olympics
Arnold Schwarzenegger Is The Hero We All Need Right Now

On Thursday 23rd March, Arnold Schwarzenegger—ex-Governor of California, legendary muscle-bound hunk and twin of Danny DeVito—posted a sweet video on Facebook of the Special Olympics athletes in Austria. Read More >>

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A Middle Eastern Airline Is Mocking Trump’s Electronics Ban on Twitter

Starting this week, anyone flying on Royal Jordanian’s routes to the United States from cities like Amman won’t be allowed to bring any electronic device bigger than a smartphone into the cabin. And Royal Jordanian is expressing its displeasure with some next-level subtweets. Read More >>

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A Texas Grand Jury Just Called Tweeting an Animated GIF ‘Assault With a Deadly Weapon’

A Texas grand jury has charged a Maryland man with “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon” after authorities say he tweeted an animated flashing GIF designed to trigger Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald’s epilepsy last year, “immediately” causing him to have a seizure. Read More >>

politics
What Happened to Donald Trump’s Unsecured Tweet Machine?

It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on inside the White House these days. Is Jared Kushner still pouting the corner? Probably. Is Kellyanne Conway still putting her feet on the furniture? Surely. Is Trump still eating Big Macs on silver platters while he tweets from an old, unsecured Android phone? Actually, maybe not. Read More >>

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Twitter User Accused of Sending Journalist Seizure-Inducing GIF: ‘Let’s See If He Dies’

Friday evening, disturbing new details emerged in the case of a Maryland man accused of sending a seizure-inducing GIF to Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald, including private Twitter messages where the suspect allegedly wrote “I hope this sends him into a seizure” and “let’s see if he dies.” Read More >>

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FBI Arrests Man For Allegedly Sending Journalist Seizure-Causing GIF

On Friday, the Dallas FBI confirmed to Gizmodo that it has made an arrest in a case involving Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who claims a man sent him a GIF over Twitter that triggered his epilepsy, causing him to have a seizure. A Dallas FBI spokesperson told Gizmodo that a press release with more details on the arrest is forthcoming, and declined to comment further. Read More >>

social media
Social Media Bosses Battered by MPs for Earning Billions by Enabling Hate Speech

A group of MPs has called in three of the tech giants' leading lights to answer questions about the spreading of hate speech and general abuse through their networks, with bosses from Twitter, Facebook and Google being straight-up accused of making "money out of hate" by members of the Home Affairs Committee. It's enough to make you proud of democracy for a change. Read More >>

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Twitter Accounts Hacked with Swastikas Through Third Party App ‘Twitter Counter’

A number of Twitter accounts, including major brands and institutions are getting hijacked right now. Everyone from Duke University, to major fast food outlets, to Nike Spain are getting hacked with a swastika and a reference to April 16th, a date when a referendum will be held in Turkey to give President Erdogan more power. Read More >>

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Twitter’s ‘Sensitive Accounts’ Feature Is Already a Perplexing Mess

Twitter claimed in a blog post last week that it will be “introducing additional updates that leverage our technology to reduce abusive content.” Today, what appears to be a limited rollout of one such feature—the involuntary walling off of certain accounts behind an opt-in prompt—has the platform’s users angry and confused. Read More >>

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Twitch Has Basically Made ‘Twitter For Gamers’

We've all dreamed of a world where that one particular breed of angry, irritating gamer ragequit Twitter and went off to form their own bitter community, steeped in the comforting beliefs of Gamergate, RedPill and "no seriously it's harder to put women in games because of their hair. Boob physics though, we've got that down." Now, thanks to Twitch, it may actually be happening. Read More >>

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What Does Trump Mean When He Says Obama Had His ‘Wires Tapped’?

President Trump finally admitted that “this is Nixon/Watergate.” But in his view of the circumstances former President Barack Obama is playing the Nixon role and... someone else functioned as the “White House Plumbers.” At least, that appears to be the analogy. Thus far, White House aides have refused to clarify the metaphor. Read More >>

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How to Delete Your Online Existence, But Save All Your Data 

Sick of Snapchat? Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? This is a great time to completely eradicate yourself from social media. All of these online services let you scrub out your accounts if you want a cleaner, leaner life online. Even better, plenty of them let you export your data for safekeeping before you do. So you can always remember that time The Rock answered your desperate tweets or your roommate plastered your Facebook wall with photos of your dog. Read More >>

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So Long Eggs, Twitter’s Letting People Mute You All

If you've ever signed up for a Twitter account, you'll have noticed that every new user has an egg for an avatar. Most users will change it straight away, but anyone looking for a throwaway account tends to just leave it. That means an awful lot of so-called 'eggs' end up being trolls trying to anonymously stir up trouble for whatever reason. Now, because banning throwaway accounts is a futile endeavour, Twitter is letting people mute every last one of them. Read More >>

social media
Are You Quitting Social Media for Lent or Literally Forever?

A press release for a company that sells something says 26 per cent of the people it asked are planning to give up social media for lent -- that's more people than are thinking about knocking booze and the relentless wanking on the head for 40 days. So does this mean social media can now be considered a failed experiment? Have we all literally had it with having to think of interesting things to say about politics? Is it just boring and pervasive and joyless now? Read More >>

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Storm Chasers Unite to Give Bill Paxton an Epic Tribute

Storm chasers combined forces to pay tribute to a man who put them on the map by literally putting his initials on their maps. Hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts are checking in to form the letters “BP” with their GPS coordinates. Paxton reportedly died on Saturday due complications following heart surgery. He was just 61-years-old. Read More >>