Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 Vocativ has built an app like tinder that will connect millennial voters to politicians in a unique way. Gigaom describes the app, called VOTR, as “a creative journalistic experiment with editorial aspirations behind it, albeit ones it may not achieve.” VOTR allows users to go through all candidates running for election, grabbing information about the politician’s personal life and issues they support or do not support. The issues are brought to life with emoticons and fun facts. Pro-life is an emoticon of a baby and Pro-gun control is an image of a flower. The app, like tinder, allows you to reject the politician by swiping far left, and matching with them by swiping far right. Once matched, users are encouraged to follow the candidate on social media sites. The goal of VOTR is to bring candidates alive with biographical information as well as their stance on particular issues. VOTR aims to help young voters find politicians who share the same values as themselves, hoping to engage millennial voters in politics. Ethical problems are raised when it comes to using emoticons and “quirky” facts about a candidate’s complicated history. VOTR users aren’t always receiving every perspective of the politician, but head of product Elena Haliczer tells Gigaom that a lot does get lost in their information extraction. “Those are necessarily product decisions that make for the simplicity and fun of the overall experience. VOTR has potential drawbacks, but it is an experiment to use new technology and social media innovations to share information. Perhaps the effects of VOTR will be more transparent in the future. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article was written for Business 2 Community by Kane Pepi.Learn how to publish your content on B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?