Judge tosses suit accusing Twitter of providing material support to ISIS

Plaintiffs say crowd-sourced execution spurred killing of US contractors. sci tech news

Read more

Olympics fan claims Twitter killed his account after he posted Rio videos

Venezuelan tweeter says short clips were legal under local laws—Twitter disagrees. sci tech news

Read more

Twitter opens up account verification, bans Breitbart editor over abuse

Users have to jump through series of hoops to qualify for blue tick badge. sci tech news

Read more

The Automation of Sectarianism: Are Twitter Bots Spreading Sectarianism in the Gulf?

The Automation of Sectarianism: Are Twitter Bots Spreading Sectarianism in the Gulf?:

The relevant thing is that hundreds of what seem to be automated Twitter accounts are repeating propaganda that conflates acts of violence, terrorism, and unrest, with both Arab Shia and Iran. This strongly suggests that institutions, people, or agencies, with significant resources, are deliberately creating divisive, anti-Shia sectarian propaganda and disseminating it in a robotic, but voluminous fashion.

Syndicated from In Case You Missed It

Read more

Calm down, Britain. Brexit won’t touch your chocolate.

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f126435%2fbrexit-chocolate

Feed-twFeed-fb

LONDON — The result of the European Union referendum is in, and Brits are freaking out about its impact on their snacks. 

Of course, it’s a momentous, future-defining result that will impact everyday life in Britain.

But, while many Brits are worrying about what their future holds, others are extremely concerned about Brexit’s repercussions on chocolate. Yes, chocolate. 

A tweet pertaining to Brexit’s alleged effect on Milky Way Magic Stars prompted a massive outpouring of concern and consternation. But, it was all over nothing.  Read more…

More about Politics, Uk, Eu Referendum, Eu, and Twitter

Syndicated from Mashable

Read more

J.K. Rowling, Zayn, Lin-Manuel Miranda and other celebrities had a lot of feelings about ‘Brexit’

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f126531%2fjkzaynlin

Feed-twFeed-fb

For better or for worse, history was made when nearly 52 percent of residents in the UK cast a vote in favor of leaving the European Union. The “Brexit” has elicited a wide range of responses from folks all over the world.

Many celebrities—like Lindsay Lohan—were vocal about encouraging their fans and followers to vote to leave or remain. Now that results are in and Prime Minister David Cameron has officially announced his resignation, celebrities have used Twitter to express their mixed feelings about the news:  

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more…

More about Twitter, Celebrities, Brexit, Watercooler, and Conversations

Syndicated from Mashable

Read more