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 »
We don’t know how the Georgia Senate runoffs will go next week, but we already know a lot about American politics in the next two years. The Democrats are easy: Joe Biden will do his earnest best but fail the test of ruthlessness, while the ideological Left will form a circular firing squad...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 »