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'Game of Thrones' unveils Top 20 Iron Throne contenders with chilling Season 8 character posters

Mashable

In a Twitter post Thursday morning, HBO revealed 20 new character posters for the final season of Game of Thrones -- seemingly unveiling the main Iron Throne contenders heading into Season 8's epic battle. Each character poster comes with a classically cryptic Thrones quote, detailing "who remains in the realm." The official Twitter Moment also includes custom character emojis that are unfittingly adorable for a show with so much bloodshed. SEE ALSO: George R.R. Martin passed on a'Game of Thrones' Season 8 cameo to write'The Winds of Winter' Check out all of the character posters and emojis below, or tweet @Twitter #ForTheThrone to receive the Moment yourself. The final season of Game of Thrones begins April 14 on HBO.


Donald Trump's Twitter Hiatus Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

WIRED

Last week was a whirlwind in the media. ESPN issued new guidelines for what their employees can say on Twitter and other social platforms. And Disney declined to give the Los Angeles Times early screenings of its films following the paper's coverage of the company's dealings with the city of Anaheim. But that's just what was happening in the traditional media world. What Happened: For 11 whole minutes last week, President Trump's Twitter account went down.


The Internet Responds to James Cameron's 'Wonder Woman' Critique In This Week's News Roundup

WIRED

We've got a lot to catch up on, so let's get started. First of all, to set the scene, it's been the kind of week where an attempt to avoid backlash causes backlash and everyone in Texas is, as of this writing, getting ready for a hurricane that will hopefully disappoint when it shows up. In other news, plans are being made to "shrink" national monuments, British people are crying over a clock, and some folks are just now discovering Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" is a cover. As for what else has been going on, well, welcome to the highlights--and, OK, maybe some lowlights--of the past seven days of online playfulness. What Happened: Despite warnings to the contrary from nearly all corners, President Trump looked directly at the sun during last week's solar eclipse.


Reactions to Twitter's New Character Limit Top This Week's Internet News

WIRED

This week in "Your faves are problematic" news, Louis C.K. and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, your time has come. But in other news, Eminem has a new song with Beyoncé, which is giving the internet something else to talk about. Is there anything else that had everyone talking last week? Why, we're glad you asked. What Happened: Just how badly does the president hate CNN? Enough to potentially step over the line and interfere with its business dealings?


Tim Allen's Question About Apes Tops this Week's News Roundup

WIRED

From the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (and death of Heather Heyer) to the terror attacks in Spain, this last week has been an especially rough one both online and off. Sure, a few small, funny things have been happening on the internet amidst all of it, but those blips have been largely drowned out by the crappiness of everything else. Is it pre-solar eclipse fever? Is it the downfall of Western civilization? Before you get too distracted pondering that existential dilemma, here's everything you might have missed online in the last seven days.