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Twitter news and analysis from The Nation
September 20, 2022
The Prying Eyes of Social Media
The lack of regulation of online platforms puts our private lives up for sale.
Patricia J. Williams
May 3, 2022
We Cannot Rely on Billionaires to Create Necessary Guardrails on Social Media
Nothing makes the case for public ownership of online public spaces like a billionaire proposing to buy one.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 14, 2022
Cancel Culture Exists
It’s fashionable to claim there are no real consequences for online callouts. The truth is, there very often are.
April 14, 2022
We Can’t Let Billionaires Control Major Communications Platforms
Elon Musk may not be sitting on Twitter’s board, but he remains its largest shareholder—and that’s bad news.
November 15, 2021
White People Explain Racism to Me
I’ve lived my whole life as a Black man in America, but every day I have to contend with some white person schooling me on what is and isn’t racist.
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November 9, 2021
You never know
he’s going to say next!
October 20, 2021
Championing Mental Health Is the Latest Celebrity Grift
The Sussexes are cashing in on the wellness explosion, and it couldn’t be more craven.
October 18, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg Knows Exactly How Bad Facebook Is
Whistleblower testimony proves the social media giant is harmful and dishonest, and can’t be trusted to regulate itself.
June 16, 2021
Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life
On grief’s unequal racial burden, and the Internet as a vehicle to negotiate survival and turn collective grief into collective action.
March 22, 2021
The Importance of Logging Off
How Neera Tanden’s hard-punching tweets knocked her right out of Joe Biden’s cabinet.