THE CONVERSATION: How to understand Obamagate – Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theory

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Obamagate is the latest conspiracy theory to be pushed by US president, Donald Trump. It started on the morning of May 10, when Trump retweeted the word “OBAMAGATE!” By the next day, the Obamagate hashtag had accrued over two million tweets and another four million by the end of the week. Trump has repeatedly reused the slogan on his Twitter feed since and it has been promoted by right-wing influencers including Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and many others.

Period26 May 2020

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  • TitleHow to understand Obamagate – Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theory
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/05/20
    DescriptionObamagate is the latest conspiracy theory to be pushed by US president, Donald Trump. It started on the morning of May 10, when Trump retweeted the word “OBAMAGATE!” By the next day, the Obamagate hashtag had accrued over two million tweets and another four million by the end of the week. Trump has repeatedly reused the slogan on his Twitter feed since and it has been promoted by right-wing influencers including Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and many others.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-to-understand-obamagate-donald-trumps-latest-conspiracy-theory-138987
    PersonsPeter Knight

Keywords

  • conspiracy theories
  • Donald Trump