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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:43 AM

Analysis of Trump's tweets reveals systematic diversion of the media

https://phys.org/news/2020-11-analysis-trump-tweets-reveals-systematic.html

President Donald Trump's controversial use of social media is widely known and theories abound about its ulterior motives. New research published today in Nature Communications claims to provide the first evidence-based analysis demonstrating the US President's Twitter account has been routinely deployed to divert attention away from a topic potentially harmful to his reputation, in turn suppressing negative related media coverage.

The study focused on Trump's first two years in office, scrutinising the Robert Mueller investigation into potential collusion with Russia in the 2016 Presidential Election, as this was politically harmful to the President. The team analysed content relating to Russia and the Mueller investigation in two of the country's most politically neutral media outlets, New York Times (NYT) and ABC World News Tonight (ABC). The team also selected a set of keywords judged to play to Trump's preferred topics at the time, which were hypothesized to be likely to appear in diversionary tweets. The keywords related to "jobs", "China", and "immigration"; topics representing the president's supposed political strengths.

The researchers hypothesized that the more ABC and NYT reported on the Mueller investigation, the more Trump's tweets would mention jobs, China, and immigration, which in turn would result in less coverage of the Mueller investigation by ABC and NYT.


And we all know that he isn't smart enough to do this on his own. Now let's see, where do those wires lead?

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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:18 AM

1. K&R!

Absolutely!

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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:40 AM

2. I have to shed a tear of shame and hilarity that Nasty tRUMP has so misused the U.S. media

who have been and remain complicit with him in his every corrupt action. It's just too bad
that we can't also vote The Media off our island! We do have other options...

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