It is reported that Trump used his account with nearly 62 million fans to announce policy changes and blame his opponents. At the same time, the account is the president's favorite platform for issuing threats, even though Twitter prohibits such acts.
Just as Trump uses Twitter as his political loudspeaker, many Americans are paying attention to the president through this social media platform. A new analysis by the Pew Research Center found that nearly a fifth of American adults (19%) follow Trump's account on Twitter.
Unexpectedly, Republicans and right-leaning adult Twitter users are more likely to focus on Trump on Twitter than Democrats and left-leaning users. The study found that more than 30% of adult Republican Twitter users focused on Trump, compared with 13% of adult Democratic users.
The study, conducted at the end of 2018, found that 54% of Trump fans approved of his performance, compared with 24% of Twitter users who did not pay attention to him.
These figures seem to mask the often violent relationship between Trump and Twitter. Trump tried to block users who criticized or mocked him on the platform, but earlier this month a federal court ruled that he could not do so because Twitter was a public forum.
In response to his criticism of Silicon Valley, the president also accused Twitter of being liberal and silencing conservative voices. Last August, Trump accused social media companies on Twitter of totally discriminating against Republican / conservative voices.
In addition, in an interview with Fox News earlier this month, Trump accused Twitter of making it difficult for other users to follow him on the site.