NYC man arrested for Twitter voter misinformation campaign in 2016 election
NEW YORK — A New York City resident and right-wing Twitter troll was arrested for spreading disinformation on the social media platform, telling people they could vote by text in the 2016 presidential election in an effort to suppress votes for Hillary Clinton, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Douglass Mackey, 31, who the feds say went by the Twitter name Ricky Vaughan, was a prominent anti-Semite, racist and Trump-booster online before the 2016 election, the Huffington Post reported. Mackey was followed by tens of thousands on Twitter and used his online platform to promote lies in the mon...
New York Daily News
As Seahawks search for new OC continues, DK Metcalf says opponents ‘figured us out’
Two weeks after the Seahawks announced the firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, the search for his replacement continues. And maybe it’s that void in news that had Seahawks Twitter — and wherever else Seahawks fans gather on social media — aflutter over a comment made this week by receiver DK Metcalf. Appearing on the “I Am Athlete” podcast with former NFL players Brandon Marshall and Chad Ochocinco, Metcalf was asked what happened to the Seahawks’ offense the second half of this season. “Teams just started to figure us out,” Metcalf said. “We’ve been running deep the past — e...
The Seattle Times
Kyle Rittenhouse, mom focused on social media comments as teen asked for a lawyer and did not answer cops’ questions, new video shows
CHICAGO — Kyle Rittenhouse and his mother fixated on social media comments about them in the hours after he fatally shot two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the teen immediately asked for a lawyer when he sat down with detectives, according to video released Monday. The nearly four hours of footage was captured at the Antioch police station, the far north suburban department where Rittenhouse turned himself in following the shootings during Kenosha protests in late August. Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, died from their injuries, while Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, suffered a gunshot woun...
Still serving at 87, Dianne Feinstein brushes off calls to resign over memory issues
WASHINGTON — The left wing of the California Democratic Party might want Sen. Dianne Feinstein to step down and make way for a younger leader, but for the time being President Joe Biden’s agenda depends on the 87-year-old lawmaker keeping her seat. Feinstein last week filed fundraising paperwork under a committee that suggested she was thinking of running for reelection in 2024, when she would be 91. She has not actually made that decision, but the paperwork set off a new round of calls for her to resign and allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to choose a successor. “What has been raised about ...
The Sacramento Bee
Miami mayor's tech Twitter campaign caught Elon Musk's attention. What's next?
Less than 72 hours after a brief online exchange with the world's wealthiest tech mogul, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was still crowing about the moment Wednesday morning. "When you're tweeting with Elon Musk at 4 o'clock in the morning — and you have the county mayor getting involved as well — you know that something special is going on," a black-masked Suarez said from the back of the Miami-Dade Commission chambers after endorsing a resolution promoting the recruitment of technology firms to the county. "Amazing things can happen." The last several weeks saw Suarez emerge as a new favorite of ...
Barron Trump’s low profile draws ‘Home Alone’ theories as Trump family departs DC
Donald and Melania Trump’s son Barron’s absence from photos and video of the former first family’s departure from Washington, D.C., left some people on social media wondering if he’d been left in the White House similarly to how Macaulay Culkin character’s got separated from his family in the “Home Alone” movies. “It’s silly, but I wonder if Barron is alone in the White House going all Home Alone,” tweeted one curious observer. The 14-year-old boy, who has gotten quite tall since leaving Manhattan for the White House in summer 2017, is usually easy to spot, but there was no sign of him standin...
New York Daily News
Authorities will ‘never take me alive,’ Pennsylvania woman told social media after stealing Pelosi’s laptop, FBI says
PHILADELPHIA — After walking out of the Capitol with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop two weeks ago, Riley Williams didn’t wait long, FBI agents said, to tell the internet what she had done. “I took Nancy Polesis (sic) hard drives. I don’t care. Kill me,” authorities say the Harrisburg woman wrote on the social media site Discord just hours after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. She purportedly boasted of purloining other items including Pelosi’s “gravel hammwrd tbing” – an apparent reference to the speaker’s ceremonial gavel — and felt confident she had escaped scot-free. “Like theure (sic) gonn...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Maple syrup: It's not just for pancakes
You may as well admit it. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. You do it. We all do it. When you cook with maple syrup, and some of the syrup clings tenaciously to the measuring spoon or cup, you wipe it out with your finger and then lick the syrup off the finger. Don’t you? Of course you do. That’s the treat for the cook, a little something extra you deserve for doing the work. A present to yourself. And it is a well-known scientific fact that maple syrup licked off a finger has no calories. It is an inexplicable scientific phenomenon that is equally true of syrup licked off of spatulas. Whenever w...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Best Bites: AHA Sparkling Water
I’m not usually a fan of sparkling water. To me, it doesn’t taste like ... anything. But I was pleasantly surprised to find AHA Sparkling Water actually had some flavor. Not too much though. It has the fruity taste of a soda without all of the sugar. Literally, it has zero grams of sugar. In other words, I could enjoy the orange and grapefruit flavor without having a stomachache after. That’s a win-win. Size: 16 fluid ounces Price: $1.49 Available: Most grocery stores
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Twitter temporarily locks Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account after rule violations
ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who was sworn into office this month, was prohibited from posting new public messages on her personal Twitter account for 12 hours on Sunday. The company said the restrictions were put in place after Greene posted tweets that violated the rules. “The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told CNN. Two tweets posted to her personal account Saturday night were flagged as containing misinformation about the election. Greene continues to spread bas...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution