The Associated Press on Monday posted, then deleted, a tweet linking to a story about transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner. “Bruce Jenner makes his debut as a transgender woman in a va-va-voom cover for the July issue of Vanity Fair,” the...Show More Summary
Jennifer Lopez stays calm after getting attacked by confetti at LAX Airport on Tuesday (May 26) in Los Angeles. Earlier in the day, the 45-year-old entertainer promoted her new collaboration with Jason Derulo by tweeting, “A lot of dancing and grooving in studio when we recorded this one! @jasonderulo #TryMe on ITunes now!#caribbeanFlavor.” Listen to [...]
In a case in which it appears Twitter had a not-so-strict screening method for a paid advertisement, several promoted tweets were allowed through the system from a fake account that expressed hatred toward transgender people and encouraged them commit suicide. [ more › ]
Trolls never win.
Followers of @HillaryClinton have probably grown accustomed to a steady stream of upbeat, promotional tweets from the former secretary of state's campaign staff, with an occasional pronouncement on policy from the candidate herself.
Twitter has recently amped up efforts to prevent harassment, but terrible tweets promoted yesterday from a duplicate account indicate several areas where the platform still needs major improvements. [TW for transphobia, suicide and graphic language.]
Earlier this year, Dick Costolo identified the toxic culture and hate speech that permeates Twitter as a major obstacle to the company's user growth. Now, with an incident involving the flagrant misuse of paid promoted tweets on Twitter,...Show More Summary
“Get a rope & hang yourself.” The tweets are wildly, flagrantly hateful. The kind of offensive language, in fact, that Twitter just developed an algorithm to detect. Yet Twitter is getting paid to publish them, pushing abusive speech to a wide audience. Read more...
Promoted tweet urging transgender people to kill themselves sparks outrage
Twitter users have expressed outrage at a troll’s use of Twitter’s promoted tweets to insert abuse targeting trans people into their feeds. The troll account, pretending to be that of Australian activist and feminist campaigner Caitlin Roper, posted abuse and graphic images and promoted a tweet...
Janet Jackson, progenitor of the ultimate Song of Summer, has a new album and subsequent tour underway, she announced on Saturday. Jackson tweeted out a new promotional video accompanied by the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe, which, it seems fair to assume, is the title of the album. This will be her first... More »
Kendall Jenner is chic in white while grabbing lunch at Erewhon on Wednesday (May 13) in Hollywood. On the same day, the 19-year-old supermodel promoted her PacSun collection by tweeting, “It’s almost summer get our ‘Dreams in the Dunes’ collection this Friday exclusively at @PacSun #kandk4pacsun. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kendall Jenner [...]
T-Mobile has walked into a hornet's nest on Twitter after buying today's Promoted Trend—which costs around $200,000—and employing the hashtag #NeverSettleForVerizon. Many former T-Mobile customers are tweeting in protest to the ad, some of whom claim to have moved from the telecom to rival Verizon. Show More Summary
McD's is after me (apparently, so is my wife)! Tweet #RobbleRobble to keep them off my trail. https://t.co/JBVThrmHir-- McDonald's (@McDonalds) May 12, 2015 McDonald's has pushed further with the promotional campaign featuring a new-look Hamburglar with a pair of Twitter videos. Show More Summary
Some people who use Twitter had a very unpleasant surprise recently, when they saw "promoted tweets" (read: advertisements) appearing in their timeline espousing overt white supremacism. These tweets were placed by a notorious troll named Andrew "weev" Auernheimer -- but he's not just trolling, he apparently really is a straight...
Ryan Reynolds is all over this whole social media promotion thing. He tweeted that Deadpool was a "motherf--ker since 1991" in honor of Mother's Day, and used his Instagram debut to post another photo from set on the Marvel film. Stuck the landing. Show More Summary
According to tweet from @upleaks, along with alleged photo evidence, HTC may soon infuse sponsored apps and HTC promotions directly into BlinkFeed, making it the newest possible source of income for the company. In the photo that was...Show More Summary
In response to a social media challenge calling for users to step on a flag, Bristol Palin and her fiance, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, are promoting a hashtag of their own: #NeverOutGunned. They ask people to tweet the hashtag with an image of what really makes America great. Show More Summary
Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media talks about the Associate Press’s “hideous” tweet promoting their interview with Pamela Geller about the Garland, Texas terror attack that targeted her and others at her “Draw Mohammed” event. It clearly implied that Geller was to blame for the violence that occurred — not the Muslim terrorists who carried it out […]
Here’s a hateful message to spread under any circumstances: “My fellow Jews, the time to start killing Arabs is NOW.” And here’s a message that Twitter took money to promote: “My fellow Jews, the time to start killing Arabs is NOW.” More »