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Politicians are Among Us

Today, how Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh used the popular space-murder-mystery game Among Us for outreach and charity fundraising, but why the tactic might not work for other politicians.
Left: New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh. Right: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York City's 14th district. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters, Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Last weekend NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and U.S. congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised over $200,000 US for charity by livestreaming a game called Among Us on the streaming platform Twitch for nearly six hours.

Among Us is a popular space-murder-mystery multiplayer online game. About 100,000 people watched the livestream.

Today, CBC senior writer and gaming columnist Jonathan Ore is here to fill us in on Among Us and Twitch and to explain how left-wing politicians are taking full advantage of these digital spaces. But can this tactic work for others?

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