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Tue Sep 20, 2022, 11:54 AM

Trump's 'big lie' fueled a new generation of social media influencers


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Three days after the 2020 election, Kyle Becker, a former Fox News producer with a modest 15,000 Twitter followers, began tweeting feverishly about election fraud.

“BOMBSHELL,” he wrote on Nov. 6, sharing purported revelations that software glitches could have tipped millions of votes from President Donald Trump to challenger Joe Biden.

Becker’s tweetstorm quickly went viral, drawing more than 5,000 additional followers to his account in just four hours. By the time a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol two months later, Becker had vaulted into influencer territory, supercharging his Twitter audience to 177,000.

Since Becker, 46, left Fox in fall 2020, he has built his brand as a right-wing pundit. These days, he curates his own online news site; appears as a guest on conservative podcasts and TV shows; and writes a steady stream of viral, often misleading tweets on a range of topics including coronavirus vaccines, the war in Ukraine and the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.


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Tue Sep 20, 2022, 12:12 PM

1. The mere fact

there is such a thing as "social media influencers" speaks volumes of the sad state of the population.

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Tue Sep 20, 2022, 01:38 PM

2. These so-called influencers will go down in popularity as time goes on. I call this the

'Everybody wants to be a songwriter.', or 'Everybody wants to be a singer.', or 'Everybody wants to be etc.', you fill in the blank.

Like a drop of hot oil in a sizzling hot pan, it will fizzle out and evaporate into thin air.

Like any other markets, there can be only so many influencers before the market gets so saturated, so crowded, that before long, they start to eat each other's market share, start going after each other.

For proof of this, see the republicans already moaning and griping about each other already.

We as Democrats, need to show the world (like we have been) that we are mature, we are in control, we are not acting ridiculous or crazy, that the rule of law will always be there.

tRUMP and the other crazies and their ridiculous antics are fodder for the Democrats in showing the world how insane this group of crazies has gotten, and that for now, our tent is very big, we have plenty of room for everybody, and we can jointly work together FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY. Later on, we can go our own ways if we wish, but for now, I like to invite other cast out republicans to join us, make sure that we stomp out this orange blight affecting our Country.

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