Don't You Hate When You Forget Your Twitter Password So Hawaii Keeps Bracing for an Incoming Missile

Is my Twitter password “HowardDeanLuvva420" or “HowardDeanLuvva69?” Ha ha, hi, I’m Joanna Rothkopf. Don’t you hate when you forget the password to your various social media accounts, making it physically impossible for you to clarify to your state whether or not it should be bracing for an incoming ballistic missile…

Those Horrible 'Rope. Tree. Journalist.' Shirts Take on a Whole New Meaning in Trump's America 

A man at a Trump rally in Minneapolis this weekend sparked outrage after a Reuters photographer spotted him wearing a shirt that read, “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.” The shirts have been around for years, but in a climate where Trump is singling out reporters from the crowd for verbal tirades and…

North Carolina Senator Is Sorry For Joking About Someone Shooting Hillary Clinton 

One thing that remains surprising about this election — although perhaps it shouldn’t be — is the number of people who fantasize openly and quite joyfully about someone violently harming Hillary Clinton. The latest entrant is North Carolina GOP Senator Richard Burr, who is sorry for joking about gun owners shooting…

New Jersey GOP Candidate to Daily Beast Reporter: 'Hope You Get Raped By a Syrian Refugee' 

A perpetual candidate for a small-time office in New Jersey told Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi Monday on Facebook that he hoped she would get raped “by a Syrian refugee.” The candidate, Mike Krawitz, is now claiming he was “hacked” and didn’t make the comments. Krawitz has been commenting on Nuzzi’s Facebook page…

Fan Called Out By Amy Schumer on Instagram Says He's Now Receiving Death Threats

I assume that one of the most frustrating things about being famous—and I’m talking A-list, Obama is aware of you, Ellen and Jimmy Fallon love when you drop by their shows and play games with them famous—must be all the unexpected run-ins with fans. There you are, walking the 40 feet from where the Uber dropped you…

Pol Who Felt Threatened By a Facebook DM Says His Opponent Shouldn't Overreact to 'Back Off Bitch' Graffiti 

Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley recently called the cops on the father of a slain reporter who he felt was threatening him via Facebook message. But he thinks his opponent might be overreacting to some recent graffiti on her campaign office: the words “Back off bitch” next to a crudely drawn target. Who knows what…

Panelist Says SXSW Ignored Security Suggestions, SXSW Apologetically Announces Summit 

Last week, South by Southwest abruptly cancelled two panels planned for March: one discussing how to counter online harassment, and another about “ethics in journalism” stocked with Gamergate supporters. Today, one of the organizers of the online harassment panel says SXSW ignored her security suggestions, right up…

Teen Threatens to 'Kill All the Girls' After Cheerleaders Refuse to Send Him Nude Photos

An Idaho high school went into temporary lockdown Wednesday after a 15-year-old boy reportedly threatened online to bring a gun to school and “kill all the girls” for refusing to send him nude photos. The student has since been arrested and is being charged with telephone harassment and threatening violence at a…