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Saudi officials used Twitter trolls to go after Khashoggi, critics

Why it matters: Khashoggi was attacked daily by Twitter trolls because of his dissenting views of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's regime and … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.axios.com/jamal-khashoggi-twitter-attack-saudi-arabia-938f861b-8813-4fb8-8834-12b8f58a6ef7.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFqh20AUmd-7kWdKUugaerBl6EdwA

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The baseball world has jokes about Chris Sale’s troublesome belly button ring

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was forced to miss Game 5 of the ALCS after he was hospitalized last Sunday with a stomach issue. David Price … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/10/chris-sale-belly-button-ring-reaction-jokes&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHgqI4ZcY-LuFA4C70hB3FiH9SEGA

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Andrew Gillum prods back at Donald Trump on Twitter

Donald Trump makes a lot of news on Twitter, but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says the president still won't tweet to him directly … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://floridapolitics.com/archives/278313-andrew-gillum-prods-back-at-donald-trump-on-twitter&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHT5XMxTRh67jz5QOSR_zIQexHAUg

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Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy in 2015, report says

We've all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://mashable.com/article/twitter-saudi-arabia-spy-ali-alzabarah/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFjOQsAM_w8Q6XYIEmi06tCTvhrBg

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NYTimes report shows how Twitter, McKinsey were complicit in helping Saudi Arabia silence critics

The Saudi Arabian government enlisted a Twitter army to silence its critics online. It groomed a Twitter employee in the United States to try to get him to … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.vox.com/2018/10/20/18003792/saudi-arabia-mckinsey-twitter-khashoggi&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHOwo65SLQap2CtgnOqiFunSwKlyw

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GOP political apps create a ‘safe space’ to exchange conservative views away from Facebook and …

"People with center-right views feel like the big social platforms, Facebook and Twitter, are not sympathetic to their views," said Thomas Peters, CEO of … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/20/gop-political-apps-create-safe-space-away-from-facebook-and-twitter.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGh1i1RFm5eASlfugl2Er7IWzoEng

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Saudi Arabia reportedly asked Twitter employee to spy on dissidents

New York Times sources claim the country was "grooming" a Twitter engineer, Ali Alzabarah, to snoop on the accounts of dissidents and other targets. from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/20/saudi-arabia-groomed-twitter-employee-for-spying/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERRKhzljMrZdlSFMkbwxxZah2gYw

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Elon Musk spars with Fortnite on Twitter after joking about buying the video game

In a post on Twitter, Musk jokingly claimed on Friday to have purchased and then deleted the popular online video game, saying it “had to been (sic) … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musk-spars-with-fortnite-on-twitter-after-joking-about-buying-the-video-game-2018-10-20&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHOsARw6FsE4j_Lef7Qop0-_TTxtA

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Saudi Arabia tried to develop a mole inside Twitter: report

The Saudi government relied on an employee inside Twitter and deployed droves of hired trolls to harass and suppress dissident Jamal Khashoggi … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.marketwatch.com/story/saudi-arabia-tried-to-develop-a-mole-inside-twitter-report-2018-10-20&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFt1RkG4mIc14CVYH2dFDojZAP3Kg

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Saudi Arabia reportedly groomed Twitter employee to spy on user accounts

On Saturday, The New York Times published a report detailing Saudi Arabia's efforts to combat dissent on platforms like Twitter, such as slain US … from Google Alert – twitter https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/20/18003644/saudi-arabia-twitter-jamal-khashoggi-twitter-employee-spy&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFjNzNhNDBhYWQzZTAyYjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGQf-YjFX_m8lEf4gqiS6gC0yEf3A

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