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Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
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Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is hiring hundreds of workers in California to post regularly on their personal social-media accounts in support of the candidate and send text messages to their friends about him.

The effort, which could cost millions of dollars, is launching ahead of California’s March 3 primary and could later be deployed nationwide, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

It is among the most unorthodox moves yet by the heavy-spending billionaire and blurs the line between traditional campaign organizing and the distribution of sponsored content. Most campaigns encourage supporters to post on social media about their candidates, but paying them at this scale to do so on their personal accounts is unusual, experts say.


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To staff the effort, the campaign is hiring more than 500 “deputy digital organizers” to work 20 to 30 hours a week and receive $2,500 a month, the documents show. Those workers are expected to promote Mr. Bloomberg weekly to everyone in their phones’ contacts by text message and make daily social-media posts supporting him, the documents show.




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ChexMix
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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
Buying an election. Scary


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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
HIs message. Money is bad but power is goooood!


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RollTide1987
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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
Where do I sign up?

I don't care for him nor do I know anyone who supports him, but I sure as hell will plaster his propaganda online for $2,500 a month.



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Wolfhound45
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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
Are they still taking applications? Asking for a friend.


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GregMaddux
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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
At least those people haven't found this board yet. I don't think so anyway, haven't been keeping up.


eta. is that collusion?
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I’m going to sign up and spread the message that his stop & frisk policies against young black males in New York were a huge success.


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Can I sign up? I need a new boat


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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
I’m sure that no prospective voters will be turned off by receiving regular, unsolicited advertising communications in the form of text messages.

People love telemarketers, text message and email spammers. No way this could possibly backfire.

When I get home from work the first thing I look forward to is my daily recorded call from Sarah Johnson explaining to me that she can help me get rid of my nonexistent student loan debt.

And when I browse TigerDroppings, I’m disappointed if I don’t happen upon a post promoting a product or service complete with a link to the vendor’s website in the thread OP.

This is a great idea to help inform people of the many ways Bloomberg will help improve their lives. I fully support this effort.

This is probably the most ingenious campaign strategy ever. People will love it. I know I will. I mean, I value my privacy, but I understand that this is more important than my right to have privacy within my own home.

Where do I sign up to share his inspiring message with my friends, family and fellow TD posters? Anyone have a link?
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90proofprofessional
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oh, what a job creator!


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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
NYT Bestseller: How to Lose your Friends and Alienate Your Family




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Where do I apply?

My fellow Americans, it is time that we are openly Ruled by the Billionaires.


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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
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NYT Bestseller: How to Lose your Friends and Alienate Your Family


For real though, on a serious note, I’d absolutely vote for a politician who would introduce legislation to make all unsolicited commercial/advertising phone calls, emails and text messages illegal and punishable by massive fines. I’d even support criminal charges if the person responsible can be identified and the US has jurisdictional authority.

I’m all for the First Amendment and right to free speech and expression. Every American has a right to speak whatever they wish (threats notwithstanding) and express themselves however they deem fit. However, nowhere in the Bill of Rights does it state that anyone is entitled to an audience while exercising their right to free speech.

I consider unsolicited commercial communications to be harassment, a violation of my privacy, and in some cases an assault on my person.

The phone calls disrupt my train of thought while attempting to work and sleep. I have 50+ email addresses because within six months or so, any new address I create is receiving so much email spam that I overlook important messages.

I’ve lost money because spammers disrupted an important business call, or because I rejected an important business call because I assumed it was a telemarketer and didn’t recognize the number. I’ve lost significant money because I didn’t see an email due to all the spam pushing it to the second or third page within 12 hours of being sent.

Text message spam is just plain annoying, and bothers me while I’m trying to work and while I’m trying to relax in the privacy of my own home.

The bill would have to exempt political solicitations because the politicians will never pass a law restricting their own fundraising capabilities.

I’m fine with political electronic solicitation. I only receive a handful of those, only in election years and I receive as many via letters in the actual mail as I do calls, emails and texts combined.

But the nonstop commercial electronic solicitation constitutes harassment, is a violation of my privacy and I would contend occasionally constitutes assault in a criminal sense.

If Bloomberg (or anyone else) really wants to get my attention and support, convince me you’ll ban unsolicited, commercial electronic communications and punish those responsible with fines that would bankrupt most companies, criminal charges for the business owners and executives responsible for the robocalls, spam emails and text messages, and by establishing precedent for me to sue the ever living shite out of the people and businesses harassing me. The harsher the charges and fines the better.

I wouldn’t vote for Bloomberg even if he did promise to pressure Congress to do this, but I’d donate to any Republican (with a select few exceptions) who would make such a promise and actually follow through with it.

First Amendment is not grounds to allow these unsolicited invasions of privacy. It guarantees freedom of speech and expression, it does not guarantee that the intended audience of one’s speech/expression be forced to listen.

I can’t walk inside your house to inform you about how my company can help you get out of debt, or how I can extend your vehicle warranty for pennies on the dollar. If I did that, I’d probably be shot dead and deservedly so.

There needs to be an opt-in clause that states that unless the recipient of said communications explicitly and affirmatively opts in to receiving such calls, texts and emails, sending them is illegal and punishable by way of hefty fines, civil litigation from the victims of the harassment and criminal charges for whoever planned, authorized and/or perpetrated the calls/texts/emails.


Sorry. Rant over.
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Y.A. Tittle
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Better deposit those checks quick.


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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
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At least those people haven't found this board yet. I don't think so anyway, haven't been keeping up.
OleWarSkule should be on it shortly


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At least Rex found work.


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DougsMugs
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re: Bloomberg is paying people $2,500 a month to promote him on social media.
Perhaps, he will pay me to post this? Image: https://i.imgur.com/EVRSdai.jpg


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