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How Social Media Is Ruining Politics. Our political discourse is shrinking to fit our smartphone screens.

How Social Media Is Ruining Politics

The latest evidence came on Monday night, when Barack Obama turned himself into the country’s Instagrammer-in-Chief. While en route to Alaska to promote his climate agenda, the president took a photograph of a mountain range from a window on Air Force One and posted the shot on the popular picture-sharing network. “Hey everyone, it's Barack,” the caption read. “I'll be spending the next few days touring this beautiful state and meeting with Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives.

Looking forward to sharing it with you.” Watch: Why social media is Donald Trump's most powerful weapon. Donald Trump on the Issues. Democrats, Republicans Agree on Four Top Issues for Campaign. Story Highlights All rate the economy, terrorism, jobs and healthcare as importantRepublicans put more priority on fixing government and the deficitDemocrats rate climate change, inequality as more important PRINCETON, N.J. -- Republicans and Democrats agree on the importance of the presidential candidates' positions on the economy, terrorism, jobs and healthcare.

Democrats, Republicans Agree on Four Top Issues for Campaign

Beyond these, however, the two partisan groups differ significantly on the importance they assign to other campaign issues. These data, from Gallup's Jan. 21-25 Election Benchmark survey, are based on Americans' responses to a question asking them to rate the importance of the candidates' positions on 15 issues. Trump vs. Clinton: how the rivals rank on Twitter, Facebook, more. Who's winning the social media race for your vote?

Trump vs. Clinton: how the rivals rank on Twitter, Facebook, more

Trump is in the lead with raw numbers, while Clinton out-glosses her rival with slick, produced videos. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech. LOS ANGELES — In the presidential campaign waged on social media, Donald Trump already has the most votes. That's probably of little surprise to people following Trump's frequent, off-the-cuff Tweets from @therealdonaldtrump. But Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has her own pockets of strength — notably YouTube, which showcases highly produced campaign videos. From Trump’s controversial words, a pattern: outrage, headlines, and then denial : hillaryclinton. The 20 Most Controversial Donald Trump Tweets. The Don’s got it all.

The 20 Most Controversial Donald Trump Tweets

The money, the golf game, the flow — he’s infallible. Everything he touches turns to gold, which he then makes fun of for being less prestigious and sought-after than platinum. Trump Twitter rant: Donald Trump quintuples down. Awake at 3 a.m.

Trump Twitter rant: Donald Trump quintuples down

ET, Donald Trump picked up his phone and began tweeting about "made up lies" in the media. Just two hours later, he opened up Twitter again and quickly went from venting to slandering a former beauty queen -- shaming her for a sex tape for which the campaign has not provided evidence. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 2016 Presidential Election Headquarters. CNN - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News.