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Twitter Reportedly Purged 58 Million Accounts in Just Three Months Twitter Reportedly Purged 58 Million Accounts in Just Three Months

Twitter has pursued various efforts to make its platform a less nightmarish place and, in recent months, those measures have reportedly taken the form of a sustained mass purge. According to data obtained by the Associated Press, the social network suspended 58 million accounts in the last quarter of 2017.

Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks Booted From Twitter Following Mueller Indictments Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks Booted From Twitter Following Mueller Indictments

On Saturday, Twitter gave the boot to two accounts—Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks—that were connected to the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee and subsequent leak of stolen documents from the breach.

Russian Trolls Reportedly Made Twitter Accounts for Fake US Newspapers but Shared Real News Stories Russian Trolls Reportedly Made Twitter Accounts for Fake US Newspapers but Shared Real News Stories

In addition to flooding social media with false news stories, propaganda-spreading bots, and all sorts of online chicanery during the 2016 US presidential campaign, Russian trolls also reportedly attempted to erode Americans’ trust in local news by posing as city newspapers.

Pow! Regains Control of Stan Lee's Twitter Account, Promises Full Transparency Pow! Regains Control of Stan Lee's Twitter Account, Promises Full Transparency

Stan Lee’s personal and professional well-being has been in question for months, but some things seem to finally be settling down. Just two days after Lee announced he was dropping his $1 billion lawsuit against Pow! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, the company has announced it’s once again running Lee’s Twitter…

Twitter is Suspending More Than One Million Accounts Per Day in Latest Purge Twitter is Suspending More Than One Million Accounts Per Day in Latest Purge

Apparently sick of being criticized by everyone from US Congress to Seth Rogan for not doing enough to purge its platform of bots, trolls, and malicious foreign actors, Twitter has started liberally dropping the ban hammer on suspicious accounts, suspending more than 70 million users over the course of May and June.

Majority of Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints Majority of Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints

It’s a real challenge to find just about anything that Republicans and Democrats can agree upon in the current political climate, but Pew Research Center managed to do just that. As it turns out, in both parties believe their views are being suppressed by social media.

Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him

Right-wingers have long been obsessed with the notion Silicon Valley liberals are conspiring to censor them on social media. But it’s reached a fever pitch recently, with Republicans decrying Google’s fact-checking modules and its firing of workplace sexist James Damore, pretty much anything Facebook does to slow down…

TrumpHotels.org Purchased by Pranksters to Promote America's Concentration Camps TrumpHotels.org Purchased by Pranksters to Promote America's Concentration Camps

The Trump organization owns over 3,000 web domains, including TrumpFraud.org and TrumpScam.com. It’s standard practice for big companies to buy up names that might insult their brands, but it looks like the Trump regime forgot one. The domain TrumpHotels.org is now a parody website that features photos and video of…

Hezbollah Reportedly Claims Facebook, Twitter Have Disabled Their Main Accounts Hezbollah Reportedly Claims Facebook, Twitter Have Disabled Their Main Accounts

Lebanese militia and State Department-designated terrorist group Hezbollah said on Saturday that Facebook and Twitter had terminated its main accounts, according to the Times of Israel.

Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company to Help It Suck Less Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company to Help It Suck Less

Historically, Twitter has done a poor job of protecting its users from incessant abuse and threats. In a bid to curb the rampant harassment on its service, however, Twitter announced today that it’s buying Smyte, a San Francisco-based startup that aimed to help companies curb spam, fraud, and abuse online.

Rian Johnson Hilariously Endorses Fan Remake of The Last Jedi Rian Johnson Hilariously Endorses Fan Remake of The Last Jedi

Twitter was abuzz this morning when news of a “fan remake” of Star Wars: The Last Jedi went viral. Then the man behind The Last Jedi put the cherry on top of the fun.

Medium, Github, and Twitter Are Shutting Down Accounts Spreading ICE Employees' LinkedIn Data Medium, Github, and Twitter Are Shutting Down Accounts Spreading ICE Employees' LinkedIn Data

Both code repository GitHub and blogging platform Medium have taken down a project to automatically catalogue the identities of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement—the government agency which has attracted widespread revulsion for its role enforcing the Donald Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy…

Judge Rules White Supremacist Can Sue Twitter for Banning Him Judge Rules White Supremacist Can Sue Twitter for Banning Him

A California judge decided Thursday not to throw out a lawsuit filed against Twitter that accused the company of violating the free speech rights of white supremacist Jared Taylor when Twitter banned him from the platform late last year.

Former Revenge Porn King Running for U.S. Senate Sues Twitter for Suspending His Accounts Former Revenge Porn King Running for U.S. Senate Sues Twitter for Suspending His Accounts

Craig Brittain, the creator of defunct revenge porn site IsAnybodyDown who is now running for Jeff Flake’s vacated Arizona Senate seat (and recently failed to gather enough signatures to appear on the official ballot), is suing Twitter for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights by suspending his Twitter…

A Hacker Hijacked the Buffalo Wild Wings Twitter Account and Revealed Its 'Secret Recipe' A Hacker Hijacked the Buffalo Wild Wings Twitter Account and Revealed Its 'Secret Recipe'

A hacker managed to take control of the official Twitter account of Buffalo Wild Wings Friday night and fired off a number of crude and racist tweets, including one that claimed to give out the “secret recipe” for the company’s wings which, as it turns out, is apparently “Tommy’s cum.”

Facebook Officially Less Popular with American Teens Than Instagram and Snapchat Facebook Officially Less Popular with American Teens Than Instagram and Snapchat

It’s official. Facebook is no longer number one with teens. A new study from the Pew Research Center found that just 51 percent of Americans from 13 to 17-years-old say they use Facebook. That’s down from 71 percent in 2015. Those same teens now use Instagram (72 percent) and Snapchat (69 percent) to connect online.…

Ecuador to Julian Assange: You Can Stay in Our Embassy But for the Love of God, Stop Tweeting Ecuador to Julian Assange: You Can Stay in Our Embassy But for the Love of God, Stop Tweeting

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and a noted internet edgelord, will be allowed to continue to live in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he has for the past six years—provided he stops shitposting about politics on Twitter.

Why Twitter Started Banning Some of Its Youngest Users Why Twitter Started Banning Some of Its Youngest Users

Twitter, in an effort to comply with the European Union’s privacy-centric General Data Protection Regulation, has begun to suspend accounts belonging users who were under the age of 13 when they first signed up. While the cynic in me is all for Twitter cleansing its service of youths, it isn’t exactly implementing …

Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racism, Then Deletes the Tweet [Updated] Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racism, Then Deletes the Tweet [Updated]

Roseanne Barr’s show was canceled yesterday after she tweeted a racist joke against a former advisor to President Obama. She even threatened to quit Twitter after the incident. But Barr is more active of the site than ever, retweeting supposed hypocrisy by Disney, and even partially blaming the sleep drug Ambien for…

Hulu Scrambles to Pull All Reruns of Roseanne After Star's Racist Tweet Hulu Scrambles to Pull All Reruns of Roseanne After Star's Racist Tweet

The torturous situation caused by TV star and far-right conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr, whose 90s-era show Roseanne was revived for 2018 in some kind of horribly misguided effort to appeal to Donald Trump supporters, culminated in a predictable implosion this week. Barr—who has been tweeting for months about the …

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