Michael Bloomberg's meme campaign is becoming its own meme

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stands at right.

Bloomberg's campaign is offering social media influencers a fixed $150 fee to create content that "tells us why Mike Bloomberg is the electable candidate who can rise above the fray, work across the aisle so ALL Americans feel heard & respected,"The Daily Beast reported last week".

Despite Bloomberg's surge, Democratic voters expressed scepticism when asked who is most likely to win the nomination, the release said.

The Bloomberg campaign didn't immediately respond to an inquiry from Fast Company.

It used to be clearer what's an ad and what isn't - and thus what's subject to disclosures and other rules.

The billionaire and late entrant in the race sat out the first two votes in Iowa and New Hampshire but has seen a boost after the leading moderate, former U.S. vice president Joe Biden, stumbled in both states. Some Twitter users posted parody memes of the Bloomberg direct messages, taking aim at hisracist policing policiesduring his time as mayor and his unbridled ad spending in the Democratic primary.

Facebook makes no money from such posts and does not consider them advertising.

Facebook told the BBC: "Branded content is different from advertising, but in either case, we believe it's important people know when they're seeing paid content on our platforms".

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The outlet, which disclosed Mezrahi's connection with @Kalesalad and the sponsored political content in its coverage of Facebook's policy, allows non-new employees to profit from their own social media presence according to its own report. Campaigns that avoid using the tool, as Bloomberg had, risk having their accounts suspended.

The company said on Friday it would require political candidates running sponsored content campaigns to be "authorized", which means they must go through an ID verification process.

The company now updates a public list of ads run by politicians, their campaigns and political parties. "I would be down - bread is bread", said the teenager behind the meme page @BigDadWhip. It, however, requires content creators to disclose paid partnerships.

After Michael Bloomberg paid some of Instagram's biggest meme creators to run tongue-in-cheek messages highlighting his campaign, the media workers' group Study Hall found a way to counter the effort.

But under its new guidelines, posts by influencers will be fact-checked if they are in the voice of the poster and not the candidate.

Among the Instagram content creators recruited by Bloomberg are fuckjerry, grapejuiceboys and tank.sinatra, each of which has millions of followers. The candidate then sent a photo of him wearing baggy chino shorts, an orange polo and a zip-up vest.

In the meme, the candidate agrees to pay "a billion dollars" for the post. He said it was a creative decision, rather than an endorsement of Bloomberg.

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