Social media is fast becoming a powerful force in the impeachment hearings for President Trump. Donald John TrumpGOP divided on the strategy of impeachment. An official indicates that Bolton had a personal meeting with Trump on the help of Ukraine The governor of Louisiana wins the re-election MORE .
Trump criticized the Democrats during the first online suspension and was an important witness as experts and legislators reflected in real time on the latest developments. [1
"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch became bad," Trump tweeted . "She started in Somalia, how did that go? Then quickly to the Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President in my second phone call with him unfavorable talked about them. It is the absolute right of a US President to appoint ambassadors. "
Trump's tweets are immediately part of the hearing.
"As we sit and testify, the President attacks you on Twitter. "Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff Adam Bennett ShipGOP shared on the strategy of impeachment READ: Statement of Best NPC Adjutant Tim Morrison on Impeachment Investigation The best NPC adjutant places Sondland on the front line of the Ukraine campaign and speaks for Trump MORE (D-Calif.) said, as he read them to Yovanovitch.
Yovanovitch pushed back against the president, saying that she did not believe she had "such powers," adding that she "has provenly improved things for the US as well, in terms of countries where I live served.
When Yovanovitch asked what Trump intended to do, she replied that "the effect should be intimidating." Ship's compatriots rushed to the tweet, accusing him of being the president of "witness intimidation" and citing it as evidence of more wrongdoing.
And the tweet became talk about social media and cable news. Fox News presenter Bret Baier called it a "turning point" at the hearing and wondered if Trump added "an impeachment ruling" in "real time".
Trump later defended his tweet, insisting that he had the right to speak the hearings. "I have freedom of speech, just like other people."
Both sides recognized their immediate effect.
Rep. Jim Langevin James (Jim) R. Langevin Bill suggested Kurds helping the United States in Hillicon Valley, Syria, to issue a special immigration visa: Amazon is ready to escalate the Pentagon war cloud struggle FCC wants to praise Huawei early | Facebook sues Israeli company for alleged WhatsApp hacks | Blue Dog Dems pushing for electoral security funding Amazon is about to escalate the Pentagon "war cloud" fight MORE (DR.I.), the former chairman of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior voice in technical Asked, The Hill said Trump's live tweets during the impeachment trial could affect Americans' perspective.
"It has both positive and negative aspects, its followers listen to every tweet from the president, so it's part of the freedom of speech," Langevin said. "I think it's something everyone has to watch out for when they listen to what's happening."
Trump has long been using Twitter as a valuable tool to counteract the media and forward his message directly to his followers.
Trump prematurely switched to Twitter on both days of public hearings. On Wednesday, Trump dismissed the first witnesses as "Never Trumpers!" Ab and asked the public to read the transcript of his call.
The White House said Trump would not be following the events, but during the first public hearing, the president broadcasted news from Republican lawmakers.
Before the hearing began on Friday, Trump beat the spokeswoman. Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi Louisiana Governor Wins Reelection Dynamic Scoring: Predictive Budgeting Practices for the Growth of Our Economy Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his "insecurity as a cheater" MORE (D-Calif.) On Twitter and describe her city of San Francisco as a "disgusting" slum "and she accused her of carrying out a" witch hunt. "
Paul Barrett, a professor of law at New York University (NYU), told The Hill that nothing was said Media is very similar to Trump's "influence" on social life.
Barrett suggested that this should be reinforced during the impeachment hearings, and emphasized how social media platforms have helped shape political opinion
him, "said Barrett," that is very representative of the impact that social media in general has on the intensification of the polarization in the electorate.
The differences with the impeachment procedures for Presidents Nixon and Clinton were easy to see. While these were televised to give Americans the opportunity to follow the latest developments, social media allow the public, not just the media or political figures, to interact with each other immediately.
And unforgettable events are immediately divided and dissected. Shortly after the end of the hearing, Yovanovitch's videos, which were applauded at the end of their testimony, were shared on social media platforms. During the hearing, partisans from both sides shared their current analysis.
"In the 1970s, when a Nixon impeachment case was initiated, it was limited to a few sources," Langevin said. "They had the night news bulletin or looked directly at the television news reports about special reports.
" Now people can check them out by the minute, by looking at the processes, or they get updates and comments from the social Media. and I'm sure that will have an impact on how people think. "
The speed at which information can be exchanged and responses to social media requested also means that the public can form an opinion much more quickly. According to experts who spoke with The Hill.
"The analysis has accelerated," said Darrell West, founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution testimony, then public opinion poll, and then conclusions about the impact of the testimony … Social media allows people to draw conclusions based on very limited information.
This acceleration will change the strategy of both parties The topic of impeachment, added West.
"I think it affects the strategies of both parties, they should point out their best arguments, if they spend ten days on it Waiting for the best testimony could be too late. "
Joshua Tucker, co-director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics, also said that social media has changed the way people communicate.
] During Clinton's Impeachment formulated a wartime space of strategists statements during the impeachment investigation, which should be published in cable news or in printed publications. "That was a bit irritating what happened today," said Tucker. "That he would open during a criminal indictment. .. that will never be the advice that an adviser gives to the president, and yet he was in the Able to do this.
"That was technically activated," added Tucker. "We have no way for him to do that regardless of social media."