Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave the Democrats a lesson in how to use Twitter
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just shared her expert Twitter skills with fellow Democrats, which means every Republican in Washington who has a Twitter account should be shaking.
The freshman member of Congress has mastered the art of social media by consistently delivering swift takedowns to GOP members in less than 280 characters. And on Thursday morning she gave Senate Democrats a Twitter briefing alongside Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes.
The briefing was hosted on Thursday morning by the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and according to Ocasio-Cortez, she was "thrilled to offer some insights" on social media. She even learned about the Capitol bells in return.
Following the briefing, California Congressman Ted Lieu displayed his newfound knowledge, sharing a photo of himself with fellow Congress members and properly identifying it as a "selfie."
"The older generation of members and senators is pretty clueless on the social media platforms. It's pretty clear that a lot of members have 25-year-olds in their offices," running their social media, Himes told USA Today prior to the session.
"Alexandria has very quickly built a national progressive following," he said, explaining he hopes the session will help Democrats learn helpful skills and increase their social media followings.
"For younger members, they think of social media as every bit of an established form of communication as print or television or radio," Josh Hawley, the youngest U.S. senator added.
Himes has already set some clear social media guidelines for himself, according to the publication. For instance, he's realized he's a much funnier and more relatable tweeter after a few beers, should steer clear of tweeting about body parts like his scalp, and will never tweet sensitive House Intelligence Committee information.
If there's anyone who can successfully school a bunch of olds on Twitter, we're confident it's Ocasio-Cortez.
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January 17, 2019 at 10:14AM