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Thursday, May 11, 2017
His creator killed the frog in a comic strip, after the character spent much of 2016 tied to the alt-right. Pepe's sad tale is a modern parable of how awful the Internet can be.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Last weekend, a Trump staffer was accused of violating the 1939 law barring federal employees from certain political activities. But the jury's still out over whether he actually did.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Dan Scavino, the president's social media manager and former caddie, sent a tweet calling for the primary election defeat of Justin Amash, a GOP member of the House Freedom Caucus and a Trump critic.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
They're all over Twitter: Strings of tweets about politics or Russian plots or long thoughts. Maybe they're a new way to tell stories, but they say just as much about us as they do about the platform.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Progressive groups like Planned Parenthood have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since the election of Donald Trump. The challenge for these groups is to use the windfall effectively.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.
Friday, March 03, 2017
The Internet is full of things, including a Reddit subgroup devoted to the act of eating an orange in the shower. We gave it a shot ourselves.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The tweeter-in-chief has brought a new level of notoriety to the social media company, but it hasn't helped Twitter's bottom line. Analysts say Trump-related harassment continues to hurt the platform.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
President Trump tweets daily and often makes news when he does. Despite getting more attention, Twitter itself is having a rough time, as a new earnings report shows flat growth and some big losses.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Cybersecurity experts agree that if President Trump is using his old Android smartphone, it poses a big risk. The same experts say there are ways for Trump to tweet securely.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Recently discovered tweets show Sean Spicer has been at odds with the "ice cream of the future" for years. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tried to end the feud with a letter asking to be friends.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Large portions of the Internet have declared 2016 one of the worst years ever. That's probably an inaccurate assessment, but it still says a lot about how we live online.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Cybersecurity requirements for presidential smartphones could limit Trump's use of an app like Twitter, but President Trump also could ignore any recommendations that inhibit his use of social media.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
It's been more than a week since Donald Trump became president elect and protests haven't let up. Some involved say they are challenging things bigger than Trump — such as the electoral college.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Sanders' most ardent supporters say the Vermont socialist could have won over working-class voters in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin that Hillary Clinton lost.
Friday, November 11, 2016
As Bernie Sanders' supporters come to terms with Donald Trump's upset victory this week, many of them say their candidate could have defeated him — but he was just never given the chance.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Results are coming in from some of the first battleground states where polls have closed. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both holding election night parties in New York City.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
All through this election certain moments and memes online have crystallized some of the major themes of campaign 2016. NPR takes a look at some of the biggest moments and what they tell us about the current state of politics in the U.S.