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GOP boycotting Twitter ads over Mitch McConnell’s campaign Twitter lock

9 comments

  1. [6]
    ubergeek Link
    Oh no! The GOP is going to shut down a marketing channel that is heavily used by them, immediately prior to the election... Like... How do they figure this is an effective strategy?

    Oh no! The GOP is going to shut down a marketing channel that is heavily used by them, immediately prior to the election...

    Like... How do they figure this is an effective strategy?

    14 votes
    1. [2]
      chembliss Link Parent
      This reads like something straight up from The Onion. I hope they keep on "boycotting" advertising channels.

      This reads like something straight up from The Onion. I hope they keep on "boycotting" advertising channels.

      3 votes
      1. Hypersapien Link Parent
        The GOP has been a parody of itself for a while now.

        The GOP has been a parody of itself for a while now.

        2 votes
    2. wakamex Link Parent
      It seems it's become a tried and true GOP strategy to complain about something, then do the worst thing possible with respect to what they're complaining about. Maybe because everything they say...

      It seems it's become a tried and true GOP strategy to complain about something, then do the worst thing possible with respect to what they're complaining about. Maybe because everything they say is disingenuous?

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      3 votes
    3. NaraVara Link Parent
      The GOP's core voters get their exposure from Fox News, not Twitter. Picking a fight with Twitter nets them more support from their base of angry old people than advertising on Twitter ever would....

      Like... How do they figure this is an effective strategy?

      The GOP's core voters get their exposure from Fox News, not Twitter. Picking a fight with Twitter nets them more support from their base of angry old people than advertising on Twitter ever would.

      It's not unlike Elizabeth Warren picking fights with investment banks. Sure their money would have been nice, but you can't buy the kind of street-cred and exposure she gets by tearing into them.

      1 vote
    4. Silbern Link Parent
      I'm guessing because Twitter told them it would be temporary, or has already capitulated as a result.

      I'm guessing because Twitter told them it would be temporary, or has already capitulated as a result.

      The account was temporarily locked because it“violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety,” a company spokesperson told the Courier Journal .

  2. [3]
    acdw Link
    I have to say, I don't think Twitter cited the right content to block Team_Mitch's account here. I haven't looked through the tweets they've posted, but I don't think that blocking an account for...

    I have to say, I don't think Twitter cited the right content to block Team_Mitch's account here. I haven't looked through the tweets they've posted, but I don't think that blocking an account for basically calling out protestors calling for violence makes much sense. I have a feeling Team_Mitch has plenty of other blockable tweets, and it's rhetorically disadvantageous to block for this one.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      ubergeek Link Parent
      I think they blocked the account for the AOC cutout pic...

      I think they blocked the account for the AOC cutout pic...

      2 votes
      1. acdw Link Parent
        From the article.

        McConnell’s campaign Twitter account, @Team_Mitch, was locked after it posted a video of protesters gathered in front of McConnell’s home, shouting profanities. One of the protesters reportedly shouted that McConnell should “have broken his little raggedy… neck.” The protest was reportedly in response to a photo, which featured young men wearing “Team Mitch” shirts, groping and choking a cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)

        From the article.

        5 votes