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Twitter Reactions to Trump Press Conference Are Deeply Split

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:39:20 Z)

Donald Trump's press conference on February 16th 2017 has already assumed legendary status both among his supporters and his detractors. According to a poll organised by Lead Stories it appears people are deeply split over what happened exactly. Among people with an opinion it appears half of them think Trump did great while the other half say the press did great with almost nobody thinking they both did great:

It's almost like people were watching a different press conference. Just compare some of the tweets that appeared after it was over:

What did you think?

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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