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Tinderbot for Virginia 2017 Elections

Inspired by some friends who had run a similar intervention in the 2017 UK Snap Election to support Jeremy Corbyn, I joined a team to get out the youth vote using a Tinder bot. This sequence sort of explains it all:

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Mobilize America shared their space, developers and their canvassing teams, and a few of their partner organizations donated strategy and computers. Volunteers ran our bot on their profiles while they did other canvassing tasks. The bot matched the volunteer's profile with students on college campuses in Virginia, and encouraged them to make plans to vote on election day.

The inspiration for this intervention can be found here: How Tinder Could Take Back the White House - New York Times