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Trump Censored on Twitter 4 Times in 12 Hours

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…

Social Media’s Response to QAnon

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…

Presidents on Facebook

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…

Social Media Bias and Censorship?

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…

Hunter Biden’s Laptop Story Banned From Twitter

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…

Branding Reach – Trump Vs. Biden

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…

Censorship, Fact-Checking, and The President

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…