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Twitter takes responsibility for Trump Twitter failure

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Josh Haner/ The New York City Times Donald Trump shows the Twitter app on his Samsung smartphone, in his office at Trump Tower in New York City, Sept. 29, 2015. Considering that he reshuffled his project’s management in August 2016, Trump’s group has aimed to impart a more disciplined approach. Twitter, nevertheless, has actually continued to be an outlet for Trump to vent without a filter.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017|7:37 p.m.

WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly disappeared Thursday night, but is now back up and running, according to the social messaging company.

Quickly prior to 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports appeared that the president’s individual account, @RealDonaldTrump, was not available, offering the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.

Twitter took responsibility for the blackout. In a tweeted statement, the company said Trump’s account was “unintentionally shut off due to human mistake” by among its workers. The account was unreachable for 11 minutes.

“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from occurring again,” the business declaration continued.

A representative for the White House did not immediately react to ask for remark.

Q+A: Jimmy Kimmel talks nationwide disasters, healthcare and Twitter feuds

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Brinson + Banks/ The New york city Times Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night host, in his program’s green room in Los Angeles, Feb. 16, 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017|2 a.m.

NEW YORK– In the up-and-down landscape of late-night television, Jimmy Kimmel has actually lately discovered himself at the top of a congested field. In his 15th season at ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” he has gotten brand-new presence as an outcome of monologues where he has actually resolved sweeping news events in totally individual terms. In May, a couple of days after his newborn boy, Billy, went through emergency open-heart surgery, Kimmel was on the air prompting versus any health care reform that would deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.

Kimmel returned to the subject in September in the middle of dispute over reform measures presented by Senate Republicans, consisting of Sen. Costs Cassidy of Louisiana, who had said he desired legislation that would pass exactly what he called the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” Cassidy had explained this to imply, “Would a kid born with a congenital heart illness be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life?” Kimmel stated in a monologue that Cassidy had “lied right to my face”; the expense was never ever given a vote.

This month, Kimmel was tearful as he discussed the Oct. 1 shooting massacre that took place at a country-music celebration in Las Vegas, his hometown. He also used that monologue to advocate for weapon control and stated that political leaders including President Donald Trump “ought to be praying for God to forgive them for letting the weapon lobby run this country.”

Amid this increased attention, Kimmel has actually also been disparaged by critics who state that he is inaccurate on key factual points and is repeating information given to him by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; that he has ignored other news stories that may show adversely on liberals, such as the downfall of Harvey Weinstein; and that he is wading into politically pointed area that isn’t suitable for a network TV host.

Today, Kimmel is in New york city, where he will tape-record “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” from the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. On Sunday, Kimmel spoke in an interview there about how he sees his role as a host, comic and analyst on occasions of the day. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.

How is Billy doing?

He’s succeeding. He’s going to have another operation showing up quickly, and another when he’s around 8 to Ten Years old. However he’s succeeding.

Reflecting to that first monologue where you spoke about him and the scenarios of his birth, was that hard for you to perform? Did you hesitate to share that with your audience?

No, however in retrospection, possibly I need to have. Due to the fact that exactly what I didn’t think through was that, all over I went, every day of my life, people would be asking me how my kid is doing.

As I simply did.

However thank God I can say he’s doing well. If that wasn’t the case, every day would be really, very agonizing. However I also seemed like I had to state something. Due to the fact that I ‘d been speaking about that my other half (Molly McNearney, the co-head writer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”) was pregnant for 6 months. I left for paternity leave then I didn’t return. That was something I had to attend to.

Looking at the totality of these monologues, the ones that have dealt with health care and weapon control, do you feel that you, or how you approach the program, have been changed in a way that can’t be undone?

It does make you think a little bit more about what you say and maybe you select your words a bit more carefully. I do not ever want to get in a scenario where I feel compelled to speak about every disaster, every natural catastrophe, every murder or car accident or whatever terrible things are going on in the world. If I do that, nobody will be interested. You can overdo it.

Among the criticisms you dealt with for your monologues about health care was that you ‘d gotten a few of your details from Schumer. Is that correct that you did, and is this a reasonable criticism?

