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Miss Teen USA Admits to Offensive Tweets

Hours after being crowned Miss Teen USA, Karlie Hay took to Twitter to take responsibility for offensive language found on her Twitter page. Many on Twitter claimed that Hay used curse words, issued threats and even used the N-word on her personal Twitter account, which is now protected. The 18-year-old returned to the social network early Sunday morning to acknowledge…

Leslie Jones Returns to Twitter After Receiving Racist Messages

Leslie Jones has rejoined Twitter just two days after she announced she was quitting the social media platform. The “Ghostbusters” actress, who earlier this week shared several hateful tweets she’d received, announced Thursday that she just didn’t have the self-discipline to quit for good. Besides, she added, it’s too much fun to live-tweet her favorite TV show. “Welp…a b**** thought…

‘Ghostbusters’ Star Leslie Jones Takes on Racist Twitter Trolls

Leslie Jones, star of the new “Ghostbusters,” is taking on racist trolls on her Twitter feed. The movie, which was released this weekend, has been the target of attacks for its all-female leads. But Jones, 48, in particular, has been bombarded with racist and misogynist comments. On Monday, she fought back on Twitter. Jones said she had been likened to…

Inside Donald Trump’s Twitter Operation

The image of a six-pointed star featured in a now-deleted tweet by Donald Trump has angered some people who’ve slammed it as anti-Semitic. Trump’s camp has vehemently denied such intent in the anti-Hillary Clinton tweet, but it’s not the first time the campaign has had to defend its social media activity amid a storm of controversy. In addition, there have…

Twitter’s Periscope Plays Crucial Role in Democratic Sit-In

The Democratic sit-in over gun control last night almost fell into a broadcasting black hole until tech savvy representatives took out their smartphones and began broadcasting on Periscope. The live-streaming service, which was launched by Twitter 15 months ago, proved to be an invaluable tool for Democratic lawmakers who converged on the House floor after House Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned…

Should You Worry About 32 Million Hacked Twitter Passwords?

Yet another security outfit is reporting that millions of stolen passwords — this time, for Twitter accounts — are floating around the dark side of the internet. Should you be worried? In truth, it’s hard to say. And that’s rapidly emerging as the latest dilemma of digital life. The website LeakedSource said it received a cache of Twitter data that…

Twitter Makes It Easier to Squeeze in More Than 140 Characters

The logo of social networking website ‘Twitter’ is displayed on a computer screen. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images Twitter’s 140-character limit, which has long been the foundation of the site, is being relaxed in a move the social network hopes will make it easier for users to tweet more media-rich content without worrying about running out of characters. The new changes, which…