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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:20 PM

NYT: Trump vs. Ocasio-Cortez. Who will win the Internet?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/opinion/ocasio-cortez-aoc-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “Extremely Online.”

That’s the phrase that Charlie Warzel — soon to be my colleague at The New York Times — used to describe the new congresswoman in an article on Buzzfeed News, in which he noted a multitude of fast-twitch posts by her on a range of issues on Instagram and Twitter.

She is “the perfect foil for the pro-Trump media,” he wrote. Her posts “are relentless, keeping Ocasio-Cortez in the news cycle. She’s an insurgent, internet-native political force.”

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It would be a mistake to dismiss their practices as just noise. Because, as Mr. Warzel noted correctly, they are controlling the narrative by doing this so effectively. “It’s agenda-setting,” he wrote, whether we’re talking about the wall (Mr. Trump) or taxing the rich (Ms. Ocasio-Cortez). “Constant content creation forces your opponent to respond to you.” It means you are creating the news.

While there is a danger in that, it’s probably the way it’s going to be from here on out, and those who can do it well are more likely to get the attention in this very dissonant world.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:31 PM

1. hardly anything they are creating is actually news. media has a lot of hours to fill nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:40 PM

2. Welcome to post-Trump.

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