The Truth is Powerful
By taking a position against the current United States president, writes Ben Stoviak, Twitter has impacted our culture for generations to come.
Earlier this week, college and university faculty members, administrators and students began to return to their respective institutions to learn again, amid still-not-totally-clear federal and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to wreak harm on the American people.
The spring term looms ahead with uncertainty yet also the promise of changing weather and potential vaccinations against a virus that has claimed the lived of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
At the same time, conspiracy theorists attempted to stage a coup at the U.S. Capitol that many of us watched from our homes and home offices, wondering how we as a nation could possibly move on from this.
Then, on Friday evening, Twitter, one of the most popular social media platforms in the world — and one used by academics and college-age students alike — indefinitely suspended President Donald Trump’s account.
Before what’s very likely to be a forthcoming impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives — in other words, before politics — technology moved to take a stance.
Technology moves quickly. Ask anyone who has ever been a part of a team that fixes bugs in software applications. Undisputedly, it moves our culture […]