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‘Black Mirror’ just tweeted an eerie new episode poster

We don’t know exactly when Season 4 of the infinitely bleak-but-brilliant Black Mirror will be out on Netflix, but it’s looking like it will be soon. Now we have the episode titles, a bunch of details about the storylines, and even a creepy little teaser video that was shared on Twitter a couple months back. SEE ALSO: ‘Black Mirror’ creator: ‘We should be billing Apple and Google for this stuff’ Then, on Black Friday, after a couple of months of silence, the official @blackmirror account shared this: Back to black….

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NYT reporter wonders how Twitter’s going to handle this fake news about Joe Biden being creepy

As Twitchy reported Monday, Twitter user Richard Armande Mills (@RAMRANTS) compiled a number of video clips showing former Vice President Biden interacting with women — often young women and girls — in creepy ways. You know, the hair sniffing thing. The New York Times’ Nicole Perlroth has caught wind of Mills’ thread and is wondering how Twitter is going to “handle” it. In the past 24 hours, a new alt-right fake news meme had emerged of Biden as predator. How will @twitter handle? https://t.co/AfOCnJLu0D — Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) November 14, 2017 “A…

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Twitter officially expands its character count to 280 starting today

Twitter’s expansion to 280 characters is rolling out publicly today to all users in supported languages, including English. The company had first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September, noting at the time how a longer character count allowed users to express more of their thoughts without running out of room to tweet. The expansion was initially available to a select group of Twitter users as a trial. At the time of its original announcement, the company cited data backing up its decision that referenced…

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Removing 200 Years of Varnish from a Painting Looks Deeply Satisfying

A video of 200 years of varnish being removed from a painting has gone viral on Twitter after it was uploaded by Philip Mould, an art dealer and host of BBC’s Fake or Fortune? Check out the incredible video embedded below: A remarkable Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing varnish 1/2 pic.twitter.com/yBGNGDcNd7 — Philip Mould (@philipmould) November 6, 2017 Details on the ‘Woman in Red’ are sparse but we do know that she is 36 years old and from the inscription, that it was painted in 1618! You can…

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Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through business associate of Trumps son-in-law, leaked files reveal Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business associate of US politics and the role played by social media in last years presidential election. It may also raise new questions for the social media companies and for Kushner. What are the Paradise Papers? The Paradise Papers is a special investigation by the Guardian and 95 media partners worldwide into a leak…

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Stephen Colbert delivers brutal smackdown on Donald Trump Jr. Halloween tweet

Stephen Colbert has no time for born-rich people making obnoxious points about socialism, using innocent children.  We’re referring to Donald Trump Jr.’s incredibly tone-deaf tweet on Halloween, which included a picture of his daughter Chloe looking sad, and a supposedly economic and political “lesson.”  “Yes, it’s never too early to teach kids the danger of sharing,” Colbert said. “Also, it’s never too early to learn the proper spelling of ‘too.’” “But while we’re at it, Don Jr., on Halloween, kids go to door to door to get free candy from…

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Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service

Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government,” the company said. Twitter confirmed that the two media firms are the…

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Ariana Grande kneels on tiny stool, instantly becomes meme

Never underestimate Ariana Grande's ability to sit on a very small stool.Image: Love Benefit/REX/Shutterstock There’s a lesson here: If you sit on a very, very tiny stool, the internet is going to take note. Ariana Grande will tell you. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande’s new perfume smells like a doughnut she might lick Here’s the cover for her latest album My Everything, on which she can be found kneeling on a minuscule white stool and somehow managing to conceal the no doubt extreme pain her body must be feeling: I’ve done…

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Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after Ben Affleck tweets

Actor who has spoken out in Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal is banned in move that will reignite controversy around Twitter abuse rules Actor Rose McGowan, in an Instagram post. During this period she is not able to send tweets or retweets from her account, unless she deletes tweets that violate our rules, the notification from Twitter said. It was not immediately clear which tweets had fallen foul of Twitter regulations. McGowan has been a vocal figure in the Weinstein scandal since the New York Times broke the story last…

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Trump threatens ‘Rocket Man’ again while calling Bush, Clinton, and Obama failures

"I tweet everything with my eyes closed."Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images It’s amazing (and truly terrifying) the things Donald Trump can accomplish with less than 140 characters to work with. On Sunday morning the Commander/Tweeter/Golfer-In-Chief fired off several tweets about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un — who he now apparently only refers to as “Rocket Man” or “Little Rocket Man” now — and casually called three former presidents failures like it was NBD. *nervous laughter* SEE ALSO: 10 reality shows Donald Trump truly believes he’s on Trump kicked off the day explaining…

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Trump attempts to drag Bolt into NFL debate, gets horribly burned on Twitter

Trump is going to learn the hard way what happens when you attempt to throw a country’s favourite idol into the political arena for your personal gains. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest The U.S. president is embroiled in a bitter fight with NFL players over their #TakeAKnee protest during pre-matches national anthems.  So he thought better to tweet a video from the 2012 Summer Olympics showing Jamaica’s national pride and world renowned sprinter Usain Bolt, cutting a live interview as…

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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

There’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump’s outspoken criticism against athletes who don’t stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests…

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Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

"What a crowd, what a turnout."Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it’s still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he’s not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn’t help himself from celebrating the really great press that came out of the storm. SEE ALSO: Hey, everyone, please shut up about Melania Trump’s shoes During the trip…

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Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

Mensch and Claude Taylor pushed false information on Trump that was invented by hoax source whose work was not checked, emails show Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement. Claude Taylor tweeted fake details of criminal inquiries into Trump that were invented by a source whose claim to work for the New York attorney general was not checked, according to emails seen by the Guardian. The…

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Melania Trump to Chelsea Clinton: ‘Thank you’

Image: mashable composite: Noam Galai / Stringer via getty images and Alex Wong/getty images Melania Trump is all about supporting childhood individuality, and she’d kindly like you to let her 11-year-old son live his life. Hours after former first daughter Chelsea Clinton came to the defense of President Trump’s youngest son Barron on Tuesday — who was criticized by a Daily Caller article for wearing casual clothing — the first lady thanked her for speaking out against childhood bullying. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump’s right to be a kid Clinton…

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