Michael Bloomberg uses memes as a campaign tool
While the rest of the US presidential candidates are campaigning through high-profile speeches, promises and controversial bills, one of the richest people in the United States, Democrat Michael Bloomberg decided to use social media to popularize his own candidacy among the electorate.
Now in the United States it’s a hot time for campaigning by all available means, and one of the candidates uses online platforms to search for votes, although tech giant Facebook is being persecuted because he does not want to eliminate political advertising from his site.
According to Reuters, “the Bloomberg campaign also posted an invitation on influencer marketplace Tribe, offering Bloomberg supporters a fixed fee of $150 to provide videos or images to the campaign.”
Later, Bloomberg’s spokeswoman, Sabrina Singh, said they did collaborate with popular social media accounts such as Instagram and Facebook to promote Michael Bloomberg.
“Mike Bloomberg 2020 has teamed up with social creators to collaborate with the campaign, including the meme world. While a meme strategy may be new to presidential politics, we’re betting it will be an effective component to reach people where they are and compete with President Trump’s powerful digital operation.”
Not so long ago, Russian journalists from the editorial office of USA Really, founded in 2018, were unfoundedly accused of similar actions. Allegedly, a news publication interfered in the presidential election in 2016. An investigation was launched in this case, which as a result did not reveal any evidence of interference of Russia or the Russian media in the elections, but even after that the ban on social media such as Facebook and Twitter remained in effect, moreover, the social media administrations remain silent and do not respond to inquiries about the reasons for blocking.