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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 13, 2017
'Covfefe' bill would preserve all Trump's tweets as official presidential statements
From the incomprehensible "covfefe" to a post labeling fired FBI Director James Comey a "leaker," President Donald Trump's tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker's proposed Covfefe Act becomes law.
Jun 5, 2017
Facebook vows to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists; Twitter targets 'terrorist content'
Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 1, 2017
Trump's 'covfefe' typo leaves Twitter users puzzled
Japanese and foreign Twitter users were left scratching their heads Thursday after a tweet a day earlier by U.S. President Donald Trump made reference to the mysterious "covfefe."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 31, 2017
Soccer star Honda's tweet on government suicide data draws criticism by some, praise by others
Soccer star Keisuke Honda has caused a stir on social media with an impassioned "motivational" tweet he posted in response to a news report about Tuesday's government white paper on suicide.
Japan Times
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.
Apr 23, 2017
EU seeks uniform approach to taking down hate speech online
The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2017
Birth of a Twitter trend: the story behind #gaijinconfessionfriday
Last week, a simple hashtag kicked off an outpouring of guilt and humor on Twitter from Japan's foreign residents.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Apr 14, 2017
Tweeters spill their guts on #gaijinconfessionfriday
Things got real this Friday — real funny —u00a0as non-Japanese living in Japan admitted their biggest blunders, mistakes and unpopular opinions using the #gaijinconfessionfriday hashtag.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2017
Trump shows how social media can hurt democracy
Social media is amplifying the sway of the powerful.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 8, 2017
'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill gives Trump tweet the Joker treatment
The joke appears to be on Donald Trump.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 16, 2016
'Is a Tweet policy?' U.S. State Department officials ponder
When is a tweet just a tweet?
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2016
Tweeting less can be more, Trump
To be successful in his new job, America's tweeter-in-chief will need to use social media differently than he did during the campaign.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2016
Trump complains in tweets about Chinese policy after Taiwan call raises ire
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump complained about Chinese economic and military policy on Twitter on Sunday, showing no signs of a conciliatory approach after a phone conversation with Taiwan's president raised hackles in Beijing.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2016
From Aleppo to the world, a Syrian girl's Twitter feed chronicles war up close
Bana Alabed's home had just been destroyed, and the 7-year-old Syrian girl was injured and on the run.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 13, 2016
Tweeter-in-chief Trump says he may not stop social media use while in White House
Donald Trump credits social media with a key role in his upset victory in the U.S. presidential election and may continue to use it once he takes office, though he plans to be more circumspect.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2016
U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU
U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2016
Saitama anti-sex abuse activist arrested, admits lewd acts with girl, 15, and others
A 35-year-old corporate executive who has given public lectures on how to protect children from sexual abuse has been arrested for allegedly being sexually involved with a 15-year-old girl, police said Thursday.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2016
'Thursday Night Football' NFL draws Friday morning tweeters in Japan
Reading the tweets as they scroll below NFL games shown live on Twitter has become my new Japanese study obsession.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 30, 2016
Court orders internet provider to disclose user details over Twitter photo abuse
Akira Oshima, 38, and his wife sought the disclosure after a photo of their daughter taken during a demonstration in August 2014 was attached to a tweet.


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