Can Twitter establish itself as the preferred platform for political debate?

It is widely acknowledged that  Twitter played a huge role in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump, without doubt has elevated its appeal to a mass audience and given it enormous media coverage. However, there are growing concerns that since it became a public trading company it has struggled to make profits and has been losing regular tweeters. If Twitter is to establish itself as the go to public forum for political debate it must act quickly to capitalise on its high public profile.

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