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Back in August, Shea Serrano (Basketball (and Other Things), The Rap Yearbook, The Ringer) joined the show to discuss the process of writing a book, using Twitter as a tool, and more.
It’s the content gift that keeps on giving.
The gutless senator outdid himself once again.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss Geraldo Rivera’s unsightly tweets and weird behavior over the years.
Tho Pham joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring Twitter bot activity, including Russian Twitter bots, before the Brexit vote and 2016 American presidential election.
If Lynch decides to respond to Trump, rest assured it’ll be short and simple.
Gary King joins the show to discuss his recent study measuring the impact of news media and Twitter discussion, including the surprising power of small media outlets.
Verrit blocks Clinton criticizers almost immediately.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders touted a $4,000 tax rebate on Twitter. Twitter users expressed their doubts.
Twitter Moments with Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Florida Project.’ John Knefel on Trump’s ability as a dealmaker. Sneak preview of Zuli’s BTR Live Studio session.
The account @TrumpNewYorker spins Trump’s social media lunacy into cartoon caption gold.
James O’Malley joins the show to discuss his creation of the New Yorker Trump Bot (@TrumpNewYorker) on Twitter.
When Joe Virgillito awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a sexy bikini model named REBEKAH.
Joel Penney joins the show to discuss the importance of virality for political campaigns, the role of memes in politics, and whether Donald Trump’s Twitter usage will change how future campaigns are run.
Why would anyone want tweets to be longer? That sounds like the kind of snoozy wall of text crap that makes Facebook insufferable.
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses his faux-cover letter for Infowars and James Damore’s dumb Twitter poll.
Now that Adams has burned the bridges with The Strokes, Har Mar Superstar and Father John Misty, the question remains: who’s next?
As with most fields, the work that women do is valued less
Author Shea Serrano joins the show to discuss making a living as a writer, The Rap Yearbook being turned into a miniseries, his new book Basketball (and Other Things), and more.
Joe discusses the outrage over Donald Trump’s recent tweets, why his base loves it, and why ignoring the president’s Twitter feed might be the best way to deal with it.
Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media websites, the difficulty of problematic bots, and how people can educate themselves against low-quality information.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk news consumption, distraction, and reliability. Also, John checks in on the attack in Iran. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
Joe discusses President Trump’s reactions to the weekend’s terror attack in London and how we might think about treating his Twitter feed going forward.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss comedian Kathy Griffin’s tasteless beheading and our obsessions with President Trump’s Twitter actions.
James Comey confirms that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign and the POTUS twitter lies about it in real time, a new documentary on the militarization of police, and catching up on listener mail.
Comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler have been both rationally considered and wantonly overblown. Does his presidency really signal the early stages of American fascism?
Is Twitter dying? Well, the diagnosis isn’t good…
Dr. Steve Billet discusses faith in General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as a Trump-checker and the potential impact of the President-elect’s Twitter behavior.
Twitter should ban President-elect Trump’s official account on the basis of their own rules against hate speech and threats. Doing so would demonstrate that Twitter takes hate speech seriously, especially when coming from the President of the United States.

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