Trump vs. Ocasio-Cortez: Who will win online war?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "Extremely Online".

That's the phrase that technology writer Charlie Warzel used to describe the new congresswoman in an article on Buzzfeed News, in which he noted a multitude of fast-twitch posts by her on a range of issues on Instagram and Twitter over a short period last week. The Democrat is "the perfect foil for the pro-Trump media", he wrote. Her posts "are relentless, keeping Ocasio-Cortez in the news cycle. She's an insurgent, Internet-native political force".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2019, with the headline 'Trump vs. Ocasio-Cortez: Who will win online war?'. Print Edition | Subscribe