Brian J. paid his bimonthly visit to Twitter, and for some inscrutable reason, the service suggested he follow Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Truth be told, he found it even more inscrutable than I did:
Clearly, Twitter is not sharing data with Facebook, where the political leanings silo puts me to the right of the Birchers.
So, does Twitter recommend this particular vocal representative to me because:
- A lot of people I follow follow her?
- A lot of people I follow are left wing, so I must be left wing, too, so here’s someone else who is left wing?
- The congressional representative or some shadowy dark money enterprise paid Twitter to suggest her a lot?
- Twitter, the company, the organization, the entity, wants me to follow her?
Given the opacity of Big Tech and its algorithms, it could be any of them.
I admit to following @AOC, but then, anyone who knows me could have predicted that I’d follow a smartass female with nice legs. Only the first option would be even slightly related to that revelation.