A look at how social media’s “charisma of certainty” is changing the nature of warfare.
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.
WhoWhatWhy once again opens the treasury to bring out the golden nuggets of presidential twittery.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.