I did, but I will say I talked to Chuck Schumer three times for, most likely, a total of less than eight minutes. As I have actually stated, I didn’t understand anything about healthcare, and I wished to inform myself in advance. I connected to a lot of people so I might get my truths straight and learn exactly what the arguments would be.

This notion that they were pulling my strings is one created by right-wing media outlets. It’s simply a way of putting a pin in something that scares them. I have no idea why the idea of making certain every American is looked after must terrify a political leader. It certainly doesn’t scare the typical person who’s got a task that he does not like and is afraid to stop it because he’s got a pre-existing condition and he may well not get another excellent job with insurance coverage.

Do you think some of your critics are trying to affect exactly what you can or can’t talk about on your program?

I think a few of them are. I think some of them are just aiming to get Fox News to hire them as on-air commentators. It’s sad. You see people attempt to engage me in battle that are just trying to offer their professions an increase. I will not belong of that. With the uncommon exception.

Like your back-and-forth on Twitter with Donald Trump Jr.?

I think he’s just trying to place himself as somebody of importance, and he seems to be searching for prominent media figures to combat with. If you go through his Twitter feed, it’s one desperate cry for attention after another. For whatever reason, I chose to give some to him.

Has there ever been a moment over these recent months, as you’ve waded even more into these politicized debates, where ABC stepped in and stated, “You can’t do that”?

No, never. They had more concerns about my beard.

Some individuals have recalled to the funny you were doing on “The Man Show,” which was frequently crude and chauvinistic, and said, who is he to get up on his high horse? Does that past work invalidate exactly what you’re stating now?

Of course not. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other. It is almost difficult to upset me when your intent is to make a joke. In some cases individuals go too far, and that is among the dangers of being a comedian, and if you don’t ever go too far, you’re most likely not an especially interesting comic. Comedians need a location to experiment, to attempt things, to bounce things off the wall. Funny will be worse for it if we do not allow it.

You hosted “The Man Show” with Adam Carolla and “Win Ben Stein’s Money” with Ben Stein, who are both more politically conservative than you. Are you still close with them?

To this day, they’re two of my buddies. I have actually had 15 email interactions with Ben Stein over the last 96 hours. Not quite as lots of with Adam, he’s not a huge emailer. It assists me to determine what I believe. It teaches me and it teaches them ways to have a genuine discussion without simply declaring someone the opponent and pulling away to your corner.

For viewers who maybe as soon as thought of you as a more all-around host– a political centrist, or a sanctuary from politics completely– does it concern you if a few of these audiences drift away from the program?

It concerns me, however insufficient to change what I’m doing. Of course, you want as many individuals to see your show as possible. However some things are more crucial than bringing in a huge audience. I hope that we, as a nation, get back to a time where I can have a typical, well-rounded show, that’s more focused on BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z than Donald and Ivanka. But for the time being, this is exactly what’s at the leading edge of people’s minds.

Jimmy Fallon said in a recent interview that he does not care as much about politics and is not aiming to do so many Trump jokes. Is that even possible any longer as a late-night host? Does every comedian need to have a political perspective now?

I do not think so. Jimmy Fallon, he’s just being true to himself. There are individuals who don’t care about politics. I definitely understand individuals who care a lot more about football. Although it’s hard to inform exactly what is football and exactly what is politics nowadays.

Social intelligence: How the Golden Knights are winning Twitter and Facebook

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Vegas Golden Knights players, from left, Jason Fort, Deryk Engelland, Brayden McNabb and Marc-Andre Fleury at the Thanks for visiting Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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Dan Marrazza learned through lots of trials that the golden hour begins at 4 p.m. Monday.

Outside Las Vegas, the magical time could occur on any weeknight after the family completes dinner and retreats to their cellular phones, or even on a Saturday early morning while moms and dads zone out as the kids dip into the park.

Marrazza, the 30-year-old New Jersey native behind the saucy social media existence of the Vegas Golden Knights, found over the past 8 months that what works somewhere else might not fit the continuously Las Vegas way of life. As he prepares the next amusing video or expert interview for the team’s Facebook audience of more than 112,000 pals, Marrazza understands from research the most ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ will coming in if he publishes right before giving up time on Monday.

