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Posters-in-chief: The GOP's social media activity proves they have no political direction

Posted On: Apr 23, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Posters-in-chief: The GOP's social media activity proves they have no political direction

Summary List Placement Politicians have always utilized the most effective methods of communication. Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously rode the country's radio waves to soothe fears and inspire the nation during World War II, and John F. Kennedy rose to power in part because of his performance on prime-time TV.
Today, the reach of political communication is even wider, as social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and more, have unlocked a level of access we've never seen before.
This was most clear when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame in 2018. As a newcomer - and in tandem with highly effective door-to-door efforts - her online campaign was crucial in the defeat of a 14-year Democratic incumbent who spent 16 times more money than her.
Years later, she's kept that momentum rolling into over 13 million followers across all social media. She schools followers while playing video games on Twitch, addresses serious issues on Instagram, and of course, dispatches some brutal dunks on...

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