Numbers Show How Trump’s Tweets Drive the News Cycle

Donald Trump pioneered the modern “Twitter presidency,” in which everything from policy announcements to personal musings of the moment are published through his @realDonaldTrump account. How have the world’s media covered a president who favors spur-of-the-moment tweets over scripted press conferences?
Since April 20, 2016, the GDELT Project has tracked all of the tweets linked to by online news media worldwide in 65 languages. Over that time, GDELT has tracked 868,539 articles that linked to a Donald Trump tweet. Of the president’s roughly 44,200 tweets to date, 13,539 (31%) have appeared…