A lot of things changed in 2020, but Twitter wasn’t one of them.
Sure, the social media platform added fact checking information to roughly every single Donald Trump tweet and flagged endless election conspiracies, but even that stuff felt par for the course. Still, Twitter is the lifeblood of political discussion and content, and you needn’t look any further than our site for proof.
We’ve done stories featuring completely idiotic, simply hilarious, actual intelligent, and/or righteous tweets—you name it. From inane Trumpism to confusing cake videos, our 2020 ran the Twitter gamut.
Here are some of our favorite stories from this year.
The president’s crap will continue cutting through any attempt to stifle it.
While community “looters” were vilified, corporate and billionaire looters continued pillaging without consequence.
The Fox News host had some trouble with people openly confronting racism this year—including the beloved Sesame Street character.
Twitter posed a lot of questions about late night fireworks displays during the summer of 2020.
Parler has since sizzled out, answering the age old question: without libs to troll, can right wingers truly be happy online? No.
A viral cake-cutting video provided social media some sorely needed jokes and a little confectionary confusion.
The former Fox News anchor didn’t take Donald Trump’s loss very well.
Twitter has turned into Instagram, and Instagram has turned into…we don’t know.