Reading Time: 17 minutes President Donald Trump’s tweets often violate Twitter’s standards, but the company has taken no action to restrict or block them. A conversation with Mark Karlin and Russ Baker.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When President Donald Trump tweets endorsements, he sends a subtle message to Americans that they are in danger and that only Republicans will keep them safe.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, it’s back. We’ve dug deep into the Silicon-mine to find the most shiny, glittering nuggets of presidential twittery.
Reading Time: 18 minutes A look at how social media’s “charisma of certainty” is changing the nature of warfare.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Decades from now, students and college professors will be studying President Donald Trump’s tweets as part of their political science curriculum. Let that sink in.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy once again opens the treasury to bring out the golden nuggets of presidential twittery.
Reading Time: 2 minutes No need for a press conference or cameras, President Donald Trump gives us the straight scoop on Twitter. Now that he’s passed 100 days in office, we decided to once again compile some of our favorite presidential tweets to get a look into Trump’s mind.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump has made Twitter his favorite means of communication. The medium allows him to bypass the press and get out his message unfiltered. Here are some examples of how he used 140 characters at a time to shape policy since the election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With many global hot spots requiring Donald Trump’s immediate attention, the incoming president will have to hit the ground running. And the many ongoing or looming crises he faces won’t be solved with Tweets.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Rick Santorum took the appeal for Christian votes to a new level, assailing the separation of Church and State. New York Times op-ed writer Charles Blow got in hot water for a reference to one of the more unusual tenets of Mitt Romney’s faith. Are religious beliefs of would-be presidents off limits? Or can we discuss—and even ridicule—those ideas?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Twitter’s new censorship policy has, conveniently for the company, been announced and taken effect with little hubbub. But we have some more questions about it—and what impact it will have (indeed may already be having) on freedom and democracy everywhere.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, Twitter announced it would restrict tweets in countries where the government declares the tweets illegal. That troubling announcement was treated by the American media as a blip. But is it a blip? Or is it a crisis for freedom everywhere? And did a huge investment in Twitter by a Saudi prince have anything to do with the move?
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s possible to get Congress to spin on a dime—but only a corporate dime. An alliance between tech companies and activists seems to have scared off, at least temporarily, a threat of ‘net censorship. But how do we get elected officials to do the right thing when corporate entities aren’t on the public side?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop this celeb before he exaggerates again! Ashton Kutcher seems a nice enough fellow, but has a little more fact checking to do regarding the new hysteria on child sex trafficking.
Reading Time: 2 minutes With the recent events in the Middle East and the union busting in Wisconsin, Americans can learn something useful about fighting back from our neighbors across the pond. In the UK, a group of ordinary citizens decided to disrupt business as usual: By spreading the word on Twitter and holding nation-wide protests of the largest cell phone provider Vodafone, they demanded the company pay up for billions in taxes owed.