SwipeRed, the new app from Buzz360, which is currently accepting Beta test users, was featured in a recent Wired.com story about “the latest political tech arms race” which centers around technology-enabled relational organizing.
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You can read the full story here or an excerpt below.
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“To help his side catch up, Wilson founded Startup Caucus, a conservative response to Higher Ground Labs, in August 2019. The fund has given money to Swipe Red, an app still in beta which aims to do for Republicans what apps like Team have done for Democrats. (Sadly, “Swipe Right” was trademarked.) One candidate giving it a spin is Mark Koran, a Minnesota state senator using Swipe Red for his state’s February caucus.
“Speaking on the phone from downtown Minneapolis recently, Koran outlined a quintessentially Republican case for relational organizing. He praised the technology for making it easier to get his message directly to voters without relying on the media, which he sees as hopelessly biased against conservatives. Ditto the tech giants. “We have to be one step out the door with any social media platform,” he said, alluding to the widespread perception on the right that the likes of Facebook and Twitter are in the tank for Democrats. An app like Swipe Red could allow conservative politicians to access their supporters’ social networks without relying on Facebook.”