Lots of Meta on Friday, brought on by Mary Trump’s “crazy uncle”.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan” in this year’s election, writing in the name of the late president and conservative icon after concluding that he could support neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden.Hogan’s latest rejection of his party’s standard-bearer comes as he works to expand his political network nationwide ahead of a possible 2024 presidential bid, with a flurry of fundraisers this month for GOP candidates from Vermont to Nebraska who also cast themselves as pragmatic Republicans.Many of the candidates Hogan is backing frequently come from centrist enclaves or suburban areas where the governor said he “could help a little bit and show Democrats the kind of Republican they can feel comfortable voting for.”
— Salon (@Salon) March 23, 2015
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) October 16, 2020
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) October 16, 2020
Meta- in the final weeks of the campaign: Trump cites satirical website to attack Biden and Twitter. He shares content in a way to evade Twitter’s sanctions.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 16, 2020
President Trump regularly shares content from his campaign on Twitter without using the common retweet or quote tweet
But instead, he shared a link from the campaign account‘s video, probably by either using the company’s phone app or editing the code used to embed it. That technique is a loophole to a recognizable “retweet” tag most use to share others’ material.
Trump is famous for using his Twitter account as a primary form of communication with the general public. He has made many major announcements on the site to his 87 million followers, including when he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. He also uses Twitter to directly communicate with his supporters and boost their calls of encouragement. He often tweets and retweets dozens of times each day.
It’s not the first time Trump’s campaign has born the brunt of the crackdown from social media companies.
— Majority Report (@majorityfm) October 16, 2020