Twitter Suspends Alex Jones for 7 Days, Leaves InfoWars Account Active

Alex Jones, America’s most unhinged vitamin salesmen, has been temporarily suspended from Twitter. The social media company has sent Jones to what users call “Twitter jail,” meaning that he can’t publish any tweets for the next seven days. The InfoWars Twitter account, which has just over 400,000 followers, is still active. Read More >>

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Vimeo Removes InfoWars Content After Alex Jones Seeks Friendly Channels For His Media Empire

With few places to turn, Alex Jones started publishing videos more frequently at Vimeo last week. But it looks like he’s not wanted there either. Vimeo deleted a number of InfoWars videos over the weekend, citing violations of its terms of service. Read More >>

Twitter Admits Alex Jones Broke Its Rules, Still Standing by Their Man for Some Dumb Reason

Twitter, one of the few tech platforms that has refused to ban conspiracy shitposter and Infowars grifter kingpin Alex Jones, admitted on Friday that he had a history of posts that were in clear violation of the site’s terms of service but still won’t terminate his accounts, CNN reported. Read More >>

Twitter CEO Defends Giving Alex Jones a Platform to Spread Lies

Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory empire InfoWars have officially been booted from Apple, Facebook, and YouTube. But Twitter is one of the last big social media companies that has declined to ban Alex Jones. And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his decision to allow Jones on the platform in a series of tweets last night. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s ‘420’ Tesla Tweet Sparks a Total Shitshow

Investors may be wondering what Elon is smoking this afternoon following a tweet in which he claimed he’s considering taking Tesla private at $420 (£325) per share. What seemed like a joke at first may be serious and as the company’s stock price went crazy, trading has been halted. Read More >>

Dave Bautista May Not Do Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Without James Gunn’s Script

Of all the Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista has been the most vocal in support of James Gunn following his firing from the Disney-Marvel film series. And now, he’s willing to make the ultimate sacrifice over the matter: give up his own job. Read More >>

Apple Bans Most InfoWars Podcasts Over Hate Speech

Alex Jones is no longer welcome at Apple. The trillion dollar company has removed five of the six podcasts produced by InfoWars, the conspiracy theory empire that Jones founded to spread misinformation. Podcasts like “The Alex Jones Show” and “War Room” have been pulled from all of Apple’s directories, but the company has left up the less popular InfoWars podcast “Real News With David Knight.” Read More >>

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 >>

Twitter Responds to Claims of ‘Shadow Banning’

Following an apparent change to Twitter’s auto-populating search dropdown first discovered by Gizmodo over the weekend, the platform has responded to a wave of angry, uninformed criticism on its official blog. Read More >>

Changing Your Twitter Name to Elon Musk Will Get Your Account Locked

Twitter has a lot of big problems, and one of them involves using the hype surrounding cryptocurrency to scam people out of their money. One solution it's come up with? Locking any unverified accounts that change their profile name to 'Elon Musk'. Read More >>

Four of the Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up to Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful

Thanks to the rise of cloud storage, there’s a seemingly endless number of ways to save photos, music, documents, or anything else offsite. Unfortunately, if you ever want to transfer that data from one service to another, the process can be quite tedious, as you’ll probably be forced to download everything and then manually re-upload all those files to a new home in someone else’s server farm. Read More >>

Twitter May Be Demoting Controversial Accounts in Search Results

In what appears to be new ranking behaviour, Gizmodo has identified several prominent far-right accounts now buried by Twitter’s search feature. Read More >>

How to Livestream From a Smartphone

Some moments in life demand a live stream: Protestors swarming down your street. The immediate aftermath of a World Cup final. Maybe even a best man speech. Livestreaming allows your friends, family, and followers unprecedented access to what’s going on around you, and nearly every major social network and video app seems to have some kind of livestream feature now days. So which one do you use and how the heck do you start streaming? Read More >>