Donald Trump und Twitter

Soziale Netzwerke als Mittel der politischen Kommunikation
  • Axel Heck


Kaum ein Tag vergeht, an dem Donald Trump nicht twittert. Er bedient nicht nur seinen persönlichen Account @realDonaldTrump, sondern bespielt seit Übernahme der Amtsgeschäfte von seinem Vorgänger Barack Obama auch den offiziellen Twitter Account des US-Präsidenten @POTUS. Der Account @realDonaldTrump scheint mit 36,5 Mio. Followern jedoch deutlich interessanter zu sein als POTUS, der es auf lediglich 20 Mio.


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  1. 1.KielDeutschland

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