Poplitical:
What Twitter Says About GOP Candidates

Poplitical is a Swagger series that'll examine the intersection of pop-culture and politics. It'll last thorough the 2016 Elections.


It's been well-documented: We get all our news from the snackable content that makes its way down our social media feeds. In fact, young people painstakingly curate who we're following so that we don't ingest junk from those to whom we're ideologically opposed, or from those who are just, well, basic.

Our worldview, then, becomes shaped by the voices we allow on our timelines.

So, who's informing the worldviews of our presidential candidates? Who are the voices they've chosen to hear from? By scouring the Twitter accounts of various Republican candidates you'll see at tonight's CNN Debate, we've got a better sense of who, and what, they're about.

Would you vote for the candidates now that you know who they find to be the most influential voices on the 'net?

DONALD TRUMP: THE NAVEL GAZER

CARLY FIORINA: SHE LOVES NPR?!

MARCO RUBIO: GOT SPORTS?

BEN CARSON: A FOX FANATIC

Posted

Dec 15, 2015

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