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.
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?
Abortion opponents use the social media platform like a weapon, and with absolute precision—and they're winning as a result. What are pro-choicers doing wrong?