Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

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Note to brands: don't trust a "filtering system" to safeguard your social media accounts.

The New England Patriots became the first NFL team to hit one million followers on Twitter, and it celebrated the milestone Thursday by blasting out images of a Patriots jersey with users' Twitter handles on the back to those who retweeted the account.

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In the week since a Minnesota television station aired a segment accusing Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges of flashing a "gang sign" in a photo where she stands next to a "criminal," the news outlet has been so widely ridiculed that it sparked a hashtag, #PointerGate, and grabbed the attention of Jon Stewart.

Hodges herself finally addressed the dust-up Thursday night and promised that she's "not going to stop pointing."

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