The president’s first week in office brought plenty of social media backlash, from “rogue” tweets to real-world protests. One week into Donald Trump’s presidency, social media has become a fierce public battleground in the struggle between the new administration and popular resistance against the president and his sweeping policy changes.
In the days after Trump’s inauguration, Twitter has become ground zero for this fight. The National Park Services went rogue, subtweeting the president about inauguration crowd sizes and climate change. As the press secretary condemned mainstream media, openly distorted clearly observable facts, and upended longstanding precedents, progressives launched memes ridiculing …read more