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Trump tweet trolls Biden's apology on touching

Trump tweet trolls Biden's apology on touchingUS President Donald Trump on Thursday deployed his trademark blend of crude humor and Twitter to mock potential election rival Joe Biden’s apology for having touched women without permission. Biden, an undeclared frontrunner for the Democratic nomination to take on Trump in 2020, had earlier tweeted a short video in which he promised to respect “personal space” more in the future. Trump responded by posting a doctored version of the video in which a fake image of Biden creeps up behind the actual Biden and puts his hands on his shoulders.



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U.S. disrupted Russian trolls on day of November election: report

U.S. disrupted Russian trolls on day of November election: reportThe U.S. military disrupted the internet access of a Russian troll farm accused of trying to influence American voters on Nov. 6, 2018, the day of the congressional elections, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The U.S. Cyber Command strike targeted the Internet Research Agency in the Russian port city of St. Petersburg, the Post reported, citing unidentified U.S. officials. The group is a Kremlin-backed outfit whose employees had posed as Americans and spread disinformation online in an attempt to also influence the 2016 election, according to U.S. officials.



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Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant ad

Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant adWhile the debate over immigration and a border wall between the United States and Mexico has helped grind the U.S. federal government to a halt, Mexico's national airline, AeroMexico, is trolling Americans with a new ad called "DNA Discounts."

The ad features purported residents of Wharton, Texas, a town about 60 miles southwest of Houston, professing a variety of opinions about Mexico and its citizens. The ad also drops some knowledge about the long history of immigration from Mexico to the U.S., and notes that many in southern and southwestern states have a touch of Mexican DNA.

Things get flipped when the airline reveals it's offering flight discounts to Americans, including those Wharton residents, based on the amount of Mexican DNA they have (i.e., 18 percent DNA equals an 18 percent discount). That certainly turns opinions around. As one recipient says, "I love discounts!"

Of course, it's such a brilliant ad, it's hard to tell if those Wharton residents are real or just actors and if this whole DNA discount thing is real  or satirical. Aeromexico, which has gotten political before, isn't saying much, but we've reached out for comment and will update this post when we hear back. 

Either way, it's a brilliant gambit that undermines the vitriol so many Americans have expressed at our neighbors to the south, and does so without ever directly mentioning the political turmoil, the wall, or even President Trump. Instead, it directs that energy at a sense of shared community, including the tagline, "There are no borders within us." Not a bad way to spread a powerful message.



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Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discounts

Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discountsMexican airline Aeromexico is offering DNA discounts to U.S. travelers based on their percentage of Mexican heritage.



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Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian Trolls

Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian TrollsThe special counsel’s office wrote in a filing that prosecutors only need to show that the company, Concord Management and Consulting, and its alleged co-conspirators agreed to engage in conduct that violated their duties to register as foreign agents and report campaign expenditures. “The government is not required to prove that the conspirators actually violated” federal election and campaign finance laws, prosecutors wrote.



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The New York Times Should Have Ignored Sarah Jeong's Twitter Trolls

The New York Times Should Have Ignored Sarah Jeong's Twitter TrollsThe proper way to respond to a bad-faith troll campaign like the one the



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YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement Ring

YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement RingAmong messages of congratulations were comments that mocked the ring presented to Jen Phanomrat by her fiance, Leo Samanamud.



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'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Strikes Back At Trolls For Bullying Kelly Marie Tran

'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Strikes Back At Trolls For Bullying Kelly Marie TranRian Johnson, director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," slammed the "manbabies"



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Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim

Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim> A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 24, 2018 at 5:39am PDT



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The Onion Hilariously Trolls Michael Cohen With His Own Cease-And-Desist Note

The Onion Hilariously Trolls Michael Cohen With His Own Cease-And-Desist NoteSatirical stalwart The Onion published one of its funniest bits in years, but



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