Campus Underground Newspapers, 54th Massachusetts Regiment, Twitter, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, January 8, 2021


JSTOR Daily: The Campus Underground Press. “Famous for its social movements—against the Vietnam War, in defense of the planet, demanding Black civil rights, gay liberation, and women’s equality—the 1960s and 1970s were also a fertile time for the underground press in the United States. Reveal Digital’s Campus Underground collection on JSTOR includes more than seventy-five publications, many from college campuses or college towns (often produced by a loose cluster of students and other college-aged young people). The open access digital archive provides an exhilarating glimpse into this creative and politically incendiary period.”

Bay State Banner: Parks Service compiling online database of 54th Regiment soldiers, officers. “The effort has collected the names and details of over 1,500 men who served with the volunteer 54th Massachusetts Regiment between 1863 and 1865, when the Civil War ended. Data listed include the men’s age, enlistment and mustered-out dates, place of enlistment, profession at enlistment, rank and company.”


CNBC: Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account. “Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account on Friday. The company said in a tweet it made the decision ‘due to the risk of further incitement of violence.'”

Axios: Reddit bans subreddit group “r/DonaldTrump”. “Reddit has banned the subreddit group ‘r/DonaldTrump,’ a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: While not an official group or page hosted by the president, it’s one of the company’s largest political communities dedicated to support for President Trump.”

New York Times: Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill. “Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday locked the accounts of President Trump, which prevents him from posting messages to his more than 88 million followers on Twitter and 35 million followers on Facebook, after he published a string of inaccurate and inflammatory messages on a day of violence in the nation’s capital.”

CNN: State Department orders social media silence after mayhem at US Capitol as leaders tweet. “US diplomats overseas were told Wednesday to suspend all social media posts given the mob assault on Capitol Hill in Washington, three diplomatic sources tell CNN, a step normally only taken during a terrorist attack or major natural disaster.”


CNBC: How to automatically delete your old tweets so it’s harder to find embarrassing stuff you’ve said online. “There are ways to automatically delete your old tweets on a recurring schedule so that it’s harder for people to find some of the silly things you may have said in the past. It might be helpful if you’re applying to new jobs, planning to run for office or just want to keep on top of the things you’ve said online.”


BuzzFeed News: “Stop The Steal” Groups Are Still Flourishing On Facebook. “A search on Facebook for the words ‘Stop the Steal,’ a rallying cry that the mob who forced Congress to flee chanted, turned up dozens of places where new plots could be coordinated. There are at least 66 groups dedicated to the slogan, the largest of which has over 14,000 members. That group is private, meaning nonmembers can’t access the content, but its description is unambiguous: ‘to make aware the issues of fraudulent voting practices and Fraudulent ballot counting. also, to make these issues transparent for all!'”

American Center of Oriental Research: Announcing the ACOR Digital Archive: Developing a Multimedia Teaching and Learning Resource. “We are delighted to announce that, based on the success of the ACOR Photo Archive Project to digitize and make available online 30,000 images covering a range of thirteen countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded ACOR an American Overseas Research Center (AORC) Title VI grant for a new project entitled ‘ACOR Digital Archive: Developing a Multimedia Teaching and Learning Resource.'”

Food Business News: Duncan Hines debuts baking kits inspired by social media. “Conagra Brands, Inc. is introducing Duncan Hines Epic Baking Kits, a collection of colorful, over-the-top cake, brownie and cookie kits. The kits come in five varieties: Fruity Pebbles Cake Kit, Salted Caramel Brownie Kit, S’mores Brownie Kit, Cookies & Cream Cookie Kit and Cookie Dough Cookie Kit.”


New York Times: The storming of Capitol Hill was organized on social media.. “Just after 1 p.m., when President Trump ended his speech to protesters in Washington by calling for them to march on Congress, hundreds of echoing calls to storm the building were made by his supporters online. On social media sites used by the far-right, such as Gab and Parler, directions on which streets to take to avoid the police and which tools to bring to help pry open doors were exchanged in comments. At least a dozen people posted about carrying guns into the halls of Congress.”

BNN Bloomberg: Google Antitrust Judge to Divest Funds That Own Alphabet Stock. “The federal judge overseeing the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust case against Google said he will sell his shares of mutual funds that hold stock in the company to avoid the appearance of any conflict in the case.” Good evening, Internet…

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