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How did Donald Trump win? WikiLeaks, Twitter helped president beat Hillary Clinton, study shows

Publication Date:
16/07/2017
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A signature catchphrase, a heavy push for jobs, his son-in-law’s digital operation and a blowhard, braggadocios style of speech ultimately handed President Donald Trump the White House on Election Day last year, a newly released study suggests.

He also benefited tremendously thanks to WikiLeaks’ email dumping and the social media site Twitter, which was used to heavily criticize Trump opponent and Democrat Hillary Clinton over the final two months of the campaign, according to Science Magazine.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in tandem with the Qatar Computing Research Institute, examined the 50 most retweeted Twitter posts between September 1 and November 8 and discovered posts that slammed or ridiculed Clinton were three-times more prevalent than positive ones.

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