The Liberal Party Included A “Real Time Feed” In An Email That Was Just A GIF
"You're looking at a real time feed of Canadians who are chipping in today to support our party"
The Liberal Party of Canada is squeezing supporters for donations to meet a fundraising goal, and it seems like the party isn’t above using some questionable sales tactics.
The email then claims to show a "donation dashboard" that shows "a real time feed of Canadians who are chipping in." Except that, it's clearly just an animated GIF, not a live look at donations pouring in.
A Liberal Party spokesperson told BuzzFeed Canada the donations dashboard does in fact exist.
"The image you mention is an animation of a dashboard showing a number of real examples of small grassroots donations coming in," Braeden Caley, the party's senior director of communications, said in an email.
Caley did not respond to follow-up questions.
[H/T Sean Craig]