FROM Zeynep Tufecki
Twitter, Turkey and Activism Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made good on his promise yesterday and shut down Twitter across his country. He declared war on the site after someone posted recordings revealing corruption in his inner circle. Will the ban have any effect? And is Twitter as powerful a tool of political change as it’s made out to be?
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.