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Social media news and analysis from The Nation
September 21, 2020
My Life in the Media Machine
The corporate media isn’t interested in journalism. It’s up to journalists—and readers—to keep it alive.
August 11, 2020
How Did the Internet Get So Bad?
, an account of the last 30 years of online life, reminds us the Internet didn’t have to become what it is today.
June 12, 2020
Should I Confront My TERFy Ex-Colleagues on Social Media?
A lefty hockey mom wonders if her Facebook posts are affecting her kids’ social lives.
May 29, 2020
Trump’s Twitter Tirade Is the Tantrum of a Troll
Social media probably does need public regulation—but make no mistake, Trump’s latest move is a would-be tyrant’s attack on truth-telling.
May 29, 2020
Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Shows Just How Low He’ll Go to Win
His attack on Twitter is really an attack on the right to criticize the president.
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May 26, 2020
Running Out of Stuff to Do? Try Freaking Out
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April 14, 2020
Covid-19 Is Revealing America’s Fault Lines
This pandemic is a stress test for our fragile political and economic systems.
March 19, 2020
Trump Isn’t the First President to Attack the Press
Woodrow Wilson’s presidency threatened to censor critical media using the US Postal Service over a century ago.
January 10, 2020
A New Mom Asks, ‘When Does It Get Better?’
Another reader inquires about WhatsApp etiquette.
November 1, 2019
Twitter Just Banned Political Ads. Hold Your Applause.
Being better than Facebook is not good enough.