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Fake (Russian?) Twitter accounts maul Clinton, praise Trump

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A series of fake, possibly Russian, pro-Trump Twitter accounts are impersonating actual American twitter users.
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AP and the challenge organizations face with social media

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AP’s erroneous tweet about the Clinton Foundation raises the issue of how organizations run their social media.
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Racists force Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones to leave Twitter

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Jones is the latest public figure to abandon Twitter in the face of the company refusing to enforce its policies.
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Twitter: Threatening to burn “k*kes” in ovens is not “hateful conduct”

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The NYT’s Jonathan Weisman, is abandoning Twitter after the service refused to enforce its TOS against neo-nazis.
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Elizabeth Warren blasts Trump as sexist, reckless, dangerous, bully

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“@realDonaldTrump: When a woman stands up to you, you’re going to call her a basket case. Hormonal. Ugly.”
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GOP accuses double-amputee war vet Duckworth of “not standing up” for vets

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I’m not sure we’ll see a more offensive tweet from a major party organization any time soon.
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The Islamic State inspires Eric Posner to question American values

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This isn’t the first time he’s called for restrictions on certain kinds of speech.
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Want to score an ad deal with Ben Carson’s campaign? Tweet at his campaign manager.

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Ben Carson is running an amateur campaign, in more ways than one.
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SCOTUSblog trolls conservatives who confused them with the official Court following Obamacare ruling

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The Supreme Court doesn’t have a Twitter account, but the blog that covers them does. And they know how to use it.
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Scientology sure sounds a lot like the surveillance state

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Scientology is an absurd and coercive con, but we all give in to our own oppressors.
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ISIS allies hack major US military twitter, YouTube, Google+ accounts

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Sympathizers of the terrorist group ISIS appear to have just hacked the Twitter account of CENTCOM, a major geographical unit of the US military covering the Middle East. And Michael ...
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GOP Rep. Issa tweets photos of Lee Harvey Oswald, Himmler, for Veterans Day

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The victim of an online prank, Cong. Issa also tweeted a photo of Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh.
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Israel, academic freedom, and my alma mater

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Steven Salaita lost his job at the University of Illinois after posting over-the-top tweets critical of Israel.
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