Eliana Johnson, Politico, 02/13/2019; ; see also
President Trump's national security adviser has become an unlikely social media star.
Image from article, with caption:John Bolton’s tweets have taken on a Trumpian quality, liberally incorporating exhortations and exclamation points. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
He is the unlikeliest social media star of the Trump administration.
At 70 years old, and in one of Washington’s most sensitive jobs, national security adviser John Bolton has started tweeting with the frequency, and often the passion, of his boss.
Trump’s third national security adviser is using Twitter far more often, and more colorfully, than any of his predecessors — making policy pronouncements and lambasting perceived bad guys. His targets range widely, from the Cuban government to Vladimir Putin’s Russia to the “failing” New York Times.
In recent weeks, he has trained his fire on the embattled socialist regime of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. On a single day in F..
Deriq Bernard, The Manila Times, February 10, 2019
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Twitter since 2012 has become the unofficial tool for diplomacy for many leaders. So much so that a social phenomena called “Twiplomacy” or “hashtag diplomacy,” has developed from the use of social network and microblogging websites. …
[H]eads of state and their diplomats conduct diplomatic outreach and public diplomacy on Twitter. As this is happening, the diversity in diplomatic communications happens on the platform. Things from invitations to events, to calls for bilateral cooperation, to innovating to get the public into a discussion, and even town halls utilize Twitter. And in very undiplomatic terms, diplomats also use terse language to push or jab both of friends and enemies of the state. But based on Twitter reports, there are more friendly and casual posts than fiery speech. …
Today, 336 million people worldwide use Twitter every month, and it’s become so important that it’s being used to influence the outcomes of elections and other significant events. (Photo: AP) Since Twitter’s creation in 2008, the microblogging platform has become an irreplaceable part of both media and the internet, as millions of users type outREAD MORE
Executive Summary All the world’s atwitter! Or almost. Ninety-seven percent of all 193 UN member states have an official presence on the platform. The governments of only six countries, namely Laos, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Swaziland and Turkmenistan do not have an official presence on the platform. Even the Chinese government’s State Council Information OfficeREAD MORE
The company’s crackdown on fake accounts caused a stir in some regional countries, but the expanding use of encrypted messaging platforms may say more about the people’s sentiment toward their leaders. When Twitter purged millions of fake accounts on July 13, Saudi Arabia seized on the incident as an opportunity to embarrass its rival Qatar.READ MORE
A district court in New York has ruled that Donald Trump cannot block people on Twitter, because it violates their first amendment rights to participate in a “public forum”. The case was brought forward by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, representing seven plaintiffs who have been blocked by the president. In rulingREAD MORE