Terror Twitter

FBI fails to order removal of terrorist, Jihadist Twitter accounts, lawmakers claim
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A group of lawmakers has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to order Twitter to remove the accounts of multiple U.S.-designated terrorist groups from the micro-blogging site and warned that Twitter’s failure to do so could be a violation of U.S. law.

Subordination in Cairo

Embassy official released apologetic statement despite State Dept. instructions not to
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A mid-level staffer named Larry Schwartz is responsible for a series of statements and Twitter messages from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that sparked a political firestorm Tuesday over America’s response to the attacks on its consulate, according to Foreign Policy.

Obama Hugely Popular Among Fake Voters

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The New York Times reports that on the phenomenon of fake Twitter accounts. As it turns out, a large majority of accounts following some of the world’s biggest celebrities, such as Lady Gaga and President Obama, are fake.

Pelosi Tweet Goes Up in Smoke

House minority leader's office deletes tweet praising Lee Fang, controversial blogger known for vaporous reports
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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) rescinded her praise for the Nation magazine’s controversial blogger, Lee Fang, following a Free Beacon report revealing Fang’s history of filing error-riddled stories.

Follow the Beater

Obama Campaign Staffer: Defender of Women, Follower of Misogynists

An Obama campaign staffer who accused Mitt Romney of not appealing to women is following several notorious misogynists and woman beaters on Twitter.