This Washington Post Tool Lets You See What Trump Sees Whenever He Checks Twitter

Account Replicates How POTUS Forms His World View

Published On
Aug 18, 2017

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The Washington Post has done a tremendous job keeping readers abreast of what Donald Trump is up to -- in its reporting, of course, but also in the various online tools it's created. In December, for example, it debuted the "Trump Tweet Fact- Checker," which allowed readers to fact-check any of the then President-Elect's tweets, right on the spot. Recently, it debuted another useful Twitter-related resource-- @Trumps_Feed, an account that lets you see what Trump sees, whenever he opens up his Twitter app.

Noting how along with cable news, Twitter is one of Trump's primary resources for current events, The Washington Post introduced the tool to help enlighten readers as to how the POTUS forms his world view. "...It can be tricky to know what someone else sees when he or she fires up the application," writes National Correspondent Philip Bump in the Washington Post intro for the tool. "Everyone follows a different group of people, and that colors the information they receive. To that end, we've created @trumps_feed, an account that checks whom Trump follows every five minutes, and then retweets any new tweets from them over that period. The net result is a replication of what Trump would see on those occasions that he switches over from the Mentions tab."

When we checked in from time to time since its launch, dominating the feed were the likes of Tucker Carlson, Drudge Report, Fox & Friends, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter.