Sociology Prof. Writes Op-Ed on Trump's Rhetoric | St. Lawrence University

Sociology Prof. Writes Op-Ed on Trump's Rhetoric

Stephen Barnard, assistant professor of sociology, wrote an opinion article for The Hill on President Trump's divisive rhetoric usage on Twitter, following his "social media summit" and a federal court decision that the president cannot block users.

Barnard wrote of Twitter: "The company cannot afford to continue allowing hate, lies, and other problematic information to continue to flow through its channels unabated, whether from the president, political influencers, or those on the margins. Regardless of what lasting effects Trump’s social media summit may have, if Twitter continues to waffle at the challenges it faces, it can all but guarantee that it will also face more scrutiny from the public, let alone regulation from the federal government."

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