PBS NewsHour

How Trump leverages Twitter to spread misinformation

Clip: 05/26/2020 | 7m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

President Trump’s messages to his more than 80 million Twitter followers can carry a lot of weight -- but don’t always represent the truth. Controversy recently erupted over a Trump tweet that had no basis in fact. Now, the social media platform is applying a note to it that directs users to more information. Yamiche Alcindor reports and speaks with Craig Silverman, media editor for BuzzFeed News.

Aired: 05/26/20

Rating: NR

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