Thursday, August 10, 2017

"How a network of little-known Twitter 'rooms' helps die-hard fans amplify Trump’s message, attack CNN, and spread #MAGA to the world"

Politico:

Christie’s clout comes from her presence in some of the leading pro-Trump “rooms,” private spaces on conservative Twitter that allow followers to coordinate messages and then retweet each other—dramatically multiplying their impact. One of her fellow “Twitter patriots,” as they call themselves, tweeted and retweeted more than 4,100 times over a recent four-day period.

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“This is clearly tapping into a group of people that are zealous, have a lot of time on their hands, and are tenacious as can be"

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After “seeding” a given hashtag with bots and his internal network, he ports messages and memes over to other nodes within the broader pro-Trump network of rooms, which is primarily populated by boomers.