Twitter In The…Pooper…

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Twitter stock fell like a brick today a day after Facebook took it on the nose. The decline was expected after recent reports had the company purging about a million fake accounts a day. The company also reported that user growth was slowing.

Trump accused the social media company of trying to silence prominent conservatives on the platform in a tweet Thursday. The president appeared to seize on a Vice report that said the accounts of some conservatives did not show up in auto-populated search suggestions when people typed in their names. Twitter said that some recent changes to its search algorithm caused the issue, and that it was developing a solution.

Still, the financial reporting was said to have beaten expectations despite the losses…

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Fly away birdy! Fly away!

Death Button Pressed

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Disney has fired writer-director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a right-wing media personality resurfaced a series of offensive tweets Gunn made, in many cases from 2008 and 2009. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn stated. The move comes after conservative personalities resurfaced old tweets Thursday in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophilia and rape. Gunn was at the helm for the first two “Guardians Of The Galaxy” films.

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