Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots

As the UK gears up for an election on 12 December, social media is being flooded with screenshots of political tweets. Twitter has fewer users than other big social media sites, but it frequently kick-starts conversations elsewhere when pictures of tweets get shared on Facebook, WhatsApp - or even singer Lily Allen's Instagram account. When Twitter screenshots are posted to other, bigger social media sites, they are seen by far more people. BBC Trending found far more screenshots of Mr Corbyn's tweets than those by any other party leader. Political Facebook groups also contain lots of screenshots of tweets featuring partisan political messages by commentators and political activists.

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