Months away from publishing her debut novel, a young Asian author and rising star of YA fiction just killed her own book to appease a social media mob condemning her work as racist despite the fact that they most likely hadn’t read it
As Congress investigates the Twitter account behind the viral Covington video, the media’s role in weaponizing tweets is being overlooked
David Patrikarakos’ excellent ‘War in 140 Characters’ is a terrifying and useful account of battle in the age of Twitter
‘The day I see Syrian Jews doing gender reveals on Instagram—I’ll know it’s over!’
Is gab.ai a platform for white supremacists or a sinister Jewish plot to ensnare them and their personal information? Inquiring anti-Semites want to know.
Meme Wars: How the Twitter mobs choose their targets
Meme Wars: How the micro-grievances of different immigrant classes reflect a broader problem in our conception of race in America
The platform’s success is a reminder that the only long-term solution to bad ideas is better ideas
Can users of what is essentially privatized social infrastructure really log off?
The social media service seems to have selective standards of free speech, which undermine its stated rationale for letting vicious bigots continue to roam free on its platform
Seriously, stop doing this stuff
It’s not ideal, but it still counts…
Social media giant embarrasses itself by sending Rosh Hashanah greetings to gentiles, again revealing the problematic extent of its unchecked reach
The ‘Propaganda Leader’ to his minions: Xenophobia’s out, chickpeas are in
With Sarahah, young adults can trade secrets anonymously. Can peace be far behind?
A group of Israeli college students are using social media to bolster Israel’s image, to make it, er, yummier
When Alan Rickman died, social media blew up with mini lamentations for the widely beloved actor. But the moment produced great ambivalence within me.
Social media messages proclaiming ‘Sieg Heil’ intercepted by authorities