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Is This the Perfect Video?

It’s hard to define the concept of perfection. Philosophers have debated the meaning of perfection for centuries, wondering aloud whether it can ever truly be achieved. But we here at Gizmodo believe that we have finally found it. This video, posted to Twitter on 20 May 2018 AD, is perfect. Read More >>

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Twitter Says it Will Start Hiding Tweets That ‘Negatively Impact’ the Service

Twitter in 2018 remains a cesspool of narcissists, scammers, and trolls — I’m not just talking about Kanye West’s mentions — and on Tuesday the service announced its latest attempt to solve that problem. In the coming weeks, Twitter will begin hiding tweets that are “detracting from the conversation.” Read More >>

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If You’re Tweeting During a Disaster, You’re Probably Spreading Fake News

The old adage about a lie travelling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on has been made true thanks to Twitter. According to a new study, the vast majority of people using the platform during disasters and breaking news events spread false information without ever getting it a second thought. Read More >>

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Twitter Appears to Be Testing Encrypted Direct Messages

With Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Signal all offering various forms of encrypted messaging, Twitter has often seemed like the lone holdout. The company has been pressed to add an encryption option to its direct messaging—most notably by Edward Snowden—but the feature has yet to be introduced. Read More >>

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Facebook, Twitter, and Google Would Like to Be the Gatekeepers of Democracy Without the Responsibility

Top brass from Facebook, Twitter, and Google stopped by Stanford Law School last week to participate in a conversation about the challenges social media companies face in regulating free speech and protecting democracies. The panel showed the companies are much better at identifying problems than actually solving them. Read More >>

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Go Change Your Twitter Password Now

You need to change your Twitter password. Read More >>

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Homeless Twitter Sensation Was a Fake

The heartbreaking series of tweets apparently posted by a homeless person who was given a phone appear to have been fake, an investigation by a homelessness charity has discovered. So farewell, CharlieBinbags. Read More >>

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Northern Rail Boss Goes on Twitter Customer Blocking Rampage

The boss of Northern Rail has gone a bit Kanye on social media, using his own personal Twitter account to aggressively interact with complaining customers -- and blocking people he doesn't like the opinions of. They're just like us, these big business types. Read More >>

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The First Reactions to Avengers: Infinity War Are Here and Just About Everybody Has Been Blown Away

Last night, the press got to see Avengers: Infinity War, the culmination of a decades worth of Marvel movies that unites all your favourite heroes (and also Hawkeye) in one big mishmash of epic proportions. Although reviews aren’t available yet, critics have taken to social media to laud the movie—especially all the surprises it holds. Read More >>

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Twitter Bans Kaspersky Labs Ads Over Alleged Ties to Russian Intelligence

Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform. Read More >>

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Peter, the New Star of Deadpool 2, Has a Real Twitter That’s an Absolute Delight

The latest and final trailer for Deadpool 2 added a new member to the X-Force: Peter. He doesn’t have any powers, he just responded to the ad. And, as it turns out, he’s also got a dad-tastic Twitter presence. Read More >>

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Twitter Is Down (It’s Not Just You)

It’s not just you. Twitter is down. At least for a lot of people in the US, Europe, and Japan. Read More >>

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A Notorious Scammer Tricked Twitter Into Thinking He was in Syria

During the coordinated airstrikes in Syria launched by the United States, France, and Britain in response to a chemical attack on civilians believed to be carried out by the Assad regime, Twitter users rushed to find reliable sources of information about the attack. Unfortunately, many of them were tricked by Arturas Kerelis, a scammer pretending to be an authority on the situation. Read More >>

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Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

The pistol emoji has existed in one form or another since at least 2010, but in 2016 Apple shook shit up by replacing it with something completely different: a harmless, lime-green water gun. Today, about a year-and-a-half later, Twitter is following suit. Read More >>

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Twitter Joins Facebook in Supporting Law That Rips the Veil Off of Political Ads

Ahead of the Zuckening on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter formally declared support for the Honest Ads Act, legislation crafted in the wake of the previous great social media scandal—Russian propagandists targeting American voters with fraudulent ads online during the 2016 presidential election. Read More >>