trump

Jan
20
Trump, QAnon and the limits of the “viral” metaphor to describe online communities

Trump, QAnon and the limits of the “viral” metaphor to describe online communities

Deplatforming Trump and QAnon won’t kill the movement. But it might just stop it growing as fast.
6 min read
Jul
15
When A Trump Troll Is Outed

When A Trump Troll Is Outed

Talking of trolling, the New Yorker published an interesting piece by Adrian Chen, looking at what happened when a pro-Trump
1 min read
Feb
22
From nihilistic lulz to the White House: 4chan and Trump's electing coalition

From nihilistic lulz to the White House: 4chan and Trump's electing coalition

Dale Beran has written a fascinating and compelling long read, drawing a direct line from 4chan springing to life from
1 min read
Feb
14
Trump administration cosies up to client media

Trump administration cosies up to client media

Ah, Media Twitter is all aflutter with this news from the New York Times: The Gateway Pundit, a provocative conservative
2 min read
Feb
08
Journalism is losing the culture war, because it's fighting last century's battles

Journalism is losing the culture war, because it's fighting last century's battles

When politicians can lie without consequence, our culture of fact-checking does little to stop them.
6 min read
Feb
02
Calling a lie a lie - if you're a journalist

Calling a lie a lie - if you're a journalist

Here’s an interesting take on an issue that seems to be gripping American journalists right now: In a nutshell,
1 min read
Jan
04
Trump's tweets, analysed

Trump's tweets, analysed

This is a fascinating analysis of the way Donald Trump uses Twitter: The key message? Trump seems to instinctively understand
Nov
09
Trump: from sideshow to president

Trump: from sideshow to president

Huffington Post, July 2015: After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have
1 min read