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Forum Post: How Bernie Sanders' Online Army Is Using Reddit to Fuel His 2016 Campaign Surge

Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 3, 2015, 8:23 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ
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By Gregory Krieg September 02, 2015

The crowds at Sanders' rallies don't arrive by accident, nor does his surge in the polls represent some inevitable tightening of the field. In fact, both are largely the result of a broad, digital grassroots effort orchestrated by the campaign itself and enthusiastic volunteer organizers. Sanders and his supporters are now successfully parlaying the powers of social media into meaningful, strategic success on the ground.

One of the most effective tools the Sanders operation uses to promote its attention-grabbing spectacles is a network of Bernie-loving communities on Reddit, the massive social news site. There are at least 80 distinct Sanders-related subreddits, including one dedicated to each state and the District of Columbia. In particular, the Sanders campaign is coordinating with r/SandersforPresident, which serves as the hub for an amalgam of state and local communities devoted to the cause.

Reddit, which calls itself the "the front page of the Internet," is a natural fit for the campaign to promote its viral star. The site's egalitarian structure and the political leanings of its user base match up nicely with the philosophy and policies driving Sanders' candidacy. The r/SandersforPresident subreddit has become both a breeding ground for collaboration and a place for the like-minded to find each other — driven, in part, by a few dedicated armchair organizers who created and oversee the community.

good to see activism isn't dead




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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

On line is the way to go - especially when one considers Main Stream BS = Here Are Just 4 Reasons Why The Wall Street Journal’s Attack on …

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

If Warren Buffett really wanted to help the world he would put a billion behind a Bernie pac, Bernie couldn't stop him.....

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

Bernie is leading in Iowa and NH now, this guy, this is how revolution is done.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Good post - it will take people like these to defeat money - the dark campaign money (super pacs) as well as the dark money ownership of MSM by the wealthy few doing what they can to make Bernie a non-event on MSM.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

OWS is coming back in a way as Bernie supporters, the MSM could get this one packed up their butt once people start voting, the Dems aren't dealing with the reality of Bernie.