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State of the Union 2018 Top Tweets

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:56:17 Z)


Yesterday President Donald J. Trump delivered his first official State of the Union speech to a joint session of the United States Congress. As could be expected there were many reactions, both positive and negative. Given that President Trump is quite famous for his Twitter use we've made a selection of the the most retweeted tweets about the event here:

Note: the tweets were strictly selected on the basis of the number of retweets. If you spotted a more retweeted relevant tweet, do let us know via our contact page.

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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