While analytics drive his posting times, little else about Marrazza follows a script. Colorful concepts and one-liners circulation from him at an East Coast rate as he discusses his job, each pulling at the next like tissues from a box.

“Being here enables a lot creativity even if there’s no template to follow,” Marrazza said. “Not just exists no design template for a growth group in the digital era– there’s no design template for a team in Las Vegas at all on the major league level.”

Despite not having actually played an NHL video game, the Golden Knights attract attention from fans throughout the league for Marrazza’s nimble Twitter reactions to more than 155,000 fans.

The value of the tweets extends beyond goodwill as the team develops its nascent brand name, and starts leveraging its social channels to drive profits through sponsorships and ticket sales also.

“It’s difficult to directly link that income, however I understand that it works,” Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz said.

Team executives seldom commit resources without comprehending the best ways to target their return on a spreadsheet, however social media lives in between the columns in its relative infancy. In a 2016 study sponsored by the American Marketing Association and Deloitte, 80 percent of chief marketing officers (CMO) stated they are unable to quantify the value of their social networks efforts. A different research study revealed 87 percent of Fortune 500 CMOs can not prove that social networks creates new consumers, per the Harvard Service Review.

Yet from 13 years with assisting assist the Cleveland Cavaliers from doormat to destiny, Bubolz comprehended the power to produce emotional connection with fans by means of social networks– specifically with the star wattage of LeBron James– and brought that focus to Las Vegas. Golden Knights executives provided owner Expense Foley with an aggressive and pricey strategy to develop a social networks existence in 2015. Foley purchased in, allowing the group to acquire top-shelf video and computer system equipment, along with authorizing the hires of Marrazza, video producer Tyler Pico and hockey reporter Gary Lawless.

“He made financial investments to do that at a very high level,” Bubolz said of Foley. “Not every organization views it that method.”

Bubolz directed his personnel to produce an “genuine and enjoyable” voice through its social channels, but not to feel constrained by how other NHL groups run their accounts. Eric Tosi concerned Las Vegas to develop that voice after running the communications shop of the Boston Bruins for the past Ten Years.

Tosi, the Golden Knights vice president of communications and content, supervises social networks, including Marrazza and Alyssa Girardi, a group representative who manages Instagram and Snapchat. Tosi recalls joining Facebook around 2006– “on the outside searching in when that really begun to remove”– however embraced Twitter early on as a 13-year sports PR pro.

Marrazza and Tosi sit beside each other in the tight confines of the Golden Knights’ short-lived cube farm in an office park across from TPC Summerlin. While they arrange particular material weeks in advance, much of what they publish sprouts from bouncing off each other the news of the day or the most recent meme enjoying a couple of seconds of web magnificence. Some concepts fail a basic test of getting a laugh or causing a cringe, however most wind up online.

“With the way social is, you never ever understand and that’s what makes it fun,” Tosi said. “Exactly what’s achieved success for us is to be able to adjust and be able to delve into the conversation in an enjoyable method. It’s not the wild West here and we have the ability to do whatever we desire. There is a strategy and method in place, but we aren’t married to it a lot that we cannot change and adapt.”

Fans can banter on Twitter about the Bruins video game on their phone while they track the Blackhawks game on their TELEVISION. Material ends up being both ubiquitous and amorphous at the same time, requiring sports franchises to focus on their finest exclusive asset: behind-the-scenes access to gamers and coaches in genuine time throughout the year.

“(It’s about) offering a personality to the franchise and showcasing the professional athletes in a various light,” said Matt Jacobs, a California PR firm president who has actually dealt with hockey equipment maker Easton and ESPN. “Use the social media platforms to produce chances for players to get in touch with the fans beyond what they see during the video game. Be truthful and open about efficiency, along with the total preparation that it requires to carry out at such a high level.”

The special difficulty for the Golden Knights staff originated from the team only being assembled in June and training school not beginning until September, indicating lots of gamers have not yet gotten here in Las Vegas or fulfilled the social networks crew.

