Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Denies Shadowbanning Conservatives – But Says Company Is “Left-Leaning”
CEO Jack Dorsey claimed today on CNN’s Reliable Sources that the company does not ban people for political viewpoints, even while admitting Twitter has a “left-leaning” bias.
Asked about reports that Twitter is “shadow-banning” certain posts and accounts – a process by which the blocking of a user or their content will not be readily apparent to the user – Dorsey dodged the question.
"I think the real question behind the question is, are we doing something… Read
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition
As surely as dawn follows darkness, the Commander-in-Tweet was back on his megaphone this morning for his usual Sunday messaging.
President Donald Trump spent most of his tweets today focused on his arch-enemy, the “Failing New York Times,” owing to its big story about White House Counsel Don McGahn and his alleged cooperation with the Mueller probe.
Today’s jihad against the Times follows yesterday’s Trump Twitter takes on social media outlets that are allegedly… Read
Porn Stars Turn To ‘Fortnite’ And Other Big Games As Brand Builders
Your young gamers may have some new online friends in popular titles like Fortnite, Overwatch and World of Warcraft – some of the world’s hottest porn stars.
The adult stars have turned to video games as a brand-builder, streaming their online gaming sessions out to the world as an incentive to lure more followers. It’s all innocent, albeit scantily clad at times. Gaming’s large contingent of males is a ripe target.
While the game titles are the lure, the distribution… Read
President Trump Attacks Social Media Censorship In Saturday Tweetstorm
Saturday morning saw President Donald Trump take on social media in the highlight of his regular morning tweetstorm.
The Commander-in-Tweet responded to recent take-downs of Republican/conservative voices by various social media platforms and other services. The President noted that “too many voices are being destroyed,” while his favorite “Fake News” targets of CNN and MSNBC are allowed.
The President questioned who is making the censorship choices, adding, “that cannot… Read
Director Boots Riley Questions Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Politics On Twitter
Sorry To Bother You director Boots Riley has issued a long Twitter critique of Spike Lee’s new BlacKkKlansman film, attacking its politics and timing.
Warning: The article contains spoilers on BlacKkKlansman and Riley’s tweets.
While allowing that Lee has been “a huge influence” on his career, Riley took issue with the fictionalization of the story, wherein police are made out to be heroes in the battle against racism. Lee’s film tells the true story of a black detective… Read
Rosamund Pike Declined To Strip For ‘Die Another Day’ Audition, But Got The Part
Actress Rosamund Pike claims she had a #MeToo moment when she was asked to strip to her underwear during an audition for the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day.
The actress recounted the incident in an interview with the UK’s The Independent. She said she refused the humiliating request, but ended up anyway with the role of double-crossing spy Miranda Frost opposite Pierce Brosnan.
"On the day, I don't know how I got the resolve and strength of mind, but I just… Read
Kellyanne Conway Thinks Press Obsession With The President “Is Kind Of Weird”
Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway thinks the press has a fixation.
Friday morning outside the White House, she asked the news pack, "Why is everybody so obsessed with the president of the United States that they can't even begin or finish a sentence without mentioning his name five times.
"It's kind of weird," Conway added, comments captured by CSPAN.
President Donald Trump obsession is “infecting people on the news now who fancy themselves security experts,” Conway… Read
Dave Bautista Sarcastically “Thanks” Disney For Firing James Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has been among the leading critics of Disney’s firing of the franchise’s director James Gunn, and now he’s “thanking” the studio for the move. In a tweet today, the wrestler-turned-thespian also took a not-subtle swipe at the folks who dredged up Gunn’s old offensive tweets that kick-started the ruckus:
Bautista, who played Drax the Destroyer in the first two installments of the lucrative Marvel superhero franchise, spoke out… Read
Donald Trump Attacks Newspapers Running Editorials Defending Free Press; Senate Punches Back
This morning, as 350 American newspapers published editorials condemning increasing attacks on a free press, President Donald Trump attacked the initiative.
“THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY,” Trump tweeted all-caps-ily. “It is very bad for our Great Country…BUT WE ARE WINNING,” he added, returning to all-caps.
In a second tweet, Trump singled out The Boston Globe, which published a compilation of the editorials from the various media outlets across the… Read
Latest Donald Trump Walk Of Fame Star Vandal Calls Attack “Rightful & Just Act” – Update
UPDATED, 5:50 PM: The latest vandal to smash up Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star today said he shouldn’t be charged with anything for what he did.
“I don’t personally think there should be any charges brought against me because what I did I believe was a rightful and just act, and I think that the repercussions of it were only positive,” said Austin Clay on Wednesday after pleading not guilty to a felony count of vandalism in L.A. Superior Court.
Looking at a… Read
“Appreciative” Chris Hardwick Returns To ‘Talking Dead’; Co-EP + Others Quit
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s Fear The Walking Dead and Talking Dead.
AMC's Talking Dead was different tonight on both sides of the camera as Chris Hardwick returned to host the zombie apocalypse aftershow following an ex-girlfriend's allegations of sexual assault and a co-executive producer and several other staffers exiting in protest.
"Normally I recap the show we're about to talk about here, but instead I just wanted to take a minute to say… Read
Marilyn Monroe Lost Nude Scene From ‘The Misfits’ Discovered
A nude scene long believed lost featuring Marilyn Monroe in John Huston’s The Misfits has been re-discovered. The footage, cut from the film by Huston, was previously believed to have been destroyed.
Author Charles Casillo made the discovery during the research for his book, Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon, out via St. Martin’s Press on Tuesday.
Casillo interviewed Curtice Taylor, son of Misfits producer Frank Taylor, and learned that he has kept the… Read