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Good Morning America fails at social media with this Lion King tweet
Via: The Verge
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Well, we'll never know it if it was going to be a good morning or not because we woke up to Good Morning America greeting us in the worst way possible.

Trying to share some Garfield-esque camaraderie about Mondays, GMA missed the fact that in the gif, little Simba is nuzzling up against his dead father, not trying to go back to sleep or whatever.

Devastatingly, before the tweet was removed, 98 people retweeted it, sadly saying that they felt similar this morning. We wish you the best.

This was just another in a long line of social media gaffes, representative of the times. My current favorite was the Spaghetti O's Pearl Harbor commemorative tweet from a few years ago:

Nothing says 'Remember the fallen in an invasive attack on American soil" like Spaghetti O's.

Tom Hardy, Hollywood leading man and naval-certified dream boat, is a human just like you.

And just like you, he had a Myspace profile back when it was a social imperative to do so.

And just like you, it was full of half-baked self descriptions and terrible pictures.

Admit it, your Myspace page was also a wasteland of ill-formed notions, crafted from clumsy ideas on how to introduce yourself to the Internet.

We don't have yours, so let's look at Hardy's.

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From Elite Daily:

... the south London home of Junior Francis, 33, was raided in November of last year due to suspicions he was selling hard drugs.

Francis claimed he was innocent, but his mobile phone proved otherwise.

He had taken several photos of himself holding massive amounts of cash and even posted them to his Instagram account.

Accompanying one photo was the caption “everything I got I work hard for it,” loosely quoting a lyric from Notorious BIG.
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Between threats from Anonymous and a new crackdown from Twitter, ISIS is having a tough time reaching out and recruiting new psychopaths online.

To circumvent the censorship, the Islamic militant group has reportedly created its own social network called “Khelafabook.”

The Facebook clone claims it is independent and not actually sponsored by ISIS (even though it has ISIS logos all over its homepage). It says its goal is to show the world that they don’t only “live in caves” and “carry guns,” and they vow to “will rule the world by Allah’s permission.”

Khelafabook was set up by a man in Mosul, Iraq, according to The Independent, and is hosted in Egypt. There’s also an associated Twitter account which is linked to from the site.

The site first popped up last week, but has already been taken offline “to protect the info and details of its members,” according to a message on the page.


After it was taken down, Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous appeared to claim responsibility, as Vocativ points out.

For the the time being they’ll have to look elsewhere to share their terrorist pancake recipes.

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