Photo: online, disinformation spreads like…. Continuing today’s disinformation theme (readers-via-email, be sure to check out Deepak Puri’s piece below), let’s talk about neo-nazis on social media: Over the years, these groups used an evolving set of organizing techniques...Read More »
Nobody on the political left wants to share stories from Fox…but we should. The idea naturally rankles. Why should we boost a news outlet that consistently distorts our views and actively turns people against us? For one reason: sharing Fox News stories can help us reach Americans who would...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 »
Yesterday I suggested that the Georgia senate runoff races have likely siphoned away donations that otherwise might have landed in nonprofit coffers in the last weeks of 2020. But while Ossoff and Warnock may compete with nonprofits for donors’ attention, Facebook’s ongoing political...Read More »
After Joe Biden nailed down the Democratic presidential nomination almost a year ago, many worried that Donald Trump’s online disinformation machine would make short work of him. As the election season built toward the fall and Trump’s social-media numbers consistently blew...Read More »
This year I got to do serious political campaign work for the first time. Yes, I’ve been deep in the world of digital political advocacy for more than two decades, and I’ve helped out on small campaigns in the past, but this election cycle immersed me in the mechanics of working to...Read More »