VICE | Diana Shi  |  July 16, 2016

What the 2016 Election Merch Looks Like Powered By Twitter Trolls

A box filled with buttons from the campaigns of current and former presidential candidates is not entirely what it seems. Each button that supports a candidate, is in fact, a remixed version of the original message.The Brooklyn-based programmer, Roopa Vasudevan, has spent the current election cycle culling massages from the Twittersphere to off-color Facebook comments. Described as a "data collection project designed to dig deeper into the true political desires of the voting population," Vasudevan's #bellwether focuses in on the publicy-shared opinions of the politically contentious swing state, Ohio.

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