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Nick Vallelonga: Green Book writer sorry for Muslim 9/11 tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nick Vallelonga (right) appeared with his Green Book co-writer Brian Currie and their Golden Globes The writer of Oscar-tipped film Green Book has apologised for a 2015 tweet in which he said he saw Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Nick Vallelonga tweeted his support for Donald Trump, who said he had seen “thousands and thousands” cheering – a claim that’s been widely discredited. Vallelonga wrote that Mr Trump was “100% correct”, but has now said sorry “for the hurt I have…

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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire tweets most retweeted tweet

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yusaku Maezawa pledged to share nearly $1m between 100 people who shared the tweet A Japanese billionaire has ousted a chicken nugget-seeking US teenager to become tweeter of the most retweeted tweet of all time. Yusaku Maezawa’s tweet dated 5 January has now been shared more than four million times. That’s half a million more than Carter Wilkinson’s 2017 request for help to secure himself a year of free chicken nuggets from fast food chain Wendy’s. But Mr Maezawa was offering some incentive to people…

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Huawei staff punished after official tweet posted ‘via iPhone’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chinese companies have been encouraging the use of Huawei products Two Huawei employees who sent a message from the Chinese telecom firm’s Twitter account using an iPhone device have been punished, a memo says. The tweet, posted on New Year’s Day, wished followers a “Happy #2019” while displaying “via Twitter for iPhone”. Chinese companies have been trying to steer employees toward Huawei products and away from US rival Apple. Last year, Huawei overtook Apple in the number of handsets shipped worldwide, making it second only…

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New Year 2019: US military apologises for bomb tweet

Image copyright US Strategic Command Image caption The video which accompanied the tweet was viewed more than 170,000 times before being deleted US Strategic Command, which oversees America’s nuclear arsenal, has apologised for a tweet that said it was ready to “drop something much, much bigger” than New York’s Times Square ball. The message, posted on New Year’s Eve, was accompanied by a video showing a B-2 bomber dropping weapons. Strategic Command later deleted the tweet, saying it was “in poor taste”, and replaced it with an apology. The incident…

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‘Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet’

Image copyright Mike Tinmouth Image caption Mike Tinmouth says the fraudsters were convincing A bank customer was tricked into transferring money by fraudsters who pretended to be responding to his angry Twitter post about poor service. Writer Mike Tinmouth was furious with the process and time taken to open a business account with Barclays. He expressed his frustration in a public tweet – which was seized on by fraudsters who posed as the bank in an attempt to trick him out of £8,000. Fraud experts say con-artists are becoming skilled…

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KFC chips: This woman’s tweet may have helped change the recipe

Image copyright Getty Images/Charlie Burness It was four years ago and Charlie Burness was planning a fancy dinner for her mum’s birthday. But her mum didn’t feel like a fancy dinner. She felt like KFC. They enjoyed the meal but when they got home the family was in agreement – KFC’s chips let the team down. Charlie, from London, sent this tweet. Now, the four-year-old dig at KFC has helped bring an updated chips recipe to the nation. Last month, the fast food chain got in touch with Charlie to…

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Home tweet home: A heartwarming story that turned out to be true

Image caption Holly exploring her village When Holly Dawson posted a tweet about a benefactor who left two homes to be let cheaply to hard-up people in her village, it went viral. But there were also many cynics who cast doubt on the story. She felt compelled to check it out. Like all good stories, this one starts with a cup of tea in a friend’s garden. We’re talking, as we often talk, about houses – the impossibility, in this expensive corner of Sussex, of finding a home you can…

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Dodgers manager Roberts dismisses Trump’s critical tweet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of his decision to replace starting pitcher Rich Hill in the seventh inning of the World Series on Saturday, calling his critical tweet “one man’s opinion”. Oct 27, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) relieves pitcher Rich Hill (44) in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Roberts elected…

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Tesla’s Elon Musk says tweet that led to $20 million fine ‘Worth It’

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks during the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S., July 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said the tweet that cost him and the company $20 million in fines each by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision was “Worth It”. The tweet, sent late Friday evening less than an hour before Musk tweeted that he would take a break from Twitter “for a few days,” was in response to a question…

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