On Saturday afternoon, Jack (not his real name) noted an issue with one of his favourite Twitter accounts. A long-time architecture and urbanism enthusiast, he had been following an account called ArchitecturalRevival for some time. He realised that, despite being an account dedicated to predominantly European architecture, it rarely shared any buildings from Turkey – specifically buildings built by Muslims or for Muslim worship (despite there being hundreds of thousands). So he tweeted about it, saying they should represent more backgrounds in their posts. Almost immediately after posting, Jack was inundated with hundreds of white supremacist accounts (many suspected to be bots) tweeting racist messages at him. “They are white nations built by white people” one person replied to Jack’s tweet, which has since been deleted after being flooded with so many aggressive replies. “There's no such thing as ‘black … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight How architecture-themed Twitter accounts became a magnet for white nationalism
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To pass them off as real, Alex would enliven his fake accounts with dashes of humanity. Mixed up among the stream of political posts, his avatars – mostly pretty young Indonesian women – would bemoan their broken hearts and post pictures of their breakfasts. But these fake accounts were not for fun; Alex and his team were told it was “war”. “When you’re at war you use anything available to attack the opponent,” says Alex from a cafe in central Jakarta, “but sometimes I felt disgusted with myself.” For several months in 2017 Alex, whose name has been changed, alleges he was one of more than 20 people inside a secretive cyber army that pumped out messages from fake social media accounts to support then Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as “Ahok”, as he fought for re-election. “They told us you should have five Facebook accounts, five Twitter accounts and one Instagram,” he told the Guardian. … [Read more...] about ‘I felt disgusted’: inside Indonesia’s fake Twitter account factories
WORLD CUP fans were left in hysterics after spotting an obvious mistake on Fifa’s Twitter account. By Christine Younan / Published 1st July 2018 GETTY FIFA WORLD CUP: The official Twitter account made a hilarious blunder this morning Football fans will be gearing up for Spain vs Russia and Croatia vs Denmark in the last 16 matches.Fifa’s official World Cup Twitter account – which has over 6.65 million followers – made a hilarious blunder this morning.The tweet read: “Who’s ready to do it all again? Today’s fixtures: #ESPRUS 17:00. #CRODEN 21:00. #WorldCup.”Can you spot the mistake? FIFA / TWITTER TWITTER: Can you spot the mistake that Fifa's tweeted today? England WAGs arrive for World Cup showdown Rebekah Vardy, Annie Kilner and Annabel Peyton are among the wives and girlfriends watching England's final Russia World Cup group game 1 / 7 PA Kyle Walker's WAG Annie Kilner (L) and Rebekah Vardy (R) share a joke … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Fifa Twitter account in HILARIOUS blunder – can you spot it?
ANT McPartlin's ex Lisa Armstrong has wowed fans with a glam new photo. By Samantha Bartlett / Published 15th May 2018 Lisa Armstrong took to her Twitter account to post the new image as her profile picture.It saw Ant McPartlin's ex rocking immaculate makeup and dewy skin as she pouted into the camera.This consisted of lashings of lipgloss as well as metallic eyeshadow.Lisa, 41, also had her pink locks tied back in a chic top know hairstyle as she wore a stylish leopard print top. TWITTER/LISA ARMSTRONG GLAM: Lisa wowed fans with her stunning new Twitter profile picture TWITTER/LISA ARMSTRONG STILL THERE: Ant remains in her cover photo though “I love you in your profile pic” Twitter user It seemed that her 116,000 followers on the social media site were loving the picture, with one gushing: "I love you in your profile pic."While another added: "Good morning beautiful."However, despite the profile picture refresh, Lisa still kept a photo of herself, Ant, … [Read more...] about Lisa Armstrong wows with glam new Twitter pic – but Ant still remains on her page
From empty bottles to mountains of rubbish, these pictures show the horrific state of Britain's beauty spots after the Bank Holiday weekend. Beaches, parks and countryside hotspots across the country have been left covered with litter after millions of sunseekers descended on them. Plastic rubbish, nappies, windbreakers and disposable barbecues are among the many used items left scattered along the UK's coastline. Takeaway boxes, empty cans of beer, food packets and plastic bags have also been dumped by visitors who failed to put them in the bin. Photos of the post-holiday mess have sparked outrage, with many people accusing 'disrespectful' litterers of 'ruining' beauty spots for others. This morning, volunteers were left having to litter-pick after tonnes of debris were simply left on the sands instead of being put in bins. And some residents, shocked by the appalling state of their local beaches, have called for the introduction of a dedicated litter police to fine those flouting the … [Read more...] about Horrific state of Britain’s beauty spots after Bank Holiday weekend