Twitter is colluding with Democrats in Congress to ensure they’re using the social media platform as effectively as possible.
Yesterday, USA Today reported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has the largest following in the U.S. House would be taking the lead.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dances outside her office, solicits Instant Pot recipes and gets into fights on Twitter. Soon you may see other Democrats taking a page from her social media playbook.
The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee is hosting a session Thursday morning with Ocasio-Cortez of New York (@AOC – 2.42 million followers) and Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut (@jahimes – 76,500 followers) “on the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling.” …
The decision to invite Ocasio-Cortez, a House freshman, to share her expertise signals the Democratic party’s attempt to bring in fresh voices – even when those voices don’t always agree with leadership.
But a tweet this morning from Rep. Ted Lieu confirms it’s not just Democrats meeting, but Twitter is participating, too.
Posting a selfie with his colleagues, Lieu wrote, “With @AOC, @RepDebDingell, @jahimes, @davidcicilline, @RepCartwright & @Twitter representatives at training session on Twitter for Democratic Members of Congress.”
The below pic is called a selfie. pic.twitter.com/WHwlQHxpoj
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 17, 2019
Who are the Twitter “representatives” and what did they do?
Rep. Debbie Dingell, who is included in the photo, chimed in, “Learning from the best!”
Learning from the best! https://t.co/iXJUxy9SwP
— Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 17, 2019
It’s not clear if Twitter will assist Republicans, as well. But, given Jack Dorsey’s insatiable hankering for silencing conservatives on the platform, you can probably guess the answer.