Black People Politics : Social Media Being Used by Propaganda Activists

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Have been noticing how each sElection season the political pundits ramp up the entertainment value in backing their financial elite candidate.

    And without fail, they have a social media team that sends out "activists" to clog up the blogosphere, forums, twitter, facebook (meh) and every other form to regurgitate talking points and political spins.

    Regardless of the agenda, sometimes they have an obvious intent on persuading with words to rally support. Back when it used to be the door to door campaigning, now it is much easier to create accounts and have the "activists" implore other social mediates to gravitate behind the ideas being shared.

    Just take a step back and observe the social media landscape, and one can see how propaganda is used on opposing sides, regardless of how skewed or misrepresented the information being shared may be.

    If one were to come to find out that the new wave of memberships throughout many of these outlets for cyber communication are from the campaigning strategy headquarters, one would probably realize how tricky, politricks really is.

    Social Media Marketing Lessons from the US Presidential Campaign

    January 14, 2016

    Obama gave his last State of the Union this week. As his 8-year tenure enters its final year, the candidates vying to replace him are beginning to cross swords and even draw blood. Early voting states start casting ballots in less than a month. With so many users getting their news and information from social media, it’s no surprise that every major campaign has a big focus on getting their social media right.​

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    http://www.socialmediatoday.com/soc...ia-marketing-lessons-us-presidential-campaign


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    Social Media is an interesting realm of personalities.



    More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians

    Twitter just gained another famous user: President Barack Obama.

    On Monday, the White House launched @POTUS, the official Twitter handle for the commander in chief. Obama will personally oversee the account – as he remarked in his first tweet, “Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.” (Until now, there has been a @BarackObama account that was mostly managed by a group spun off from his past campaigns.)

    This seems like a logical next step for an administration that from the start embraced social media — a platform that has come to play a bigger role in how Americans get political news and information.

    Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted during the lead-up to the 2014 midterm election.​

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    What does this mean?

    Nothing more than many already know, there are many political activists that will create accounts simply to jump on facebook, twitter, etc to express their support for a, b, c or d, for essentially no reason at all at times.

    Sometimes reasonable sensibilities will come into question as to what the idea behind the influx is.

    Does it come from political allegiance, paid marketing teams, positioning strategies, or just a rallying behind their beloved champion to whom they would vow their support to?

    Regardless of the social media increase around this time, it still is an entertaining show to see how these personalities interact with each other.

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    The Political Power of Social Media: Technology, the Public Sphere, and Political Change

    On January 17, 2001, during the impeachment trial of Philippine President Joseph Estrada, loyalists in the Philippine Congress voted to set aside key evidence against him. Less than two hours after the decision was announced, thousands of Filipinos, angry that their corrupt president might be let off the hook, converged on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a major crossroads in Manila. The protest was arranged, in part, by forwarded text messages reading, "Go 2 EDSA. Wear blk." The crowd quickly swelled, and in the next few days, over a million people arrived, choking traffic in downtown Manila.

    The public's ability to coordinate such a massive and rapid response -- close to seven million text messages were sent that week -- so alarmed the country's legislators that they reversed course and allowed the evidence to be presented. Estrada's fate was sealed; by January 20, he was gone. The event marked the first time that social media had helped force out a national leader. Estrada himself blamed "the text-messaging generation" for his downfall.

    Since the rise of the Internet in the early 1990s, the world's networked population has grown from the low millions to the low billions. Over the same period, social media have become a fact of life for civil society worldwide, involving many actors -- regular citizens, activists, nongovernmental organizations, telecommunications firms, software providers, governments. This raises an obvious question for the U.S. government: How does the ubiquity of social media affect U.S. interests, and how should U.S. policy respond to it?​

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    http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~beki/cs4001/Shirky.pdf
     
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    Wonder how they will use them in the next couple of months.
    Presume there will be a major increase, and then after the sElections many of them will disappear.
     
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    And so it continues

    Interesting, very very interesting
     
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