Nov 30, 2017

Trump's 'filter bubble'

Although his main Twitter account has nearly 44 million followers, President Donald Trump chooses to follow just 45 other Twitter users - all of whom agree with him, most of the time. If Wednesday morning followed the president's typical routine, he woke up, turned on the TV and opened Twitter on his phone. Barack Obama - with 94.7 million Twitter followers - follows 626,000 other Twitter users. Amelia Tait, tech and digital culture writer at the New Statesman, said that compared with a "Normal" user, Mr Trump follows very few people on Twitter. "Ms Tait said:"Trump's Twitter feed is most definitely an echo chamber, which is problematic for someone in an elected office who is ostensibly the voice of the people.

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