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To my eyes he's addressing the concern that the prevalence of misinformation on social media, and the frequency it's accepted without fact-checking, is a real concern
This has less to do with social media, and more to do with the critical thinking of our voters.
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: Vasa Croe
So he wants us to stop listening to social media
I didn't interpret it that way.
To my eyes he's addressing the concern that the prevalence of misinformation on social media, and the frequency it's accepted without fact-checking, is a real concern. Which I completely agree with. This has less to do with social media, and more to do with the critical thinking of our voters.
Here is the full quote:
"If we are not serious about the facts and what's true and what's not, particularly in the social media era when so many get information from sound bites and snippets off their phone, if we can't discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems," he said.
It's about denying ignorance.
originally posted by: Greggers
This was a conference before the foreign press where his primary concern was being an advocate of the free speech rights of his constituents. He mentioned several times that freedom of speech and freedom of the press were important values that the U.S. would honor.
It was not a platform for him to reprimand the protesters.
I'm glad there's no shortage of stuff to get you guys all worked up though.
And based on current surveys of public opinion in the United States, it turns out that the majority of Americans think I’ve done a pretty good job, that we haven’t, in fact, gone too fast, as you describe it.
her commitment to looking out for the interests of the German people first
Funny...I don't see then saying anything about Brazile feeding questions to Hillary or how heavily biased and proven biased the MSM was towards the HRC campaign.
"If people, whether they're conservative or liberal, left or right, are unwilling to compromise and engage in the democratic process and are taking absolutist views and demonizing opponents then democracy will break down,"
Here is the problem with that . The MSM is more of an issue than social media when it comes to BS agenda driven misinformation.
The critical Thinker would read between the lines and suspect that his attack on social media
and I don't see anything in that Obama quote that is remotely partisan...
I simply don't see that as an attack on social media.
I think this is largely dependent on the demographic. Namely, the age groups.
originally posted by: JimTSpock
As far as false information goes I think on the media and internet most of it that I saw was against Trump. I think I've just about heard it all. Practically hysterical character assassination. Trump is dangerous, a threat to democracy, a fascist, a nazi, he's hitler, he'll start WW3, he will have his finger on the nuclear trigger in other words he will nuke someone... and on it goes.
Despite the media blitz he still won which is quite amazing, the media may not have as much power over the masses as they think.
On the other hand Trump has said the wrong thing, offensive things many times which gives the other side a lot of ammo. I think if he was a more experienced politician he'd be more moderate and diplomatic and probably would've won by even more.
Hillary and Obama are trying to blame whatever they can think of on the loss, it was the interwebz, it was er um dumb voters who didn't vote for our side...