A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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The winner of the great meme wars of 2016 goes to Trump.
USA Today reports that a new study found that pro-Trump Twitter totally dominated the social site during the 2016 Presidential election. The study from the University of Edinburgh examined 50 viral election tweets every day for the 68 days prior to the election.
They reported that “two-thirds of the 3,450 viral tweets — which were retweeted about 26 million times — either attacked Clinton (39%) or supported Trump (23%). The other third either supported Clinton (14%) or attacked Trump (19%).”
The study also found that Clinton’s Twitter account spent more time criticizing Trump than promoting herself, which isn’t really surprising considering she had nothing to offer voters, but Trump Tweeted more pro-Trump Tweets than anti-Clinton Tweets.
So I guess you can concluded that Twitter posts and re-Tweets were a more accurate prediction of the election outcome than all those mainstream media polls that had Hillary up by fifteen. Once again, the fake news has been exposed.
I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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