How Donald Trump uses Social Media to bypass Mainstream Media

According to a report by Media Research Center, 91% of news about The United States President, Donald Trump from the three major news networks in the US is negative towards him. Social media, especially Twitter has provided him with a platform to defend himself and communicate with the American people directly without having to do an interview with any of the mainstream media.

He is defending and even attacking his critics directly, it gives him an avenue to respond to them. This makes it very difficult for the mainstream media because people are more inclined to believe the man directly than what a reporter is telling them about the man.

He was quoted to have said in an interview with CBS;

“When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story or when somebody other than you — a network, or whatever, because of course, CBS would never do a thing like that, right? — I have a method of fighting back.”

This also changes the way they report news about him because what he has done is to turn the table on them, they now respond to whatever he says than he responding to them, he is also taking viewership away from them as people are looking forward to what he says directly from him than on the mainstream media. The mainstream media is restricted to their news time, his tweets are always there, it saves time for interviews and gives him a wider reach for less money.

 

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