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Twitter CEO responds to mountains of criticism from The New York Times

By Kellen Beck

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The New York Times is calling out Twitter and Twitter’s CEO has some thoughts.

New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman wrote about why she’s taking a break from Twitter on Friday, including a laundry list of reasonable examples explaining why the app has become an unbearable experience for her and others. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hit back with his own take on the situation in a multi-part thread.

In Haberman’s analysis, she describes how Twitter has gotten worse and worse in many regards over the years, developing into an unreliable source filled with toxic interactions and vitriol. Much of her overarching criticism is boiled down in these two paragraphs: …

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‘Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ will have twice the Chris Pratt

By Angie Han

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At Comic-Con Saturday, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part star Chris Pratt commented on the way his character’s journey from unassuming everyman to world-saving Special mirrored his own real-life career.

“When I was first given the role, I was Andy on Parks and Recreation,” he said. “By the time we finished our recording session, I was Star-Lord.”

“So that arc – it was one of those moments where you think, My life is a computer simulation and I am living in the Matrix.”

In fact, there’s a whole lot of Chris Pratt in The Lego Movie 2 – and we don’t just mean his role as the voice of Emmet Brickowski. …

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Aquaman is even more of a bro in his solo movie than he was in ‘Justice League’

By Angie Han

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Moments after the first Aquaman trailer went online, fans in Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to an exclusive second look at the superhero adventure.

This one incorporated much of the same footage from the trailer, but added several new scenes that the rest of the world likely won’t see for a while.

So until you get to lay eyes on it for yourself, here’s everything you need to know.

1. Aquaman’s parents’ love story looks kinda beautiful

The extended Comic-Con look opens on a lighthouse, on top of which a woman – Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) – is marveling at the snow. A man (Thomas Curry, played by Temuera Morrison) emerges to wrap a blanket around her shoulders. …

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Uber, Lyft driver creepily livestreams videos of his passengers on Twitch

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If you’re in the St. Louis area, you may be getting filmed by this guy who drives for Uber and Lyft.

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft rides have been broadcast live on Twitch by driver Jason Gargac this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday, all of them without the passengers’ permission.

Gargac, who goes by the name …

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Action-packed ‘Aquaman’ trailer is a CGI whirlpool: Watch

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The first trailer for Aquaman dropped during Comic-Con on Saturday, featuring everyone’s favorite fish-based superhero.

The trailer digs into the origins of Aquaman with a scene of him as a child (who at that point had the name Arthur Curry) being bullied by some older kids in an aquarium who then back off when an actual shark stands up for Arthur. It looks like after whatever (hopefully succinct) origin DC has cooked up, we get into a whole bunch of super-powered action, some stuff about Aquaman being king of Atlantis, and a whole lot of sea creatures.

Just what we expected.

Aquaman dives into theaters Dec. 21. …

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