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AOC Creates Trump Bump of Her Own for News Media

‘Media brands court her. They want her to retweet them.’

 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks with members of the media outside the U.S Capitol in Washington on Nov. 14, 2018. 

 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks with members of the media outside the U.S Capitol in Washington on Nov. 14, 2018. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Shortly after U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez schooled witnesses in a Congressional hearing on campaign-finance laws, the editors at NowThis sprang into action.

The digital-media company, which makes short videos for social networks, took her remarks, added captions and its logo, and posted them on Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the video twice to her 3 million-plus followers, and with more than 40 million views, it’s the most popular Twitter clip ever for NowThis.