Jan 10, 2021

Steve Weber on Trump’s Use of Twitter as a Tool

From San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco braces for possible pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter headquarters on Monday

By Vanessa Arredondo

San Francisco police were preparing for a possible pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter’s headquarters on Monday, days after the social media company banned President Trump, citing the risk that he might incite further violence following last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol...

“You got to give Donald Trump credit for understanding that he could deploy or use this technology more effectively than his opponents could to rally his supporters,” said Steven Weber, a political science professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. “When the technology is a level playing field, anybody can use it. And it's often the case that people who are the most ruthless will use it the most effectively.”


Steven Weber is a political scientist and professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information, and faculty director for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.

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January 14, 2021