How Social Media Has Impacted News Consumption

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AMES, Iowa — Twitter and Facebook made the unprecedented move to prevent President Donald Trump from posting on their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Social media has the power to unite us, but it can also divide us. Dr. Michael Bugeja, a distinguished professor at Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, discussed the impact of social media during this turbulent time.

2 thoughts on “How Social Media Has Impacted News Consumption

  1. Dr. Bugeja – A thoughtful piece. What are your related thoughts on publishing protection afforded to digital platforms? Have not Twitter and FB stepped beyond simply providing the digital pipes for delivery of content and into the role of content influencers?

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