Politics belong on Twitter

Politics belong on Twitter

Author: Zach Boros / Source: The Crimson White The rise of Twitter as a nexus between high-profile political and cultural figures and com

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The rise of Twitter as a nexus between high-profile political and cultural figures and common people and its use as a platform for communication of specifically political material is unmatched – and should by all means continue.

One of the most clear examples of how important Twitter can be is our recent presidential election. For two long years leading up to November, Twitter was stocked with campaign analyses, political commentary from every direction and the candidates themselves. The latter is what makes Twitter so important. With a direct line of communication between the candidates and their supporters, it became clear how Twitter could be used to promote a platform. Specifically for President Trump, which he used and still uses to act almost offensively against other large media outlets. While I have many gripes concerning the current president, I do appreciate him disseminating information through Twitter.

It has become a popular consensus among the political and ideological left to use Trump’s usage of Twitter almost as a way to demean and delegitimize the role and respect of the presidency, but I strongly disagree with this thinking. While Trump is not considered a progressive, he has made politics and the controversy of politics readily accessible, which in some ways is actually progressive. As citizens, we gain direct insight into the presidency, whether we agree with him or not. Additionally, from Trump’s tweets come waves of reaction, criticism, opposition and support. A political discussion is sure to…

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