Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a revolutionary, youngest member of the US House of Representatives, is our politics’ new face. Not only on the House floor, but she has also been vehemently supporting her beliefs on Twitter and other social networks.
Considering her massive success on social media, she is regarded as the first politician that is “not only fueled by the internet but born of it”.
When it comes to Twitter, 31-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez punched the most prominent politicians and congressional leaders of the United States. A few days after swearing-in, AOC built a huge following on Twitter and was appointed to teach social media lessons to her colleagues.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter ascension
Less than three weeks after reciting the oath of fidelity to the US House of Representatives, AOC became one of the most-watched politicians on social media, with her Twitter following exceeding Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
By November 2020, Alexandria’s Twitter account surpassed more than 10 659 789 followers. Despite her first term as a Representative, Ocasio-Cortez is much-admired for her ability to influence the national conversation through Twitter after former President Obama.
She is one of the best tweeters who use Twitter like a lifestyle blogger, where she addresses the challenges and then gives advice to people. AOC is regularly engaged on Twitter, and her tweets include posts about the fight for veterans, criminal justice reform, Republican sexism, Green new deal, environmental justice, and border enforcement.
How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses Twitter
Apart from social issues and her revolutionary ideas, she does not hesitate to share her skincare routine and recipes for one-pot noodles. Alexandria told INSIDER in 2019 that she writes her own tweets, and sometimes she deletes many; she writes in anger before circulating them.
She has been actively advocating fundamental human rights on Twitter and raised her voice in contradiction of violence against the people. In 2018, she censured the Israel Defense Forces for their atrocities against the Palestinians and called it a “massacre” in a tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez also condemned President Trump to support Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and escalate clashes with Iran.
Alexandria is not just a traditional politician, but she is a movement, propelled to incredible heights by an ardent Twitter army who support her revolutionary ideas and slogan of change
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s controversies
In July 2020, C-SPAN posted a tweet with Alexandria Ocasio -Cortez remarks on Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, who called her disgusting and a “f—ing b—h.” Surprisingly, within six hours, the video got viral and became the most retweeted post. After 24 hours, the 10-minute video became the sixth most-watched video ever.
Within two years, AOC became the voice of Americans who want to bring real change to the United States. The way she challenged the status quo and mobilized Americans through social media is meritorious.
AOC’s incredible twitter power which makes her the social media queen
Social media has come to be an influential tool in American politics. Though most congress members use Twitter to connect with people, older ones are slow to take hold of it.
Meanwhile, AOC’s outstanding social media power has won over many hearts. Her superb social media engaging power depicted the young congresswoman’s political stardom within a short time, making her Twitter skills high in demand.
In 2019, the social media queen co-hosted training sessions for Democratic congress members for guiding them about the efficient use and better management of Twitter.
Besides her political tweets, AOC also received a lot of appreciation from her Twitter followers for her special comments about her second-grade teacher. In reply to a tweet in which she was given just one minute to speak, she tweeted a 60-second poem by Dr. Benjamin Mays, which got tons of admiration.
Surprisingly she also received a tweet of appreciation from her second-grade teacher, who made her emotional. AOC expressed her gratitude regarding her teacher and thanked her for believing and encouraging her when she was a student.
AOC’s Twitter account has become a platform for social as well as a political discussion. Apart from millions of twitter army, she also receives immense admiration and support from politicians who even disagreed with most of her beliefs.
In May 2019, AOC started a Twitter campaign with Sen. Ted Cruz to enact legislation to bar the lawmakers from becoming lobbyists. The joint venture started after AOC tweeted a Public Citizen article, highlighting that many Congress members have turned to lobby.
She said it should be completely illegal for a person to become a lobbyist when he had already served in Congress. Sen. Cruz also joined AOC for legislation, placing a Lifetime ban on former congress members from becoming lobbyists.
AOC has also been using Twitter to express her opinions regarding constitutional matters. In 2020 she proposed an amendment to prohibit American armed forces from using Twitch as a recruitment tool.
However, her proposal was rejected as she also faced opposition from the majority of her fellow Democrats. Following the rejection of the Amendment, AOC took to Twitter to squeeze out her exasperations.
“Imagine, you are trying to explain to your colleagues who are members of Congress what Twitch is,” she tweeted.
These tweets are perfect examples of AOC authenticity as well as fluency. She reacts to different news and creates her own engaging stories, which makes her an unofficial queen of Twitter.