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The Explosive Growth of Social Media: Trump, COVID-19, The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, and Elon Musk
 
 
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Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University in New York, United States
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Paul Levinson   

Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, 441 East Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458 , USA
Submission date: 2022-04-22
Acceptance date: 2022-04-24
Publication date: 2022-06-30
 
Studia Humanistyczne AGH 2022;21(2):9–15
 
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Social media have arisen to become the world’s go-to mode of communication in an astonishing fifteen years. In the past few years, social media themselves have been shaken by Donald Trump’s use of Twitter, and by deceptive reporting about many crucial aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, in just the past few months, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has put social media to the test, with an informational war being fought alongside the physical war, and billionaire Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter perhaps ending any attempt to limit deceptive posts that jeopardize human lives. This essay examines what is happening.
 
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