REPORT: Mike Bloomberg is paying online influencers to post memes for his 2020 campaign

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Mike Bloomberg has been paying a handful of social media influencers to post satirical memes about him for his Democratic presidential bid.

The billionaire former mayor of New York was recently the subject of several memes uploaded to photo-sharing app Instagram. Each of the posts claim to be sponsored by him.

The article goes on to state the following:

One Instagram account, run by meme aggregator Jerry Media, depicts Bloomberg sending a direct message asking it to “post a meme that lets everyone know I’m the cool candidate.”

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Another account named Tank Sinatra, points to a clip from 2020 rival Bernie Sanders requesting donations. The account has over 2 million followers.

“I am once again asking for (you) to make me look cool,” the caption read.

 

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Great job Mike… (Yes this is really sponsored by @mikebloomberg)

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A report from The Daily Beast read:

For a fixed $150 fee, the Bloomberg campaign is pitching micro-influencers—someone who has from 1,000 to 100,000 followers, in industry parlance—to create original content “that tells us why Mike Bloomberg is the electable candidate who can rise above the fray, work across the aisle so ALL Americans feel heard & respected.”

“Are you sick of the chaos & infighting overshadowing the issues that matter most to us? Please express your thoughts verbally or for still image posts please overlay text about why you support Mike,” the campaign copy tells would-be Bloomberg stans under the heading “Content We’d Love From You,” asking influencers to “Show+Tell why Mike is the candidate who can change our country for the better, state why YOU think he’s a great candidate.”

 

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