The atmosphere of the day reflected both what we already knew about him, and what we would soon find out. The many “Pussy Grabs Back” signs represented the president’s infamous Access Hollywood remarks, and dozens of sexual assault allegations, and preceded the rise of the #MeToo movement. The signs depicting Trump’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin marked the extreme fishiness of Team Trump’s many varied meetings with Russian officials throughout the election, and anticipated years of overblown hype for the woefully wishy-washy but still misrepresented Mueller Report. The Black Lives Matter signs alluded to Trump’s inflaming of white grievance, starting with a five-year embrace of the racist Birther conspiracy against President Obama, and they foreshadowed four years of white supremacists having a champion in the White House—and Black voters playing a pivotal role in removing him from office. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
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What’s the concern? As Gordon put it in her Washington Post op-ed: “It is not clear that [Trump] understands the tradecraft to which he has been exposed, the reasons that the knowledge he has acquired must be protected from disclosure, or the intentions and capabilities of adversaries and competitors who will use any means necessary to advance their interests at the expense of ours.” Also, he’s particularly manipulatable as someone who wants to stay in politics (prior modern presidents have not done this), whose head is already full of priceless intelligence, and who continues business dealings with our foes (or in regions swarming with the intelligence services of our foes). … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
Inviting everyone to participate Ensuring people’s safety Encouraging the humanization of others Keeping people’s information secure Cultivating belonging Building bridges between groups Strengthening local ties Making power accessible Elevating shared concerns Showing reliable information Building civic competence Promoting thoughtful conversation Boosting community resilience Supporting civic action The team also asked survey participants to identify which of those dimensions were important for the products they used frequently. Unsurprisingly, the researchers found that users identified different positive traits on different platforms. That makes sense, since the various apps and websites are used for a variety of purposes: Users don’t expect the same benefits from using Google that they do from Pinterest, or connect with the same people on Twitter that they do on Facebook Messenger. LinkedIn and Twitter, for instance, were rated relatively highly for their … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media