If you have ever found yourself thinking, "hm, I wonder how someone like the President-elect would be able to keep up with all the news happening on Twitter?" boy do I have a scary revelation for you: he simply does not!
If you head on over to Donald Trump's Twitter page, it's public information that he only follows 40 accounts. And sure, 40 doesn't seem like a lot for someone who is soon to be named the leader of our country. But hey, maybe there's a chance the President-elect is following 40 diverse, incisive and well-reported news outlets, right? Sigh. If only.
Thanks to Robert Mackey, a senior writer at The Intercept, you can now see for yourself what a terrifying parade of white men with bad opinions Donald Trump's Twitter feed is.
Click the link if you are feeling brave and ready to face the reality that is: 42.5% of the accounts Trump follows on Twitter pertain to his properties or his family members. Many of the rest are Fox.
Maybe Trump is so busy tweeting negative opinions about refugees that he doesn't have time to scroll through his feed. Whatever the reason, this is an example of the dangers of living in a "media bubble" on Facebook and Twitter, in which you only follow outlets and people that further bolster your views and don't expose you to differing opinions. This problem has also been cited as a catalyst for the viral spread of fake news leading up to the election, and some have claimed it helped Donald Trump win the election.
At the very least, the insularity of Trump's twitter feed and his continued tirade against the media's coverage of him is not a good look. The good news? Your Twitter feed probably makes you smarter than the President-elect's would.