Category Archives: Social Media

Kamala Harris is the Democrats’ 2020 social media phenomenon

By Neal Rothschild and Sara Fischer in Axios – Sen. Kamala Harris of California is leading the field of Democratic presidential candidates in capturing the public’s attention during the opening wave of the 2020 campaign. Why it matters: That puts Harris in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Elections, Social Media

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House

Teens who are constantly online are just as likely to socialize with their friends offline

By Jingjing Jiang of Pew Research Close to half of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they are on the internet “almost constantly,” and more than nine-in-ten are social media users. These highly plugged-in youth, however, are just as … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, Social Media, United States

Social Media Use in 2018

By Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson of Pew Research A new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults finds that the social media landscape is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives. A majority of Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Pew Research, Social Media, United States

Why Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Stopping the Flood of False and Toxic Content

Tech insiders and experts expose the dark side of the wildly lucrative social media business. By Denise Clifton in Mother Jones As billions in earnings continue to flow for the corporate titans of social media, so does a tide of … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Facebook, Social Media, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis