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Donald Trump Retweets Fake Satire Story About Twitter Outage as Fact

President Donald Trump is spreading misinformation.

The 74-year-old President of the United States retweeted a satirical article about the recent Twitter outage on Thursday (October 15), which claimed it was a plot in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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The satirical website, The Babylon Bee, which jokingly describes itself as “”the world’s best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims,” published an article titled “Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network to Slow Spread of Negative Biden News,” intended to make light of the network’s shutdown before their respective town halls.

Trump shared the article, writing: “Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T,” he captioned the post.

Twitter explained that the technical issues were “caused by an inadvertent change we made to our internal systems,” via Variety.

“Big T was not a reference to me, but rather to Big Tech, which should have been properly pointed out in Twitter’s Fake Trending Section!” he then wrote.

Trump also came after ABC host George Stephanopoulos, who moderated Biden’s town hall.

“Sleepy Joe Biden had a very bad showing last night, despite the fact that @GStephanopoulos didn’t ask him any questions on his being a ‘corrupt politician.’ Big Tech & Lamestream Media are working hard to hide this corruption!!!” he wrote.

Trump‘s own town hall host Savannah Guthrie got a different reaction on social media.

Donald Trump & Joe Biden Are Not Allowed to Do This on Twitter on Election Day

Twitter is implementing new rules.

The social media platform announced on Friday (October 9) that presidential candidates, including Joe Biden and Donald Trump, will not be allowed to declare an unverified victory on Election Day (November 3), via THR.

“People on Twitter, including candidates for office, may not claim an election win before it is authoritatively called. To determine the results of an election in the US, we require either an announcement from state election officials, or a public projection from at least two authoritative, national news outlets that make independent election calls. Tweets which include premature claims will be labeled and direct people to our official US election page,” they announced on their official blog.

They also said any tweet that tries to interfere with the election will be removed.

“Tweets meant to incite interference with the election process or with the implementation of election results, such as through violent action, will be subject to removal. This covers all Congressional races and the Presidential Election,” Twitter declared.

“We will now add additional warnings and restrictions on tweets with a misleading information label from US political figures (including candidates and campaign accounts), US-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that obtain significant engagement. People must tap through a warning to see these tweets, and then will only be able to quote tweet; likes, retweets and replies will be turned off, and these tweets won’t be algorithmically recommended by Twitter. We expect this will further reduce the visibility of misleading information, and will encourage people to reconsider if they want to amplify these tweets.”

Click here to see all of the rules.

A moment went viral during the Vice Presidential debate, and one of the candidates is now mocking it with a photo.

Twitter Could Pay Up To $250 Million For FTC Violation

Twitter owes some major money to the Federal Trade Commission.

The company, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, is expected to pay at least $150 million to $250 million after violating the terms of their 2011 consent order from the commission.

The quarterly 10-Q report says that “the allegations relate to the Company’s use of phone number and/or email address data provided for safety and security purposes for targeted advertising during periods between 2013 and 2019.”

In more simple terms, this means that the complaint is not related to last month’s hack of prominent accounts, but actually related to the a matter of two-factor authentication where users provide phone numbers and email addresses that were in turn used for ad targeting purposes.

A Twitter spokesperson said, “Following the announcement of our Q2 financial results, we received a draft complaint from the FTC alleging violations of our 2011 consent order. Following standard accounting rules we included an estimated range for settlement in our 10Q filed on August 3.”

With the violation, Twitter has also agreed to build and maintain an information security program to be assessed by an independent auditor for 10 years after the agreement.

Just recently, Twitter established a new company holiday to commemorate this event.

Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter Account After He Posts COVID-19 Misinformation

Donald Trump Jr.‘s Twitter account has been limited for the next 12 hours after he shared a video spreading false information about the effects of the medication hydroxychloroquine to treat the Coronavirus.

At first, many believed the 42-year-old son of Donald Trump was suspended from Twitter, but the site clarified that he hasn’t been kicked off.

“This account has not been permanently suspended. Per the screenshot, the Tweet requires deletion because it violates our rules (sharing misinformation on COVID-19), and the account will have limited functionality for 12 hours,” Twitter said in a statement.

Find out who was permanently banned from Twitter recently.

Lil Nas X Created Second Twitter After Site Blocked Verified Accounts From Posting

Lil Nas X just had the need to tweet!

The 21-year-old “Old Town Road” made a second Twitter account on Wednesday (July 15) after the social media site blocked all verified accounts from posting.

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Lil Nas X made a new account with the handle @NasMaraj79, where he tweeted about missing being able to tweet.

“THIS IS LIL NAS I CANT TWEET U GUYS PLEASE GIVE ME ATTENTION,” Lil Nas X first tweeted, before tweeting, “DONT SILENCE ME! @Twitter.”

Lil Nas X then got a little upset, tweeting, “what’s the point of life if i can’t tweet” along with a photo of a discarded animatronic Chuck E. Cheese in a junkyard.

After he was able to tweet from his verified account again, Lil Nas X decided to use the second account as his “straight alter ego lil hetero x.” He came out as gay last summer.

Earlier that day, accounts from Elon Musk, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and more were all hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam.

Twitter then blocked verified accounts from posting until the hack was under control.

Cardi B Addresses Allegations of Secret Instagram Account Amid 'Cardi B Is Over' Party on Twitter

Cardi B is addressing accusations.

The 27-year-old “Bodak Yellow” rapper spoke out on Twitter on Thursday (June 25) amid allegations that she runs a secret Instagram account (or “finsta”), allegedly talking bad about other female artists, resulting in “Cardi B Is Canceled” and “Cardi B Is Over Party” trends on Twitter.

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“So I woke up…I’m seeing that they’re trying to make this Cardi B Is Canceled Party…I’m seeing these people, I guess they’re editing or claiming I have a fake Instagram,” she explained.

“These people must think I’m a 15 year old girl, and they claim Lil Kim and my hairstylist, makeup artist and sister follows the page. They never did. They even made fake Photoshopped comments from my hairstylist, which we proved was fake,” she continued.

“I don’t even speak to Lil Kim. I’m going to have to check my DMs…I don’t personally know her that well,” she said.

“They’re claiming I was talking about this girl that I clearly…you know, everybody knows our issues,” she went on to say, seemingly referencing Nicki Minaj.

Ariana Grande. Ariana Grande? I don’t even have a problem with her. Why would I talk about her? I like her music. I never had a problem with her….Doja Cat, Meg[an Thee Stallion],,,I don’t even know why you guys want me to have issues with these people so badly. ‘Oh she hates every female.’ I’m not even like that…stop trying to make this fake s–t up…don’t make lies about me. it’s tiring. It’s annoying.”

Cardi and her family recently posed for adorable photos together. See the pics!

Listen to Cardi B explain…

Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter

Katie Hopkins is no longer allowed to use Twitter.

The controversial 45-year-old English media personality was permanently banned by Twitter for “hateful conduct,” the company confirmed Friday (June 19).

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“Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us – abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken. In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy,” Twitter said in a statement.

They did not disclose what specifically led to the decision.

She has faced criticism over the years for her far-right views, and has repeatedly been retweeted by President Donald Trump. As recently as Wednesday, she mockingly tweeted about Black Lives Matter: “Today is #whiteoutwednesday. I will shortly be posting a picture of my arse. Thank you.”

According to The Independent, the UN intervened after she wrote a column in The Sun describing as “cockroaches” and “feral humans.”

A petition calling for her to be removed passed over 70,000 signatures.

President Trump recently threatened to shut down social media platforms.