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What Happens When Ordinary People End Up in Trump’s Tweets. McCALLA, Ala. — The evening of April 29 passed like many others for Ben Rawls, a fire lieutenant in Tuscaloosa: settled in the rocking chair on his porch, amid empty beer cans and mosquito-fighting candles, tweeting to an audience of dozens until he got sleepy.

What Happens When Ordinary People End Up in Trump’s Tweets

“Granted I am in Alabama,” Mr. Rawls, 45, wrote around 11 p.m., after a major firefighters’ union endorsed Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president, “but most of the firefighters I talk to are voting @realDonaldTrump.” The morning of May 1, some 36 hours later, was less typical. Mr. The most curious posts disputed Mr. Ben Rawls outside of his home. All told, it took about 12 hours for him to solve the mystery. Along with the Republican allies, Fox News hosts and conspiracy-mongering trolls whose messages President Trump pinballs across the political arena, he has also elevated regular people whose words he finds pleasing. Their brushes with cybercelebrity are a portal into the Twitter feedback loop powered and experienced by Mr. Mr. J. How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets.

In the Oval Office, an annoyed President Trump ended an argument he was having with his aides.

How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets

He reached into a drawer, took out his iPhone and threw it on top of the historic Resolute Desk: “Do you want me to settle this right now?” There was no missing Mr. Trump’s threat that day in early 2017, the aides recalled. With a tweet, he could fling a directive to the world, and there was nothing they could do about it. When Mr. After Turkey invaded northern Syria this past month, he crafted his response not only in White House meetings but also in a series of contradictory tweets. In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies.

In September, an obscure Twitter account promoting a fringe belief about an anti-Trump cabal within the government tweeted out a hashtag: #FakeWhistleblower.

In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies

It was typical for the anonymous account, which traffics in far-right content and a conspiracy theory known as QAnon, some of whose adherents think that satanic pedophiles control the “deep state.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently labeled QAnon a potential domestic terror threat. Still, that did not stop others, including a Republican congressional candidate, from quickly picking up the hashtag and tweeting it.

Within a week, hundreds of QAnon believers and “MAGA” activists had joined in, posting memes and bogus reports to undermine the complaint by a government whistle-blower that President Trump had pressed Ukraine’s leader for dirt on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son. Then Mr. At its peak, just after the president tweeted, the hashtag was used more than 1,200 times per hour. In fact, Mr. 2020 Campaign Tracker. Digital Spend by Campaign Jan 05Jul 06Jun 15Jul 06Jun 15 — Jul 06 Facebook Data from Dec 30 - Jul 06 Google Data from Dec 30 - Jul 06 Facebook Spend by Demographic (est.)

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19% of U.S. adults on Twitter follow Trump. President Donald Trump is a prolific Twitter user, using the social media site to promote his policies and criticize his opponents.

19% of U.S. adults on Twitter follow Trump

But determining just how many Americans follow Trump on the platform is more challenging than it may sound: Twitter, after all, is an international platform used by institutional accounts and bots as well as living, breathing people in the United States. A new Pew Research Center analysis estimates that around one-in-five adult Twitter users in the U.S. (19%) follow Trump’s personal account on the platform, @realDonaldTrump. Trump’s immediate predecessor, Barack Obama (@BarackObama), is followed by 26% of U.S. adult Twitter users. Bill Clinton is the only other former president with a public Twitter account, followed by 6% of adult users. The Far Right Has a New Digital Safe Space. Facebook’s top political ad spender is ... Facebook. The political advertiser spending the most money on Facebook ads is ...

Facebook’s top political ad spender is ... Facebook

Facebook? Just two weeks ahead of the midterm elections, the social network released a new “ad archive report” outlining which politicians and political groups have spent the most money on Facebook ads over the past six months. Ironically, Facebook topped its own list. (Well, technically, Facebook didn’t include itself on its own list, but included its spending as a footnote instead.) RIP Google+. We Hardly Knew Ye. Tienes que estar en redes sociales, pero ¿qué papel juegan dentro de la estrategia de marketing? 8 Tips for Producing Amazing Vertical Video Content. Can President Trump and Other Public Officials Block Dissenting Voices on Social Media? - First Amendment Watch.

President Trump blocked some of his critics on his Twitter handle, @realDonaldTrump, prompting a lawsuit arguing that such action violated their First Amendment rights.

Can President Trump and Other Public Officials Block Dissenting Voices on Social Media? - First Amendment Watch

The lawsuit raised questions about the use of social media sites by public officials. Clearly, a personal website of a public figure is not subject to First Amendment restrictions, and so the site operator can block users. But a site run by the government, or run by a public official for his public business, would likely be categorized as a limited public forum protected by the First Amendment. Officials would violate the First Amendment if they discriminated against posters because of their viewpoint.

Can President Trump and Other Public Officials Block Dissenting Voices on Social Media? - First Amendment Watch. Publishers are treating Instagram Stories like episodic TV. Trump and the Risks of Digital Hate. No son bots rusos, es Capitalismo 3.0 reventando el debate político online. El principio de Ockham dice que la explicación más simple suele ser la más probable, pero no la más satisfactoria.

No son bots rusos, es Capitalismo 3.0 reventando el debate político online

Inside Google's Struggle to Filter Lies from Breaking News. Facebook has a fake news problem.

