Baby Trump Balloon Flies Over Copenhagen Despite Canceled Visit

Phtoographer: Morten Skovgaard A giant Trump Baby balloon hovered above Copenhagen’s tourist hotspot on Monday as part of a series of demonstrations planned for the U.S. president’s now canceled visit to Denmark. Thousands of people said on social media they planned to attend a Stop Trump rally at the U.S. embassy planned for later in the day. A pro-Trump parade organized by a group calling itself Danes for Donald Trump attracted less interest on Facebook. Trump famous worldwide after it featured in Trump’s July 2018 visit to London. Asked about expected numbers, Skovgaard said: “Judging from the media attention and all the traction on Facebook we expect a massive turnout. Trump would call it huge.” A Danish computer games entrepreneur, …

30 Hilarious Times This Guy With A Name Customer Support Trolled Clueless Customers

Social media has become a big deal for businesses – most customers are online in places like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and can easily be reached with a simple post or private message. However, sometimes the convenience of reaching large amounts of people all at once has it’s downsides – as you will see in this post! The Amazing Troll-Man, a UK-based comedian also known as Wesley Metcalfe, loves nothing more with messing with big companies. His method is simple: he has a Facebook account under the name ‘Customer Support.’ He visits the pages of various companies, changing his profile picture to match them, and proceeds to interact with customers in a hilariously funny and often rude way. The customers, …

30 Hilarious Times This Guy With A Name Customer Support Trolled Clueless Customers

Wesley Metcalfe, loves nothing more with messing with big companies. His method is simple: he has a Facebook account under the name ‘Customer Support.’ He visits the pages of various companies, changing his profile picture to match them, and proceeds to interact with customers in a hilariously funny and often rude way. The customers, shocked by the cheek of Wesley’s ‘customer service,’ usually react with a righteous outrage that only adds to the hilarity. #2 “Fast forward to 2018 I suffered with a mental breakdown. I was hit with anxiety and depression. I had never felt so low in my life. It took me nearly a year to pick myself up. Everyone was so surprised to see the joker of …

YouTube’s Redesign Makes It Easier to Watch All the Videos

Once upon a time, YouTube was simply the place you went to watch a cat play the keyboard, or upload the video of your child, stoned out of his head after the dentist, having an existential crisis in your backseat. In the 12 years since YouTube was created, it's become a place for everything—a hub for gamers, livestreamers, music videos, vloggers, The Rock, breaking news, "Despacito," feature films, and whatever you call that thing Logan Paul made last year. While the service has grown up, the app and website have not. Both can feel cluttered and unhelpful, showing too much navigation and not enough stuff to watch. YouTube knows that, and today, it's showing off a totally redesigned platform. Now, …

Greed Is to Blame for the Radicalization of Social Media

Last week, Reddit quarantined "r/The_Donald," a pro-Trump message board, after the company determined that the subgroup had encouraged and threatened violence. Likewise, Twitter is signaling that it will flag—but not remove—posts by government officials who violate its rules. As with YouTube’s demonetization (rather than deletion) of anti-gay videos, these are welcome, but insufficient measures. Until recently, social media platforms could feign ignorance about the scope and impact of harmful content on their sites. Now bigotry and conspiracy theorizing, which could once be dismissed as the rants of outliers, have hijacked mainstream discourse—including on media produced by President Trump and his allies. As such posts have become some of the most popular, moneymaking content being viewed and shared, social media executives …

YouTube star who humiliated homeless man given prison term

ReSet posted footage of man eating Oreos filled with toothpaste in Barcelona A YouTube star who tricked a homeless man into eating biscuits filled with toothpaste and then posted footage of the incident online has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay his victim 20,000 in moral damages. A judge in Barcelona also banned Kanghua Ren, better known as ReSet, from having any social media accounts for five years. ReSet, who was born in China but grew up in Spain, was among the 200 most popular YouTubers in Spain and Latin America, with 1.1 million followers. In 2017 he accepted a dare to scrape the cream out of Oreo cookies and replace it with toothpaste. He …

Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Other Extremistsbut Not as Planned

On Thursday at around 2 pm ET, multiple news outlets simultaneously “broke” a story that six particularly toxic extremists and one conspiracy theorist organization had been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Only, they hadn’t. Stories by CNN, the Verge, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post lauded Facebook for scrubbing the accounts of inflammatory far-right online figureheads like Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Infowars’ Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson from both platforms. Yet those four still had control of their Instagram accounts for nearly an hour after the bans were announced. And Jones’ Facebook page, “Infowars Is Back,” was still online and live-streaming for nearly two hours after the ban was disclosed. Facebook Loomer and Yiannopolous took advantage of the …