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Sun Jun 5, 2022, 11:30 AM

GOP machine using YouTube 'reaction' videos targeted to black audiences.

Last edited Sun Jun 5, 2022, 02:25 PM - Edit history (3)

They are tipping (as in paying $$) black reactors to feature appearances by Trump, Jordan Peterson, Sowell, and others. The more positively they ‘react’ the more the wingnuts will subscribe and tip the reactor. The reactors’ subscription numbers are climbing by the hundreds of thousands.

More reactors will start doing this because it’s a moneymaker for them. Whether the reactor agrees with the speech or not, it gets out there and disagreement is blunted so as not to offend the people ‘tipping’. The clips of some of these reactors agreeing with the Republicans on any part of it will be further spread at social media sites. The reactions will seem legit to an unknowing viewer.

This is how they are going after voters in minority communities, and I’d bet that DNC is still unaware.



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Reply GOP machine using YouTube 'reaction' videos targeted to black audiences. (Original post)
blm Jun 2022 OP
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2022 #1
blm Jun 2022 #2
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2022 #3
blm Jun 2022 #4
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2022 #5
blm Jun 2022 #6
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2022 #7
blm Jun 2022 #10
betsuni Jun 2022 #19
blm Jun 2022 #21
blm Jun 2022 #8
LeftInTX Jun 2022 #11
blm Jun 2022 #12
BannonsLiver Jun 2022 #9
Midnight Writer Jun 2022 #13
blm Jun 2022 #16
hedda_foil Jun 2022 #14
blm Jun 2022 #15
hedda_foil Jun 2022 #17
blm Jun 2022 #18
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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 11:45 AM

1. This is very nauseating.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 11:47 AM

2. Exactly.

This type of propaganda campaign can sway enough votes in crucial states because it goes under the radar and UNANSWERED.

GOP heavily targeted Latin voters in Florida and Texas with Q-style propaganda in 2020 and it worked for them, because it went under the radar and unanswered.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 11:52 AM

3. And the black influencers are VERY influential

No Life Shaq has almost 4 million subs and I am sure he is not even close to the largest or most influential. I don't know that he is a part of this campaign but I sub him so he is one that I know.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 11:58 AM

4. Saw a Doc Rich reaction to a RightWing 'comedian' attacking left

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with typical stereotype. Utter bullshit and completely hypocritical takes on ‘leftists’ that gets spewed by ProudBoy types.

There are some deep-pocketed Republicans behind this campaign, no doubt about it.

Added the Doc Rich to original post.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:02 PM

5. I'm sure there are. And most youtubers will sell their souls for another sub

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:05 PM

6. My bet is that DNC won't take it seriously

just as they didn’t take RW radio seriously in the 80s and 90s.

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Response to blm (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:11 PM

7. You are probably correct.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:27 PM

10. Sad, though.

And frustrating. I live in a purple state where every vote is crucial to the outcome and the GOP machine fights like mamba snakes.

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Response to blm (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 07:06 PM

19. What could the DNC do, exactly?

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Response to betsuni (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 07:12 PM

21. Have a few designated hitters to

counter the disinfo.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:17 PM

8. Notice the sharp SHIFT on their playlists from music to politics.

https://www.youtube.com/c/HalfAndJai/playlists

The requests usually start with Thomas Sowell.

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Response to blm (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:34 PM

11. OMG! Thanks for the bit of research

The GOP must be paying them...Looks like in the fall of 2021 they were focused on music, then in 2022 they switched

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:40 PM

12. Recent uptick. This is a SERIOUS campaign strategy.

They’ll pay these reactors a ‘tip’ and get a huge payoff in return.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 12:22 PM

9. Wish we had though of some variation using white people.

It’s not a bad idea really. Of course nobody ever wants to fight like they do so it would never fly.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 01:20 PM

13. I've noticed this. I watch a lot of reaction videos, and of course there are no "negative" reactions

It doesn't pay to be a "reactor" who trashes the content they are tipped to react to.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 01:58 PM

16. There are some mild pushbacks, but, the point

is that GOPs are using this format as a strategy.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 01:29 PM

14. Has anybody besides me actually listened to his reactions?

I don't think so because his reactions to TFG are very NEGATIVE. They're not positive at all. Did the OP even hear this? For the love of reason, we are better than that.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 01:43 PM

15. I did, hedda.

Not just this one I used for an example, but, other reactors, as well. The point is the strategy of using music reactors by tipping them to spend time listening and spreading it by squeezing out any positive reaction. Look at playlists. Look at the shift. It’s serious.

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Response to blm (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 05:26 PM

17. Thanks, blm. I didn't look at the other videos.

Also I didn't realize you were the source of the OP or I would have done what you suggest. We've both been here for the better part of forever (or since baby blm really was a baby!) and I know you do your research. I apologize for doubting you.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 05:38 PM

18. No problem, I was surprised myself at the spread

of this tactic….and how quickly it’s happening.

I am a fan of reaction videos for music, and the political ones have been popping up like weeds on my feed.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 07:11 PM

20. they are very long videos.....

who watches these long videos? I must have no patience because I'm not watching a 59 minute or a 20 minute reaction video by any "influencer".

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2022, 07:47 PM

22. Visit them, mark them down and leave early

That is a stat killer. Leaving early closing Youtube is a serious downvote that overrides everything.

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