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Brexit quotes back to haunt politicians on giant billboards
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Brexit quotes back to haunt politicians on giant billboards

Guerrilla advertising campaign highlights embarrassing comments by Theresa May and pro-Leave MPs
17 Jan 2019
The five most popular tweets of all time
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The five most popular tweets of all time

Post by Japanese billionaire becomes most retweeted ever
7 Jan 2019
Samsung Nigeria uses iPhone to tweet Galaxy Note 9 advert
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Samsung Nigeria uses iPhone to tweet Galaxy Note 9 advert

American YouTuber Marques Brownlee shared the blunder with his 2.99 million followers
3 Dec 2018
Twitter reacts to Theresa May’s Brexit deal
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Twitter reacts to Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Farage brands deal ‘worst of all time’ - but at least it won’t be as grim as the two World Wars
14 Nov 2018
Why Twitter may remove the ‘like’ button
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Why Twitter may remove the ‘like’ button

Some users believe the idea doesn’t go far enough to tackle far-right content
29 Oct 2018
What are NPCs and why has Twitter banned them?
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What are NPCs and why has Twitter banned them?

Pro-Trump alt-right memes are latest front in culture war raging across America
23 Oct 2018
Twitter reacts to Fendi ‘vulva scarf’
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Twitter reacts to Fendi ‘vulva scarf’

Fashion house’s latest accessory bears an uncanny similarity to female genitalia
16 Oct 2018
Doctor Who: northern accents baffle American viewers
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Doctor Who: northern accents baffle American viewers

Huddersfield heroine Jodie Whittaker and Sheffield setting have some Who fans reaching for the subtitles
8 Oct 2018
Twitter reacts to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen moment
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Twitter reacts to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen moment

PM entered Tory party conference jiving to Abba classic
3 Oct 2018
Alex Jones banned from Twitter
InfoWars host Alex Jones has been permanently banned from Twitter
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Alex Jones banned from Twitter

InfoWars host removed after breaching platform’s abusive behaviour policy
7 Sep 2018
Why Twitter refuses to ban InfoWars’ Alex Jones
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Why Twitter refuses to ban InfoWars’ Alex Jones

American conspiracy theorist was kicked off Facebook and YouTube this week
8 Aug 2018
Ex-TfL board member calls dead graffiti artists ‘scum’
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Ex-TfL board member calls dead graffiti artists ‘scum’

Suspended Tory chairman Brian Cooke faces backlash over ‘callous’ tweet
20 Jun 2018
Salad Cream name change - Twitter reacts to ‘Sandwich Cream’
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Salad Cream name change - Twitter reacts to ‘Sandwich Cream’

Heinz’s plans to rebrand 104-year-old condiment got social media talking
6 Jun 2018
Why Donald Trump can’t block his Twitter followers
Donald Trump is reportedly considering an additional $100bn in tariffs on China
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Why Donald Trump can’t block his Twitter followers

Federal judge rules that everyone has right to reply to @realDonaldTrump under First Amendment
24 May 2018
Yanny or Laurel? The audio illusion dividing Twitter in two
Faith in social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have plummeted
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Yanny or Laurel? The audio illusion dividing Twitter in two

Recording of single word has been dubbed the audio version of ‘The Dress’
16 May 2018
Twitter urges users to change passwords after bug discovered
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Twitter urges users to change passwords after bug discovered

Login details had been stored in plain text on the company’s internal systems
4 May 2018
Twitter embroiled in Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal
Faith in social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have plummeted
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Twitter embroiled in Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal

Social media firm admits granting researcher ‘one-time’ access to tweets but denies wrongdoing
30 Apr 2018
Twitter reacts to birth of the royal baby
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Twitter reacts to birth of the royal baby

Birth of the as-yet-unnamed Prince of Cambridge brings out the wellwishers - and the jokers
23 Apr 2018
Twitter to follow Google and Facebook in banning bitcoin ads
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Twitter to follow Google and Facebook in banning bitcoin ads

Social media giant also cracking down on ‘celebrities’ asking for digital currency donations
19 Mar 2018
Twitter reacts to Trump-Kim talks
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Twitter reacts to Trump-Kim talks

‘Sure they will calmly hammer out a thoughtful, comprehensive agreement... LOL jk jk we’re all gonna die’
9 Mar 2018
Was MPs’ £30,000 US trip for ‘fake news’ hearing worth it?
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Was MPs’ £30,000 US trip for ‘fake news’ hearing worth it?

Committee jets to Washington for one-day meeting with social media giants
9 Feb 2018
Twitter reacts to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union
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Twitter reacts to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union

Pageantry and pabulum at Trump’s mammoth message to the nation
31 Jan 2018
Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login
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Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login

State governor couldn’t correct false nuclear alarm because he forgot Twitter password
23 Jan 2018
Social media crisis of confidence revealed
Faith in social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have plummeted
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Social media crisis of confidence revealed

Only one in four Britons trust social networks- and Facebook admits it can’t promise to be good for democracy
23 Jan 2018
All the President’s Tweets: Donald Trump, one year on
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All the President’s Tweets: Donald Trump, one year on

In Depth: how Potus is shaping policy and public opinion in 280 characters
19 Jan 2018
‘Nightmare’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dolls go viral
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‘Nightmare’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dolls go viral

Miniature models of royal couple ‘will probably murder you in your sleep’
18 Jan 2018
Trump’s fake news awards decried as ‘attack on free press’
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Trump’s fake news awards decried as ‘attack on free press’

CNN sweeps the board at president’s ‘honours’ for bad reporting
18 Jan 2018
British Twitter reacts to Trump backing out of London visit
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British Twitter reacts to Trump backing out of London visit

President’s excuse for cancelling embassy trip met with mockery online
12 Jan 2018
Twitter reacts to Donald Trump ‘nuclear button’ boast
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Twitter reacts to Donald Trump ‘nuclear button’ boast

President’s ‘mine is bigger’ tweet met with disbelief around the world
3 Jan 2018
Donald Trump attacks Pakistan on Twitter
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Donald Trump attacks Pakistan on Twitter

First presidential tweet of 2018 says Pakistan provides 'safe haven' for terrorists
2 Jan 2018
Top 10 social media disasters of 2017
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Top 10 social media disasters of 2017

With Donald Trump as tweeter-in-chief, how could it be anything but a vintage year?
29 Dec 2017
Poundland stuns Twitter with X-rated Elf on the Shelf
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Poundland stuns Twitter with X-rated Elf on the Shelf

‘Teabagging’ photo lands bargain retailer in hot water with Twinings
22 Dec 2017
Disney World’s Donald Trump model dubbed a ‘monstrosity’
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Disney World’s Donald Trump model dubbed a ‘monstrosity’

New addition to Hall of Presidents gets the thumbs down - but is there an explanation for the shoddy likeness?
20 Dec 2017
Twitter blocks Britain First leaders over hate speech
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Twitter blocks Britain First leaders over hate speech

Far-right group bosses banned from social media site under new user policy
19 Dec 2017
What is a youthquake?
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What is a youthquake?

Twitter users baffled by editors’ choice as defining word of 2017
15 Dec 2017
Net neutrality: what is it and does it affect UK web users?
Net Neutrality
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Net neutrality: what is it and does it affect UK web users?

Controversial repeal could lead to more online innovation, but at what cost?
14 Dec 2017
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