Biden SuperPAC Reportedly Ramping Up Social Media Presence

Biden SuperPAC Reportedly Ramping Up Social Media Presence
Above: Pres. Biden takes a selfie at the White House in May 2022. Image copyright: Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty Images News via Getty Images

The Facts

  • Pres. Joe Biden’s main re-election super PAC has reportedly raised at least $10M in an effort to compete with former Pres. Donald Trump's robust social media presence, according to an exclusive report from Reuters.

  • As part of this effort, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based super PAC Future Forward USA Action has reportedly received backing from influential tech industry leaders — including Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and LinkedIn founder Reed Hoffman.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

As social media grows in prominence related to elections, it's important for candidates to devote resources to it. In addition to having a large following on apps, Trump and his allies have seemingly mastered the ability to exploit algorithms to spread disingenuous information. Biden and his supporters will be wise to counter this as best they can in the months ahead.

Republican narrative

Trump's patriotism and authenticity inspire wide-ranging grassroots support, which he and his allies have turned into a strong social media following. Biden and the Democrats may think they can buy their way into defeating Trump in this realm, but alas they'll just be wasting their money and resources against the Trump juggernaut. Biden doesn't have what it takes to hold sway with younger voters.

Metaculus Prediction

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