News Comment #7

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social
By James Clayton (BBC)

The article addresses former US President Donald Trumps’ plans to launch his own social media company named TRUTH Social. The author also gives some background about Trump’s social media history and evaluates his statements and plans regarding the network.

The article was released the same day Trump made his plans public. In addition, Trump, as a former and very controversial US President, is obviously very prominent, and a lot of people are interested in what he does and says. Thus, the topic is definitely newsworthy.
I think the author did a great job writing in a style that appeals to today’s audience. Not only is the text in general very short, but the paragraphs also consist of no more than two sentences. The language is also as simple as possible. It doesn’t contain any transitions or descriptive words, and the sentence structure is basic. Overall, the reader doesn’t have to put much effort into reading the article.
Furthermore, the author included some quotes, including some from Trump himself, which I thought made the article more authentic.
Usually, articles should be neutral and objective, but it’s good that this one isn’t, in my opinion. In general, I believe that truth is more important than objectivity if it’s evident. In addition, the author is a specialist in the field of technology and seems to know what he’s talking about. Therefore, I liked that he criticized Trump’s statements and questioned his plans.

1 thought on “News Comment #7

  1. fuglsang

    I didn’t see anything that was out of line. Just including a re-cap of all the run-ins he’s had with FB and Twitter is necessary for the story, I think. It explains why he thinks he needs his own outlet (which will be anything but Truth).

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