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.

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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 […]

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