Tinder is for romantic love, not political. TPM reports Tinder has banned two young women using the service to court voters in early primary states. Imagine the disappointment when you find out that 22 year old woman you liked is actually a 74 year old man!
Tinder locked the two womens' accounts after getting several complaints with men who received messages urging them to support Sanders.
"Do you feel the bern?" Robyn Gedrich wrote in Tinder messages, according to Buzzfeed News. "Please text WORK to 82623 for me. Thanks."
Gedrich, a 23-year-old New Jersey resident, sent messages to 60 people per day, according to Reuters. If people sent a text message to the number she provided, they start receiving updates from the Sanders campaign and a link where they would sign up to volunteer.
"Some people would ask what is this for, and I would kind of explain," she told Reuters. "Some of them would unmatch me or report me as a bot."
Senator and 2020 US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ “High-Speed Internet For All” plan, unveiled today, promises $150 billion to build publicly owned broadband networks — and to break the chokehold that Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T have on Americans’ access to information and communication.
The past two years have seen a tremendous shift in the public perception of capitalism and socialism, the character of philanthropy as reputation-laundry rather than generosity, and the nature of wealth as an indicator of sociopathy, not virtue or cleverness.
Obviously, there’s a glitch in the political matrix.
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