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30 September, 2022

Halloween scares politicians use to trick voters

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Halloween scares politicians use to scare voters into voting for them. Don't be fooled. Share the facts with a Twitterbot

Don't fall for political scare tactics. Get the facts to make an informed decision.

How do you share the facts so people can get them easily and also share with others? Use Twitter. A new app responds automatically to tweets with a keyword that you create. Here's how it works using the Wisconsin Senate race as an example:

  • Find the content you want to share. (Words or URL for more information)
  • You can have up to 10 tweets linked together to be the response if you want.
  • We used the wonderful candidate guide about the race from Guides.vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit group.
  • Pick the Twitter handle you'd like people to tweet to. We used @ TheDemLabs
  • We chose WIs as the keyword. (You can choose any keyword)
  • That's all there is to it.
  • People who tweet WIs to @ TheDemLabs automatically get the Wisconsin Senate candidate guide.
Use a Twitter bot from TheDemLabs to share the facts

How Twitter bots fight disinformation

Truth is the best antidote to disinformation. Twitter is a wonderful resource but tweets in never-ending stream. How do you easy find the info you're looking for? You can PIN a tweet to the top of your Twitter account to get it more visibility, but what about the other items you'd like to highlight?

That's where bots come in handy. They listen for incoming tweets with the keyword(s) that you have chosen, and automatically tweets back the answer you'd like to provide. The answer could be a comment, a URL to a website or even up to ten tweets (each 250 characters long) that are linked together. You can update the information to provide at any time, without changing the keyword.

Twitter bots can be set up in minutes and and cost about $10 per month. They can handle any number of incoming tweets and respond immediately. Twitter bots do not incur a charge per tweet, unlike SMS bots which have a per SMS charge. You can build contact lists with a Twitter bot as they save the Twitter handles of the people making inquiries.

Such Twitter bots fight the good fight. They aren't for spamming and only respond when they are tweeted.

Use Twitter bots to spread the facts. TheDemLabs makes it easy to do.

Guides.Vote

Guides.vote is an independent project of Youth Service America. It  produces 2022 guides for all the most contested US Senate and gubernatorial races, Congressional, Secretary of State and State Supreme Court races in English and Spanish.

Its origins are from 2012 with Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) whose team of veteran journalists produced these guides to help college students vote at 600 campuses. CEEP partners with many civic organizations including American Democracy Project and Black Voters Matter, Do Something, Nonprofit Vote, Vote.org and When We All Vote. Check out its guides:

TakeAway: Watch for politicians using scare tactics to frighten voters. Spread the facts with a Twitter bot.

Deepak
DemLabs

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH THE DATA FOUND IN THIS BLOG AND INFOGRAPHIC HAS BEEN PRODUCED AND PROCESSED FROM SOURCES BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CAN BE MADE REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ANY USES OF THE INFORMATION WHETHER ISOLATED OR AGGREGATE USES THEREOF.

More examples of how to use Twitter bot in campaigns

Use the Twitter bot to provide voting info. Tweet 411vote to @TheDemLabs to get details from vote411.org on how to vote

Voting info

Tweet 411vote to @TheDemLabs to get details on how and where to vote from vote411.org

Tweet FundThePolice to @TheDemLabs to get the facts about Mandela Barnes policy on funding the police to keep communities safe.

Community safety

Tweet FundThePolice to @TheDemLabs to get the facts about Mandela Barnes policy on funding the police to keep communities safe.

Tweet Racial Equity to @BlackVotersMtr for details on a talk by LaTosha Brown.

Racial equity

Tweet RacialEquity to @BlackVotersMtr for details on event with LaTosha Brown from Black Voters Matter

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