My name is Tristan Hotham, I am a researcher and writer. I research social media and politics, I consult upon digital media’s impact upon the world and how to research social media. I am the Founder of the Social Media Research Centre, a research house and consultancy that seeks to make social media research better.
I have created a Substack page – it will examine social media and politics. There will be free content as well as bespoke insights published only for paid subscribers. It is all about social media and digital politics.
Where are Trump and Biden’s Facebook followers located? 2020 data shows Trump (67%) has far fewer US based followers than Biden (88%). This is a reversal of 2016 data that showed Trump having many more US based followers (75% US) than Clinton (56%).
Analysing 4450 posts from equal campaign periods before the 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections, the data shows that Biden is trailing Clinton’s performance, while in contrast, Trump is exceeding his 2016 performance.