Is communicating via Social Media an acceptable format for world leaders?
US President Donald Trump has defended his use of social media in a series of tweets, following a row over comments he made about two MSNBC TV presenters.
“My use of social media is not presidential – it’s modern day presidential,” he tweeted on Saturday.
Mr Trump’s aides have previously expressed concern over his tweets.
But the president said on Saturday that social media gave him the opportunity to connect directly to the public, bypassing the mainstream media, whose content Mr Trump regularly labels as “fake news”.
Jeremy Corbyn harnessed the youth vote in the recent General Election campaign using social media, which seemed to be very effective for him.
What are your views? Do you like this direct communication? Would you like to see leaders of our country directly communicating to you via social media? Or do you prefer the more traditional reporting methods?
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