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Teen at Trump rally successfully trolls newspaper with NSFW name

Teen at Trump rally successfully trolls newspaper with NSFW name The Baltimore Sun is looking into a story in which reporter Ian Duncan included a quote from what was most likely a trolling teen.In a story about yet another protest at a Donald Trump rally — this time in Maryland — Duncan included a quote from a 19-year-old supposedly named Jack Mehoff.

Clinton's celebrity friends vs. Trump's celebrity friends

Clinton's celebrity friends vs. Trump's celebrity friends His response after the respective events were ranked side-by-side in terms of star power, meanwhile, was an inevitable U-turn.To be fair to The Donald, it's long been harder for Republicans to get celebs than Democrats.

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign hacked

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign hacked The Democratic party has been attacked by hackers a third time, it was reported Friday afternoon, and this time it was Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign that took a direct hit.The latest hack follows high-profile breaches involving the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm for House Democrats.

When Hillary Clinton embraces her inner nerd, she wins

When Hillary Clinton embraces her inner nerd, she wins Once Hillary said that, a new narrative slotted into place for the 2016 election, and it would behoove her to stick to that narrative.It's one we're familiar with from hundreds of great American movies: The Nerd Versus The Bully.

'Hillary Diss Track' is a catchy auto-tune win for America

'Hillary Diss Track' is a catchy auto-tune win for America History was made at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, when Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for president.She also became the first woman nominee to receive an auto-tune remix.

U.S. Constitution becomes Amazon best-seller after father's powerful rebuke of Trump

U.S. Constitution becomes Amazon best-seller after father's powerful rebuke of Trump LOS ANGELES — A pocket version of the U.The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, flashed a pocket Constitution and offered to lend it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Donald Trump still hasn't spent a dime on commercials, but he promises to start

Donald Trump still hasn't spent a dime on commercials, but he promises to start With less than three months until the election, Donald Trump's presidential campaign has still yet to spend a dime on TV commercials.Nonetheless, Trump said on Tuesday that he would at last start buying TV time in some battleground states this week.

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR who sold the company to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, has been confirmed as the major financial backer behind a pro-Donald Trump group called Nimble America.” The DailyBeast broke the story and confirmed with Luckey that he was the near-billionaire NimbleRichMan associated with Nimble America.

The tech that could change voting in America

The tech that could change voting in America Grant Brunner: What are the biggest changes in voting tech since the EAC was formed, and the Help America Vote Act began to be implemented?While the current voting machines have served us well since 1995, we changed our absentee voting to central count optical scan several years ago.

24 ways your brain rapidly changed after Trump's election

24 ways your brain rapidly changed after Trump's election For many of us, it's becoming increasingly hard to remember the time before Donald Trump was elected — that rosy, carefree time before we were on the verge of war with five different countries and our president knew that Frederick Douglass was dead.Remember when you could turn to Facebook without a zillion different people asking you to call your Senator to oppose Betsy DeVos NOW NOW NOW?

The Oscars showed yet again why it's never over til it's over

The Oscars showed yet again why it's never over til it's over The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got another reminder last night that there is no such thing as a sure thing, despite whatever you're hearing/reading/predicting.The 89th Oscars were — for the most part — a triumph for diverse filmmaking and nuanced stories, with Moonlight ultimately clinching Best Picture from alleged sure-thing La La Land.

Russian hackers reportedly blackmailing liberal groups because no one learned a damn thing

Russian hackers reportedly blackmailing liberal groups because no one learned a damn thing Apparently, no one learned a damn thing from the infamous Democratic National Committee (DNC) email hacks that marred Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign because several liberal groups are now reportedly being blackmailed by Russian hackers who accessed their emails.The report says that at least a dozen organizations have faced extortion from hackers who have gathered sensitive information.

Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done

Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done The social network contributed to President Donald Trump's successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news.More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook's role in politics, and on Monday the social network introduced it's most impactful feature yet.

The wait is over: Hillary Clinton is back and political as hell

The wait is over: Hillary Clinton is back and political as hell Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, and she gave us the Hillary we've been waiting for.After attending the inauguration and then largely laying low during Trump's presidency, the former Secretary of State broke her silence and made her most political comments since losing the 2016 election.

Army of Russian trolls reportedly targeted swing states with anti-Clinton fake news

Army of Russian trolls reportedly targeted swing states with anti-Clinton fake news If it seems like your family members living in key swing states were more swept up in anti-Hillary Clinton fake news than others during the 2016 election, Russian trolls may have been involved.Mark Warner (D-VA) and committee chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), hundreds of Russian trolls were paid in 2016 to generate fake news stories about Clinton and target them at voters in key states in an effort to swing the election for Trump.

Facebook sold targeted ads to a Russian 'troll farm,' and that's a big problem

Facebook sold targeted ads to a Russian 'troll farm,' and that's a big problem So Facebook reportedly sold thousands of ads to a shady Russian company trying to influence voters around the 2016 U.Importantly, as Facebook is refusing to disclose just what the ads in question were, we don't know if they fall into that category.

'New Yorker' released the cover it planned to publish had Hillary Clinton won the election

'New Yorker' released the cover it planned to publish had Hillary Clinton won the election The New Yorker is giving readers a glimpse of what would have been, had Donald Trump not won the 2016 Presidential Election back in November.On Wednesday, The New Yorker made a bold move and released the post-election cover the publication planned to run if Hillary Clinton had won the Presidency.

Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to make Russia-linked Facebook ads public is a disgrace

Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to make Russia-linked Facebook ads public is a disgrace Forever tainting the otherwise inoffensive gray-to-beige color palette, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook Live today to address his company's role in the 2016 U.Mark Warner has explicitly called for Facebook to make the advertisements public.