by LUCAS NOLAN
25 Jul 2019
According to Washington Post AI and algorithm reporter Drew Harwell, Fox News, Breitbart News, and President Donald Trump dominated the social media news cycle on the day of Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress.
According to Drew Harwell, a reporter covering artificial intelligence and algorithms for the Washington Post, Fox News, Breitbart News, and the personal page of President Trump dominated the mainstream media throughout the news cycle during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress. Harwell posted his findings in a number of tweets which showed the rankings of social media engagement during the hearing.
Harwell’s tweet can be seen below:
Remarkable fact from today, first noted by @DavidUberti: Trump got more Facebook comments, shares and reactions during Mueller day than any major news or politics site, except Breitbart and Fox News. (One was for this $34 “Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff” t-shirt.) pic.twitter.com/QgWqZPJY5g
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) July 24, 2019
The ranking image posted by Harwell lists Fox News as having the most interactions with 460,001 while Breitbart News came second with 336,023 interactions, beating the President’s tweet interactions of 217,051. All three significantly beat CNN, the highest-ranked mainstream media page with 199,676 interactions.