“Once the season goes and you’re doing this for video games and not simply summer, if you do not have the trust of your players and the gamers aren’t comfortable with you, you don’t have the capability to get the terrific access to get them to do these fun things,” Marrazza said.

Those enjoyable pieces, like re-creating a scene from “The Hangover” with gamers in town after being picked in the expansion draft, get the most attention by means of Facebook, where the group posts once or twice every day.

Tosi views Facebook as the home of the best Golden Knights material, as its 2 billion monthly users outpace other platform. He approaches Twitter as both a news circulation and fan engagement outlet, with team aiming for seven to eight posts per day. Marrazza calls Snapchat “reality TV” for the group and both see Instagram as a place for images you can not discover in other places.

The Golden Knights strive to supply that gain access to while extending their brand name and Marrazza stands at the intersection of the two. He reacts to numerous tweets and roughly 50 private Facebook messages every day. Marrazza’s runs on a viewpoint that growing Golden Knights fans requires that every tweet ought to get a reply or a like unless it is indecent.

“It’s nearly like a modern-day autograph or a selfie because the team acknowledges me,” Marrazza stated.

He also attempts to avoid Twitter battles, eliminating trolls with generosity while sidestepping potential brawls with other teams.

“It’s such a great line,” Marrazza said. “It’s not about building ourselves up at the expenditure of someone else. If we see another group do something doubtful, we’re not simply going to throw a 98-mile-per-hour fastball at their head when we could, due to the fact that we’re the brand-new team. We have not even played a video game yet. We haven’t established ourselves on the ice.”

The team’s Twitter feed will offer content 365 days a year, while Facebook will offer something nearly every day. Despite the fact that the brand-new franchise ranks last in the league in Twitter fans, fans tweet at the team daily about the strength of their Twitter game– an outstanding show of their reach in the hockey neighborhood and beyond it.

“The best compliment that I received was from my 15-year-old daughter,” Bubolz said. “‘Hey daddy, your Twitter guy is impressive.’ From a 15-year-old voice who is not as linked to hockey yet, that just informs me that we’re making real progress.”

Genuine progress for the team president likely originates from stories like one Marrazza communicated from a few weeks back, when a sales staffer concerned his desk and used a fist bump. He had actually just left the phone with a customer who stated he saw a Golden Knights tweet and called 5 minutes later on to buy tickets.

Social intelligence: how the Golden Knights are winning Twitter and Facebook

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Vegas Golden Knights gamers (delegated right) Jason Garrison, Deryk Engelland, Brayden McNabb and Marc-Andre Fleury at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas indication. Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Twitter suspends accounts after NFL grievances

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015|12:30 a.m.

NEW YORK– Twitter represents sites Deadspin and SB Nation were suspended by the social networks platform Monday night after the NFL submitted notifications connected to their use of copyrighted video highlights.

The NFL informed The Associated Press that it asked for Twitter “disable links to more than a lots pirated NFL video game videos and highlights that breach the NFL’s copyright,” including that it did not demand that any Twitter accounts be handicapped.

The NFL sent 18 Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices relating to the Gawker-owned Deadspin account, stated Gawker social networks strategist Terron Moore through Twitter.

Both suspended accounts regularly make use of GIFs of highlights from sporting events, consisting of NFL video games. The SB Nation account that was suspended, @SBNationGIF, concentrates on such highlights.

The primary Deadspin account was down for about an hour before being re-activated around 8 p.m. EDT, while @SBNationGIF was still suspended.

Both Deadspin and SB Nation still had NFL video highlights showcased on their websites, and the Deadspin account still included posts with GIFs from NFL game broadcasts when it was re-activated.

Deadspin, which doesn’t hide its ridicule for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, announced its return by tweeting an image linking to a story titled “The Numerous Terrible, Foolish Faces Of Roger Goodell: A Gallery Of Authoritarian Derp.”

In August, the NFL and Twitter announced a two-year material and marketing deal that expanded upon prior relationships in between the league and the social media platform. The deal promised to funnel more NFL video highlights and images from video games through Twitter, with the site utilizing an automated formula to plainly display NFL tweets and relevant advertisements in the streams of accountholders likely to enjoy the details.

