Election 2016

The Internet is for Political Messes

OR, WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TWEET OR EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO RUN THE COUNTRY

By Jamie Fuller | Source: MTV News | July 25, 2016 | Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/Getty Images

With all the promises that this would be an election revolutionized by SnapchatFacebook Livedating apps, and Meerkat, we’ve sure spent a lot of time discussing a technological relic that was around the last time there was a presidential nominee named Clinton. We’re talking, of course, about email — the topic that has haunted Hillary for the past year, and threatens to engulf the whole party this week.

To be fair, email is not the only internet tool that politicians have learned makes their job easier — fundraising at the click of a button! — and also makes it much easier for them to find ways to appear untrustworthy, like they’re trying too hard, or just ... dumb. Here’s a look back at some of the recent ways the internet has facilitated many political actors’ natural proclivity to do things that make people mad.

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