The following is an excerpt from the introduction to the 2021 edition of “How to Use the Internet to Change the World – and Win Elections”. If I could describe politics at the beginning of 2021 in one word, it would be “unsettled”. As I finish this text, the world...Read More »
Hi folks, I’m proud to announce the launch of the 2021 edition of “How to Use the Internet to Change the World – and Win Elections”. This eighth edition includes lessons from the 2020 U.S. presidential and down-ballot elections (including the Georgia Senate runoffs just...Read More »
Just another quiet week in America, amiright? Not surprisingly, Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump. Trump remains largely invisible after Kushner squashes attempts at building fringe social media presence. No Gab for Trump. Meanwhile, President Trump lashes...Read More »
The past two years have taught political professionals some serious lessons. What happens when campaigns raise more money than they know what to do with? Unfortunately for Democrats, not always win. Also: the big gap between social media and the real world, featuring another harsh dose of...Read More »
Sixty-five Sixty-six excellent stories related to digital politics and advocacy. For more thoughts about long-term trends, check out The Shape of Politics in the 2020s: Fourteen Stories. Trump went ‘ballistic’ after being tossed off Twitter, and he’s also Banned from Facebook...Read More »
After Chaos in the Capitol, Facebook and Twitter Cut Trump’s Direct Line to the Public. What Took Them So Long?
So now we know what it takes for Facebook and Twitter to cut off Trump: an angry mob storming the United States Capitol. Before today, these companies had overlooked a lot. Consistent racism? Sad, but he’s a public figure. Lies and conspiracies? If people didn’t want them, they...Read More »