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What Pepe The Frog's Death Can Teach Us About The Internet

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.


What Is The Hatch Act? And What Does It Mean For Government Employees And Twitter?

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.


Is A Tweet Partisan Political Activity? Did Scavino's Tweet Violate Hatch Act?

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.


What Should We Make Of The 'Tweetstorm' or 'Thread,' Or Whatever You Call It?

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.


'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

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.


Groups Behind Trump Resistance Look To Use Recent Windfall Wisely

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.


Do Showers Make Oranges Taste Better? NPR Investigates

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.


How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

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.


Is Donald Trump Helping Or Hurting Twitter?

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.


Despite Getting Attention Via Trump, Twitter Falling Short For Investors

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.


Is Trump Tweeting From a 'Secure' Smartphone? The White House Won't Say

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.


Dippin' Dots Beef Puts White House Press Secretary On The Spot

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.


Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

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.


Should We All Just Stop Calling 2016 'The Worst'?

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.


What Will Trump's Twitter Strategy Be When He Becomes President?

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.


Protests Against Trump's Election Continue Across The Country

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.


After Trump Victory, Many Bernie Sanders Supporters Say 'I Told You So'

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.


Democrats Wonder If Bernie Sanders Could Have Beaten Trump

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.


Presidential Candidates Await First Results In Key States

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.


The Memorable Online Moments That Captured Campaign 2016

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.