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J.K. Rowling totally annihilates Fox News interviewer in less than 140 characters

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Sometimes J.K. Rowling uses a whole series of tweets to take someone down. Sometimes she only needs a couple of tweets.

And sometimes, as in this case, she doesn’t even need to use the full 140 characters.

On Tuesday evening, journalist Natasha Bertrand shared the following image, taken from an interview between Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson and “Oracle of Los Angles” and self-proclaimed witch Amanda Yates Garcia:

This can’t be realpic.twitter.com/WEAkFSMFuS

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) September 20, 2017 Read more…

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Twitter’s crackdown on terrorism appears to be working

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Twitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network.

The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it’s a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also reported 75 percent of the accounts removed were suspended before they posted their first tweet.  

The decline in account suspensions doesn’t mean Twitter is doing less work. Rather, the company has created tools and taken steps that have apparently improved its work on curbing terrorism, according to Twitter’s transparency report.  Read more…

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Chelsea Clinton rips Alabama candidate who used racial slur

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Chelsea Clinton is not one to spare words when it comes to fighting bigotry and discrimination. 

In her latest tweet, Clinton took aim at Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who used racial slurs to refer to Native Americans and Asians during a campaign speech. 

Moore, who was a chief justice on Alabama Supreme Court, was actually making a speech against all sorts of divisions — racial, social, political, class — but resorted to terms — “reds and yellows” — that are traditionally and historically insensitive toward the two communities. Read more…

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Chrissy Teigen uses Twitter to get John Legend to pick up the phone

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It’s excruciating, waiting for someone to answer a message. Maybe it says “delivered” but not “seen”. Maybe you can even see those three dots bouncing up and down, mocking you with their refusal to reveal the text they claim to represent. 

Turns out the rich and famous suffer from this same frustration. But if you’re Chrissy Teigen, there’s more than one way of reaching out to your singer-songwriter husband John Legend.

You can send this.

@johnlegend hey I’m alive it’s fine you don’t have to answer your phone I WOULDNT WANT U TO WORRY

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 19, 2017 Read more…

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Ellen DeGeneres declares support for marriage equality in Australia in the sweetest way

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Australia’s marriage equality debate has sparked the attention of celebrities and major companies worldwide, including Ellen DeGeneres.

Australians are currently in the midst of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide survey asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Parliament can make the change now, but before it does, it’s taking the country’s temperature on the matter. 

Declaring her support for the ‘Yes’ vote to her casual 73.5 million Twitter followers, the dance-happy comedian posted a very sweet message on Monday, featuring her wife of nine years, Australian-American actor Portia de Rossi.  Read more…

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J.K. Rowling has a fear of utterly gigantic spiders and honestly, who doesn’t?

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Now we know where the inspiration for Ron Weasley’s fear of spiders came from. 

J.K. Rowling tweeted a picture of an enormous spider Monday morning. She reiterated that she is a strong woman before thanking her husband for trapping the beast so she could walk through a door.

It’ll send shivers down your spine. Where did this long-legged creature come from?!

I am a strong, independent woman. Also, thanks very much to my husband for dealing with this so I could go through the door it was blockingpic.twitter.com/nytaftNcIw

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 18, 2017 Read more…

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Can everyone please back off Alexander Skarsgård’s moustache?

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Okay yes, being a celebrity means being in the public eye. Also yes, the advent of social media and Twitter means that public scrutiny is no longer limited to the tabloids. 

But does that mean we all have to pile in when someone’s moustache is less than resplendent?

Alexander Skarsgård won Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series last night for his role in Big Little Lies, but many on Twitter were not so concerned with his acting ability.

Well done Alexander!

Well done Alexander!

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Lorde sticks it to school bullies with ultimate revenge: a ‘Vogue’ cover

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Nothing sticks it to the jerks who teased you in school better than a Vogue cover shoot.

Monarch of hater-shaming, Lorde has landed a new Vogue cover, appearing on the October 2017 issue of Vogue Australia, out Sept. 25. 

Ever the no-bullshit artist, Lorde took the opportunity to flip the bird to her schoolyard bullies, who apparently used to call her ‘monobrow’.

it’s literally fucked that i could be on the cover of vogue i used to get called monobrow at school that BROW IS ON COVER OF VOGUE

— Lorde (@lorde) September 16, 2017 Read more…

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Donald Trump’s latest retweet proves once again what an immature child he is

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Just for once, it would be delightful to wake up on, hop on Twitter, and not see Donald Trump acting like a complete idiot.

Our immature commander-in-chief has once again outraged everyone with an unhinged Twitter retweet. On Sunday morning, Trump retweeted a GIF depicting his golf swing hitting a golf ball right into Hillary Clinton’s back, forcing her to fall over.

This. Is. The. President. Of. The. United. States. Of. America. Retweeting. Shit. Like. This. 

Unreal.

Here’s the original tweet showing Trump’s “amazing golf swing”: Read more…

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