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When it comes to Twitch, AOC seems to be doing A-OK. New York City Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to the gaming site on Friday to watch a livestream of her and others playing the hugely popular social trigger game Among Us and helped raise $ 200,000 for people in To collect hardship throughout the year Coronavirus pandemic.

"We made it!" AOC said in a tweet. "$ 200,000 raised on a livestream (on a whim!) For eviction defenses, pantries, and more. This will make a big difference for those who need it most. Thank you everyone."

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The more than five-hour livestream followed one from late last month that AOC played Among Us to get the vote for election day. This stream, in which AOC played alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, became one of the most watched in Twitch history.

Continue reading: How to play online among us and why it's suddenly so popular

Ocasio-Cortez's Twitch efforts are just the latest example of politicians taking web-era approaches to reaching new audiences. Last June, Bernie Sanders launched a Twitch channel during his presidential campaign, hoping to use the du-jour internet platform to get his message across to younger voters.

And earlier this month, after the presidential contest between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump was launched in Biden's favor, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris posted a web-casual smartphone video on Twitter calling Biden to tell him to congratulate.

Most famous (or famous) is that Trump has been using Twitter for the past four years to bypass mainstream media and try to get a grip on the political narrative.

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