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#AmyCovidBarrett Is Trending on Twitter - Find Out Why

Amy Coney Barrett is trending on Twitter.

The 48-year-old newly appointed Supreme Court Justice made headlines after making the decisive vote in a decision that greatly affects New York amid the pandemic.

The court voted 5-4 to restrict New York state from reimposing limits on religious gatherings on Wednesday (November 25) in an emergency ruling, with the decisive vote cast by Justice Barrett.

“Stemming the spread of COVID–19 is unquestionably a compelling interest, but it is hard to see how the challenged regulations can be regarded as ‘narrowly tailored.’ They are far more restrictive than any COVID–related regulations that have previously come before the Court, much tighter than those adopted by many other jurisdictions hard-hit by the pandemic, and far more severe than has been shown to be required to prevent the spread of the virus at the applicants’ services,” the court ultimately decided.

She did not write a separate opinion in the two New York cases, but backed the majority vote for the opinion.

The four remaining Democratic appointees dissented, stressing that the emergency relief wasn’t necessary because Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reclassified the areas in question in a color-coded system from “orange” to “yellow,” lifting the most onerous restrictions, according to Politico.

Following the news, #AmyCovidBarrett began to trend on Twitter and has continued to all day, with many users weighing in with their dismay at the decision.

“So essentially SCOTUS ruled against what’s happening in the best interest of the state, and by extension, the public interest. Sure, let the religious zealots dictate what’s best. Nice work, #AmyCovidBarrett. Let’s hope Biden expands the Court. It is time,” wrote one user.

“Every health care worker in the United States should threaten to strike if their state government doesn’t mandate the most basic Covid protections – like masks and crowd control. For the love of God, they aren’t United States Marines. This is ******** insane. #AmyCovidBarrett,” wrote another.

Here’s how Democratic politicians reacted to her confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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Madonna Is Trending on Twitter for an Unexpected Reason - Find Out Why

Madonna is trending – but the actual news has nothing to do with Madonna.

The 62-year-old “Like a Prayer” music icon began trending on Twitter on Wednesday (November 25), and it’s because of a case of mistaken identity, as users are getting confused with condolence messages being left for Diego Maradona, the soccer legend who sadly passed away at the age of 60.

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Many of the tweets trending under “Madonna” are people pointing out that it was “Maradona,” who died, not “Madonna.”

Madonna, who is still alive and well, has not reacted to the Trending Topic news, however her account did just release a new HD version of the music video for her 2005 smash hit, “Hung Up.”

It was recently revealed that Madonna refused to work with this famous producer due to his astrological sign.

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Twitter Adds New Disappearing Tweet Feature - What Are Fleets & How to Use?

Twitter is expanding their product with a new update.

Fleets, introduced on Tuesday (November 17), are disappearing messages that vanish after 24 hours similar to Instagram Stories.

The name refers to the “fleeting” nature of a thought or expression, will roll out to all iPhone and Android users globally over the coming days, according to the company.

“Through our tests in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, we learned Fleets helped people feel more comfortable joining the conversation – we saw people with Fleets talk more on Twitter. Those new to Twitter found Fleets to be an easier way to share what’s on their mind. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings. These are early findings from our tests and we’re excited to learn more about how Fleets are used by you,” the company reported.

Fleets can be text, reactions to Tweets, photos or videos, with background and text customization options.

To share a Tweet in a Fleet, tap the “Share” icon at the bottom of the Tweet and then tap, “Share in Fleet.” Then, add text and/or emojis. Stickers and live broadcasting will soon be available in Fleets as well.

An influencer just went off on social media about a recent platform update.

People Are Pointing Out the Twitter Shade on Donald Trump's Tweet

Twitter posted a note on Donald Trump‘s tweet that read, “I won the Election!” Donald Trump did not win the election. Joe Biden won the election and is the President Elect.

However, Twitter users are noting the phrase placed on Donald Trump‘s tweet which reads, “Official sources called this election differently.”

Some Twitter users are pointing out how unprecedented it is that the current President will not concede and genuinely believes he is the President for another term. Others are pointing out how this is the best and shadiest Twitter label.

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Patti LaBelle Is Trending Due to a Very Bizarre Twitter Political Drama

Patti LaBelle is linked to some very strange political Twitter drama.

Former Republican candidate to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District Dean Browning, who lost in the Republican primary in 2020, came under much mockery after tweeting and deleting a confusing message on Tuesday (November 10).

“I’m a Black gay guy,” the tweet praising Trump began. He immediately took down the tweet once people noticed, claiming it was actually a message from one of his followers, user @DanPurdy322.

After users speculated that the “Dan Purdy” account was actually Dean Browning‘s alternative account made to pose as a Black gay man and support Trump (while also making many very racist statements previously on the platform), a video was uploaded on that account, which has since been suspended.

“Hey guys, my name is Dan Purdy, and I am indeed a gay Black man,” the man said in the video, explaining he wanted to clear the air “because I had a problem with how people of my race and sexual persuasion are treating Donald Trump.”

After much Internet sleuthing, users found that the person that appeared in the video resembles someone on Facebook named Byl Holte, which also shares the same avatar as @DanPurdy322. The framed art featured in the video is also featured in a photograph on Byl‘s Facebook page.

William “Byl” Holte’s Facebook page contains some photos and videos of a woman who appears to be Patti LaBelle. The singer adopted the two children of her sister, Jackie Holte, following her death, named Stayce and William.

An Instagram account @byl322 recently posted a picture captioned “Me and Aunt Patti.”

A separate Twitter account claiming to be Byl Holte, @IncrediByl, was also suspended by Twitter.

The social media company did not respond to the NYT‘s request for comment on the suspensions.

Aubrey O’Day is also getting attention for her political tweets.

Anderson Cooper Accidentally Mispronounces 'Twitter' as 'Clitter' on TV & Momentarily Lightens the Election Mood

There’s a huge amount of tension in the United States right now as we await election results from the 2020 Presidential Race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Election boards are counting ballots that were mailed in in order to get a fully accurate count before declaring the winner.

However, Anderson Cooper provided a much needed moment of levity during a very tense situation while live on the air during CNN.

Anderson was speaking about the President’s statements on Twitter but he accidentally called the social media platform “clitter,” which sounds a bit like a dirty word!

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Twitter Responds to Donald Trump's Alleged Password Hack

Twitter is responding to the report that a Donald Trump‘s account was hacked into and his password was revealed.

Victor Gevers, a Dutch security researcher, said he guessed Trump’s password, “maga2020!” and was able to gain access without any two-factor authentication set up.

However, Twitter is now responding to this claim, saying, “We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today.”

Victor says he apparently was able to hack in once before years ago. Back in 2016, Victor said the president’s password was “yourefired,” his catchphrase from The Apprentice.

What Victor says he did is actually against the law under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It is illegal to access anyone else’s account without authorization.

There is some other big Trump Twitter news…