Without the algorithmic boosts of Twitter and Facebook, there are few “active” internet users to be found.
After the 2012 mass shooting, many asked: If this doesn’t lead to change, can we ever expect change? We should be asking the same of the insurrection.
In some ways, Trump’s use of social media follows a history of politicians sidestepping media gatekeepers that dates back to FDR. In others, he’s a complete anomaly.
Yes, everyone is hungry for information about the pandemic. But media’s ability to monetize that readership is dissolving. Time for policymakers to act.