The mom of state Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, recently sent an email urging Young’s supporters to flood the online comments section at the end of a News Tribune article about her son. It’s a common political strategy, and researchers say it can be effective at influencing voters. (Staff photo illustration)
The mom of state Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, recently sent an email urging Young’s supporters to flood the online comments section at the end of a News Tribune article about her son. It’s a common political strategy, and researchers say it can be effective at influencing voters. (Staff photo illustration) David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com
The mom of state Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, recently sent an email urging Young’s supporters to flood the online comments section at the end of a News Tribune article about her son. It’s a common political strategy, and researchers say it can be effective at influencing voters. (Staff photo illustration) David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com

Local politicians — and their moms — are planting comments on the internet. And it’s working

May 23, 2017 8:00 AM