Here’s how to tell if you’re yelling at a bot on Twitter

There is perhaps no more worthlessly modern pastime than yelling at a politicized bot on Twitter, so it's fortunate that a pair of students at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a tool to help us figure out which propaganda-spewing accounts aren't real. Rohan Phadte and Ash Bhat, founders of Robhat Labs (solid name choice), built a site called botcheck.me. First reported by Wired, their creation lets users type in a Twitter … [Read more...]

TV host wants to know when we can talk about ‘how to deal with gun violence’

Chuck Todd, like many folks around the United States, is tired of not talking about how to solve America's mass-shooting virus. The Meet the Press host spent part of Tuesday asking why, when it comes to gun violence, the right time to talk about it always seems to be never, including now, days after a man killed 59 and injured hundreds when he opened fire above a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday night. SEE ALSO: Seth Meyers wants Congress to admit … [Read more...]

Hugh Hefner’s son feels ‘personal embarrassment’ that Trump was on Playboy’s cover

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday, placing firm control of the magazine's creative culture in the hands of one of his sons, Cooper. Cooper, just 25, is the chief creative officer. He provided a strong hint about the future of the magazine in the era of President Donald Trump during an interview last month with The Hollywood Reporter. SEE ALSO: I went ghost hunting at Trump’s childhood home and found his secret brother in the … [Read more...]