scot (and Editor) Rich Stanton will show: Read More >>

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Facebook’s Plan To Fight Election Interference Includes Weeding Out Fake Memes and Videos

Facebook has started fact-checking photos and videos, as a part of a larger plan to prevent foreign agents from using the platform to spread propaganda and influence elections. Read More >>