Trump gets a Twitter library courtesy of 'The Daily Show'

/ Jun 17, 2017

Trump gets a Twitter library courtesy of 'The Daily Show'

U.S. President Donald Trump is getting a library, as former American presidents do to commemorate their tenure, but this one is a brief tongue-in-cheek endeavor that features just his tweets. The Trump Presidential Twitter Library opened for business in New York City on Friday, ...

Trump's social media director given ethics warning

/ Jun 10, 2017

Trump's social media director given ethics warning

White House social media director Dan Scavino violated the law when he used an official-looking Twitter account for campaign purposes, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel has concluded, issuing Scavino a letter of admonishment. The agency also warned that if Scavino engages in prohibited ...

Jun 8, 2017

China closes 60 celebrity gossip social media accounts

China’s cyberspace authorities have ordered internet companies to close 60 popular celebrity gossip social media accounts in the latest in a series of crackdowns on independent media. Website operators from some of China’s biggest internet companies including Tencent and Baidu were told in a ...

Jun 3, 2017

U.S. asks visa applicants for social media handles

The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods. A State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said new security procedures had gone into effect on ...

Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Apr 27, 2017

Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Thousands of Twitter users are posting positive comments about Tohoku using the hashtag #Tohokudeyokatta (“It was good that it was in Tohoku”), playing on the job-ending gaffe of reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura. Imamura resigned Wednesday a day after saying “it was good that” the ...