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You’ll be shocked to see which tweet Dhoni‘liked’.

MS Dhoni, Indian cricket’s most successful captain and arguably their most famous one-day player, has 6.7m followers on Twitter, but has only tweeted 45 times. Fair for the nature of the beast, you could argue, because Dhoni is a fairly private man.

- Times Of India - IN

Google’s year in search finds people ready to take action.

It's been a heck of a year. And as 2017 draws to a close, a bunch of web giants are on hand to remind us of what we got up to on their services. Twitter had us raging, Facebook saw us praying for victims of tragedies, and now Google (the biggest of t...

- Engadget - US

What you need to know before the open.

Today's top story: Exclusive: Labour to meet Morgan Stanley after Corbyn's "threat" tweet Today's leader: Christmas consumers face an epic hangover Discussions over the EU withdrawal bill will continue today in parliament. Theresa May faces a possible today as Conservative MPs unite to force a "meaningful vote" on the ...

- City AM - UK

WATCH: Trump feuds with Sen. Gillibrand on Twitter.

Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, saying she would "do anything" for campaign contributions, and she responded, "You cannot silence me." "The View" co-hosts discuss the heated exchange.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: Senators react to the president's 'do anything' tweet.

Democrats and Republicans are weighing in on Trump's tweet aimed at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: Trump weighs in on Alabama Special Election.

President Trump sends congratulatory tweet to Doug Jones.

- ABC News - US

Twitter Rolls Out Long-Awaited Feature.

Reading tweetstorms is about to become a whole lot easier. Coming off the heels of the controversial decision to expand its character limit, Twitter announced Tuesday that it will be rolling out a threads feature over the next few weeks. Threads, which the company describes as stitching Tweets together to...

- Newser - US

Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation .

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed: Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation  —  Steve Bannon and his associates at Breitbart News planned a broad financial, legal, and editorial campaign to damage Twitter, according ...

- Mediagazer - US

Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks .

Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks  —  A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter's tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app.

- Mediagazer - US

Trump gets into Twitter spat with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over sexual misconduct allegations.

On Monday, Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, called for the president to resign


More than 100 lawmakers call for investigation of President Trump.

The Alabama Senate showdown between Roy Moore and Doug Jones became the starting point of a bitter argument between President Trump and a prominent U.S. senator Tuesday. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, from Mr. Trump's home state of New York, first said the president should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct before Mr. ...


Burundi: Rights Defender Detained

– Authorities in Burundi have been holding a human rights activist since November 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release the activist, Nestor Nibitanga, or charge him with a credible offense. The police accused Nibitanga, via twitter, of threatening state security.' Expand ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump's tweet was fine, Gillibrand's 'mind is in the gutter'

During Tuesday's White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders excoriated reporters inquiring about President Donald Trump's controversial comments to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , saying their minds were “in the gutter.” Sanders was responding to a question from April Ryan, Washington bureau ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Alabama Polls Close At 7 P.M. CT

TPM's Cameron Joseph is in Montgomery at the Roy Moore election night event. You can follow him on Twitter, and stick around with us through the evening. Anyone's guess in a very unpredictable race.

- TPM News - US

Okay, It's a Race

So here we are. Only a trickle of results in so far. But we've seen enough early data to sense we've at least got a genuine race on our hands. TPM's Cam Joseph is in Montgomery. The TPM team is at its workstations. I'm actually on a train. But as long as this train wifi holds out we're doing this thing. 8:37 PM: So a few ...

- TPM News - US


As I mentioned below, the NYT has a very sophisticated realtime prediction widget that shifts its prediction as results come in. It had been bouncing around dead even with a mild advantage either way. Then it swung hard in Jones' favor. I saw a number of people speculate that there had been some sort of reporting error. ...

- TPM News - US

Trump congratulates Democrat for Alabama U.S. Senate victory in tweet

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday for winning a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama against the Republican candidate the president backed.

