Thursday, July 21, 2016

Twitter For Trump

Twitter has a huge presence at the Convention. That is no more evident than in the arena, where video screens with Twitter feeds are almost everywhere you look. Though Twitter says it is nonpartisan, it is currently under fire as having a left-wing bent for having banned tweets from Milo the Breitbart guy. But judging by Trump's popularity on this medium, one would think it has become his number-one mouthpiece. Indeed we learned earlier today from someone at Twitter that Trump has been killing Hillary in the number of tweets pertaining to a particular candidate for many weeks. While tweets can of course be either good or bad, Trump's dominance of this totally decentralized messaging tool favored by younger voters suggests a strength in the Trump media campaign that is widespread, innovative and far more in touch with the next generation than is Hillary's.

 

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