The age of Twitter: Donald J. Trump and the politics of debasement

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Abstract

This essay explores the changing character of public discourse in the Age of Twitter. Adopting the perspective of media ecology, the essay highlights how Twitter privileges discourse that is simple, impulsive, and uncivil. This effect is demonstrated through a case study of Donald J. Trump’s Twitter feed. The essay concludes with a brief reflection on the end times: a post-truth, post-news, President Trump, Twitter-world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-68
JournalCritical Studies in Media Communication
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StatePublished - 2017

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