AP Pro Football Author Barry Wilner contributed to this report.

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo.

Friday, July 24, 2015|10:57 a.m.

WASHINGTON– Social media giants consisting of Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back versus Senate legislation that would need them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to market and government officials.

In private meetings on Capitol Hillside, industry officials have told legislators and congressional personnel that they already prohibit grisly content like beheadings and alert law enforcement if they think someone might get hurt, as quickly as they understand a threat.

However tech officials also said they worry that the suggested legislation is too broad and would potentially put business on the hook legally if they miss a tweet, video or blog that hints of an attack. They said the outcome would probably be a deluge of suggestions to police, making it tougher for the government to find better information.

Those talked to by The Associated Press spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing argument over the legislation.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who is backing the legislation, says requiring social media business to tip off law enforcement to a pending terrorist attack makes sense.

“The FBI and the knowledge community have actually made it generously clear that the terrorist risk is severe and increasing, and that those directing, inspiring and carrying out attacks make heavy use of social networks websites,” Feinstein told the AP in an emailed statement. “This arrangement will assist get potentially actionable info to the firms responsible for preventing attacks, without requiring companies to take any steps to monitor their websites they aren’t already taking.”

The tech market in 2013 dealt with a public relations nightmare after former government analyst Edward Snowden leaked information of a massive government surveillance program that depend on their cooperation. Business authorities stated the law offered them no option but to supply consumer information and comply with gag orders that prevented business from talking about it. Still, numerous consumers and Web lobbyists raged that U.S. businesses had enabled the government to spy on their customers, in many cases even charging the government administrative charges to do it.

Since then, the tech industry has led an aggressive public push to limit monitoring demands and enhance openness, adopting more advanced file encryption methods regardless of opposition from the Justice Department. Their primary argument has been that consumers won’t make use of technology they do not trust, and that unneeded monitoring would injure the market.

At the exact same time, popular social media sites have become important in helping terrorist groups expand their impact, in spite of prevalent industry policies versus publishing or promoting terrorist-related material.

The Islamic State group and similar groups have relied heavily on Twitter and Facebook to hire followers, while militants post beheading videos on sites like Google’s YouTube, offering an image the chance to go viral before being closed down. In 2013, al-Shabab live tweeted its Westgate shopping center massacre, opening up new feeds even after Twitter shut others down.

“This is not your grandfather’s al-Qaida,” FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee this month. “This is a group of individuals utilizing social media to reach thousands and countless fans, find the ones who might be interested in dedicating acts of violence, then moving them to an (end-to-end) encrypted messaging app.”

The same week as Comey’s testimony, the Senate Intelligence Committee supporteded Feinstein’s proposal that would require companies that spot terrorist activity on their networks to alert police.

Feinstein’s provision, part of the knowledge permission bill that still needs to be authorized by the Senate, is virtually identical to the law requiring business to report kid pornography. One exception is that Feinstein’s provision doesn’t say whether or how a business would be penalized if it fails to report terrorist activity, whereas a tech company can be fined for “purposefully and willfully” failing to report an image of kid pornography.

Tech officials state identifying exactly what constitutes kid pornography is much easier to do since the process is more unbiased. A criminal photograph can be digitally analyzed and designated a special identifier that be used to find comparable images across networks.

But often, figuring out terrorist activity needs more context. The image of an Islamic State flag, for example, would appear in a news article or video in addition to terrorist propaganda.

Monika Bickert, head of policy management at Facebook, said the social media website shares the government’s objective of keeping terrorist material off the website.

“Our policies on this are crystal clear: We do not permit terrorist groups to utilize Facebook, and people are not allowed to promote or support these groups on Facebook,” she said. “We eliminate this terrorist content as soon as we end up being aware of it.”

Your home didn’t consist of a comparable arrangement in its variation of the intelligence expense. A spokesman for House Knowledge Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., declined to comment on the concern.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the Residence knowledge panel, stated there’s “no question” the Islamic State group utilizes social media to share propoganda and hire boxers. Schiff, D-Calif., said Congress must deal with the tech industry “to identify the most reliable response.”