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Trump Takes On 'Crooked Hillary' With Snapchat Geofilter (arstechnica.com) 136

In an effort to appeal to more young voters, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has unveiled a "geofilter" ad campaign for Snapchat that slaps on the banner phrase "Donald J. Trump vs. Crooked Hillary" to a user's photo and video Snaps. Ars Technica reports: "The ad rolled out to American Snapchat users today, just ahead of the 2016 presidential election's first major debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton (the debate starts tonight at 9pm EDT). The ad joins the usual geofilter available to Snapchat users, which usually list the name of a city or a nearby event as determined by GPS and time information. The campaign differs from the deluge of text, photo, and video ads that politicans have relied on in recent years, as it doesn't publish or display to the public without a personal photo or video attached. While other political campaigns have paid for geofilter ad campaigns on Snapchat in the past, including Clinton and Bernie Sanders, those have been timed and targeted for smaller-scale events like political conventions and primary voting periods. In a statement to CNN, the Clinton campaign said that Trump was "throwing his money into a fire pit," and it pointed out the ad's potential for backfiring, since "given Trump's deep unpopularity with young voters, [the ad's phrasing] will be used mainly at [his] own expense."
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Trump Takes On 'Crooked Hillary' With Snapchat Geofilter

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  • Frist Psot (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 26, 2016 @07:52PM (#52966645)

    This is the greatest frist psot of all time. The best!
    Trump 2016!

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by AK Marc ( 707885 )
      Make Slashdot Great Again.
  • by rsilvergun ( 571051 ) on Monday September 26, 2016 @08:30PM (#52966779)
    for folks who don't use snapchat? I've read two articles and I still don't get it. Is this just something you can just put over a picture you post to the service? What keeps me from taking a photo of a dog's butt with it? I guess it at least still gets the "Crooked Hilary" meme out there though.
    • by cdrudge ( 68377 )

      Snapchat filters are effects that can be applied to pictures and short videos. Filters may be something as simple as an overlay or some stylized text, but usually they employ some tracking of facial features to distort or alter the subject's appearance. Recent filters have included dog, cat, bee, a sad effect that makes you look like you have down syndrome, drag queen, Harley Quinn, face swapping, and more.

      Some filters are available for long periods of time pretty much anywhere you go. Other filters, the ge

  • Cooked Hillary? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Sperbels ( 1008585 ) on Monday September 26, 2016 @08:32PM (#52966787)
    Cooked Hillary? People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The man wrote a book about conning people for fucks sake.
  • People still use Snapchat? I bailed when the Ads started.

    • Maybe not in our age group (assuming we share an age group,) but my wife and kids use it all the time. They love those damn filters.

  • You're read/heard how he underpays or fails to pay people and small contractors he's hired.

    Here's another one: my PT and I were talking this morning, and he told me his father's an industrial contractor - paints bridges, drywall buildings, etc, and more than once, he's done a job for Trump, and then, when it was done, Trump comes in, says yeah, he's satisfied... but that he thinks he's already paid him enough, never mind the signed contract.

    Tell me that's not criminal fraud?

    He is a crook. And his wife doesn

    • You're read/heard how he underpays or fails to pay people and small contractors he's hired.

      Here's another one: my PT and I were talking this morning, and he told me his father's an industrial contractor - paints bridges, drywall buildings, etc, and more than once, he's done a job for Trump, and then, when it was done, Trump comes in, says yeah, he's satisfied... but that he thinks he's already paid him enough, never mind the signed contract.

      Tell me that's not criminal fraud?

      He is a crook. And his wife doesn't wear a cloth coat....

      mark

      First, he should sue Trump for his outstanding debts. Second, how does that saying go, fool me once...?

  • Is this campaign being run by the campaign CEO Steve Bannon? While Conway runs the physical campaign, he runs the virtual one. So it would be interesting if he puts on the Breitbart campaign on overdrive against Crooked Hilary
  • Trump says he'll attract companies back to the US. This will only happen by lowering the minimum wage and giving executives tax cuts. He's publicly stating that he will give the rich tax cuts. No mention of how he will make manufacturing in the US profitable. Trickle down has not, and will never work, Giving the rich more money does not mean they invest in jobs, they invest in yachts.

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