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Twitter news and analysis from The Nation
January 10, 2023
Access to Journalism Is a Human Right
Corporate overlords and repressive governments want to control the Internet. But information belongs to us.
December 30, 2022
How the GOP Learned to Hate the FBI
And why it matters that Democrats and Republicans have switched positions on the national security state.
December 27, 2022
What I Learned From the Darkest Corners of the Internet
There’s no path out of our strange, increasingly conspiratorial moment, filled with viral lies and rampant disinformation, without rewriting the algorithms governing our lives.
December 20, 2022
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Twitter Files?
Just because the mainstream media decided to ignore them doesn’t mean the files aren’t newsworthy—or important.
December 13, 2022
Elon Musk Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Media
The aspiring Twitter impresario has taken the major problems of the industry and kicked them into overdrive.
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December 6, 2022
The Twitter User Taking on the Chinese Government
“Teacher Li” has become a one-person news outlet and a crucial source of information about the protests in China for those both inside and outside the Great Firewall.
November 16, 2022
I’m Not Leaving Twitter. Neither Should You.
Twitter is an effective tool for challenging the status quo and powerful people and institutions. That’s why Elon Musk snatched it up.
November 15, 2022
Elon Musk Doesn’t Understand Twitter’s Real Value
For all its limitations—and there are many—Twitter is the closest thing the world has to a transnational public sphere.
November 9, 2022
Elon Musk and the Silicon Valley Right
This week on
The Time of Monsters
podcast, Jacob Silverman joins the show to discuss the reactionary politics of “the Paypal mafia.”
November 1, 2022
How Social Media Erases Context
Indiscriminate sharing has dissolved the boundaries between what we say and when and where we say it.