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Twitter Removes Trump

By doughigson@gmail.com / January 15, 2021 /

Last week, we all watched in horror as thousands of people believing the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. during a joint session of congress to certify the electoral votes of said election. It was horrifying to watch the attempted coup, and the fallout has…

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Know Your Section 230

By doughigson@gmail.com / December 11, 2020 /

We have been hearing President Trump threaten to revoke Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act of 1996 since spring of this year. It started when Twitter fact checked one of his tweets, and most recently has come through as the President threatening to veto the defense spending bill unless Congress acts to repeal Section…

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Echoes in the Parler

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 23, 2020 /

Over the past four years, how many of us have felt the need to unfriend, unfollow, or block a friend or family member on social media over political views? This is happening more and more often, as we have become increasingly polarized over politics. It can be argued that the tendency to ignore people with…

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When Trump Becomes One of Us on Social Media

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 13, 2020 /

In some ways, the perks of being a world leader extend to social media pages. When Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump will lose his special status as a world leader on Twitter and Facebook. This will mean he is just as subject…

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When Trump Becomes One of Us Again

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 11, 2020 /

On January 20, 2021, when Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, Donald Trump will lose his special status as a world leader on Twitter and Facebook. This will mean he is just as subject to the policies and rules of those social media platforms as anyone else.  During his…

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Social Media and Civic Engagement

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 7, 2020 /

What is Civic Engagement? Civic engagement is something that most of us don’t think much about in our daily lives. Many probably don’t know anything about it. It means to be involved in matters of public concern. To be clear, civic engagement means being involved in politics, because it means you are engaging with your…

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Trump Censored on Twitter 4 Times in 12 Hours

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 4, 2020 /

President Donald Trump has had his run-ins with the censors over at Twitter a few times in the last year… but nothing like the past 12 hours. CNN reported “Despite the confidence the Trump campaign projected in a call with reporters this morning, not everyone was feeling optimistic waking up on Wednesday as President Trump’s…

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Social Media’s Response to QAnon

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 4, 2020 /

Do you remember the early days of the internet, when people thought only of how to use it as a vehicle for easily finding information? That turned out to be true, but it has definitely gone in a direction most of us in the late 1990s and early 2000s would not have expected. We were…

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Presidents on Facebook

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 2, 2020 /

In late 2019, during one of Mark Zuckerberg’s many trips to Washington to defend Facebook in front of Congress, he stopped for a private dinner with Donald Trump and offered the president a titillating statistic: “I’d like to congratulate you,” Zuckerberg said. “You’re No. 1 on Facebook.” At least that was the story as told by Trump on…

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Social Media Bias and Censorship

Social Media Bias and Censorship?

By doughigson@gmail.com / November 2, 2020 /

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro is in the forefront of conservative voices that claim that they are being silenced by social media. Open Secrets reported that Facebook employees donated 91.7% of their campaign contributions to democrats, while Twitter checked in at 98.9%.  Republicans are stating that social media is giving more than their financial backing…

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Hunter Biden’s Laptop Story Banned From Twitter

By doughigson@gmail.com / October 30, 2020 /

Donald Trump is not the only conservative who is having his posts flagged these days. Republicans are upset over Twitter’s actions to lock the New York Post’s Twitter account, and censor links to the outlet’s stories, on Biden’s son, Hunter, and his overseas business dealings. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said this was due to a…

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Branding Reach – Trump Vs. Biden

By doughigson@gmail.com / October 21, 2020 /

With just two weeks left before the election, the race for the election couldn’t be more intense. With pollsters and pundits saying that Biden is most likely to win the election in November, it should be noticed that Donald Trump has a much higher Branding Reach Score. Trump has a massive social media presence across…

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Censorship, Fact-Checking, and The President

By doughigson@gmail.com / October 20, 2020 /

Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or “inconvenient” (according to Wikipedia). It is a concept that is often demonized and trumpeted at the same time. If you use the word, people will decry what you are doing, but if…

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Social Media Tries to Make Us Civil

By doughigson@gmail.com / October 12, 2020 /

In the early hours of Friday, October 2, the President tweeted that he and the First Lady had tested positive for COVID-19. This sent the nation, and the world abuzz with speculation about how bad it was, particularly after they were taken to the hospital, as well as theories about whether or not it was…

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Tom Steyer

By doughigson@gmail.com / January 24, 2020 /

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Warren, Trump and Zuckerberg – Play by Play, Bombs Away!

By doughigson@gmail.com / October 21, 2019 /

Warren, Trump and Zuckerberg – Play by Play, Bombs Away! Warren aimed high up the social media ladder and hit her target. Social media helped propel both Obama and Trump to victory, and this hasn’t been lost on the democrat. She is well aware that the Trump election demonstrated any publicity can be good publicity…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook Numbers Skyrocket After 4th Debate

By doughigson@gmail.com / October 17, 2019 /

Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook Numbers Skyrocket After 4th Debate The 4th night of debates are here! How did your candidate do? From a Social Media perspective, Senator Elizabeth Warren had the best night. She gained 60K Facebook Followers over the course of the debate – far more then any other candidate that night! After a week…

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Andrew Yang Gained More Twitter Followers Then Any Other Candidate After 3rd Debate

By doughigson@gmail.com / September 17, 2019 /

It was a big night on social media for Andrew Yang. When the night was over, Andrew Yang had gained more Twitter Followers then any other candidate. Yang promised a big surprise and he delivered with his contest to give 10 people $1k a month for an entire year. This is an example of his…

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Beto O’Rourke Hits 1 Million Instagram Followers

By doughigson@gmail.com / September 16, 2019 /

After the third Democratic Debate on Thursday night, Beto O’Rourke passed the 1 million mark on Instagram. Of all the 2020 Democratic Candidates – he is only the 5th to have over 1 million followers on Instagram. The four candidates in front of him are: Bernie Sanders – 3,694,958 Kamala Harris – 2,082,037 Elizabeth Warren…

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Marianne Williamson

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Andrew Yang

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Julian Castro

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Bill de Blasio

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Pete Buttigieg

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