- Kara Alaimo: Trump's canny use of social media helped elect him. But this year's campaign also showed danger of tool
- She says Twitter has truncated our discourse, let candidates get around fact-checkers, created ideological echo chamber
Kara Alaimo is an assistant professor of public relations at Hofstra University. She previously served in the Obama administration as spokeswoman for international affairs in the Treasury Department. Follow her on Twitter @karaalaimo The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Donald Trump's candidacy was not taken seriously by the mainstream media and even the establishment of his own party, but his strategic use of social media propelled him to the presidency.