Billionaire Democrat candidate Michael Bloomberg is not very cool, but he will pay you $2,500 to say he is. It was recently discovered that Bloomberg has set aside some of his massive campaign budget to hire people to say nice things about him on social media for the cost of $2,500 per month.
Bloomberg is creating his own digital army to make him look cool to potential voters. One might call that lame, petty, and a waste of money. Other people might consider this election interference.
When the alleged Russians were buying ads on social media or making fake accounts to influence people, wasn't that basically the same thing? If Bloomberg gave me $2,500, I would say whatever he wanted me to say, then right before the election I'd say "haha just kidding, vote for Trump!"
So what's going on with Bloomberg's little digital army of social media influencers?
Well, Emily Zanotti from the Daily Wire posted about it. She wrote:
The 500 “deputy digital organizers” will earn an estimated $2,500 per month — more than some campaigns pay senior staff — to “to promote Mr. Bloomberg to everyone in their phones’ contacts by text each week and make social-media posts supporting him daily,” the Journal reports. Organizers are expected to spend between 20 and 30 hours per week actively promoting Bloomberg on all of their social media platforms and making personal contacts where appropriate.
“‘The Fight for Equal Rights Has Been One of the Great Fights of Mike’s Life,’ reads one such suggested prompt regarding Mr. Bloomberg’s early support for same-sex marriage,” but the message can be tailored however the “digital organizer” thinks is best — whatever they believe will sway their family and friends to vote for Bloomberg in California’s primary on March 3rd.
Bloomberg’s operation is arming digital organizers with voter registration information, as well, so that they can help with the get out the vote effort: “Helping organize the effort is Outvote, an app that lets users send pre-written texts, post campaign materials to social media and send data back to campaigns. The app, funded by Higher Ground Labs, a Democratic political technology incubator, generally focuses on pushing volunteers to distribute content. Outvote also allows users to look up whether their friends have voted in past elections by matching their contact lists with public data.”
Social media influencers are all over the place. They are usually people with a lot of followers who get paid to post things, like "wow, check out these nice shoes I'm wearing" or girls who model clothes - stuff like that.
You don't usually see social media influencers talking up the political candidates, and you shouldn't need to. If you're a good candidate, then you'll get tons of press on your own - like Donald Trump does every single day for free.
Bloomberg on the other hand, he's not that likeable and he's not cool at all. He needs to buy his fans and promotional messages because he's a lousy candidate.
It's funny how someone so short can be so big on the awfulness, but we have Michael Bloomberg for all that.Source: youtube