Nevertheless the digital sight gags persisted—and as a result, so did we.
In this elegy to Twitter, the writer reflects on the platform she first joined a decade ago—once a place to network with her literary idols—and the troll-laden, gladiator-like arena it is today.
The unprofitable social-media giant—a bot-and-troll-infested hellscape—has changed the way we disseminate and digest our information. Is the platform worth defending?
While it may be a haven for trolls, the social-media platform also provides many people of color a big, supportive community—and a means to find work.
The suicide rate for Black boys has doubled in the past 20 years. In cases like 10-year-old Jaheim McKenzie's, who allegedly stabbed himself, it may be a desperate escape from whuppings.
We’ve entered unprecedented territory when the late-night tweets of our Bloviator-in-Chief undermine his administration and violate our Constitution.
Remember when Hillary Clinton warned "A man you can bait with a tweet shouldn't have nuclear codes"? Well, here we are, and it's worse than we imagined. Why won't Twitter act?
Social media is a haven for hate groups, who use the instantaneous medium to organize and troll. So why do the platforms continue to protect them and not those they abuse?
Many people don't understand what rape is unless it involves screaming NO and seeing external evidence of abuse—and still we doubt the word of the survivor. So let's define our terms.
Black women are culturally silenced—even on the left, and especially among white feminists. Which is one reason many women of color sat out last week’s Twitter boycott.