- Yahoo! News - US

Call Trump’s tweet what it is: textbook sexual harassment

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters This morning, President Donald Trump sexually harassed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter in front of his 44.5 million followers. Headlines and tweets about his comments should say so. Minutes after calling 19 credible reports about his own sexual misconduct “FAKE NEWS” and saying he ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Right-wing trolls hype “apparent effort to dupe reporters and smear” Chuck Schumer

Right-wing media trolls Mike Cernovich and Chuck Johnson promoted a forged document that accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of sexually harassing a former staffer, then quickly walked back their claims when the document was reported to police as a forgery. In a now-deleted tweet, far-right Twitter troll Mike ...

- Media Matters for America - US

The Shift: The Alt-Right Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

- New York Times - US

White House Insists Trump Tweet Wasn't Sexist. Female Senators Disagree

In a statement on Twitter, Trump said Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "would do anything" for campaign contributions. This was apparently a response to Gillibrand's call for Trump to resign.

- NPR - US

White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's tweet saying Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would do anything' for campaign donations.

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump uses suggestive tweet to attack female senator

President Donald Trump used a suggestive tweet on Tuesday to attack a Democratic lawmaker who has called for his resignation after multiple women renewed their sexual misconduct allegations against him.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Twitter introduces new 'threads' feature for easier tweetstorms

It's just over a month since Twitter doubled the maximum possible length of tweets to 280 characters -- but this was not enough for many people. But rather than further increasingly the length of tweets, the site has instead introduced another feature users have been begging for -- threading. The threading of tweets -- ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Trump Had A Busy Morning Tweeting Disparaging Things About Women

The White House denied Trump's tweet about a female senator contained sexual innuendo: "I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way." View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Quick Takes: Live Blogging the Alabama Senate Election

I'm going to be live blogging the Alabama senate race results as they come in. Polls don't close for another two hours , so I thought I'd give you a couple of things to chew on in the meantime. First of all, here is a fascinating twitter thread from Al Giordano earlier...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated Twitter milestone 'Hamilton' style

When Lin-Manuel Miranda hit two million Twitter followers on Monday, he decided to celebrate in a very "Hamilton" way.

- CNN - US

Trump slammed for throwing insults at the media in the wake of attempted terror attack in NYC

President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for attacking the "failing" New York Times shortly after being briefed on an attempted terror attack in New York City Monday. ".@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter at 8:13 a.m.

- Yahoo! News - US

Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him.

- Reuters - US

Media Twitter Astounded by 'Cringe-Inducing' Moment from Roy Moore Spox on CNN

So in addition to saying Roy Moore "probably" thinks homosexual conduct should be illegal, Moore spokesman Ted Crockett also ended up in a very, very awkward situation when Jake Tapper brought up Moore's position on Muslims.

- Mediaite - US

CNN Panel Goes Off on Jack Kingston for Saying Trump Gillibrand Tweet Wasn't Sexist

Former Congressman Jack Kingston said on CNN tonight that he doesn't think there was "anything sexist" about President Trump's tweet today about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

- Mediaite - US

'Decency Wins': Twitter Explodes With Joy After Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore

"Roy Moore stepping away from politics to spend more time with his wife and your kids."

- Mediaite - US

The Identity of the Internet with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

Does the Internet need rules? From AOL instant messenger to Sunday nights with Netflix to Twitter trolls — the world wide web has facilitated everything from global trade and dating to a modern information revolution. For many, it's even shaped our perception of cultures in the world around us. But if the Internet is part ...

- GMF - DE

Trump congratulates Democrat for Alabama US Senate victory in tweet

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 — US President Donald Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones today for winning a bitter US Senate race in Alabama against the Republican candidate the president backed. In a tweet, Trump congratulated Doug Jones, a former...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pertikai titah sultan, Bukit Aman panggil Zaid

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Dis — Anggota DAP, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, hari ini hadir ke Bukit Aman bagi memberi keterangan berhubung kenyataan yang dibuat di laman Twitter pada 5 Dis lepas. Zaid tiba kira-kira 9.30 pagi bagi memberi keterangannya kepada...

