It goes without saying that President Trump is an extremely active member of the social media platform Twitter. Even though Twitter existed during the presidency of Barack Obama, I suspect that history will remember President Trump as the first U.S. President to effectively use his twitter account to exercise and expand the influence of the bully pulpit. President Trump has almost 60 million twitter followers and has tweeted over 38,000 times. The President uses his social media platform to promote his policy agenda, address its critiques, respond to his political opponents, and rebut the routine attacks that are launched against his administration by members of the mainstream media.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 24, 2019. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Schaefer, Anthony, "You’re BLOCKED!" (2019). AELJ Blog. 202.