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Devin Nunes’ Cow Clocks 500K Twitter Followers, Stampeding Congressman, After $250M Lawsuit

UPDATED: Two days after California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes sued Twitter and two parody accounts for $250 million for being mean to him, the number of people following one of those accounts, Devin Nunes’ Cow, skyrocketed, hitting 500K Wednesday night, stomping on the congressman’s own Twitter account. @DevinCow got a lot of help from those TV shows President Donald Trump has promised to have investigated. The Ellen DeGeneres Show producer Andy Lassner is credited with… Read

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Donald Trump Vows To Investigate Facebook, Twitter, TV News Outlets, “Different Shows” In Rose Garden Presser

President Donald Trump and the so-called “Trump of the Tropics” stood side-by-side in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday while POTUS attacked Facebook, Twitter, the press, and “different shows,” saying they should be investigated for collusion against Republicans. “It seems to be, if it’s conservatives, if Republicans, there is big discrimination,” Trump said of social media platforms. “I see it absolutely on Twitter,” he said, also naming Google and Facebook… Read

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MySpace Loses 12 Years Of Uploaded Music Due To A Server Issue

MySpace, which was once the most trafficked website on the internet, has admitted that some 50 million user-uploaded songs as well as other files have been lost due to a server malfunction. Concern has been mounting on Reddit and on social media over the past year as users who kept their files on MySpace started having trouble accessing their music. The affected files are from 2003 and 2015 and come from about 14 million recording artists. The company, now a unit of… Read

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More Unfriending At Facebook As Product Chief And Head Of WhatsApp Exit

Facebook’s time of transition, a seemingly unending phase since last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal segued to a host of other corporate issues, is continuing with the exits of product chief Chris Cox and WhatsApp head Chris Daniels. Will Cathcart will take the place of Daniels at WhatsApp. Fidji Simo will be the new head of the Facebook app, the company said. Cox, who has been considered a close confidant of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, will not be replaced… Read

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Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Global Services Are Back Online After Long Outage

UPDATE, 8:15 PM Pacific: Facebook appears to be up and running again for most users after an eight-hour outage. However, its Instagram and Whatsapp services are still having problems. Service was restored for most users by early evening, with only scattered outages still reported on Twitter, the social media service most of the affected turned to in their hour of need. Facebook, Messenger and Instagram were out primarily in major urban areas across the United States and… Read

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Shorty Awards For Social Media Influencers Sets Finalists

The finalists for the 11th annual Shorty Awards are out, honoring the best of social media by recognizing the influencers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Musically and more. The winners will be unveiled May 5 at a ceremony in New York City. Past winners include Taylor Swift, Tyler Oakley, Casey Neistat, Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, J.K. Rowling, Adele and DJ Khaled. Winners are chosen through a combination of votes from the public… Read

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‘Sacred Lies’: Blumhouse TV Series Redefines Cult Following On Facebook Watch

The way that fans interact with their favorite serialized entertainment brands is shifting and changing all the time in this social media era but the goal of actually incorporating fans into the creative process in a meaningful way has been the most elusive of social media’s many promises. An intriguing vanguard on that front right now comes from the Facebook Watch series Sacred Lies, a Blumhouse TV production that has hard-wired its fan community into the show’s Season 2… Read

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‘The Flash’ Star Grant Gustin Salutes End Of ‘Arrow’ With Heartfelt Instagram Post

Grant Gustin, star of The CW series The Flash, lamented on Instagram today about the demise of Arrow, the show from which his series was originally spun off. Gustin plays Barry Allen/The Flash, debuting in 2014 as one of the first Arrowverse franchises to emerge from the original Arrow series, joining Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and other projects, all featuring DC characters. “It kinda just hit me this morning that Arrow will be leaving us next year,” Gustin said… Read

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Elizabeth Warren Pushes For Breakup Of Amazon, Google And Facebook

Elizabeth Warren, leaning into her reputation as a consumer advocate, unveiled a plan to break up tech giants Amazon, Google and Facebook. In a blog post published on Medium, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts who is running for president in 2020, argued that all three companies have become far too dominant. “As these companies have grown larger and more powerful, they have used their resources and control over the way we use the internet to squash small businesses… Read

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Oprah Winfrey Praises Gayle King For R. Kelly Interview; Twitter Blasts Kelly

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay and Norah O’Donnell are among the names from Hollywood and TV news praising what Winfrey called Gayle King’s “calm and steady focus” as singer R. Kelly went ballistic during an interview that aired today on CBS This Morning. Reaction to Kelly wasn’t so positive. “Key things we learned from the R. Kelly interview,” tweeted attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents two of Kelly’s alleged victims. “1. R Kelly is a much better singer than he is an… Read

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Luke Perry’s ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ & ‘Riverdale’ Castmates Among Friends Tweeting Love & Support

Ian Ziering, Shannen Doherty, Kristy Swanson and Riverdale‘s Hayley Law are among Luke Perry’s former and current castmates and friends reaching out to the ailing star of the much-loved ’90s series Beverly Hills, 90210. “No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news,” wrote 90210‘s Ian Ziering about Perry, who was hospitalized yesterday reportedly after suffering a stroke. “Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.” Shannen Doherty, who… Read