Conspiracy theories

Tweet by tweet: Trump praises Trump 2,026 times

NYT graphic of Trump's tweets
Photo: Doug Mills. Illustration: The New York Times. Used by permission.

The NY Times read all 11,390 of President Trump's White House tweets (twice), and reports these findings in a 10-page special section, with three articles online.

The big picture: "At the beginning of his presidency, Mr. Trump tweeted about nine times per day. ... In the past three months, President Trump’s tweets have spilled out at triple the rate he set in 2017."

Series / Misinformation Age

Human actors are changing the spread of disinformation

Illustration of man screaming "Fake News"
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Disinformation campaigns used to consist of trolls and bots orchestrated and manipulated to produce a desired result. Increasingly, though, these campaigns are able to find willing human participants to amplify their messages and even generate new ones on their own.

The big picture: It's as if they're switching from employees to volunteers — and from participants who are in on the game to those who actually believe the disinformational payload they're delivering.