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How the Bundys’ social media machine fed their political movement

Helped with a Washington Post story on how social media is used by radical libertarians in the US.

Howard, who teaches communications at the University of Washington and Oxford University, noted that social media is a critical tool for protest movements, allowing groups such as the Oregon occupiers to build communities and reach people they otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach. “It’s very difficult to have a modern political movement without a social media strategy,” he said. Howard said Ammon Bundy has been successful in reaching those who respect his mission.

 

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