- The Malay Mail - MY

USA Today editorial torches Trump: 'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

A powerful Wednesday editorial by USA Today has blasted President Donald Trump after his sexist tweet against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand . “A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine...

- The Raw Story - US

'Miracles happen and every vote matters': Internet celebrates after Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

After the Alabama special Senate election was called in favor of Democrat Doug Jones, Twitter exploded into an uproar of celebration that, against tough odds and a lengthy uphill battle, the Alabama Democrat beat accused pedophile Roy Moore. “Alabama will have a Democratic senator for the firs...

- The Raw Story - US

DO NOT give access to that app promising a baby pooping video

Giving a random video app access to your Twitter account is a pretty straightforward "nup," right? Even so, a Twitter phishing scam is tricking people into allowing access to their accounts in order to watch a silly video titled “Baby Poops In His Onesie, But Dog's Response Leaves Millions Of People In Hysterics." ...

- Mashable! - US

Trump congratulates Doug Jones on upset victory in Alabama Senate special election

President Donald Trump congratulated Doug Jones on his Senate special-election victory in Alabama on Tuesday night. Trump had thrown his support behind Republican candidate Roy Moore in recent weeks, even as Moore's campaign stumbled under the weight of a sexual misconduct scandal. President Donald Trump congratulated Doug ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump attack on Sen. Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in a tweet widely criticized as being sexually suggestive, sparking outrage at a time when the nation is reeling from a wave of accusations about improper behavior by powerful men - including Trump himself. In his morning...

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Donald Trump: 'Write-in Votes Played a Very Big Factor' in Roy Moore Loss

"Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory," Trump wrote on Twitter. "The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win."

- Breitbart - US

Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest

Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country. Facebook and Twitter were down Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Sixth senator says Trump should resign

A sixth senator on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to resign amid renewed attention to past allegations of sexual harassment and assault.Sen. Mazie Hirono told NBC News that Trump is a misogynist,' admitted sexual predator' and liar' with a narcissistic need for attention.'The only thing that will stop him from ...


White House: Trump's Gillibrand tweet wasn't sexual unless 'your mind is in the gutter'

President Donald Trump was not making a sexual reference when he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would do anything for' political donations, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at her afternoon press briefing.I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that ...


Trump After Dark: Empire Strikes Back edition

President Donald Trump has a new target: Fellow New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand.As Alabama voted today — deciding between Democrat Doug Jones and GOP nominee Roy Moore — Trump tore into Gillibrand on Twitter after she and other Democrats called for him to resign yesterday, citing allegations of sexual harassment and ...


Trump's tweet creates a political opening for Gillibrand

The New York senator, who called on the president to resign over sexual harassment allegations, responded forcefully to the president's tweets slamming her.


Kirsten Gillibrand calls Donald Trump tweet 'sexist smear'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand described a tweet by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, which said she would "do anything" for campaign donations, as a "sexist smear."

- UPI - US

Roy Moore rode his horse Sassy to go vote today

Sassy and Roy Moore arrived in Gallant, Alabama, on Tuesday to vote in the state's special election. Moore was voting, anyway; Sassy is a horse: Here is Roy Moore arriving to vote on horseback. — Steve Kopack December 12, 2017 It is not the first time the former judge has opted for a zero ...

- The Week - US

Trump tweets congratulations to Doug Jones for his 'hard fought victory' in Alabama

If you were expecting an angry tweet from President Trump after the candidate he supported in the Alabama Senate special election, Republican Roy Moore, lost to Doug Jones, the Democrat, nope. On Tuesday night, Trump tweeted out his cordial congratulations to Jones. Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. ...

- The Week - US

White House again denies what many think Trump meant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was shocked - shocked! - to find that President Donald Trump had sent a tweet that many viewed as sexually suggestive and demeaning to women.After Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