Inside Google's Struggle to Filter Lies from Breaking News

Google has an evil unicorn problem. “Evil unicorns” — a term some Google engineers once coined, according to a former executive — are unverified posts on obscure topics, full of lies. They pop up from time to time on the web and find their way into Google's search results. In an ideal world, Google’s search algorithm should force these fake, pernicious creatures so low in search results that they are buried deep in the web where few can find them. Here's the problem: These unicorns — no, they've got nothing to do with highly valued startups — are designed to surface in a void. "As soon as an event happens, everything is new," said Nate Dame, a search specialist at marketing firm Propecta. Why Facebook and Twitter Can’t Be Trusted to Police Themselves - POLITICO Magazine.

Google, Facebook and Twitter took a beating on Wednesday testifying in front of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees about their role enabling Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Why Facebook and Twitter Can’t Be Trusted to Police Themselves - POLITICO Magazine

“You bear this responsibility,” California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein lectured the three company lawyers in one heated exchange. “You’ve created these platforms. And now they are being misused. And you have to be the ones to do something about it. Or we will.” The companies deserved the harsh treatment. Story Continued Below Today, what we know about how disinformation spreads through social networks is due to the hard work of outside experts—researchers, journalists and think tanks—and no thanks to the tech companies themselves. In November 2016, Facebook denied that “fake news” and information operations were a problem on the platform. La democracia en la era digital. The 140-character president. Illustration by Clay Rodery During his time as president in the 1930s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt used a revolutionary new medium called radio to talk directly to the American people.

For John F. Kennedy in the 1960s, the new medium was television. For Donald J. Las marcas de gran consumo se rinden al encanto de Instagram. Vídeos de cerveza en Instagram: la combinación de más éxito en redes sociales dentro de la amalgama industrial que denominamos gran consumo. How Facebook rewards polarizing political ads - The Verge. Trolls y "granjas de bots" que amenazan la Democracia - Geek's Room. Libertad de expresión y prensa: Trump contra los medios tradicionales. Donald Trump crea su propio informativo en su particular lucha contra los medios de comunicación y las que para él son "noticias falsas" The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked.

“The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[…] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty.” Alex Younger, head of MI6, December, 2016 “It’s not MI6’s job to warn of internal threats. It was a very strange speech. Cómo el marketing político de Donald Trump triunfó. Make America Great Again. Trump y las contradicciones históricas del nacionalismo norteamericano - kosmos-polis. [EN TIEMPOS DE TRUMP] El Twitter del presidente es un arma que carga el Diablo.

No todos lo ven tan claro como Lakoff, sin embargo. “No podemos saber exactamente si hay una estrategia. El carácter imprevisible de Trump y su incapacidad para encontrarse pautado, bajo un patrón, hace difícil saber si hay una estrategia programada”, explica Antoni Gutiérrez-Rubí, asesor de comunicación y director de Ideograma. A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets - On The Media. BROOKE GLADSTONE: And I’m Brooke Gladstone, with a taxonomy of Trump tweets. Cognitive linguist George Lakoff believes that the press must understand how Trump uses language if we're going to responsibly report on those tweets and not just magnify their misinformation.

He’s come up with a few categories for thinking about Trump tweets, and the first is preemptive framing. GEORGE LAKOFF: And the idea of preemptive framing is to frame an issue before other people get a chance to, to put the idea out there first, for example, quote, “The only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC is discussed is that the loss by the Dems was so big, they were totally embarrassed.” A modest proposal to moderate Trump’s tweets. Twitter When President Donald Trump made a surprise and controversial announcement about banning transgender people from serving in the military, he didn’t hold a press conference or issue a statement. He tweeted three times in his typical unthreaded and disorienting Twitter style, over a period of 13 minutes. Now, the ban on transgender people is clearly something that needs to be discussed, and thankfully, that’s happening.

But we also need to talk about Twitter moderation and the need to prevent the world from stumbling into nuclear annihilation. In announcing the ban, the president freaked a bunch of people out, including top brass at the Pentagon, according to BuzzFeed. No big deal. The news media and Trump- POLITICO Media. In the mourning after, it’s not just the journalistic post-mortems about polling malpractice that should concern us. It is the very real question of the survival of American journalism as we have known it over the past six decades or more. Donald Trump’s victory leaves a wobbling press in a wild careen. A confluence of factors today poses an existential threat to the U.S. print-based news media. Revelan cómo el Big Data y unos científicos hicieron a Trump presidente. Cambridge Analytica: ¿culpables de Trump, vendehumos o espías?

Traductor de Google. Cambridge Analytica: ¿culpables de Trump, vendehumos o espías? The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scout: Science Fiction + Journalism – Medium. By Berit Anderson and Brett Horvath This piece was originally published at “This is a propaganda machine. It’s targeting people individually to recruit them to an idea. It’s a level of social engineering that I’ve never seen before. They’re capturing people and then keeping them on an emotional leash and never letting them go,” said professor Jonathan Albright.

Albright, an assistant professor and data scientist at Elon University, started digging into fake news sites after Donald Trump was elected president. Analistas psicológicos: el arma secreta de Donald Trump para que votes por él. Cambridge Analytica. Trump tweets 'fake news' far more often than 'build the wall' Cómo comunica Donald Trump - Xavier Peytibi. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are worlds apart on tech policy issues - Recode. Cómo el marketing político de Donald Trump triunfó. Cómo el marketing político de Donald Trump triunfó. Así es la exitosa estrategia de Donald Trump en las redes sociales. La posverdad, Donald Trump y el uso de redes sociales. Redes sociales: donde Donald Trump tiene su verdadero poder. Facebook o Fakebook. #CyfQXLhU.