Trump vs los medios. Tratamiento de la prensa desde la cuenta de Twitter del presidente de EUA

Translated title of the contribution: Trump vs. Media. Treatment of the press from the US president’s twitter account

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Abstract

This article examines President Donald Trump’s treatment on Twitter towards the US media during his first six months in office, from January 20 to July 20, 2017. Based on a content analysis of the tweets published in the account @realDonaldTrump, we study the mentions to the media and their tone, and the presence and use of keywords related to the media. In addition, we analyze Trump’s treatment of the press in relation to political control and the role of journalism as watchdog of democracy. As main conclusions it is noted that Trump, in a very simplistic way, praises those media that treat him positively and criticizes those that –in his view- portrait him negatively, which are often dubbed as fake news. Through this process, Trump avoids the mediator role of the media and rejects the watchdog role that democratic systems have attributed to them.

Translated title of the contributionTrump vs. Media. Treatment of the press from the US president’s twitter account
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)975-983
Number of pages9
JournalProfesional de la Informacion
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018

Keywords

  • Donald Trump
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Mediation
  • Political control
  • Twitter
  • Populism
  • Social Media

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