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University of Colorado information scientists reporting on the influence of the 45th US President’s defunct Twitter platform

Our research team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a series of posts that reveal how influential the @realDonaldTrump account was leading up to and during the 45th US Presidency. Like no other person online, this account had tremendous impact on not just its 88M followers — but also on the online information environment in the large.

This post is the fifth in a series we are running in winter/spring 2021.

On April 25, 2020, @realDonaldTrump retweeted the CDC 9 times within 6 minutes and 18 seconds.

In March, not knowing how long the pandemic would last, we…


Our research team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a series of posts that reveal how influential the @realDonaldTrump account was leading up to and during the 45th US Presidency. Like no other person online, this account had tremendous impact on not just its 88M followers — but also on the online information environment in the large.

This post is the fourth in a series we are running in winter/spring 2021.

This entry offers a descriptive overview of select events in the social media record of @realDonaldTrump for 2020. We do this in preparation for a deeper discussion…


Our research team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a series of posts that reveal how influential the @realDonaldTrump account was leading up to and during the 45th US Presidency. Like no other person online, this account had tremendous impact on not just its 88M followers — but also on the online information environment in the large.

This post is the third in a series we are running in winter/spring 2021.

In light of the February impeachment trial happening at the time of this writing, and the inclusion of @realDonaldTrump’s tweets in the case made by the House…


Our research team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a series of posts that reveal how influential the @realDonaldTrump account was leading up to and during the 45th US Presidency. Like no other person online, this account had tremendous impact on not just its 88M followers—but also on the online information environment in the large.

This post is the second in a series we are running in winter/spring 2021.

This second post provides an overview of how select historical moments are indexed in the social media record of @realDonaldTrump from 2015 through 2019. Our next blog post will…


Our research team at the University of Colorado Boulder is launching a series of posts that reveal how influential the @realDonaldTrump account was leading up to and during the 45th US Presidency. Like no other political person or even celebrity online, this account had tremendous impact on not just its 88M followers but also on the online information environment in the large.

This post is the first in a series we are running in winter/spring 2021.

It was clear in April 2020 that online disinformation was a significant problem, but it still caught us by surprise when we saw the…

Post Mortem of @realDonaldTrump

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