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Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays College Tuition Fees for Several Fans

Rapper Nicki Minaj offered to help a few college students with their tuition fees on Twitter, provided they get straight A’s. Show me straight A’s that I can verify w/ur school and I’ll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!‍♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7,

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Macron’s Win: Sarcasm and Comedy Abound Among Arab Social Media Users

By Leila Hatoum “I am happy that I did not wake up to the news of fear triumphing in France… Good morning optimism #MacronWon #LePenLost,” wrote the famed pan-Arab Lebanese presenter Zeina Soufan on her twitter page the day after the French elections were concluded. سعيدة بأنني لم استيقظ على نبأ انتصار الخوف في فرنسا..صباح الخير

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Fugitive Indian Tycoon Mallya Cries Foul over Twitter Hack

MUMBAI, Dec 11 – Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya said on Friday that his Twitter account had been penetrated by a hacking group called Legion, which posted links to what it alleged were details of Mallya’s bank accounts, offshore investments and luxury cars. Mallya, a flamboyant former billionaire who made his fortune from a liquor

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Web Giants to Cooperate on Removal of Extremist Content

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, Dec 6  – Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos – of extremist content they have removed from their

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U.S. Ethics Office Tweets Sarcasm at Trump on Business Conflictsv

By Andy Sullivan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump faced criticism from an unusual source on Wednesday when a buttoned-down U.S. government ethics office issued an apparently sarcastic stream of Twitter messages applauding him for selling off his assets. Trump, in fact, has not said whether he will sell the hotels,

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Young Syrian Girl Sends Harrowing Tweets of Being Bombed in Aleppo

LONDON, Nov 28  – A seven-year-old Syrian girl, whose depictions of daily life in Aleppo have gained a large Twitter following, has sent harrowing messages describing the bombardment of her house as government forces advance on rebel-held parts of the city. Bana Alabed has amassed some 137,000 followers since joining the social media site in

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Google, an Obama Ally, May Face Policy Setbacks Under Trump

By David Shepardson, Malathi Nayak and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18 – Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say. Google had close

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Muslims Heed Donald Trump’s Advice

By Meera Damji At the October 9 presidential debate, U.S. republican nominee Donald J. Trump was asked what he would do to fight Islamophobia. He responded by saying: “One thing we have to do is we have to make sure that because there is a problem, whether we like it or not — and we

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Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner

By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27- With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service – which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.

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