UPDATE: Sept. 30, 2016, 3:58 p.m. EDT Updated with another tweet from Donald Trump.
UPDATE: Sept. 30, 2016, 2:29 p.m. EDT Updated to include comments Alicia Machado made in a press release on Friday afternoon.
Hillary Clinton is firing back at Donald Trump after his harsh Twitter rant this morning.
Trump kicked off his Friday by hopping on Twitter to share thoughts about his opponent Hillary Clinton and her decision to include former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who Trump has referred to as “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping,” in her presidential campaign.
After Trump further bashed the character of Machado and Clinton on Twitter, the Clinton campaign composed some tweets of her own to set the record straight and publicly give the Republican candidate a piece of her mind. Read more…
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As rush hour was in full swing on Thursday, tweets filtered out with dramatic accounts from people on a New Jersey train.
The train failed to stop as it came into Hoboken Station in New Jersey, smashing into commuters standing on the platform and destroying parts of the train station. At least one person has been killed and more than 100 people have been injured, according to officials.
As the situation unfolded, many commuters spoke of their train going full speed toward the station of Hoboken, others shared photographs of mangled steel and commuters running for the lives. Read more…
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The ubiquitous green internet amphibian known as Pepe the Frog has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols. It’s yet another sign that neo-Nazi and white nationalist propaganda is proliferating online.
The Anti-Defamation League’s hate symbols database is crowded with acronyms and photos of tattooed hate symbols, but the group has recently decided to look to the internet to more accurately track the spread of hate messages.
“Our hate symbol database has sort of traditionally dealt with hate symbols that people might come in contact with in the street or on the ground,” Oren Segal, director of Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, told Mashable. “We realize this year that more people are likely to come across hate symbols every day on their phones or online than necessarily in their neighborhood.” Read more…
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National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday. Google doodle celebrated the occasion on Monday, following the lead of Facebook and Snapchat and urging its users to vote. Now Instagram, Uber, and Twitter are joining in on the movement.
Starting Tuesday, Instagram will send its users who are 18 and older a message (via sponsored post) urging them to vote. There will be a link in the caption that reads “Learn More” that will redirect users to vote.usa.gov, where they can learn more about how to register. This will go on through Sept. 30. Read more…
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