Taking gun control to the tweets: can tech mogul Ron Conway use social media to oust 45 senators?
The 45 senators who blocked a gun control amendment despite its 90-plus percent approval rating may be in trouble with the white-haired godfather of Silicon Valley, “super angel” tech investor Ron Conway.
“We will employ the most sophisticated social media campaign ever built to remove these people from office,” Conway told The San Francisco Chronicle. “Our Congress has ceased to be representative. It is up to the citizens to remove those people who don’t represent them.”
So how exactly do you Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram your way to replacing half the Senate? Conway doesn’t know what the campaign will look like yet, he told The Verge. However, he plans to convene a group of “social media luminaries” to help him figure it out. “We’re going to have a brainstorming shortly where we come up with these ideas and come up with a plan,” he said, affirming he’s “very, very serious” about it.