The Trump-Clinton Twitter War: Bludgeon vs. Stiletto

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Ian Bogost, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was quoted in "The Trump-Clinton Twitter War: Bludgeon vs. Stiletto" by The Associated Press.


When the Clinton camp goes on the attack, by contrast, it uses Twitter more as a stiletto than a club. "Delete your account" is a popular internet meme, an arch putdown that suggests someone just said something so embarrassingly stupid that they should just slink away and disappear. The response was an immediate hit that ricocheted around blogs and news sites for days; it's been retweeted more than half a million times.

Trump is "that rough individual who will say anything," a stance that his supporters find "very refreshing," says Ian Bogost, a communications professor at Georgia Tech. Clinton's tweet, by contrast, "signals to her base that she's with-it on the internet," he noted in an earlier piece in the Atlantic.

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