The EU Just Made A Decision That Could Alter The Internet Forever

They only went and bloody did it. The EU has voted to approve its hugely controversial Internet Copyright Directive, which has been lambasted by experts across the globe. The overall bill seeks to update Internet copyright laws for the modern era. But two parts of it, Articles 11 and 13,…

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Twitter will update its rules to prohibit ‘dehumanizing language’

We happen to know a certain Twitter user who really enjoys using dehumanizing language.Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images Call it the Alex Jones effect. Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will update its rules to prohibit “dehumanizing language” on the platform. While it is still finalizing what this policy will…

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Republicans Vote Unanimously For Brett Kavanaugh – Perez Hilton

UPDATE 5:16 P.M EST: The Senate did agree to Flake’s request for an additional FBI investigation of no more than a week, sending the recommendation to the President. And in a statement released through Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter, Trump said: “I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Twitter hires former Refinery29 COO Sarah Personette as Head of Client Solutions

Twitter announced this morning it has hired Sarah Personette, previously COO at Refinery29, as its new head of global Twitter Client Solutions. Personette will start in mid-October. She will be based in New York, where she’ll report to Head of Customers Matt Derella, also previously head of Twitter Client Solutions.…

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Congrats to Brett Kavanaugh on getting to be angry

Image: Win NcNamee / Getty Images After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s heart-wrenching and credible testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, pundits wondered whether Brett Kavanaugh would adopt a gentler tone during his own appearance. He did not. Instead, he leaned in to being angry. He spoke in a…

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Trump just noticed Europes $5BN antitrust fine for Google

In other news bears shit in the woods. In today’s second-day President Trump news: ‘The Donald’ has seized, belatedly, on the European Commission’s announcement yesterday that Google is guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior — with its Android OS, since 2011 — and that it is fining the company…

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Lawmakers Don’t Grasp the Sacred Tech Law They Want to Gut

Toward the tail end of a sparsely attended hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, congressman John Rutherford (R-Florida) turned to the three witnesses before him—representatives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter—and asked a question that left them speechless. Congress, he explained, has already amended Section 230, the law that…

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The Shirk Report Volume 484

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES…

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Girl Goes Viral On Twitter For Delivering All The Real Facts About Vaccines And People Cant Thank Her Enough

Twitter user tsharp did us all a favor recently by presenting the facts about vaccines in a thouroughly modern way. She began a thread that perfectly illustrated the fallacies of the main anti-vaxxer arguments (mercury, autism etc.) using cartoons and GIFs to keep the easily distracted reader engaged. Twitter user…

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Giant ‘Trump Baby’ balloon approved to fly

On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was “the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever”. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption Campaigners claim the figure reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby” Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two…

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The Shirk Report Volume 479

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES…

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