Social Media helped me win – Donald Trump

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the days since Donald Trump was voted in as 45th president of the United States downplaying Facebook’s role in the election, but that position may be harder to maintain now, as Trump himself has identified Facebook as a key element in helping him secure victory. “The fact that I have such power in terms of numbers with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc,” Trump said on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday. “I think it helped me win all of these races where they’re spending much more money than I spent.”

“The fact that I have such power in terms of numbers with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc,” Trump said on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday. “I think it helped me win all of these races where they’re spending much more money than I spent.”

The president-elect specified that social networks helped him win without him needing to spend as much as the Clinton campaign on other advertising, both digital and traditional. “I think that social media has more power than the money they spent,” he told host Lesley Stahl, a hypothesis that he said he “proved” to a certain extent.

Twitter, Facebook, and the like are “great form[s] of communication,” Trump said. “I’m not saying I love it, but it does get the word out. When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story,” he jabbed, pointing to Stahl’s CBS and other TV networks, social media gives him “a method of fighting back.”

Agreed, but can this medium of communication also bring Donald Trump to heel on policies that are detrimental to the people of the United States?

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