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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…

President Trump's Twitter Reportedly Hacked Into & The Password Was Revealed

Update: Twitter has now responded to this story with a statement.

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President Donald Trump‘s Twitter account password was reportedly a little predictable.

Victor Gevers, a Dutch security researcher at the GDI Foundation and chair of the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, claimed that he was able to access the President’s Twitter account last week by guessing the password.

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He was reportedly able to access the account by guessing the password: “maga2020!”.

The researcher told TechCrunch he guessed the president’s account password and was successful on the fifth attempt. There was also no two-factor authentication set up, he claimed.

After he logged in, he reportedly emailed US-CERT, a division of Homeland Security’s cyber unit Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), to reveal the security breach, which TechCrunch also confirmed. There’s also an alleged screenshot from inside his account. The password has apparently since been changed.

This is the second time the researcher was reportedly able to gain access into the account, following his 2016 attempt. The password then was “yourefired,” his catchphrase from The Apprentice.

The Dutch news outlet RTL News first reported this story.

However, Twitter’s Ian Plunkett issued a statement in response, claiming there is no evidence that this happened.

“We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today. We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the United States, including federal branches of government.”

A spokesperson for the White House and the Trump campaign did not immediately comment regarding the TechCrunch report, but White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere reportedly said the story is “absolutely not true,” but declined to comment on the president’s social media security. A spokesperson for CISA also did not immediately confirm the report.

The President is now attacking this TV host after walking out on an interview.

Twitter Reacts To All Three Will Smiths Trending on Social Media

Will Smith was the top trend on social media on Friday (October 16) – however, it might not be the Will Smith that you’re thinking of.

Instead of the trend being about the -year-old actor, it was about Will Smith, the Atlanta Braves pitcher AND Will Smith, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ catcher.

The two athletes squared off each other tonight when the Dodgers’ Will took the plate and hit not just one, but three home runs against the Braves’ Will.

Twitter erupted seeing the epic showdown, and got Will, the actor, involved in some of the funny reactions.

“Will the real Will Smith please stand up?” the Dodgers‘ official Twitter account poked fun at the situation.

Another account broke down what happened in list form: “SCORE UPDATE:
- Congrats to Will Smith
- Condolences to Will Smith
- Will Smith homered off Will Smith with two outs in the sixth
- That three-run shot makes it 4–2 Dodgers
- Will Smith wins
- Will Smith loses
- Too many Wills Smith.”

A fan of the actor tweeted this: “I saw Will Smith trending and feared the worst.
Turns out, it’s two baseball players named Will Smith.”

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